Mahakavi Kalidasa

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Mahakavi Kalidasa
Directed by K. R. Seetharama Sastry
Produced by Honnappa Bhagavathar
Screenplay by K. R. Seetharam Shastry
Starring Honnappa Bhagavatar
B. Raghavendra Rao
B. Saroja Devi
Music by K. R. Seetharama Sastry
Background score:
CS Sarojinidevi Lalithakala Vadya Goshti
Cinematography A. N. Paramesh
Edited by P. L. A. Narayan
Lalithakala Films Ltd.
Release date
Running time
140 minutes
Country India
Language Kannada

Mahakavi Kalidasa (Kannada: ಮಹಾಕವಿ ಕಾಳಿದಾಸ) is 1955 Indian Kannada film directed by K. R. Seetharama Sastry, in his debut direction. It stars Honnappa Bhagavatar as Kālidāsa, a Sanskrit poet who lived during the 4th and 5th Century CE. It tells the story about how he, aristocratic young man cursed by his guru with ignorance, goes on to become a great poet. B. Raghavendra Rao, Narasimharaju and B. Saroja Devi, in her first film, feature in supporting roles.

At the 3rd National Film Awards, the film won the award for Best Feature Film in Kannada.[1] The film is seen as a landmark in Kannada cinema.[2]



3rd National Film Awards


  1. ^ "3rd National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 1 September 2011. 
  2. ^ K. Moti Gokulsing; Wimal Dissanayake (17 April 2013). Routledge Handbook of Indian Cinemas. Routledge. ISBN 978-1-136-77284-9. 

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