wiki:T. S. Nagabharana

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T. S. Nagabharana (b. 1953)

Kannada director born in Bangalore. Started in theatre in 1969 as apprentice to noted Kannada playwright and director Adya Rangacharya. Directed several short plays for B.V. Karanth’s theatre group Benaka (1970-5) and participated in their major productions of Hayavadana, Oedipus and Jokumaraswamy. Assisted Karanth and Karnad in their early films (cf. Kaadu, 1973). Début Grahana in the context of the 70s art film movement in Kannada adapted from literary and theatre movements (see Navya Movement). Was the only filmmaker from the group to make a successful transition to the commercial mainstream. Continues as theatre director and actor with the Benaka and Rangasampada theatre groups. Made several documentaries and promotional shorts. FILMOGRAPHY: 1978: Grahana; 1980: Anveshane; Bangarada Jinke; 1982: Praya Praya Praya; 1983: Banker Margayya; Onti Dhwani; Prema Yuddha; 1984: Makkaliralavva Mane Thumba; Ahuti; Sedina Sanchu; Hoysala and Chalukyan Architecture of Karnataka (Doc); 1985: Netra Pallavi; 1986: Nenapina Doni; Nammana Mali (TV); 1986-1987: Shriman Shrimanya (TV); 1987Ravana Rajya; 1988: Aasphota; 1989: Premagni; Sura Sundaranga; 1990: Santha Shishunala Shareefa; Tenali Raman (TV); 1991: Mysore Mallige; Stone Boy (TV); 1992: Thirugubana (TV); 1993: Akasmika; Chinnari Mutha; 1994:Sagara Deepa; 1995: Naviddive Etcharikke; Americadalli Gorur (TV); Sansmaran (TV); Naviddive Etcharikke; 1996: Janmadada Jodi; Nagamandala.

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