Bengaluru: Apadanda T Raghu, a film-maker from Kodagu holding credit of having made movies in Kannada, Kodava, Malayalam and Hindi, is all set to release his telefilm ‘Nanga Kodava’ (We are Kodavas). He has produced and directed the serial.
The cast, among others, inlcudes Bajan Bopanna Ballachanda, Lucia, Neravanda Umesh, Teju Ponnapa Apanderanda, Kalimada Dinesh Nachappa, Nelachanda Rishi, Kottukathira Prakash, Telapanda Pavan, Ponnachettira Ramesh, Padeyanda Pallavai, Nelachanda Rekha and Boppanda Bollamma.
Raghu makes it a point to nurture and promote many local talents. The cast and crew had a hectic schedule indoors and in outdoor locales in Kodagu, Bengaluru and Mysuru.
A highlight of the project is Lucia, a foreign national who has acted in it.
More about A T Raghu
Apadanda T Raghu is an actor and director, has worked in the Kannada, Hindi, Kodava and Malayalam film industries. After his foray in Bollywood with ‘Meri Adalat’ in 1984, the following year he made ‘Kattu Rani’ in Malayalam.
In 1990 he made a Kannada movie Ajay-Vijay with Jaggesh in the lead. Some of the Kannada movies directed by Raghu are as follows:
Talwar, 1999, with story, screenplay also by him, with Devaraj, Vinod Kumar and Thriller Manju
Rambo Raj, 1996, with Ashok Rao, Archana and Sudhir
Shravana Sanje, 1995, with Vishnuvardhan, Shruti, Srishylan
Betegaara, 1995, Mukhyamantri Chandru, B C Patil and Music Mallu
Mandyada Gandu, 1994, Dwarkish, Ratnakar, Srishanti
Midida Hrudayagalu, 1993, with Shankar Nag, Doddanna and Lohitaashwa
Jailor Jagannath, 1993, with Devaraj, Vajramuni and Malashree
Mysuru Jana, 1992, with Ambarish, Malashree and Anjana
Putta Hendti, 1992, with Shashi Kumar, Srishylan, Disco Shanti
Kempu Surya, 1990, wtih Kashinath, Suman Ranganathan and Amruta
Ajay-Vijay, 1990, with Jaggesh, Satyapriya and Shubha
Nyayakkagi Nanu, 1989, with Ambarish, Srinath and Sumalata
Padmavyuha, 1989, with Srinath, Prabhakar, Murali
Krishna Mechida Radhe, 1988, with Srinath, Vinod Kumar and Chitra
Arjun, 1988, Ambarish, Geeta and Devaraj
Antima Teerpu, 1987, with Ambarish, Bharati, Geeta
Aapadbaandava, 1987, with Ambarish, Paarijaata and Devaraj
Inspector Kranti Kumar, 1987, with Ambarish, Bhavya and Geeta
Preeti, 1986, Ambarish, Gayatri and N S Rao
Devara Mane, 1985, with Ambarish, Rajesh, Pallavi
Kaadina Raja, 1985, with Prabhakar, M P Shankar and Deepa
Guru Jagadguru, 1985, with Ambarish, Sudarahan and Heera
Goonda Guru, 1984, with Ambarish, N S Rao, Geetha
Dharma Yuddha, 1983, with Ambarish, Dinesh and Parvati
Avala Neralu, 1983, with Ambarish, Ambika and Vajramuni
Asha, 1983, with Ambarish, Indira, Charan Raj, Arjun Sarja and Vajramuni
Benki Chendu, 1982, with Shankar Nag, Ashwath and Manjula
Shankar Sundar, 1982, with Ambarish, Lokesh, Jayamala
Nyaya Neeti Dharma, 1980, with Ambarish, Dwarkish, Arathi