Bhakta Dhruva

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Bhakta Dhruva
Directed byParshwanath Altekar
Produced byU. L. Narayana Rao
Screenplay byDevudu Narasimha Shastry
StarringMaster Muthu
T. Dwarakanath
T. Kanakalakshmamma
G. Nagesh
Music byHarmonium Sheshadri Rao
Jayavani Talkies
Distributed byShaymprasad Movies
Release date
  • 1 April 1934 (1934-04-01)
Running time
142 minutes

Bhakta Dhruva (Kannada: ಭಕ್ತ ಧೃವ) is a 1934 Indian Kannada language Mythological devotional film directed by Parshwanath Altekar and produced by U. L. Narayana Rao. Although this was the very first talkie film to go under production, it released as the second film after Sati Sulochana in the same year.[1] The film was made at the Ajanta Studio in Mumbai and premiered at the "Select Cinema" hall in Bangalore.

Based on the play by Ratnavali Natak Company, the film was made by the Marathi stage and film director, as a tribute to the Karnataka theater personality, A. V. Varadachar, who died in 1933.[2]

The film cast consisted of Master Muthu, grandson of Varadachar, in the titular lead role along with T. Dwarkanath, G. Nagesh, H. S. Krishnamurthy Iyengar among others. The music was composed by Harmonium Sheshadri Rao.


The film tells a mythological story about the child Dhruva who in utmost devotion towards Lord Vishnu, ultimately finds a place in sky as the brightest star (Dhruva Nakshatra) and finds solace at the place.


  • Master Muthu as Dhruva
  • T. Dwarkanath
  • H. S. Krishnamurthy Iyengar
  • T. Kanakalakshmamma
  • S. K. Padma Devi as Bhoo Devi
  • G. Nagesh
  • Devudu Narasimha Shastry
  • M. G. Mari Rao


  1. ^ "History 9 - Bhakta Dhruva Produced By Kannadigas". Chitraloka. Retrieved 7 August 2013.
  2. ^ Encyclopedia of Indian cinema. Google books.

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