H. R. Bhargava

Hunsur Ramachandra Bhagyachandra (Kannada: ಹು. ರಾ. ಭಾರ್ಗವ), known mononymously as Bhargava, is an Indian film director who worked primarily in Kannada cinema. Originally a producer, he came to be considered one of the best directors in Kannada cinema, and he was awarded the Puttanna Kanagal Award, the highest award in Kannada cinema, in 2012. he has directed over 50 films.[1]

H. R. Bhargava
Born
Hunsur Ramachandra Bhargyachandra thumb

Hunsur, Mysore State (now Karnataka), India
NationalityIndian
OccupationFilm director, producer
RelativesHunsur Krishnamurthy (uncle) Dwarakish (cousin)

Early lifeEdit

Bhargava was born in Madhwa brahmin family, Hunsur taluk in the Mysore State (now Karnataka). Before becoming an independent director, he worked as an assistant to film directors such as Hunsur Krishnamurthy, Siddalingaiah, Vijay, Geethapriya and K.S.R. Das.

He has worked as an associate in many successful movies such as Bangaarada Manushya, Bhaktha Khumbara, Babruvaahana, Naa Ninna Marayalaare, Mayor Muthanna, etc.

This gave him a rich experience and moulded his career to become a famous director.

He has a good number of disciples who have become successful directors; S. Narayan, Phani Ramachandra, Chandrashekar Sharma and others.

The music Directors Rajan-Nagendra have worked with him for more than 20 films. Many of the films have got melodious songs. He has also worked with noted music directors such as Laxmikant Pyarelal, Bappi Lahiri, Satyam, Gurukiran, etc.

CareerEdit

Bhargava began his career in films as a film producer. Having produced eight films, he turned to direction.[2] He made his debut as a film director in 1977 with the film Bhagyavantharu, that had Rajkumar and B. Saroja Devi playing the lead roles. His next film Olavu Geluvu (1977), had Rajkumar and Lakshmi playing the lead roles. These two films were considered the best in his directing career.

His first film with Vishnuvardhan; Asaadhya Aliya was a successful one. He has a total of 23 films with Dr. Vishnuvardhan. The rate of success of this combination was very high. To name a few; Jeevana Chakra, Karunamayi, Jana Naayaka, Hrudaya Geethe, Karna, Mathe Haadithu Kogile, Onde Guri, Krishna Nee Begane Baaro and many others.

He has produced seven successful films and also has three decades of film-making to his credit. He is the only film director to have two silver Jubilee functions at the same place and same time. He has directed successful action films too.

He has directed seven films for Ambareesh, four films for Anant Nag, two films for Shankar Nag, two films for Shiva Rajkumar and many other actors.

His 50th movie Gandugali Kumara Rama is a mighty and colorful historical one.

In many of this interviews he has shown his gratitude to director Hunsur Krishnamurthy and famous comedian Dwarakeesh.

FilmographyEdit

Year Film Credited as Language Notes
Director Screenwriter
1977 Bhagyavantharu  Y  Y Kannada Directorial debut Remake of Dheerga Sumangali
1977 Olavu Geluvu  Y  N Kannada
1979 Asadhya Aliya  Y  N Kannada
1980 Manku Thimma  Y  Y Kannada Remake of Mastana
1980 Kulla Kulli  Y  N Kannada
1981 Guru Shishyaru  Y  N Kannada Remake of Paramanandayya Sishyula Katha
1981 Avala Hejje  Y  N Kannada Based on Trishna
Remade in Telugu as Bandhalu Anubandhalu
1982 Bandhalu Anubandhalu  Y  N Telugu Remake of Kannada movie Avala Hejje
1982 Pedda Gedda  Y  N Kannada
1982 Tony  Y  Y Kannada
1983 Samarpane  Y  Y Kannada Based on novel by Usha Navratnaram
1983 Onde Guri  Y  Y Kannada
1983 Gandugali Rama  Y  N Kannada
1984 Mooru Janma  Y  Y Kannada Based on a novel of same name by T. K. Rama Rao
1984 Bedaru Bombe  Y  N Kannada
1984 Preethi Vathsalya  Y  N Kannada
1985 Jeevana Chakra  Y  Y Kannada Remake of Dharmaatmudu and its Tamil version Nallavanuku Nallavan
1985 Vajra Mushti  Y  N Kannada
1986 Karna  Y  Y Kannada Remake of Saaheb
1986 Krishna Nee Begane Baro  Y  Y Kannada Remake of Souten
1986 Maneye Manthralaya  Y  Y Kannada Remake of Ghar Dwaar
1987 Karunamayi  Y  N Kannada Based on novel by K. Saroja Rao
Remade in Tamil as Ponmana Selvan
1987 Hrudaya Geethe  Y  Y Kannada Based on Pagla Kahin Ka
1987 Shanthi Nivasa  Y  N Kannada Remake Vietnam Veedu
1987 Kurukshetra  Y  Y Kannada Remake of Malayalam movie Vartha
1987 Sowbhagya Lakshmi  Y  Y Kannada Remake of Karthika Deepam
1987 Shubha Milana  Y  Y Kannada Remake of Aalu Magalu
1988 Krishna Rukmini  Y  N Kannada
1988 Jana Nayaka  Y  Y Kannada
1988 Nammoora Raja  Y  Y Kannada
1990 Hosa Jeevana  Y  Y Kannada Remake of Tamil film Pudhea Paadhai
1990 Shivashankar  Y  Y Kannada Based on Hong Kong film Heart of Dragon
1990 Mathe Haditu Kogile  Y  Y Kannada
1990 Chapala Chennigaraya  Y  Y Kannada Remake of Chinna Veedu
1991 Aranyadalli Abhimanyu  Y  Y Kannada
1991 Nagunagutha Nali  Y  N Kannada
1991 Gandanige Takka Hendathi  Y  N Kannada
1991 Jagadeka Veera  Y  Y Kannada
1992 Rajadhi Raja  Y  Y Kannada
1992 Prema Sangama  Y  Y Kannada
1992 Sapthapadi  Y  N Kannada Based on a novel by Sayisuthe
1993 Prana Snehitha  Y  Y Kannada
1993 Vasantha Poornima  Y  N Kannada
1993 Jaga Mechida Huduga  Y  N Kannada Based on novel Nishaanth by Sai Suthe
1994 Sammilana  Y  Y Kannada
1995 Bangarada Kalasha  Y  Y Kannada
1996 Bangarada Mane  Y  Y Kannada
1997 Janani Janmabhoomi  Y  Y Kannada
1998 High Command  Y  N Kannada
2006 Gandugali Kumara Rama  Y  Y Kannada Based on a novel by Su. Rudramurthy Shastry

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Karnataka State Film Awards: Puneeth and Kalyani are the best". bollywoodlife.com. 6 April 2012. Retrieved 12 May 2014.
  2. ^ "Sukhadada Kanasilla". chitratara.com. 10 December 2008. Retrieved 12 May 2014.

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