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Baraguru Ramachandrappa

Baraguru Ramachandrappa (Kannada: ಬರಗೂರು ರಾಮಚಂದ್ರಪ್ಪ; born in Baraguru village in Sira taluk, Tumkur district, Karnataka state on 18 October 1947) is an Indian writer in the Kannada language from Karnataka.[1] He is a successful film director, Screenplay writer (in the Kannada film industry) and a well known name in Indian documentary films as well. In 2008, he was bestowed a Honorary Doctorate by the Kuvempu University and Rani Chennamma university Belagaavi, Karnataka.[2]

Baraguru Ramachandrappa
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Born (1947-10-18) 18 October 1947 (age 72)
Baraguru, Tumkur district, Karnataka, India
OccupationProfessor, writer, film director
Literary movementBandaya movement
Notable worksSuntaragali, Ondu Urina Kathegalu, Kannadabimana, Kappu Nelada Kempukayi, Marakutika, Rajakarani, Sutra, Kantessadalli Kavya
Children2

Ramachandrappa was conferred upon the Pampa Award in 2011 by the Government of Karnataka for his contribution in Kannada literature.[3] His directorial debut film, Ondu Oorina Kathe (1978), fetched him the State award for best story writer for the year 1978–79. Since then, he has been the recipient of several awards, both national and international. His novel Suntaragali won the Karnataka Sahitya Academy award.[2]

BiographyEdit

Ramachandrappa was born to Kenchamma and Rangadasappa in Baraguru village in the Tumkur district, Karnataka state. After completing his studies, he worked as a professor in the Kannada department of Bangalore University. He was the president of the Kannada Sahitya Academy for two years. He has made notable contribution as the Chairman of Kannada Development Authority as well as a member of various educational institutions, Doordarshan, literary and film based organizations. His contribution to Kannada literature includes novels, collection of poetry, short stories, drama, edition of other works and research and criticism for which he was awarded by the Karnataka Sahitya Academy. Class based society and its challenges is a theme that is well expressed in his creative works.

Literary worksEdit

Research and criticisms

# Name
1 Saahithya Matthu Raajakaarana
2 Samskruthi Mattu Srujanasheelathe
3 Bandaaya sahithya meemanse
4 Samskruthi - Upa samskruthi
5 Vartamaana
6 rajakeeya chinthane
7 Samskruthi : Shrama mattu srujanasheelathe
8 Parampareyondige Pisumathu
9 Kannada Sahityavemba Swatantrya Horata
10 Shabdavillada Yuddha
11 Cinema Ondu Janapada Kale
12 Maryaadastha Manushyaraagona

Novels

# Name
1 Sootra
2 Ukkina koTe
3 Ondu oorina kathe
4 Benki
5 Surya
6 Sangappana saahasagaLu
7 SeeLu nela
8 Bharatha nagari
9 Gaagina mane
10 Swapna mantapa
11 Shabari

Collection of poems

# Name
1 Kanasina kannike
2 Marakutika
3 Nettaralli nenda hoovu
4 Gulaama geethe
5 Maguvina haadu
6 Kaantesadalli kavya (Anthology)

Short stories

# Name
1 SuntaragaaLi
2 Kappu nelada kempu kaalu
3 Ondu oorina kathegalu(Anthology)

Drama

# Name
1 Kappu halage
2 Kote

AwardsEdit

Karnataka State Film Awards
  • 1978–79: Best Story Writer – Ondu Oorina Kathe
  • 1978–79: Best Dialogue Writer – Ondu Oorina Kathe
  • 1983-84: Second Best Film - Benki'
  • 1983–84: Best Story Writer - Benki
  • 1986–87: Second Best Film - Surya
  • 1988–89: Jury Special Award (Lyrics) – Kote
  • 1996–97: Best Film of Social Concern - Karadipura
  • 1996–97: Best Dialogue Writer - Janumada Jodi
  • 1999–00: Best Story Writer - Hagalu Vesha
  • 1999–00: Best Lyricist - Hagalu Vesha
  • 2002–03: Second Best Film - Kshaama
  • 2003–04: Second Best Film - Shanthi
  • 2005–06: Best Film of Social Concern - Thayi
  • 2005–06: Best Lyricist - Thayi
  • 2007–08: Best Children's Film - Ekalavya
  • 2008–09: Best Story Writer - Ugragami
  • 2009–10: Best Film of Social Concern - Shabari
  • 2011: Best Lyricist - Bhagirathi
  • 2012: Best Story Writer - Angulimala
  • 2014: Puttanna Kanagal Award

FilmographyEdit

Ramachandrappa has been making films for more than thirty years. His debut film Ondu Oorina Kathe won him the Best Story Writer Award, Karnataka Government Film Awards in 1978. He has made several documentaries and most of his thirteen feature films have won either a Karnataka State Award or a National Film Award. His film Shanti, with only one artist entered the Guinness Book of World Records. In 2014 Karnataka State "Puttanna Kanagal Award"(Puttanna Kanagal was among the front runners in Kannada cinema's most successful film directors. In his memory and honor, this award is presented to the Directors every year during the Karnataka State Awards function).[4]

# Film Notes
1 Ondu Oorina Kathe Karnataka State Award for Best Story Writer
2 Benki Second Best Film / Best Story Writer
3 Surya Selected for Moscow international film festival Russia
4 Kote (Film created only through Songs - no dialogues)
5 Karadipura Selected for Leeds international film festival Britain
6 Janumada Jodi (Script writer)
7 Jodi Hakki Dialogues only
8 Kurubana Rani Screenplay and dialogues only
8 Hagalu Vesha Karnataka State Film Award for Best Story
9 Kshaama Karnataka State Film Award for Best Film
10 Shanti Guinness World Records in the category "Single artist film" - Third in the world
Karnataka State Film Award for Best Film
11 Thaayi National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Kannada,Karnataka State Film Award for Best Lyricist /Second best Film
12 Janapada
13 Ekalavya Karnataka State Film Award for Best Children's Film
14 Ugragaami Karnataka State Film Award for Best Story
15 Shabari Karnataka State Film Award for Best Social concern
16 Bhumitayi
17 Bhagirathi Karnataka State Film Award for Best Lyricist
18 Angulimala Karnataka State Film Award for Best Story, 3rd Annual Rafi Peer Film Festival Lahore, Pakistan and Kolkata International Film Festival
19 Marana Dandane Best Director - Jaipur International Film Festival
20 Bekku Bengaluru International Film Festival, Dhaka International Film Festival
21 Mooka Nayaka Mexico International Film Festival-Best narrative Film
22 Bayalatada Bheemanna
23 Documentaries on freedom fight, Mass movements, etc

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "'I want my films to reach people'". Rediff.com. 31 December 2004. Retrieved 6 October 2013.
  2. ^ a b "Baraguru Ramachandrappa to inaugurate Alva's 'Nudisiri'". Coastaldigest.com. 29 September 2011. Retrieved 6 October 2013.
  3. ^ "Index of /". Kannada.indianfilmtube.co. Retrieved 6 October 2013.[permanent dead link]
  4. ^ "Baraguru in 'Mylari' – Kannada Movie News". Indiaglitz.com. 28 May 2010. Retrieved 6 October 2013.

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