Katha Sangama

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Katha Sangama
Katha sangama.jpg
Film poster
Directed by Puttanna Kanagal
Produced by C. S. Rajah
Screenplay by Puttanna Kanagal
Story by Giraddy Govindaraja
Eshwara Chandra
Based on Hangu
by Giraddy Govindaraja
by Veena
by Eshwara Chandra
Starring Kalyan Kumar
Saroja Devi
Music by Vijaya Bhaskar
Cinematography B. N. Haridas
Edited by V. P. Krishna
Distributed by Vardhini Art Pictures
Release date
  • 23 January 1975 (1975-01-23)
Running time
132 minutes
Country India
Language Kannada

Katha Sangama (Kannada: ಕಥಾ ಸಂಗಮ) is a 1975[1] Indian anthology film in Kannada is directed by Puttanna Kanagal, based on three short stories;[2] Hangu by Giraddi Govindaraj, Athithi by Veena and Munithaayi by Eshwara Chandra. The film stars Kalyan Kumar, Rajinikanth, Saroja Devi and Aarathi in lead roles. The support cast includes Lokanath, Vamana Rao, Shivaramaiah and Master Umesh. The film won three awards at the 1975–76 Karnataka State Film Awards including the award for Best Actress (Aarathi).[3]


The movie is based on a short story by the Kannada writer Giraddi Govindaraj. It is about a poor university professor presented with a bribe just when his son is ill and requires expensive medical treatment.


It tells the story of an old spinster who once refused to marry the man who loved her and now sees him marrying her student.


It has a story of wealthy man marrying a blind girl (Arathi) out of pity, but in his absence she is raped by an adolescent youth and later blackmailed. The husband eventually ‘forgives’ her for having been raped. Aarathi plays the role of the poor blind girl and Rajinikanth plays as a small role as a man who rapes her (Aarathi) in the absence of her husband.as



  • The film was Rajinikanth's first in Kannada and second overall.
  • Director Bharathiraja was one of the assistant director of Puttanna Kanagal in this movie later became a great director in Tamil. He gave Rajini a very similar kind of role in 16 Vayathinile
    The third part of this movie was later remade in Tamil as Kai Kodukkum Kai by J. Mahendran with Rajinikanth in the lead role and Revathi playing the role of the blind girl.


  1. ^ "Katha Sangama in IMDB". 
  2. ^ "Puttanna's big feats". The Hindu. 3 June 2005. Retrieved 8 March 2014. 
  3. ^ "Katha Sangama (1975)". kannadamoviesinfo.com. 

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