Bangarada manushya is a 1972 Kannada movie based on the story written by famous novelist TK Rama Rao , directed by Siddalingaiah and produced by R Lakshman and Gopal .
Padmashree Dr .Raj Kumar who is the greatest and most popular actor of Kannada film industry has played the lead role in the movie and it is a milestone in the Kannada film industry ,On the centenary of Indian cinema in April 2013, Forbes included Dr Raj kumar's performance in the film on its list, "25 Greatest Acting Performances of Indian Cinema".
The movie is about how a well educated lad turns into a farmer and prospers in his life despite all the odds and oppositions in his way , the movie has many messages and morals and has inspired many educated youth who have taken up agriculture instead of other jobs and have seen great success. Every agriculturist in the country must watch this movie at least once for this movie is based all about agriculture and it shows the fruits of farming in a very entertaining way . for those who are losing interest in agriculture and think farmers can't compete with doctors and engineers , just watch this movie and you will be surely convinced that farmers are no less than doctors and engineers and can live up to them. we can find many examples of people who are well educated but have taken up farming yet have achieved great success.
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Story:Dr Raj Kumar seen in the movie as Rajiv returns from the city to his native to visit his sister , but he is welcomed by the sad news of the death of his siter's husband . He then decides to stay with his sisters family as their was no one left to take care of his family . Rajiv was well educated but since he decided to stay in his village , he decides to take up agriculture but he will not have sufficient capitaal to start off sot he takes loan from the village head Rachutappa ( Balakrishna ). He then starts of cultivating his two acre farm with the help of a friend and finally sees success. After he earns enough money he goes ahead and purchases 25 acres of land which initially is a burden land . Rajiv in-spite of all the oppositions purchases the land and later turns it into a fertile land and cultivates it successfully , having earned a lot of money , he repays all the loan that he had earlier borrowed earns , the application of modern technology in agriculture is shown and highlighted in these scenes .
The most popular song of the movie Kailagadhu endu kaikatti kulithare sung by PB Srinivas is played at these scenes . This song has mentions of famous Kannada proverbs like Kai Kesaradare bai mosaru , Kayakave Kailasa etc and its truly inspiring.
Impact of the movie :Bangarada Manushya had a tremendous impact on people. Some city youth, inspired by the movie's central theme returning to one's ancestral village left their jobs, came back to their respective villages and took up agriculture.
The film had a deep social impact on the audience as well and there are many stories of people in the city going to villages and becoming farmers. The film also touched on very important topics like rural development, modern agricultural practices, co-operative movement, social unity, honesty, love and dedication. In the beginning of the movie, it shows the hardship of farmers and how much they have to toil in order to make ends meet. The movie subtly says that middle-class and working-class are the backbone of the country by showing the son of a rich village head as being a spoiled brat wasting his money in the city. One of the most important messages given in the movie is that, one should not waste time and money in trying to modernize/westernize themselves through a posh life style. One should be true to their identity and not try to become someone else. This theme struck a chord with the audience as Karnataka was one of the fast developing states in the country and there was a large migration from rural to urban areas.