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Posted date: 21 Tue, Apr 2020 01:14:29 PM

One of the legendary writers of Kannada literature Ta Ra Su – Talaku Ramaswami Subba Rao birth centenary is today. He was born on 21st of April, 1920. He died at the age of 63 on 10th of April, 1984 leaving huge void in the literary world.

The Kannada literary field boasts of such a stalwart writer and at the same time the Kannada filmdom got a good mileage adapting the novels of Ta Ra Su.

Way back in 1964, Chandavalliya Thota Kannada cinema was made based on the eminent writer novel. Nagarahavu the epoch making film all time record based on Ta Ra Su novel of the same name by doyen director Puttanna Kanagal introduced Vishnuvardhana and Ambarish. This film is still afresh in the minds of people. Ta Ra Su novel film ‘Nagarahavu’ was made in Hindi as Zahreela Insaan in which Rishi Kapoor played what Dr Vishnuvardhana had done in Kannada.

The films like Hamsageethe another top musical film, Chandanada Gombe in 1979, Bidugadeya Bedi in 1985, Benkiya Bale in1983, Gali Mathu in 1981, Masanada Hoovu in 1984 that introduced Aparna present popular actress and anchor was directed by Puttanna Kanagal.

Another big film waiting based on the novel of Ta Ra Su was ‘Akasmika’ starring Dr Rajakumar and Madhavi. This film clubbed three novels ‘Akasmika, Aparadhi, Parinama’ – the song of this film ‘Huttidare Kannada Nadalli Huttabeku…became an evergreen song from Hamsalekha music composition.

Ta Ra Su one of the novels was made as ‘Kode Nagu’ in Telugu. The most discussed subject ‘Nrupathunga’ of Ta Ra Su switched hands – Dr Rajakumar also evinced interest in making this film.

The three novels again of Ta Ra Su – Kambani Kuyilu, Raktha Rathri and Rajya Daaha were supposed to be ‘Dalavayi Muddanna’ from TS Nagabharana and thought of Prakash Rai or Upendra for the film. Since 2013, this discussion is heard. Off late director Naganna also evinced interest in trio novels of Ta Ra Su but nothing happened yet.

It is time to offer big salute to this legendary writer Ta Ra Su. A big event is supposed to take place from Kannada film front and Kannada Sahitya Parishat.

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