H. R. Bhargava
H. R. Bhargava
Hunsur Ramachandra Bhargyachandra thumb
Hunsur, Mysore State (now Karnataka), India
|Occupation||Film director, producer|
|Relatives||Hunsur Krishnamurthy (uncle) Dwarakish (cousin)|
Hunsur Ramachandra Bhagyachandra (Kannada: ಹು. ರಾ. ಭಾರ್ಗವ), known mononymously as Bhargava, is an Indian film director who worked primarily in Kannada cinema. Originally a producer, he came to be considered one of the best directors in Kannada cinema, and he was awarded the Puttanna Kanagal Award, the highest award in Kannada cinema, in 2012. he has directed 50 films.
Bhargava was born in Madhwa brahmin family, Hunsur taluk in the Mysore State (now Karnataka). Before becoming an independent director, he worked as an assistant to film directors such as Hunsur Krishnamurthy, Siddalingaiah, Vijay, Geethapriya and K.S.R. Das.
He has worked as an associate in many successful movies such as Bangaarada Manushya, Bhaktha Khumbara, Babruvaahana, Naa Ninna Marayalaare, Mayor Muthanna, etc.
This gave him a rich experience and moulded his career to become a famous director.
He has a good number of disciples who have become successful directors; S. Narayan, Phani Ramachandra, Chandrashekar Sharma and others.
The music Directors Rajan-Nagendra have worked with him for more than 20 films. Many of the films have got melodious songs. He has also worked with noted music directors such as Laxmikant Pyarelal, Bappi Lahiri, Satyam, Gurukiran, etc.
Bhargava began his career in films as a film producer. Having produced eight films, he turned to direction. He made his debut as a film director in 1977 with the film Bhagyavantharu, that had Rajkumar and B. Saroja Devi playing the lead roles. His next film Olavu Geluvu (1977), had Rajkumar and Lakshmi playing the lead roles. These two films were considered the best in his directing career.
His first film with Vishnuvardhan; Asaadhya Aliya was a successful one. He has a total of 23 films with Dr. Vishnuvardhan. The rate of success of this combination was very high. To name a few; Jeevana Chakra, Karunamayi, Jana Naayaka, Hrudaya Geethe, Karna, Mathe Haadithu Kogile, Onde Guri, Krishna Nee Begane Baaro and many others.
He has produced seven successful films and also has three decades of film-making to his credit. He is the only film director to have two silver Jubilee functions at the same place and same time. He has directed successful action films too.
He has directed seven films for Ambareesh, four films for Anant Nag, two films for Shankar Nag, two films for Shiva Rajkumar and many other actors.
His 50th movie Gandugali Kumara Rama is a mighty and colorful historical one.
In many of this interviews he has shown his gratitude to director Hunsur Krishnamurthy and famous comedian Dwarakeesh.
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