T. S. Nagabharana

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T. S. Nagabharana
Born Talakadu Srinivasaiah Nagabharana
1953 (age 62–63)
Bangalore, Mysore State, India
Nationality Indian
Occupation Film director, producer, screenwriter
Years active 1978–present

Talakadu Srinivasaiah Nagabharana (born 1953) is an Indian film director, in the Kannada film industry and a pioneer of the parallel cinema. He is one of the few film directors to have straddled the mainstream and parallel cinema worlds. He achieved success both in television and cinema.

He has been the recipient of international, national, state and other awards for 20 of his 34 Kannada movies in the last 40 years. He was nominated as the chairman of Karnataka Chalanachitra Academy (KCA), Bangalore [Government of Karnataka] (State Film Academy).[1]

Personal life[edit]

Talakadu Srinivasaiah Nagabharana was born in 1953. He is an ardent and avid reader of Indian English literature. He holds a degree in Science and Law.

Career[edit]

Nagabharana was interested in filmmaking since his college days; he acted and directed many stage plays. In his teens he came under the indelible influence of the great playwright Adya Rangacharya. When in college he directed the plays Evam Indrajit and Shoka Chakra.

He worked as a backstage worker, actor, singer and director. He associated with leading theatre personalities like B. V. Karanth, Chandrashekhara Kambara and Girish Karnad.

Plays that Nagabharana has acted in and directed are Sangya Balya, Kathale Belaku, Shakarana Sarotu, Jokumaraswamy, Oedipus, Sattavara Neralu, Krishna Parijata, Tingara Buddanna, Mundena Sakhi Mundena, Hayavadana, Neegikonda Samsa, Baka and Blood Wedding.[2]

He received a gold medal from the Government of India for his achievement in theatre. He is the founder of a theatre organisation called "Benaka".[3] He also started Shruthalaya, an organisation for organising, writing, composing, camera work, lighting, art, acting, editing and directing.[4]

He is a fan of Akira Kurosawa and Ingmar Bergman.[5]

Achievements[edit]

Nagabharana has won nine National and 14 State awards.[6][7][8]

1st BRICS Film Festival Jury Member

Awards[edit]

Of the 34 films he has made so far, 14 have received prestigious awards at the state and national level. Seven of his movies have been selected for the Indian Panorama. He has received the Best Regional Director Award at the national level seven times.

T.S. Nagabharana occupies the crown of hat trick of national integration award. Three of his films won the best Film on National Integration, and he is the only director in India to have won so.[9]

National Film Award[edit]

Karnataka State Film Awards[edit]

Filmfare Award[edit]

Others[edit]

  • Dhwani- Sriranga international Kannada theatre award for 2009 by Dhwani Pratishthana[10]

Filmography[edit]

Year Film Notes
1978 Grahana
1980 Bangarada Jinke
1982 Anveshane
1982 Praya Praya Praya
1983 Banker Margayya National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Kannada
Based on the 1952 novel The Financial Expert by R. K. Narayan
1983 Prema Yuddha
1984 Onti Dwani
1984 Makkaliralavva Mane Thumba
1985 Accident Actor
1985 Aahuti
1985 Nethra Pallavi
1986 Nenapina Dhoni
1987 Ravana Rajya Remake of Ankush
1987 Sedina Sanchu Also screenplay writer
1987 Aasphota Karnataka State Film Award for Best Film
Karnataka State Film Award for Best Screenplay
Filmfare Award for Best Film – Kannada
Based on the novel Ayana by Manu (P. N. Rangan)
1989 Santha Shishunala Sharifa Nargis Dutt Award for Best Feature Film on National Integration
1989 Surasundaranga
1989 Premagni
1991 Mysore Mallige National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Kannada
Filmfare Award for Best Director – Kannada
Inspiration for 1942: A Love Story
1991 Stone Boy TV series
1991 Sutradhara Credited as story-writer
Based on Happy Go Lovely
1993 Chinnari Mutha National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Kannada
1993 Aakasmika Based on Ta Ra Su's trilogy Akasmika - Aparadhi - Parinama
Also cameo appearance
1994 Sagara Deepa Based on a novel of the same name by Veerappa Moily
1995 Naviddeve Echarike Karnataka State Film Award for Best Children Film
1995 Janumada Jodi Filmfare Award for Best Director – Kannada
Based on the Gujarathi novel Malela Jiva by Pannalal Patel
1996 Nagamandala Based on the play of same name by Girish Karnad
Inspiration for Paheli
1997 Vimochane Also actor, screenwriter
1999 Janumadatha
2001 Neela Karnataka State Film Award for Best Film
2002 Singaaravva National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Kannada
Based on the novel Singaravva Mattu Aramane by Chandrashekhara Kambara
2003 Chigurida Kanasu Karnataka State Film Award for Best Film
Based on the novel of same name by K. Shivaram Karanth
Inspiration for Swades
2006 Kallarali Hoovagi Nargis Dutt Award for Best Feature Film on National Integration
Based on a novel of the same name by B. L. Venu
Inspiration for Bajrangi Bhaijaan
2008 Mr. Garagasa Actor
2009 Nam Yajamanru
2011 Kirataka Actor
2012 Kamsaale Kaisaale Karnataka State Film Award for Best Children Film
Also actor
2014 Vasundhara Also actor
2014 Jai Lalitha Actor
2015 Allama filming

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