Samskara (1970) Movie Details

Girish Karnad , P. Lankesh & more
Pattabhirama Reddy
Rajeev Taranath
Ramamanohara Chitra
1 hr 53 mins
Rating: 6.1/10 from 115 users

Samskara Movie Cast

Girish Karnad
as Praneshacharya
P. Lankesh
P. Lankesh as Naranappa
Snehalata Reddy
Snehalata Reddy
B.R. Jayaram
B.R. Jayaram
Dasharathi Dixit
Dasharathi Dixit

Samskara Crew List

Director : Pattabhirama Reddy
Writer : U. R. Ananthamurthy
Producer : Pattabhirama Reddy
Original Music Composer : Rajeev Taranath
Cinematography : Tom Cowan
Director of Photography : Tom Cowan
Novel : U. R. Ananthamurthy
Screenplay : Girish Karnad

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List of awards & nominations received by Samskara

Karnataka State Film Award
Second Best Film
Award : Karnataka State Film Award in 1970
Movie : ಸಂಸ್ಕಾರ
Year : 1970

National Film Awards (India)
Best Feature Film
Award : National Film Awards (India) in 1970
Movie : ಸಂಸ್ಕಾರ
Year : 1970

Naranappa, a man born in the community of Madhwa (A community of Brahmins from Karnataka) is dead in the Agrahara of the village Durvasapura. As per the Madhwa customs, the last rites of the dead man has to be performed at the earliest. But, Naranappa was a rebel who fought against Brahminism, who ate meat, consumed liquor and also, married a Dasi (a prostitute). Since, he doesn't have any family, there is some confusion as to who will do the last rites and fire the funeral pyre. Praneshacharya, the head of the Agrahara, a devout and learned Brahmin, is tasked with providing the solution.


Samskara is a 1970 Kannada Film stars Pattabhirama Reddy , U. R. Ananthamurthy , Pattabhirama Reddy , Rajeev Taranath , Tom Cowan , Girish Karnad , P. Lankesh , Snehalata Reddy , B.R. Jayaram , Dasharathi Dixit , Lakshmi Krishnamurthy , Tom Cowan , U. R. Ananthamurthy , Girish Karnad , directed by Pattabhirama Reddy & music by Rajeev Taranath.