Katha Sangama – ಕಥಾ ಸಂಗಮ (1976/೧೯೭೬)
Directed by Puttanna Kanagal
Produced by C. S. Rajah
Screenplay by Puttanna Kanagal
Story by Giraddy Govindaraja,Veena,Eshwara Chandra
Based on Hangu by Giraddy Govindaraja,Athithi by Veena, Munithayi by Eshwara Chandra
Starring Kalyan Kumar,Saroja Devi, Aarathi,Rajinikanth,Gangadhar
Music by Vijaya Bhaskar
Cinematography B. N. Haridas
Editing by V. P. Krishna
Distributed by Vardhini Art Pictures
Release dates 23 January 1976
Running time 132 minutes
Language Kannada

The movie is based on a short story by the Kannada writer Giraddi Govindaraj. It is about a poor university professor presented with a bribe just when his son is ill and requires expensive medical treatment.It tells the story of an old spinster who once refused to marry the man who loved her and now sees him marrying her student.
It has a story of wealthy man marrying a blind girl (Arathi) out of pity, but in his absence she is raped by an adolescent youth and later blackmailed. The husband eventually ‘forgives’ her for having been raped. Aarathi plays the role of the poor blind girl and Rajinikanth plays as a small role as a man who rapes her (Aarathi) in the absence of her husband.


  • Karnataka State Film Awards 1975-76
  • Fourth Best Film
  • Best Actress – Aarathi
  • Best Supporting Actor – Master Umesh


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Kannada, Movies



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