|Directed by||T. S. Nagabharana|
|Screenplay by||T. S. Nagabharana|
|Story by||T. S. Nagabharana|
|Produced by||Srihari L. Khode|
|Cinematography||G. S. Bhaskar|
|Music by||Bapu Padmanabha|
|Distributed by||Mars Distributors|
Allama is a 2017 Indian Kannada musical drama Historical film directed by T. S. Nagabharana. The film stars Dhananjay and Meghana Raj in the lead roles. Principal photography of the film started in late 2015. It was released theatrically on 26 January 2017.
The film was nominated as India's entry for the International Council for Film, Television and Audio-visual Communication (ICFT) UNESCO Gandhi Medal. At the 64th National Film Awards, the film won awards for Best Music Direction for Songs & Best Background Score (Bapu Padmanabha) and Best Make-up Artist (N. K. Ramakrishna).
The film captures the story of the rebellious thinker Allama, also known as Allama Prabhu."Allama" is a film about 12th century metaphysician, a son of a temple dancer who embarks on a quest for knowledge and answers to his four core sentiments, yearning, and obsession – Maddales, failures and self-realization.
The film landed in a controversy prior to its release in January 2016, after groups such as Rashtriya Basavadal and Basava Peetha staged demonstrations in Dharwad calling for its ban. They alleged that the film wrongly depicts the ritual of wearing miniaturized iconographic form of the deity Shiva, the Jyotirlinga. They claimed that, instead, Ishtalinga should have been depicted. The film shows the worship of Lingam performed placing it on the devotee's right hand, when they claimed that history states that it was done by keeping it in the left hand. The protesters also said that Allama Prabhu and Akka Mahadevi are depicted in the film without wearing the lingam. They claimed that "all these scenes prove that it is a systematic approach to fabricate vachana sahitya", in a memorandum submitted to the Chief Minister of Karnataka calling for the film's ban.
|Soundtrack album by|
|Released||31 March 2016|
|Genre||Feature film soundtrack|
Bapu Padmanabha scored the film's background and the soundtrack. The soundtrack album consists of 18 tracks. It includes 14 vachanas; 11 of Allama Prabhu, and 1 each of Basava, Akka Mahadevi and Siddheshwar. The album was released on 31 March 2016 in Bangalore.
|1.||"Honnu Maaye Embaru"||Allama Prabhu||Hemanth||2:05|
|2.||"Ayya Nimma"||Basava||Ganesh Desai||1:30|
|3.||"Banavasi Kaada Tumba"||Doddarange Gowda||Rajesh Krishnan||3:46|
|4.||"Sri Guruve Enage"||Traditional||Rajesh Krishnan||2:02|
|5.||"Pranathiyu Ide Batthiyu Ide"||Allama Prabhu||Hemanth||3:07|
|6.||"Sambandha Asambandha"||Allama Prabhu||Hemanth||1:28|
|7.||"Temple Dance"||Traditional||Tejaswini M. K.||3:51|
|8.||"Nelada Bombeya Maadi"||Allama Prabhu||Bapu Padmanabha||1:35|
|9.||"Maya Shringara"||B. R. Lakshmana Rao||Manjula Gururaj||3:17|
|10.||"Kaana Baarada Lingavu"||Allama Prabhu||Rajesh Krishnan||1:29|
|11.||"Kaalugaleradu Gaali Kandayya"||Allama Prabhu||Shankar Mahadevan||2:09|
|12.||"Agniya Suduvalli"||Allama Prabhu||Shankar Mahadevan||2:17|
|13.||"Ettana Maamara Ettana Kogile"||Allama Prabhu||Shankar Mahadevan||2:10|
|14.||"Sutthi Sutthi Bandhadilla"||Allama Prabhu||Shankar Mahadevan||1:36|
|15.||"Sangana Basavannana Paadava"||Akka Mahadevi||Sangeetha Katti||2:53|
|17.||"Kendadha Giriya Melondu"||Allama Prabhu||Bapu Padmanabha||1:28|
|18.||"Bayalu Bayalane Bitthi"||Allama Prabhu||Rajesh Krishnan||3:25|