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Ashok Kumar (film)
Ashok Kumar was a 1941 Tamil-language film directed by Raja Chandrasekhar. It starred M. K. Thyagaraja Bhagavathar, Chittor V. Nagaiah, P. Kannamba, N. S. Krishnan, T. A. Madhuram, M. G. Ramachandran and Ranjan.Contents1 Plot 2 Cast 3 Production 4 In other media 5 Notes 6 References 7 External linksPlot[edit] The film is based on an age-old Buddhist folktale connected with Mauryan Emperor Ashoka's son Kunal. The Mauryan prince Kunal was courted by Ashoka's younger queen Tishyarakshita and when he rejected her advances, was falsely accused by the queen of trying to seduce her and was thrown into prison and blinded. The story, however, comes to a happy end with his eyesight being restored by Lord Buddha
Buddha
and the king acquits of all the charges. Cast[edit] M. K. Thyagaraja Bhagavathar
M. K. Thyagaraja Bhagavathar
... Prince Kunal Chittor V. Nagaiah
Chittor V. Nagaiah
... Emperor Ashoka P
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M. K. Thyagaraja Bhagavathar
Mayavaram Krishnamurthy Thyagaraja Bhagavathar (1 March 1910 – 1 November 1959), also called M.K.T., was an Indian actor, producer and Carnatic music
Carnatic music
singer. He is considered to be one of the most successful actors in Tamil cinema
Tamil cinema
ever and the first super star of Tamil cinema. Bhagavathar was born in the town of Mayiladuthurai
Mayiladuthurai
in then Tanjore district of the Madras
Madras
Presidency, British India. He started his career as a classical singer and stage artist in the late 1920s. In 1934, he made his début in films with the movie Pavalakkodi
Pavalakkodi
which turned out to be a hit. From 1934 to 1959, Bhagavathar acted in 14 films of whom 7 were box-office hits
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Bhikshu
A bhikkhu (from Pali, Sanskrit: bhikṣu) is an ordained male monastic ("monk") in Buddhism.[1] Male and female monastics ("nun", bhikkhuni ( Sanskrit
Sanskrit
bhikṣuṇī)) are members of the Buddhist community.[2] The lives of all Buddhist monastics are governed by a set of rules called the prātimokṣa or pātimokkha.[1] Their lifestyles are shaped to support their spiritual practice: to live a simple and meditative life and attain nirvana.[3] A person under the age of 20 cannot be ordained as a bhikkhu or bhikkhuni but can be ordained as a śrāmaṇera or śrāmaṇērī.Contents1 Definition 2 Historical
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Special
Special
Special
or specials may refer to:Contents1 Music 2 Film and television 3 Other uses 4 See alsoMusic[edit] Special
Special
(album), a 1992
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IMDb
IMDb, also known as Internet Movie Database, is an online database of information related to world films, television programs, home videos and video games, and internet streams, including cast, production crew, personnel and fictional character biographies, plot summaries, trivia, and fan reviews and ratings. An additional fan feature, message boards, was abandoned in February, 2017. The database is owned and operated by IMDb.com, Inc., a subsidiary of Amazon. As of December 2017[update], IMDb
IMDb
has approximately 4.7 million titles (including episodes) and 8.3 million personalities in its database,[2] as well as 83 million registered users. The movie and talent pages of IMDb
IMDb
are accessible to all internet users, but a registration process is necessary to contribute information to the site. Most data in the database is provided by volunteer contributors
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Randor Guy
Madabhushi Rangadorai[1][2] (born 8 November 1937[3][4]), better known by his pen name Randor Guy, is an Indian lawyer, columnist and film[5] and legal historian associated with the English language newspaper The Hindu.[6][1] He is also the official editor of the weekly column "Blast from the Past" that appears in The Hindu.Contents1 Early life 2 Work as a film historian 3 Films 4 Awards and felicitations 5 Books 6 Notes 7 ReferencesEarly life[edit] Randor Guy's original name was Rangadorai, but his pen name later became official.[7] He graduated in BSc and B. L. from Madras University[8] and commenced his career as a lawyer.[8][9] After practising as a lawyer for a short time, he quit his job and joined a firm called Paterson and Co. where he worked for five years. In 1976, he resigned to devote all his time to writing. Work as a film historian[edit] Guy has been writing books on history and films since 1967
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Arinthum Ariyamalum
Arinthum Ariyamalum (English: Knowingly and Unknowingly) is a 2005 Indian Tamil crime-drama film written and directed by Vishnuvardhan that stars Navdeep along with Arya, Sameksha, Adithya Menon and Prakash Raj
Prakash Raj
and in crucial roles. The film's music is composed by top director, Yuvan Shankar Raja
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Haridas (1944 Film)
Haridas is a 1944 Tamil language
Tamil language
film directed by Sundar Rao Nadkarni and starring M. K. Thyagaraja Bhagavathar, T. R. Rajakumari and N. C. Vasanthakokilam. It holds the record of being the first film to run continuously for 110 weeks at a single theatre.[1][2][3][4][5][6] IBN Live included Haridas in its list of 100 greatest Indian films of all time.[7] This film had a colour sequence which was manually colored by labourers. The film was entirely recoloured and released in year 1946.[8] The poster in this page mentions that in has released with a full colour copy (below the title).Contents1 Plot 2 Cast 3 Production 4 Soundtrack 5 Reception 6 See also 7 References 8 External links 9 BibliographyPlot[edit] Haridas (Thyagaraja Bhagavathar) is a vain individual who spends his life in luxury and lust ignoring his wife (Vasanthakokilam). But when his wealth is appropriated by a courtesan (T. R
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Chandralekha (1948 Film)
Chandralekha (also spelt Chandraleka)[b] is a 1948 Indian Tamil-language historical adventure film directed and produced by S. S. Vasan. Starring T. R. Rajakumari, M. K. Radha
M. K. Radha
and Ranjan in the lead roles, the film follows two brothers (Veerasimhan and Sasankan) who fight over ruling their father's kingdom and marrying the village dancer, Chandralekha. Its development began during the early 1940s when, after two successive box-office hits, Vasan announced that his next film would be entitled Chandralekha. However, when the producer launched an advertising campaign for the film he only had the name of the heroine from a Gemini Studios
Gemini Studios
storyline he had rejected. Veppathur Kittoo (one of Vasan's storyboard artists) developed a story based on a chapter of George W. M. Reynolds' novel, Robert Macaire: or, The French bandit in England. Original director T. G
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Gautama Buddha
Gautama Buddha[note 3] (c. 563/480 – c. 483/400 BCE), also known as Siddhārtha Gautama,[note 4] Shakyamuni Buddha,[4][note 5] or simply the Buddha, after the title of Buddha, was an ascetic (śramaṇa) and sage,[4] on whose teachings Buddhism
Buddhism
was founded.[5] He is believed to have lived and taught mostly in the eastern part of ancient India sometime between the 6th and 4th centuries BCE.[6][note 6] Gautama taught a Middle Way
Middle Way
between sensual indulgence and the severe asceticism found in the śramaṇa movement[7] common in his region. He later taught throughout other regions of eastern India
India
such as Magadha
Magadha
and Kosala.[6][8] Gautama is the primary figure in Buddhism
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Emperor Ashoka
Ashoka
Ashoka
(English: /əˈʃoʊkə/; IAST: Aśoka; died 232 BCE)[5], or Ashoka
Ashoka
the Great, was an Indian emperor of the Maurya Dynasty, who ruled almost all of the Indian subcontinent
Indian subcontinent
from c. 268 to 232 BCE.[6] He was the grandson of the founder of the Maurya Dynasty, Chandragupta Maurya, who had created one of the largest empires in ancient India
India
and then, according to Jain sources, renounced it all to become a Jain monk.[7] One of India's greatest emperors, Ashoka expanded Chandragupta's empire, and reigned over a realm that stretched from present-day Afghanistan
Afghanistan
in the west to Bangladesh
Bangladesh
in the east. It covered the entire Indian subcontinent
Indian subcontinent
except for parts of present-day Tamil Nadu, Karnataka
Karnataka
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Buddha
Gautama Buddha[note 3] (c. 563/480 – c. 483/400 BCE), also known as Siddhārtha Gautama,[note 4] Shakyamuni Buddha,[4][note 5] or simply the Buddha, after the title of Buddha, was an ascetic (śramaṇa) and sage,[4] on whose teachings Buddhism
Buddhism
was founded.[5] He is believed to have lived and taught mostly in the eastern part of ancient India sometime between the 6th and 4th centuries BCE.[6][note 6] Gautama taught a Middle Way
Middle Way
between sensual indulgence and the severe asceticism found in the śramaṇa movement[7] common in his region. He later taught throughout other regions of eastern India
India
such as Magadha
Magadha
and Kosala.[6][8] Gautama is the primary figure in Buddhism
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Ashoka
Ashoka
Ashoka
(English: /əˈʃoʊkə/; IAST: Aśoka; died 232 BCE)[5], or Ashoka
Ashoka
the Great, was an Indian emperor of the Maurya Dynasty, who ruled almost all of the Indian subcontinent
Indian subcontinent
from c. 268 to 232 BCE.[6] He was the grandson of the founder of the Maurya Dynasty, Chandragupta Maurya, who had created one of the largest empires in ancient India
India
and then, according to Jain sources, renounced it all to become a Jain monk.[7] One of India's greatest emperors, Ashoka expanded Chandragupta's empire, and reigned over a realm that stretched from present-day Afghanistan
Afghanistan
in the west to Bangladesh
Bangladesh
in the east. It covered the entire Indian subcontinent
Indian subcontinent
except for parts of present-day Tamil Nadu, Karnataka
Karnataka
and Kerala
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Tamil Language
 Sri Lanka  Singapore  India:Tamil Nadu[3] Puducherry[4] Andaman & Nicobar Islands[5]Recognised minority language in Malaysia[6]  Mauritius[7]  South Africa[8]Language codesISO 639-1 taISO 639-2 tamISO 639-3 Variously: tam – Modern Tamil oty – Old Tamil ptq – Pattapu BhashaiLinguist Listoty Old TamilGlottolog tamil1289  Modern Tamil[9] oldt1248  Old Tamil[10]Linguasphere 49-EBE-aThis article contains IPA phonetic symbols. Without proper rendering support, you may see question marks, boxes, or other symbols instead of Unicode
Unicode
characters. For an introductory guide on IPA symbols, see Help:IPA.This article contains Indic text. Without proper rendering support, you may see question marks or boxes, misplaced vowels or missing conjuncts instead of Indic text.Tamil is written in a non-Latin script
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Papanasam Sivan
Papanasam
Papanasam
Sivan (26 September 1890 – 1 October 1973[1]) was a prominent composer of Carnatic music
Carnatic music
and a singer. He was awarded the Madras Music Academy's Sangeetha Kalanidhi
Sangeetha Kalanidhi
in 1970. He was also the foremost film score composer in Kannada cinema
Kannada cinema
as well as Tamil cinema in 1930s and 1940s.[2] A famous composer, Sivan was also known as Tamil Thyagaraja. Using Classical South Indian as a base, Sivan created numerous hits popularised by M. K. Thyagaraja Bhagavathar
M. K. Thyagaraja Bhagavathar
and M. S
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Ranjan (actor)
Ranjan (Real name: Ramanarayana Venkataramana Sarma[1]) (2 March 1918 – 12 September 1983) was an Indian film actor, singer, journalist and writer. He debuted in the 1941 movie Ashok Kumar, but gained fame in S. S. Vasan's 1948 magnum opus Chandralekha.Contents1 Early life 2 Family 3 Death 4 Filmography 5 Notes 6 External linksEarly life[edit] Ranjan was born Ramanarayana Venkataramana Sarma in Mylapore, Madras in 1918.[2] His family hailed from the town of Srirangam.[3] Ranjan had his schooling in Madras
Madras
and received an M. Lit degree from Madras University. While studying in college, he participated in a number of stage plays. Coincidentally, an employee of Gemini Studios, Veppattur Kittu was present at one of his plays. Impressed by Ranjan's performance, Kittu suggested his name to P. G. Raghavachari, who cast him in the M. K. Thyagaraja Bhagavathar-starrer Ashok Kumar, in which he played the role of Gautama Buddha
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