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Santha Shishunala Sharifa (Kannada: ಸಂತ ಶಿಶುನಾಳ ಶರೀಫ) is a 1990 Indian Kannada biographical drama film directed and co-written by T. S. Nagabharana[1] and produced by Srihari Khoday and Mahima Patel for Yajaman Enterprises. The story is based on the life of acclaimed saint poet Shishunala Sharif who wrote several moral poems striving towards social reformation.[2] A collection of Sharif's poems are set to tunes by C. Ashwath, who also did the major playback singing. The soundtrack consisting of 16poems was extremely popular upon release. The dialogues for this movie was wrtitten by Gopala Wajapayi, a well known theatre figure and translator of Bertolt Brecht's play The Caucasian Chalk Circle. The film's cast comprised Sridhar in the titular role along with Girish Karnad, Suman Ranganathan
Suman Ranganathan
and H. G. Dattatreya among others.[3] The film was widely appreciated by critics and audience upon release. It went on to win Nargis Dutt Award for Best Feature Film on National Integration. The film also received multiple Karnataka State Film Awards including Best Film, Best Actor and Best Supporting Actor categories.

Contents

1 Cast 2 Soundtrack 3 Awards 4 References 5 External links

Cast[edit]

Sridhar as Sharifa Girish Karnad
Girish Karnad
as Govinda Bhatta Suman Ranganathan
Suman Ranganathan
as Sharifa's wife H. G. Dattatreya Hema Choudhary Master Jayanth Brahmavar Venkata Rao Vishwanath Rao Shankar Rao Prem Kumar

Soundtrack[edit] The music of the film was composed by C. Ashwath. All the 16 songs composed for this film have been from the literary work collection of poet Shishunala Sharif. The songs are rendered by popular Sugama Sangeetha singers with most of them sung by C. Ashwath himself.

Track listing

No. Title Lyrics Singer(s) Length

1. "Savaalondu Ninna Mela" Shishunala Sharif Yashwanth Halibandi  

2. "Kukku Enuthide Belava" Shishunala Sharif B. R. Chaya  

3. "Haakida Janivaarava" Shishunala Sharif Shimoga Subbanna & B. R. Chaya  

4. "Alabeda Thangi Alabeda" Shishunala Sharif Shimoga Subbanna  

5. "Biddiyabbe Muduki" Shishunala Sharif Shimoga Subbanna  

6. "Kodagana Koli Nungitha" Shishunala Sharif C. Ashwath  

7. "Sneha Madabekinthavala" Shishunala Sharif C. Ashwath  

8. "Mohada Hendathi Theerida Balika" Shishunala Sharif C. Ashwath  

9. "Ellaranthavanalla Nanna Ganda" Shishunala Sharif C. Ashwath  

10. "Soruthihudu Maneya Maaligi" Shishunala Sharif C. Ashwath  

11. "Gudiya Nodiranna" Shishunala Sharif C. Ashwath  

12. "Nadiyo Devara Chakarige" Shishunala Sharif C. Ashwath  

13. "Tharavalla Thagi Ninna" Shishunala Sharif C. Ashwath  

14. "Naana Embudu Naanalla" Shishunala Sharif C. Ashwath  

15. "Dukh Me Pada Mann" Shishunala Sharif C. Ashwath  

16. "Hum Tho Dekha" Shishunala Sharif C. Ashwath  

Awards[edit] The film has won the following awards since its release. Indian National Film Awards 1989

Won – National Film Award for Best Film on National Integration

1989-90 Karnataka State Film Awards (India)

Won – Karnataka State Film Award for Second Best Film Won – Karnataka State Film Award for Best Actor – Sridhar Won – Karnataka State Film Award for Best Supporting Actor – Girish Karnad

References[edit]

^ TS Nagabharana Movies list ^ The biography of Shishunala Sharif ^ Cast and Crew

External links[edit]

Santha Shishunala Sharifa on IMDb Movie info Karnataka greats & C Aswath cast a spell

v t e

National Film Award for Best Film on National Integration

1965–1980

Shaheed (1965) No Award (1966) No Award (1967) Janmabhoomi (1968) Saat Hindustani
Saat Hindustani
(1969) Thurakkatha Vaathil (1970) Do Boond Pani
Do Boond Pani
(1971) Achanum Bappayum
Achanum Bappayum
(1972) Garm Hava
Garm Hava
(1973) Parinay (1974) No Award (1975) No Award (1976) No Award (1977) Grahana (1978) 22 June 1897
22 June 1897
(1979) Bhavni Bhavai
Bhavni Bhavai
(1980)

1981–2000

Saptapadi (1981) Aaroodam (1982) Sookha (1983) Aadmi Aur Aurat (1984) Sree Narayana Guru (1985) No Award (1986) Tamas (1987) Rudraveena (1988) Santha Shishunala Sharifa (1989) No Award (1990) Aadi Mimansa (1991) Roja
Roja
(1992) Sardar (1993) Mukta (1994) Bombay (1995) Kanakinavu (1996) Border (1997) Zakhm
Zakhm
(1998) Shaheed Udham Singh (1999) Pukar (2000)

2001–present

Bub (2001) Mr. and Mrs. Iyer
Mr. and Mrs. Iyer
(2002) Pinjar (2003) Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose: The Forgotten Hero (2004) Daivanamathil (2005) Kallarali Hoovagi
Kallarali Hoovagi
(2006) Dharm (2007) Aai Kot Nai (2008) Delhi-6
Delhi-6
(2009) Moner Manush
Moner Manush
(2010) No Award (2011) Thanichalla Njan (2012) Thalaimuraigal
Thalaimuraigal
(2013) No Award (2014) Nanak Shah Fakir
Nanak Shah Fakir
(2015) Dikchow B

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