B. Narsing Rao

Film director

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Who is B. Narsing Rao?

B. Narsing Rao is an Indian film director, composer, producer and actor from Andhra Pradesh, known for his works in Telugu parallel cinema. He has garnered four National Film Awards, and seven International honors and served as a jury for Asian film festivals. In 1979, He produced Maa Bhoomi which was showcased at Karlovy Vary Film Festival, and special mention's at Cairo and Sidney Film Festivals. He directed, Daasi and Matti Manushulu which won the Diploma of Merit award at the Moscow International Film Festival in 1989 and 1991 respectively. Maa Ooru directed by him won the Media Wave Award at the Hungary International festival of visual arts.

In 2003, He directed Hari Villu which was nominated avant-garde at the 56th Cannes Film Festival. In 1984 He directed Rangula Kala, which had special mention at International Film Festival of India and panorama section. His documentaries in Telugu The Carnival, The City, Akruti- Rock formations have received special mention's at International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam. He was known as 'the killer of Kitsch' in the media for bringing out path breaking parallel cinema based on on the lines of Telangana movement, Razakars, Urban Construction laborers etc., into the Telugu screen. He has shared research works on several documentaries with Shyam Benegal.

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on July 23, 2013


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