Thoogudeepa

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Thoogudeepa
Directed by K. S. L. Swamy
Produced by R G Keshava Murthy
Starring Rajkumar
Leelavathi
Narasimharaju
Udaykumar
Music by Vijaya Bhaskar
Cinematography R N Krishna Prasad
Release date
  • 1966 (1966)
Country India
Language Kannada

Thoogudeepa (Kannada: ತೂಗುದೀಪ) is a 1966 Indian Kannada film, directed by K. S. L. Swamy in a directorial debut, [1] and produced by R G Keshava Murthy. The film stars Rajkumar, Leelavathi, Narasimharaju and Udaykumar in lead roles. The film had musical score by Vijaya Bhaskar. [2]

The Cinema of India consists of films produced in the nation of India. Cinema is immensely popular in India, with as many as 1,600 films produced in various languages every year. Indian cinema produces more films watched by more people than any other country; in 2011, over 3.5 billion tickets were sold across India, 900,000 more than Hollywood. Indian cinema is sometimes colloquially known as Indywood.

K. S. L. Swamy Indian film director

Kikkeri Shamanna Lakshminarasimha Swamy, popularly known as K. S. L. Swamy / Lalitha Ravee / Ravee, was an Indian film director, producer, actor and playback singer. He entered cinema at an early age as an assistant to popular directors of the time such as G. V. Iyer and M. R. Vittal. He debuted as an independent film director with the 1966 film, Thoogudeepa. His other films such as Gandhinagara (1968) and Bhagya Jyothi (1975) and Malaya Marutha (1986) proved successful. His 1989 film Jamboo Savari won the National Film Award for Best Children's Film at the 37th National Film Awards.

Rajkumar (actor) Indian Kannada film actor

Singanalluru Puttaswamayya Mutthuraju, known mononymously by his stage name Rajkumar was an Indian actor and singer in the Kannada cinema. Widely acclaimed as one of the finest actors in the history of Indian cinema, he is considered a cultural icon and holds a matinée idol status in the Kannada diaspora, among whom he is popularly adulated as Nata Saarvabhouma, Bangarada Manushya, Vara Nata and Rajanna. He was honoured by Padma Bhushan Award in 1983.

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Cast

M.Leelavathi is a Kannada film actress who predominantly worked in Kannada, Tamil, Telugu. She has acted with actors such as Rajkumar, Vishnuvardhan, M. G. Ramachandran, N. T. Rama Rao, Sivaji Ganeshan, Gemini Ganesan, Shankar Nag, Kamal Hassan, Rajinikanth, Chiranjeevi, V Ravichandran, Sudeep and various popular artists. She has acted in more than 600 films throughout her career for more than 50 years. Her performance in Nagarahavu, Avargal are remembered and prominent among the people.

Narasimharaju (Kannada actor) Indian actor

Tiptur Ramaraju Narasimharaju was a very popular Kannada actor specialised in roles that required ample comic timing. He was the comedy stalwart of the Kannada film industry. He acted in more than 250 Kannada films between 1954 and 1979. He was also referred to as Hasya Chakravarti.

Udaykumar Indian actor

Udaykumar was an Indian film actor and producer in Kannada cinema, who is renowned for his quality films. He was exceptional in making movies that which were unusual and odd from other films. He was conferred with titles like 'Pavanasutha, Kalakesari, Nata Samrat, Kalasarvabhouma, Gandugali, Kalabheeshma, Naadabhata. Uday Kumar, along with Kalyan Kumar and Rajkumar, were called as "Kumara Thrayaru" of the Kannada cinema.

Soundtrack

The music was composed by Vijaya Bhaskar. [3]

No.SongSingersLyricsLength (m:ss)
1Ellinda Nee Bande L. R. Eswari KSL. Swamy03.30
2Helale HaadalePB. Srinivas R. N. Jayagopal 03.18
3Manave Mandira 1PB. Srinivas, Raj KumarNanjarajurs03.12
4Manave Mandira 2PB. SrinivasNanjarajurs03.11
5My Fair LadyPB. Srinivas, L. R. Eswari R. N. Jayagopal 02.21
6Needibanni PraanadaanaPB. SrinivasNanjarajurs02.30
7Nimma Muddina KandhaPB. SrinivasNanjarajurs03.20
8Thoogu DeepavidooPB. SrinivasKSL. Swamy03.26

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