Mysore Mallige (film)

Mysore Mallige
Directed by T. S. Nagabharana
Produced by Srihari Khoday
Written by T. S. Nagabharana
C. Ashwath
Starring Girish Karnad
H. G. Dattatreya
Music by C. Ashwath
Cinematography B. C. Gowrishankar
Edited by Suresh Urs
Yajaman Enterprises
Release dates
  • 1992 (1992)
Running time
146 minutes
Country India
Language Kannada

Mysore Mallige (Kannada: ಮೈಸೂರ ಮಲ್ಲಿಗೆ) is a 1992 Indian Kannada drama film directed and co-written by T. S. Nagabharana[1] and produced by Srihari Khoday. The story is based on a 1942 work of the same title by the acclaimed poet K. S. Narasimhaswamy.[2] The film was an attempt to create a story based on the poetry.

The film's cast consisted mainly of actors from a theatrical background including Girish Karnad, Sudharani, Anand, Sundar Raj and H. G. Dattatreya.[3]

The film was well received upon release. It went on to win National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Kannada and the lyrical works by Narasimha Swamy fetched him the National Film Award for Best Lyrics. The film also received multiple Karnataka State Film Awards including Best Film, Best Actress and other technical categories.

On the occasion of 101st birth anniversary of K. S. Narasimha Swamy, a leading Kannada daily reported that this movie was the inspiration for the 1994 Hindi movie 1942: A Love Story.[4]



The music of the film was composed by C. Ashwath. All the 9 songs composed for this film have been from the literary work collection of poet K. S. Narasimha Swamy.

Track listing
1."Hakkiya Haadige"  K. S. Narasimha SwamyS. Janaki 
2."Katthale Thumbida"  K. S. Narasimha SwamyS. P. Balasubrahmanyam 
3."Ondiralu Kanasali"  K. S. Narasimha SwamyS. P. Balasubrahmanyam & S. Janaki 
4."Deepavu Ninnade"  K. S. Narasimha SwamyS. Janaki 
5."Sirigereya Neeralli"  K. S. Narasimha SwamyS. P. Balasubrahmanyam 
6."Ninna Premada Pariya"  K. S. Narasimha SwamyS. P. Balasubrahmanyam 
7."Balegara Chennayya"  K. S. Narasimha SwamyS. P. Balasubrahmanyam 
8."Aakashakke"  K. S. Narasimha SwamyS. P. Balasubrahmanyam 
9."Rayaru Bandaru"  K. S. Narasimha SwamyRathnamala Prakash 


The film has won the following awards since its release.

1991 National Film Awards (India)

1992 Karnataka State Film Awards (India)

1992 Filmfare Awards South (India)

This film screened at IFFI 1992 Panorama section.


  1. "TS Nagabharana movies list". Retrieved 2016-11-04.
  2. Khajane, Muralidhara (26 January 2014). "He touched hearts with his simple poetry of love". The Hindu. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 2016-11-04.
  3. "Mysore Mallige". FilmiBeat. Retrieved 2016-11-04.
  4. "ಕನ್ನಡದ ಅನನ್ಯ 'ಪ್ರೇಮಕವಿ'". Vijaykarnatka. 2016-01-24. Retrieved 2016-11-04.
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