Katha Sangama

Katha Sangama

Film poster
Directed by Puttanna Kanagal
Produced by C. S. Rajah
Screenplay by Puttanna Kanagal
Story by Giraddy Govindaraja
Eshwara Chandra
Based on Hangu
by Giraddy Govindaraja
by Veena
by Eshwara Chandra
Starring Kalyan Kumar
Saroja Devi
Music by Vijaya Bhaskar
Cinematography B. N. Haridas
Edited by V. P. Krishna
Distributed by Vardhini Art Pictures
Release dates
  • 23 January 1975 (1975-01-23)
Running time
132 minutes
Country India
Language Kannada

Katha Sangama (Kannada: ಕಥಾ ಸಂಗಮ) is a 1975[1] Indian portmanteau Kannada language film is directed by Puttanna Kanagal, based on three short stories;[2] Hangu by Giraddi Govindaraj, Athithi by Veena and Munithaayi by Eshwara Chandra. The film stars Kalyan Kumar, Rajinikanth, Saroja Devi and Aarathi in lead roles. The support cast includes Lokanath, Vamana Rao, Shivaramaiah and Master Umesh. The film won three awards at the 1975–76 Karnataka State Film Awards including the award for Best Actress (Aarathi).[3]


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.as




  1. "Katha Sangama in IMDB".
  2. "Puttanna's big feats". The Hindu. 3 June 2005. Retrieved 8 March 2014.
  3. "Katha Sangama (1975)". kannadamoviesinfo.com.

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