Katha Sangama (1975)

 ●  Kannada ● 2 hrs 24 mins

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This offbeat, evocative drama is a compilation of the short stories – Hangu, Atithi, and Munithayi – that delve into various social issues and struggles faced by common folk. Hangu is about a poor university professor presented with a bribe just when his son is ill and requires expensive medical treatment. The second episode, Atithi, tells of an old spinster who once refused to marry the man who loved her and now sees him marrying her student. The third, Munithayi, has a wealthy man marrying a blind girl (Arathi) out of pity, but in his absence she is raped by an adolescent youth and later blackmailed. The husband eventually ‘forgives’ her for having been raped.

Cast: Aarathi Chandrashekar, Kalyan Kumar

Crew: SR Puttana Kanagal (Director), BN Haridas (Director of Photography), Vijaya Bhaskar (Music Director)

Genres: Action, Drama

Release Dates: 01 Jan 1975 (India)

Kannada Name: ಕಥಾ ಸಂಗಮ

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Did you know? This movie was Rajinikanth's first Kannada film and second overall. Read More
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Music Director: Vijaya Bhaskar
Playback Singer: Kasthuri Shankar

Lyricist: Raj B Shetty
Playback Singer: Raj B Shetty

Music Director: Gagan Baderiya
Playback Singer: Madhuri Seshadri

Music Director: Vasu Dixit
Lyricist: Kabir Das
Playback Singer: Vasu Dixit
This movie was Rajinikanth's first Kannada film and second overall.

This film won three awards at the 1975-76 Karnataka State Film Awards including the Award for Best Actress Aarathi.

Director Bharathiraja was one of the assistant director of 'Puttanna Kanagal' in this movie, and later went on to become a great director in Tamil. He gave Rajinikanth a similar role in 16 Vayathinile (1977).

The third part of this movie was later remade in Tamil by Mahendran with Rajinikanth in the lead role and Revathi playing the role of the blind girl.