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Sri Kadaru Nagabhushanam Garu
K. B. Nagabhushanam
|Died||18 October 1976 (aged 73–74)|
Kadaru Nagabhushanam or K. B. Nagabhushanam (Telugu: కడారు నాగభూషణం) (1902 – 18 October 1976) was a Telugu and Tamil film director and producer in the 1940s to 1960s. He was the husband of Pasupuleti Kannamba. They established Rajarajeshwari Films and produced many mythological films starring Kannamba in the lead role including Harischandra. Their social film Navajeevanam on Untouchability got the recognition of Madras state and was chosen as the best feature film.
Nagabhushanam entered the cinema field as producer of Talli Prema in 1941. His directorial debut film was Sumati, which greatly attracted women. His magnum opus film Paduka Pattabhishekam (1945) starred C. S. R. Anjaneyulu, Addanki and Kannamba. He took special care of the clothing, ornaments and make-up, which is noticeable in every scene. Later, he produced Harischandra and Tulasi Jalandhara in Tamil language which were successful. He came back to Telugu with Saudamini (1951). His movie Peda Rytu (Poor farmer), a message based film on Agricultural laborers became a landmark film in Telugu film industry. It was remade into Tamil also. His movie Sati Sakkubai (1954) ran for 100 days in Andhra Pradesh theaters. His subsequent production was the popular Naga Panchami (1956) starring Anjali Devi and Chittor V. Nagaiah. He also directed Sati Savitri of Varalakshmi Pictures in which S. V. Ranga Rao acted as Yama and shot into fame for his effective portrayal of the character. Subsequently, he made Sri Krishna Maya directed by C. S. Rao. His movieDakshayagnam (1962) remembered as the film wherein N. T. Rama Rao portrayed as Lord Shiva for the first and last time. After the death of his wife Kannamba in 1964, he deteriorated mentally and physically. He had financial problems with the production of Tamil film starring M. G. Ramachandran. He sold his properties and had to live in poor conditions in Chennai, but was assisted by his professional colleagues for his livelihood. He died in 1976.
|1942||Sumati||Telugu||Producer and director|
|1944||Harishchandra||Tamil||Producer and Director|
|1945||Paduka Pattabhishekam||Telugu||Producer and director|
|1947||Thulasi Jalandar||Tamil||Producer and director|
|1949||Navajeevanam||Tamil||Producer and director|
|1949||Navajeevanam||Telugu||Producer and director|
|1951||Saudamini||Tamil||Producer and director|
|1951||Saudamini||Telugu||Producer and director|
|1952||Ezhai Uzhavan||Tamil||Producer and director|
|1952||Peda Rytu||Telugu||Producer and director|
|1953||Lakshmi||Tamil||Producer and director|
|1953||Lakshmi||Telugu||Producer and director|
|1954||Sati Sakkubai||Telugu||Producer and director|
|1955||Shri Krishna Thulabaram||Telugu||Producer and director|
|1956||Naga Panchami||Tamil||Producer and director|
|1956||Naga Panchami||Telugu||Producer and director|
|1958||Sri Krishna Maya||Telugu||Producer|
|1959||Veera Bhaskarudu||Telugu||Producer and director|
|1960||Dharmame Jayam||Telugu||Producer and director|
|1961||Usha Parinayam (1961 film)||Telugu||Producer and director|
|1962||Dakshayagnam||Tamil||Producer and director|
|1962||Dakshayagnam||Telugu||Producer and director|
|1963||Apta Mithrulu||Telugu||Producer and director|
|1965||Chaduvukunna Bharya||Telugu||Producer and director|
- "Archive News". The Hindu. Retrieved 1 December 2016.
- Kadaru Nagabhushanam by Mana Satyam, in Dhruvatara Kannamba (Telugu), edited by H. Ramesh Babu, Chinni Publications, Nagar Kurnool, 2008, pp. 30-31.
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