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Directed by Girish Kasaravalli
Produced by Basanthkumar Patil
Written by kum.veerabhadrappa
Girish Kasaravalli
Starring Dr. Shikaripura Krishnamurthy
Apurva Kasaravalli
Music by Issac Thomas Kottukapally
Cinematography G. S. Bhaskar
Edited by M N Swamy
Release dates
  • July 2011 (2011-07)
Country India
Language Kannada

Koormavatara (Kannada: ಕೂರ್ಮಾವತಾರ) is a 2011 Kannada film directed by noted Kannada film director Girish Kasaravalli. It is based on a Kannada novel written by Kum Veerabhadrappa with the same title name.[1] The film cast includes Dr. Shikaripura Krishnamurthy, Jayanthi, HG Somasekhara Rao, Goa Datthu among others and received positive reviews from the film critics.

It won several national and international awards. It won the National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Kannada for the year 2012.[2]

Production & Casting[edit]

Former President of Karnataka Film Chamber of Commerce, hotelier and actor Basanthkumar Patil is producing this film that has completed 15 days shooting in Bengaluru. "Abhinayasharadhe" Jayanthi plays the ‘Kastura Bai’ role in this film. Dr Shikaripura Krishnamurthy plays the lead protagonist role. HG Somasekhara Rao, Goa Datthu, Ninasam Chaswa, Rashmi, Vikram Soori, Nanjunda and Apoorva Kasaravalli forms the rest of cast. Issac Thomas scores the music and G.S.Bhaskar another stalwart in cinematography, is behind the camera.


Rao, who is at the edge of retirement from government service, happens to play the role of Mahatma Gandhi in a television serial. Unknowingly the qualities of Gandhiji imbibe in him. How resurrect is the crux of the film? ‘One would certainly question himself after seeing this film' opines Dr Girish.



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