Tabbaliyu Neenade Magane

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Tabbaliyu Neenade Magane
Tabbaliyu Neenade Magane poster.jpg
Kannada ತಬ್ಬಲಿಯು ನೀನಾದೆ ಮಗನೆ
Directed by Girish Karnad
B. V. Karanth
Produced by B. M. Venkatesh
Chandulal Jain
Written by S. L. Bhyrappa(Story)
Kanakanahalli Gopi(Dialogue)
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
Maharaja Movies
Release date
Running time
143 minutes
Country India
Language Kannada

Tabbaliyu Neenade Magane is 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] T. S. Nagabharana worked as assistant director in this movie.[5]



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.


  • DIFF (1978). Indian Cinema. Directorate of Film Festivals, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting.