JIGNAASU

PROUD PRESENTATION OF SRIPADA STUDIOS - KANNADA DOCUMENTARY FILM SERIES

‘Jignaasu’ is a Kannada word that means explorer in the English language. This is a Docu Film on Legendary Kannada film actor and director – Shankar Nagarakatte.

Life is not merely a game. It is the search that we embark on within ourselves. He is the one who has discerned this.

He is the one who disregarded the instability of life to accept its pace and its relentlessness. 

Who is he?

He is an explorer, the one who has surveyed the swiftness of time to become an achiever.

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Jignaasu is based on the two books ‘Nanna Tamma Shankara’ written by Sri. Ananth Nag and ‘Nenapinangaladalli Shankar Nag’ written by Sri. Ganesh Kasaragod. 

With a (Dissertation titled Discourse of Science and Society in Shankar Nag films) academic scholarship, interviews of the closed-circle and many more, research-based facts and figures prove the hypothetical questions and some of it, are –

Admire

Even after 30 years of his absence, why is he still admired by the mass?

LOVE

He is a friend, with no enemies! Is it possible to live without being liked by others?

EXECUTION

Why were his plans and ideologies discussed rather than executed?

MYSTERY

His death is still a mystery? Or are we all overthinking it?

WHY SHANKAR NAG?

The name has been popular ever since my childhood. Some of the stars like Dr. Rajkumar, Shankar Nag, Ashwath, Narasimharaju, Manjula, Kalpana, Puttanna Kanagal etc. were the part of everything which I adored. I.e. Cinema. But, I never observed them. So when I started to read the book Nanna Tamma Shankara, I observed Shankar Nag as a man who is seen and adored in different perceptions.

ACCORDING TO WIKIPEDIA

ACCORDING TO auto drivers

ACCORDING TO THE 
KANNADA FILM INDUSTRY

Shankar is a popular actor in all A, B, C centres with the titles Karate King, Auto Raja. He has produced around 10 films, directed 8 films, a teleserial, a theatre artist who formed a theatre group called ‘Sanketh’ and also built Karnataka’s first electronic studio named ‘Sanketh Studio’. His vision to develop Bengaluru and to contribute to the state through various development plans made him unforgettable.

THE ILLUSTRATION ON THE WORD 'JIGNAASU'

PROMOS & TEASERS

You could also be a part of Jignaasu. How?

If you come across pictures /illustrations of Shankarnag anywhere, you can send them to us through WhatsApp, Mail or Facebook immediately. 

A special promo on #Shankarnag 64th Birthday. What’s the magic of actor Shankar Nag’s charisma that he still rules the hearts of many Bangaloreans, in particular, autorickshaw drivers, 28 years after his death? This new Kannada docufilm ‘#Jignaasu ‘ (Explorer) with English sub-titles, delves into this question with many hypothetical situations like this.

#Jignaasu A humble try to explorer to explorer who had his own way of progressive and rational thinking towards every aspect. He is none other than #ShankarNag, a legendary soul of Kannada Film Industry. Watch the second teaser of the DocuFilm on Shankar Nag Watch the whole video and share the ideologies of our team to your social media friends.

THE PROLOGUE EPISODE OF THE SERIES 'JIGNAASU'

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IMPORTANCE OF THE PROLOGUE

This short film is based on real incidents. Yes, it is. This is the journey of my dissertation. As a writer, I have penned the situations in which I grieved of choosing Kannada cinema. My Dissertation was a 90-page primary research source material. The English language problem was the biggest hurdle to achieve and not having one research article supporting my argument was the saddest part. In the screenplay, I have tried to compose the scenes with realism.

The below questions pop up when you see the film. 

  • Was it his mistake to admire the Kannada language?
  • Was it the mistake of Kannada film authorities not to have one research article on the films produced in the language?
  • Was it the mistake of people who are seeing him rather than his conception?

Unanswered questions are explained here.

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