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Name: B. R. Panthulu
DOB: July 26,1910
Birth Place: Chennai,Tamil Nadu, India
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Became a thorough professional with the movie Veerapandiya Kattabomman(1959).


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Full Biography of Director B. R. Panthulu

Boodgur Ramakrishnaiah Panthulu (26 July 1910 – 8 October 1974), better known as B. R. Panthulu, was an Indian film director, producer, and actor.

He is best known for directing films in Kannada, Tamil, Telugu and Hindi. His most popular films are Sri Krishnadevaraya, School master, Kittur Channamma, Karnan, Veerapandiya Kattabomman, B. R. Panthulu which earned good name for ever for him in Indian film history converted Ma. Po.
Si.'s biography works 'Veerapandiya Kattabomman' (a movie about a local chieftain who fought with the British in the 18th century in Tamil Nadu) and Kappalottiya Thamizhan' (a movie about a disciple Of Bal Gangathar Thilak, leading lawyer, first leader in South India, called as Thilak of South India) who rebelled against the British rule that forbade Tamils operating shipping companies) to celluloid.

Before coming into the film industry, he worked as a teacher. He made his debut as an actor in the 1936 Kannada movie Samsara Nauke. Samsara Nauke was produced by Devi Films based in Chennai. Directed by H. L. N. Simha, the film starred B.R. Panthulu, M.V. Rajamma, Dikki Madhava Rao, S.K. Padmadevi, and M.S. Madhava Rao. The hero marries against his grandfather's wishes and is cast out.

His troubles do not end here – he finds no favour with his in-laws, loses his job, and finds himself accused of murdering the bride his grandfather had chosen for him.The film was adapted from a play by the Chadrakala Natak Mandali, and remained true to the original's reformist ideal. He made his directional debut in the 1957 movie Thangamalai Ragasiyam (1957), which he produced himself.He directed many remarkable Kannada movies like School master, Sri Krishna deva Raya,Kittur Channamma etc.,
He has produced and directed 57 films in all South Indian languages under the banner of Padmini Pictures

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