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Tabarana Kathe

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Tabarana Kathe English: Tabara's Tale is a 1987 Indian Kannada language film released directed by Girish Kasaravalli It was based on a short story of the same name by Poornachandra Tejaswi


  • 1 Plot summary
  • 2 Principal cast
  • 3 Highlights
  • 4 Awards and screenings
  • 5 References
  • 6 External links

Plot summary

Tabarana Kathe is the story of Tabara Shetty, a government servant in the ranks of a watchman Tabara Shetty serves the government till his retirement He is a dedicated worker and respects the system that sustained him for so long But problems emerge after his retirement

Tabara never gets his pension money In his failing old age, Tabara approaches the officials he had served Except for a few sympathisers, nobody helps Tabara get his pension Matters worsen when his wife and only companion falls sick with diabetes She has a sore foot which turns to gangrene Tabara tries all means to get his pension to treat his wife After a few months, his wife dies The pension money arrives after that Tabara curses his higher officials and the system which ruined his life

Principal cast

  • Charuhasan
  • Nalina Murty
  • Santosh Nandavanam
  • Hasakru


  • Film historian S Theodore Baskaran picked Tabarana Kathe in Rediffcom's ten best Indian films of all time
  • When Tabara fails to manage his wife's operation, in a moment of desperation, he goes to a local butcher and asks if he would amputate his wife's leg This intense scene was shot brilliantly
  • The climax was another highlight as in all Girish Kasaravalli's films Tabara finally receives his pension But everything is over His sole companion has left this world Standing in front of his past office, Tabara shouts at the office staff and holds them responsible for his wife's death
  • The film was shot in Mudigere in Chickmagalur district of Karnataka

Awards and screenings

34th National Film Awards
  • Best Feature Film
  • Best Actor — Charuhasan
1986–87 Karnataka State Film Awards
  • First Best Film
  • Best Director — Girish Kasaravalli
  • Best Story — Poornachandra Tejaswi
  • Best Dialogue — Poornachandra Tejaswi
  • Best Actor — Charuhasan
  • Best Editing — M N Swamy
  • Best Child Actor — Santosh Nandavanam

Tabarana Kathe was screened at film festivals including Tashkent, Nantes, Tokyo and the Film Festival of Russia


  1. ^ http://newslinksrediffcom/movies/2005/jun/06listhtm

External links

  • Tabarana Kathe on IMDb
  • Rediffcom's Ten Best Indian Films of all time http://newslinksrediffcom/movies/2005/jun/06list

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