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Hamsageethe poster.jpg
Directed by G. V. Iyer
Produced by G. V. Iyer
Written by T. R. Subba Rao
Screenplay by G. V. Iyer
Starring Anant Nag
Rekha Rao
B. V. Karanth
Mysore Mutt
Vasudev Girimaji
Music by M. Balamuralikrishna
Background score:
B. V. Karanth
Cinematography Nemai Ghosh
Edited by V. R. K. Prasad
Distributed by Ananthalakshmi Films
Release dates
  • 1975 (1975)
Running time
150 minutes
Country India
Language Kannada

Hamsageethe (Kannada: ಹಂಸಗೀತೆ, The Swan song) is a 1975 Indian feature film in the Kannada language. It was directed by G. V. Iyer, based on a novel by T. R. Subba Rao, and starring Anant Nag and Rekha Rao in lead roles.

The film won 2 National Film Awards; the National Film Award for Kannada film and National Award for Best Male Playback singer (M. Balamuralikrishna) at the 23rd National Film Awards.[1]

Hamsa Geethe, the novel by Ta Ra Su was made into a Hindi film, Basant Bahar in 1956. The novel is supposedly based on the real-life story of the 18th-century Carnatic musician Bhairavi Venkatasubbaiah.[1][2]



This film screened at 11th IFFI for 50 years of playback singing.


  1. ^ a b "23rd National Film Awards" (PDF). iffi.nic.in. Retrieved 9 March 2014. 
  2. ^ "Hamsa Geethe's Classical Dance Competition: Translation and Reflection". 
  3. ^ "Hamsageethe (1975)". kannadamoviesinfo.com. 

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