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Shankar Guru (1978 film)

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Director  V. Somashekar
Produced by  Parvathamma Rajkumar
Country  India
8.6/10 IMDb

Music director  Upendra Kumar
Language  Kannada
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Release date  1978 (1978)
Awards  Filmfare Award for Best Actor – Kannada
Cast  Rajkumar, Jaimala Prabhakar, Kanchana, Balakrishna
Similar movies  Rajkumar and Jaimala Prabhakar appear in Shankar Guru and Giri Kanye

Shankar Guru (Kannada: ಶಂಕರ್ ಗುರು) is a 1978 Indian Kannada film directed by V. Somashekhar starring Rajkumar, Kanchana, Jaimala in lead roles. The supporting cast features Padmapriya, Balakrishna, Vajramuni, Thoogudeepa Srinivas and Uma Shivakumar. Rajkumar appeared in a triple role in the film — as a father and his two sons separated in childhood. Chi. Udayashankar, the dialogue-writer for the film titled it Shankar Guru after his sons Ravishankar and Chi. Guru Dutt.


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The film was a major success and completed a one-year run in theatres. The film is considered one of the best Kannada films of the 1970s and is seen as a milestone in the career of Rajkumar. It was remade in Tamil as Thirisoolam (1979), in Telugu as Kumara Raja and in Hindi as Mahaan (1983) in which, Rajkumar's characters were played by Sivaji Ganesan, Krishna and Amitabh Bachchan respectively.

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At the 1977–78 Karnataka State Film Awards, P. Bhaktavatsalam was awarded the Best Editor.

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Rajashekhar's (Rajkumar) business partners arrive at his house on his birthday and wedding anniversary with a bouquet of flowers to his pregnant wife Sumati and arrange a meeting that evening. They announce their decision to smuggle idols of deities abroad to which Rajashekhar opposes causing a rift between them killing one of them in the process. Pursued by police, he escapes with his wife Sumathi, only to be stranded at the railway station with his wife going separating from him. Sumati, delivers a baby boy, takes up painting and gets on with life.

Years roll by, Rajashekhar is living in Srinagar, Kashmir as a wealthy estate owner named as Jairaj. Sumati's son Shankar finds out about his father and also learns about his twin brother Guru.
Thrilling sequences interspersed with comedy and romance make for a heady climax, revealing evil designs of Rajashekhar's partners and how Shankar Guru get justice for the crime their father never committed, but was accused off


The music of the film was composed by Upendra Kumar with lyrics for the soundtrack penned by Chi. Udaya Shankar.


1977–78 Karnataka State Film Awards
  • Best Editor – P. Bhaktavatsalam
  • References

    Shankar Guru (1978 film) Wikipedia
    Shankar Guru (1978 film) IMDb

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