Tabbaliyu Neenade Magane

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Tabbaliyu Neenade Magane
Directed by Girish Karnad
B. V. Karanth
Produced by B. M. Venkatesh
Chandulal Jain
Written by S. L. Bhyrappa
Screenplay by Girish Karnad
B. V. Karanth
Based on Tabbaliyu Neenade Magane  
by S. L. Bhyrappa
Starring Nasiruddin Shah
Lakshmi Krishnamurthy
Paula Lindsay
T. S. Nagabharana
Om Puri
Music by Bhaskar Chandavarkar
Cinematography A. K. Bir
Edited by P. Bhakthavathsalam
Distributed by Maharaja Movies
Release dates
Running time
143 minutes
Country India
Language Kannada

Tabbaliyu Neenade Magane (Kannada: ತಬ್ಬಲಿಯು ನೀನಾದೆ ಮಗನೆ) was a 1977 Indian Kannada language film directed by Girish Karnad and B. V. Karanth, with Nasiruddin Shah, Lakshmi Krishnamurthy, Manu and Paula Lindsay in pivotal roles. The film is based on S. L. Bhyrappa's Kannada novel of the same name. The Hindi version of the film was called Godhuli.[1]

At the 25th National Film Awards, the film was awarded the Best Feature Film in Kannada.[2][3][4]



The movie explores the cultural problems experienced by an American woman, newly married to an Indian, adjusting to Indian norms and customs. It depicts a modern man who studies agriculture in the United States, returns to India with an American wife with their different views. The theme is one alienation from the fellow human beings.


  1. ^ DIFF 1978, p. 101.
  2. ^ "Tabbaliyu Neenade Magane (1977)". Retrieved 29 March 2014. 
  3. ^ "25th National Film Awards". International Film Festival of India. Retrieved 4 October 2011. 
  4. ^ "25th National Film Awards (PDF)" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 4 October 2011. 
  • DIFF (1978). Indian Cinema. Directorate of Film Festivals, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting.