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Girish Karnad est un Acteur, Réalisateur et Scénariste Indien né le 19 mai 1938

Girish Karnad

Girish Karnad
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Nom de naissance Girish Raghunath Karnadಗಿರೀಶ್ ಕಾರ್ನಾಡ್
Nationalité Inde
Naissance 19 mai 1938
Mort 10 juin 2019 (à 81 ans)
Récompenses Sahitya Akademi Award, Padma Shri, Padma Bhushan, Filmfare Awards, Filmfare Awards South

Girish Raghunath Karnad (Kannada: ಗಿರೀಶ್ ಕಾರ್ನಾಡ್; born 19 May 1938) is an Indian actor, film director, writer and playwright who predominantly works in South Indian cinema. His rise as a playwright in 1960s, marked the coming of age of modern Indian playwriting in Kannada, just as Badal Sarkar did in Bengali, Vijay Tendulkar in Marathi, and Mohan Rakesh in Hindi. He is a recipient of the 1998 Jnanpith Award, a prestigious literary honour conferred in India.

For four decades Karnad has been composing plays, often using history and mythology to tackle contemporary issues. He has translated his plays into English and has received acclaim. His plays have been translated into some Indian languages and directed by directors like Ebrahim Alkazi, B. V. Karanth, Alyque Padamsee, Prasanna, Arvind Gaur, Satyadev Dubey, Vijaya Mehta, Shyamanand Jalan and Amal Allana. He is active in the world of Indian cinema working as an actor, director, and screenwriter, in Hindi and Kannada flicks, earning awards along the way. He was conferred Padma Shri and Padma Bhushan by the Government of India and won four Filmfare Awards where three are Filmfare Award for Best Director - Kannada and one Filmfare Best Screenplay Award.


Karnad is married to Dr. Saraswathy Ganapathy and they have two children. He lives in Bangalore. Girish Karnad, while working in Madras for Oxford University Press on his return from England,met his future wife Saraswathi Ganapathy at a party. They decided to marry but the marriage was formalised after 10 years, when Karnad was 42 years old. Saraswathi was born to a Parsi mother, Nargis Mugaseth and a Kodava father, Kodandera Ganapathy.

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Filmographie de Girish Karnad (95 films)

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Tiger Zinda Hai, 2h41
Origine Inde
Genres Thriller, Action, Aventure
Thèmes Espionnage, Politique, Politique
Acteurs Salman Khan, Katrina Kaif, Girish Karnad, Paresh Rawal, Sudeep, Angad Bedi
Rôle Shenoy
Note59% 2.9504852.9504852.9504852.9504852.950485
À la fin de Ek Tha Tiger, Tiger décide de disparaître des radars au profit de sa vie amoureuse. Mais les temps sont durs. Des indiens sont pris en otage en Irak par une organisation terroriste. Personne ne semble à la hauteur de la crise. Mis à part Tiger !
24 (2016)

Réalisé par Vikram Kumar
Genres Science-fiction, Thriller, Action
Acteurs Samantha Ruth Prabhu, Suriya, Nithya Menen, Ajay, Sathyan, Saranya
Rôle Sathya's grandfather
Note78% 3.948123.948123.948123.948123.94812
Le scientifique Sethuraman mène une vie paisible avec sa femme et son enfant jusqu'au jour où il met au point une montre dont les pouvoirs pourraient bien faire des envieux. D'ailleurs, son frère jumeau Athreya, un gangster, est prêt à tout pour faire main basse sur cette dernière. Les années passent et Mani, le fils de Sethuraman, voit sa vie basculer lorsqu'il découvre qu'il est en possession de la fameuse invention de son père et qu'il est engagé, sans le vouloir, dans une lutte sans merci pour la sauver...
Brahma (2014)

Réalisé par R. Chandru
Thèmes Religion
Acteurs Upendra, Pranitha Subhash, Nassar, Sayaji Shinde, Rangayana Raghu, Sonu Sood
Note53% 2.6948752.6948752.6948752.6948752.694875
The film opens with a lady coming to India from Malaysia . She takes a taxi and wants to go to Brahma's place. The driver then starts telling her about Brahma's life. The movie goes into a flashback. In 1970, Veer Brahma(Nassar) kills two rich men.Then his wife gives birth to a son. The movie then comes back in 2014, ACP Shinde(Sayaji Shinde) is handed the case of Brahma. Pranitha comes and tells her story - Pranitha(Pranitha Subhash) is a girl from Malasyia. She lives with her parents in Malasyia .She saw Brahma(Upendra) helping a beggar. After some events she falls in love with Brahma. Then Lucky man, (Rangayana Raghu) a millionaire is also fooled by Brahma. In Malasyia Bramha killed a international don named Rahul Dev(Rahul Dev). Now we see that Brahma is a Don. Brahma goes to loot his house. There Brahma is living with a new name, Upendra. He works in his father's house. Then we see some comedies of Sadhu(Sadhu Kokila), who is the leader of the servants in the house. Then Pranitha and Lucky man comes in that house. One day Brahma is caught by ACP Shinde in that house. Then Brahma's grandfather reveals their past. In 1600 BC A warrior named Brahma (Upendra again) is very kind to poor. He gives all his wealth to the poor. But in 1950, their family becomes very poor. Then Veer Brahma says that he will take all the wealth his grandfather gave to others. Then Bramha is taken to court and he is sentenced to 2 years in jail. There, his father apologizes to him. After two years, Bramha is now the chief minister of Karnataka. The Lady came to kill Brahma but she did not succeed in killing him. She is the wife of Rahul Dev. The movie ends with Upendra saying, "Jo janta ko chodkar dourta hai woh leader nehi ho ta, Jo janta ko sath lekar dourta hai wahi ho ta hai leader." In English, this means, "Which man runs without the public he is not a leader, but he who runs with the public he is the leader.
Samrat & Co.
Réalisé par Kaushik Ghatak
Genres Thriller, Action, Policier, Romance
Acteurs Rajeev Khandelwal, Madalsa Sharma, Barkha Bisht Sengupta, Priyanshu Chatterjee, Rajneesh Duggal, Puja Gupta
Rôle Mahendra Pratap Singh
Note62% 3.148913.148913.148913.148913.14891
Dimpy Singh (Madalsa Sharma), approaches Samrat Tilakdhari (Rajeev Khandelwal), a private investigator, with a strange case. Their garden got ruined for reasons that appear natural but are not known; leading horticulturists have examined the fading plants but they have not been able to identify the probable reason. Further, her father's favorite horse died; once again the reason for the pre-mature death remains a mystery. That's not the end; Dimpy’s father Mahendra Pratap Singh (Girish Karnad), otherwise a very strong and balanced man, has been experiencing deteriorating health. All these aspects when combined makes the case sound weird and that grabs the attention of Samrat.
Chandra (2013)

Genres Fantasy, Musical
Acteurs Shriya Saran, Prem Kumar, Ganesh Venkatram, Vijayakumar, Vivek, Girish Karnad
Note53% 2.6642052.6642052.6642052.6642052.664205
The story revolves around Chandramathi (Shriya Saran), a princess, and Chandrahasa (Prem Kumar (actor))a music teacher. The duo falls in love with each other. But the princess is engaged to Arya (Ganesh Venkatraman), settled in the US, against her wishes. She is not at all impressed by the US culture and tries to contact Chandrahasa to express her feelings. In another development, Chandrahasa promises his father that he would forget Chandramathi and allow her to marry Arya. But on the wedding day, the story takes a dramatic turn which ends on a happy note.
Ek Tha Tiger, 2h12
Réalisé par Kabir Khan
Origine Inde
Genres Thriller, Action, Aventure, Espionnage, Romance
Thèmes Espionnage, Politique, Transport, Politique, Road movie, Film de poursuite
Acteurs Salman Khan, Katrina Kaif, Ranvir Shorey, Usha Uthup, Girish Karnad, Roshan Seth
Rôle Dr. Shenoy
Note55% 2.7512652.7512652.7512652.7512652.751265
Tiger ,jeune agent secret doit surveiller une jeune fille riche sous ordre de son patron qui lui fournît une photo d'elle .Dans le bus ,il rencontre sans le savoir un membre du personnel de la fille qui découvre accidentellement la photo de sa maîtresse .Persuadé qu'il s'est retrouvé tout près d'un criminel ,il descend précipitamment du bus pour aller raconter ce qu'il a vu à son patron .Son patron lui dit de ne s'inquiéter de rien l'agent secret va bientôt arriver .À l'instant ,on voit la jeune fille(Katrina Kaif) sortir de la maison en criant poursuivie par un mini hélicoptère ! C'est là que Tiger(Salman Khan) fait son entrée à la matière.
Mugamoodi (2012)
, 2h42
Réalisé par Mysskin
Genres Drame, Action
Thèmes Super-héros
Acteurs Jiiva, Narain, Pooja Hegde, Prakash Raj, Nassar, Girish Karnad
Rôle Anand's Grand father
Note50% 2.50812.50812.50812.50812.5081
Bruce Lee (Jiiva) is a martial arts specialist but unluckily he is unable to use those skills to make a living. Instead, he falls in love with Police Deputy Commissioner Gaurav's (Nassar) daughter Shakthi (Pooja Hegde), and tries to impress her and her elder sister's kids with his martial art skills. To make it more fun for them he pretends to be a superhero by wearing on a costume each time he visits. On his way back on one such visit, Lee finds himself caught in between cops and robbers chase in the city. He decides to assist the police and manages to nab one robber from the gang and hands him over to the police. Lee doesn't realize that by doing so he has asked upon himself the revenge of Dragon (Narain) who heads the same gang. As the police were involved too, Dragon eyes to take revenge on Police Commissioner Gaurav also. Dragon then connives a plan that eventually frames Lee as a robber and the attempted to kill the Police Commissioner. What lies ahead for Lee now is to prove his innocence to the Police, win his love back Shakthi and more importantly bring Dragon and his gang to justice.
Kempe Gowda, 2h21
Réalisé par Sudeep
Genres Drame, Thriller, Comédie, Action, Policier, Romance
Acteurs Sudeep, Ragini Dwivedi, P. Ravi Shankar, Kaveri, Girish Karnad, Anchal Sabharwal
Rôle Mahadev (Kavya's father)
Note70% 3.5382553.5382553.5382553.5382553.538255
Kempe Gowda(Sudeep) is a sub-inspector in a dusty village of Rona in Hubli in North Karnataka, his native, where he is adored. His bumbling colleague Pashupati(Sharan) is cheerful and always helps him with his work. A beautiful girl Kaavya (Ragini Dwivedi) comes to his village. Eventually Kempegowda and Kaavya fall in love with each other. Armugam(P. Ravi Shankar), a notorious criminal, is brought down to his knees at the local police station. Their egos clash and Armugam, who has never had to face an opposition before, decides to teach Kempegowda a lesson. He is transferred to Bangalore, after being promoted as an Inspector, where Armugam's wits run large. His sub co worker Bose employs him at the Magadi Road Police Station. The Karnataka Home Minister C Ashok is pleased with Kempegowda and appoints him in all the activities responsible for the city, and posts him as the Assistant Commissioner of Police of the Anti Kidnapping Force.As the cop begins to unearth Armugam's misdeeds, he realizes that he is up against a real challenge. In return Kempegowda kills Vaikunta (J. Karthik) Armugam's younger brother. This infuriates Armugam who begins targeting many people who are close to Kempegowda including Kaavya whom he shoots but is saved by Kempegowda and Bose who is hacked to death by Armugam's henchmen. Finally in a bid to escape the arrest warrant issued out to him, Armugam kidnaps the Tamil Nadu Home Minister's daughter. He falsely tells Kempegowda that he is going to Mangalore with her when he is actually going to Nellore in Andhra Pradesh to put the police off the track. Kempegowda and his officers pursue Armugam and his henchmen near Nellore and kills all of the henchmen. He saves the Tamil Nadu Home Minister's daughter and kills Armugam in an encounter. In the end as the post credits roll, it is revealed that Kempegowda is resigning from the police force and together he and Kaavya are going back to Hubli. They are also happily married.
Aashayein (2010)

Réalisé par Nagesh Kukunoor
Genres Drame
Acteurs John Abraham, Nagesh Kukunoor, Sonal Sehgal, Prateeksha Lonkar, Girish Karnad, Farida Jalal
Rôle G. Parthasarthi
Note70% 3.5434453.5434453.5434453.5434453.543445
Rahul Sharma (John Abraham) is a compulsive gambler and while betting, wins 30 million rupees. That night he asks his girlfriend, Nafisa (Sonal Sehgal), to marry him and she agrees. Right after proposing Rahul collapses. The next day he goes to the doctor for a medical test and finds out that he has cancer. Rahul does not know how to handle this situation, in the middle of the night runs down a street screaming, knowing that he only has months to live. Later, Rahul finds a rehabilitation centre for persons with such incurable diseases. Rahul runs away from his fiancee, leaving back most of the money he earned, for her.