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Hamsageethe (Kannada: ಹಂಸಗೀತೆ, The Swan song) is a 1975 Indian feature film in the Kannada language. It was directed by G. V. Iyer, based on a novel by T. R. Subba Rao, and starring Anant Nag and Rekha Rao in lead roles.

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Directed byG. V. Iyer
Produced byG. V. Iyer
Written byT. R. Subba Rao
Screenplay byG. V. Iyer
StarringAnant Nag
Rekha Rao
B. V. Karanth
Mysore Mutt
Vasudev Girimaji
Music byM. Balamuralikrishna
Background score:
B. V. Karanth
CinematographyNemai Ghosh
Edited byV. R. K. Prasad
Distributed byAnanthalakshmi Films
Release date
  • 1975 (1975)
Running time
150 minutes

The film won 2 National Film Awards; the National Film Award for Kannada film and National Award for Best Male Playback singer (M. Balamuralikrishna) at the 23rd National Film Awards.[1]

Hamsa Geethe, the novel by Ta Ra Su was made into a Hindi film, Basant Bahar in 1956. The novel is supposedly based on the real-life story of the 18th-century Carnatic musician Bhairavi Venkatasubbaiah.[1][2]




  1. ^ a b "23rd National Film Awards" (PDF). Retrieved 9 March 2014.
  2. ^ "Hamsa Geethe's Classical Dance Competition: Translation and Reflection".

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