Dwarakish

Dwarakish (born 19 August 1942; also known as Bungle Shama Rao Dwarakanath) is an Indian actor, director and producer in the Kannada film industry. He was given the name Dwarakish by Kannada film maker C. V. Shivashankar.

Dwarakish
Born (1942-08-19) 19 August 1942 (age 77)[1]
OccupationActor, director, producer, screenwriter
Years active1963–present
Spouse(s)Ambuja
Shylaja
ChildrenFive
RelativesHunsur Krishnamurthy (uncle)

Early lifeEdit

Dwarakish was born on 19 August 1942. He grew up in Ittigegud, Mysore. He received his primary education in Sharada Vilas and Banumaiah's school, and he graduated from CPC Polytechnic with a Diploma in Mechanical Engineering.[2] After completing his education, Dwarakish and his brother started an automotive spare-parts business called "Bharath Auto Spares" in Gandhi Square, Mysore.[2] He was strongly attracted to acting and often asked his maternal uncle, a famous cinema director Hunusur Krishnamurthy, to give him a chance to act in movies. In 1963, he decided to quit business and start acting in movies.[2]

Film careerEdit

In 1966, Dwarakish produced his first film Mamateya Bandhana.[1] In 1969, he independently produced Mayor Muthanna, under the banner of "Dwaraka Films". Rajkumar and Bharathi played the lead roles in this movie.[3] After Mayor Muthanna, Dwarakish gave a series of box office successes to Kannada cinema, one after the other for the next two decades.

DirectorEdit

From the year 1985, Dwarakish started directing movies; his first movie as a director was Nee Bareda Kadambari. He went on to direct movies for other producers. Behind the camera, Dwarakish was successful.[1] As a director, he created movies such as Dance Raja Dance, Nee Bareda Kadambari, Shruthi, Shruthi Haakidha Hejje, Rayaru Bandaru Mavana Manege and Kilaadigalu[citation needed]

Dwarakish Chitra faced problems after the failure of some movies. With huge losses from box office failures, Dwarakish was written off by his own colleagues and the entire film industry. Despite failures, Dwarakish did not despair. He continued to make movies introducing new faces to Kannada cinema.[1]

As a producer, he has brought many new people to the cinema. Not only actors and actresses—he has given opportunities to new directors and other technicians. They all consider him to be their "Godfather". The support of these people, and his unwavering dedication to cinema, gave Dwarakish his long-awaited moment of success. Dwarakish produced Apthamitra in the year 2004. Apthamitra was a magnificent success.[3]

ActorEdit

As an actor, he was often typecast as a comedian. But some of his movies were comic action movies, also starring the actor Vishnuvardhan. He is popularly called "Kulla" (meaning a short man) in Kannada. He was the first producer to shoot a Kannada film outside India. The film was Singapoorinalli Raja Kulla. It was a milestone in the history of Kannada cinema. He has in total produced 50 Kannada films and acted in more than 300 films.

He was the first Kannada producer to bring Kishore Kumar to the Kannada film Industry and the song Aadu Aata Aadu became extremely popular.[1]

Records and awardsEdit

Apthamitra created records in Kannada Cinema. It was the first Kannada movie to celebrate screening for one year in two theatres, at Santosh in Bangalore and at Ranajith in Mysore and was the first Kannada movie to successfully complete one year of screening with four shows daily.[1]

  • Produced First Kannada movie to be shot outside India.

FilmographyEdit

As director and producerEdit

Year Film Credited as Language Notes
Director Producer
1966 Mamatheya Bandhana  N  Y Kannada Independently produced film
1969 Mayor Muthanna  N  Y Kannada
1972 Kulla Agent 000  N  Y Kannada Based on Danish movie Operation Love Birds (Slå først, Frede!)/(Strike First Freddy)
1973 Cowboy Kulla  N  Y Kannada
1977 Bhagyavantharu  N  Y Kannada Remake - Dheerga Sumangali - Tamil
1977 Kittu Puttu  N  Y Kannada Remake - Anubavi Raja Anubavi - Tamil
1978 Singaporenalli Raja Kulla  N  Y Kannada
1979 Preethi Madu Thamashe Nodu  N  Y Kannada Remake - Kadhalikka Neramillai - Tamil
1980 Kulla Kulli  N  Y Kannada
1980 Manku Thimma  N  Y Kannada Remake - Mastana - Hindi
1981 Guru Shishyaru  N  Y Kannada Remake - Paramanandayya Sishyula Katha - Telugu
1981 Mane Mane Kathe  N  Y Kannada Remake - Ramayanamlo Pidakala Veta - Telugu
1982 Pedda Gedda  N  Y Kannada
1982 Adrushtavantha  N  Y Kannada Remake - Evariki Vaare Yamuna Theere - Telugu
1982 Nyaya Ellide  N  Y Kannada Remake - Sattam Oru Iruttarai - Tamil
1983 Gedda Maga  N  Y Kannada Remake - Moondru Mugam - Tamil
1983 Ananda Bhairavi  N  Y Kannada
1983 Adutha Varisu  N  Y Tamil Remake - Raja Jani - Hindi
1984 Prachanda Kulla  N  Y Kannada
1984 Police Papanna  N  Y Kannada Remake - Police Papanna - Telugu
1984 Indina Ramayana  N  Y Kannada Remake - Oorukku Upadesam - Tamil
1984 Gangvaa  N  Y Hindi Remake - Malaiyoor Mambattiyan - Tamil
1985 Nee Bareda Kadambari  Y  Y Kannada Remake - Pyaar Jhukta Nahin - Hindi
1985 Nee Thanda Kanike  Y  Y Kannada Remake - Sharaabi - Hindi
1985 Madhuve Madu Tamashe Nodu  N  Y Kannada Remake - Dowry Kalyanam - Tamil
1985 Brahma Gantu  N  Y Kannada Remake - Gopurangal Saivathillai - Tamil
1986 Naan Adimai Illai  Y  Y Tamil Remake - Pyaar Jhukta Nahin - Hindi
1986 Africadalli Sheela  Y  Y Kannada
1986 Kizhakku Africavil Sheela  Y  Y Tamil Remake - Africadalli Sheela
1987 Sheela  N  Y Hindi Remake - Africadalli Sheela
1987 Dance Raja Dance  Y  Y Kannada
1987 Onde Goodina Hakkigalu  N  Y Kannada Remake - Samsaram Adhu Minsaram - Tamil
1987 Ravana Rajya  N  Y Kannada Remake - Ankush - Hindi
1988 Ganda Mane Makkalu  N  Y Kannada Remake - Veedu Manaivi Makkal - Tamil
1989 Jai Karnataka  Y  Y Kannada Remake - Mr. India - Hindi
1989 Krishna Nee Kunidaga  Y  Y Kannada
1990 Shruthi  Y  N Kannada Remake - Pudhu Vasantham - Tamil
1991 Gowri Kalyana  Y  Y Kannada Remake - Thooral Ninnu Pochu - Tamil
1992 Hosa Kalla Hale Kulla  Y  Y Kannada
1993 Rayaru Bandaru Mavana Manege  Y  N Kannada Remake - Chithram -Malayalam
1994 Rasika  Y  N Kannada Remake - Senthamizh Paattu - Tamil
1994 Kiladigalu  Y  N Kannada
1995 Kidnap  Y  Y Kannada
1995 Giddu Dada  Y  N Kannada Based on Victoria No. 203
1996 Hrudaya Kallaru  Y  Y Kannada
1997 Shruthi Hakida Hejje  Y  N Kannada
2001 Majanu  Y  N Kannada Remake - Love Today - Tamil
2005 Apthamitra  N  Y Kannada Remake - Manichitrathazhu - Malayalam
2011 Vishnuvardhana  N  Y Kannada Reported to be based on Handphone[4]
Remade in Bengali as Bachchan
2012 Chaarulatha  N  Y Tamil, Kannada Remake - Thai horror film - Alone
2015 Aatagara  N  Y Kannada Based on Agatha Christie's mystery novel And Then There Were None
2017 Chowka  N  Y Kannada Nominated for the Filmfare Award for Best Film – Kannada at the 65th Filmfare Awards South
2018 Amma I Love You  N  Y Kannada Remake - Tamil - Pichaikkaran
2019 Ayushman Bhava  N  Y Kannada

As actorEdit

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e f Khajane, Muralidhara (17 August 2017). "Packing in the power". The Hindu. Retrieved 14 October 2017.
  2. ^ a b c Correspondent, Staff; Correspondent, Staff (11 August 2011). "Passion helped him taste success in cinema world". The Hindu. Retrieved 14 October 2017.
  3. ^ a b "Welcome to Sify.com". Sify.com. Retrieved 14 October 2017.
  4. ^ "Bypassing copycats, Sandalwood style - Bangalore Mirror -". Bangaloremirror.com. Retrieved 14 October 2017.

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