Sangeetha Sagara Ganayogi Panchakshara Gavai

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Sangeetha Sagara Ganayogi Panchakshara Gawayi
Directed by Chindodi Bangaresh
Produced by Chindodi Leela
Written by Chindodi Bangaresh
Story by Chindodi Bangaresh
Starring Lokesh
Girish Karnad
Kalyan Kumar
Vijay Raghavendra
Music by Hamsalekha
Cinematography B. N. Haridas
Edited by Suresh Urs
Production
company
Shankar Leela Pictures
Release date
1995
Running time
140 min.
Country  India
Language Kannada

Sangeetha Sagara Ganayogi Panchakshara Gavai is a 1995 Indian Kannada biographical film directed by Chindodi Bangaresh and produced by Chindodi Leela. Starring Lokesh in the titular role, the film also featured Girish Karnad, Vijay Raghavendra in other pivotal roles.[1] The film is based on the real life of Ganayogi Panchakshara Gawai (1892 - 1944), who was a blind singer from Karnataka who made a great difference to the life of many blind people in Indian society.

The film, upon release was critically acclaimed and won multiple awards both at the National and State levels. The musical score composed and written by Hamsalekha was highly acclaimed.

Cast[edit]

Soundtrack[edit]

The music of the film was composed by Hamsalekha. The soundtrack features 10 tracks which include a poetry compilation of Purandara Dasa and Tansen.[2] While Hamsalekha won the National Film Award for Best Music Direction, singer S. P. Balasubrahmanyam won National Film Award for Best Male Playback Singer for the year 1995.[3]

Track listing
No. Title Lyrics Singer(s) Length
1. "Saavirada Sharanu" Hamsalekha Dr. Rajkumar 04:57
2. "Needu Shiva" Hamsalekha K. S. Chithra 04:40
3. "Manninda Kaaya" Purandara Dasa Shimoga Subbanna, K. S. Chithra & Sowmya Raoh 05:17
4. "Hambala" Hamsalekha Sowmya Raoh 02:19
5. "Maha Ganapathi" Hamsalekha Subramanya, Sowmya Raoh 00:55
6. "Nodalaagade" Nijaguna Shivayogi S. P. Balasubrahmanyam 04:46
7. "Gaanavidya Badi" Tansen S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, L. N. Shastry 05:00
8. "Paramaartha Thathva" Sarpa Bhooshana K. J. Yesudas 03:09
9. "Naana Embudu" Shishunala Sharif Mano 05:13
10. "Umandu Ghamandu" Tansen S. P. Balasubrahmanyam 06:24

Awards[edit]

The film has won the following awards since its release.

National Film Awards 1995 (India)

Karnataka State Film Awards 1995-96

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