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Tabbaliyu Neenade Magane is a 1977 Indian Kannada-language film directed by Girish Karnad and B. V. Karanth, with Naseeruddin Shah, Lakshmi Krishnamurthy, Manu and Paula Lindsay in pivotal roles. The film is based on S. L. Bhyrappa's Kannada novel of the same name. The Hindi version of the film was called Godhuli.[1]

Tabbaliyu Neenade Magane
Tabbaliyu Neenade Magane poster.jpg
Directed byGirish Karnad
B. V. Karanth
Produced byB. M. Venkatesh
Chandulal Jain
Written byS. L. Bhyrappa(Story)
Kanakanahalli Gopi(Dialogue)
Screenplay byGirish Karnad
B. V. Karanth
Based onTabbaliyu Neenade Magane
by S. L. Bhyrappa
StarringNasiruddin Shah
Lakshmi Krishnamurthy
Paula Lindsay
T. S. Nagabharana
Om Puri
Music byBhaskar Chandavarkar
CinematographyA. K. Bir
Edited byP. Bhakthavathsalam
Maharaja Movies
Release date
Running time
143 minutes

At the 25th National Film Awards, the film was awarded the Best Feature Film in Kannada.[2][3] T. S. Nagabharana worked as assistant director in this movie.[4]



The movie explores the cultural problems experienced by an American woman, newly married to an Indian, adjusting to Indian norms and customs. It depicts a modern man who studies agriculture in the United States, returns to India with an American wife with their different views. The theme is one of alienation from fellow human beings.


  1. ^ DIFF 1978, p. 101.
  2. ^ "25th National Film Awards". International Film Festival of India. Retrieved 4 October 2011.
  3. ^ "25th National Film Awards (PDF)" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 4 October 2011.
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  • DIFF (1978). Indian Cinema. Directorate of Film Festivals, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting.