Original Name:Taledanda
English Name:Beheading Life
Year: 2020
Run Time: 152 min
Language: Kannada
Type (Colour/ Black & white): Colour
Country: India
Director:Praveen Krupakar
Producer: Praveen Krupakar
Cast:Natana Prashanth, Hemamalini Krupakar, Bhavani Prakash, Rajesh Rao, Mandya Ramesh , B Suresh , Ramesh Pandit , Chaitra Achar , Mangala N , Sanchari Vijay
Screenplay:Praveen Krupakar
Cinematographer:Ashok Cashyap
Editor:B S Kemparaju
Sound Designer:V G Rajen
Music Composer:Harikavya
Costume Designer:Dr. Hemamalini Krupakar
Production Designer:D R Sampath
Production Company:Kripanidhi Kreations
World Sales:Praveen Krupakar, Kripanidhi Kreations
World Sales Phone:9980556445, 8880955966
World Sales Email:

Festivals :

  • IFF India 2021
  • Film Fest International, London 2021

Director’s Selected Filmography :

  • 2021 Beheading Life

Director’s Biography:

Praveen Krupakar

Praveen Krupakar is a film director, actor, scriptwriter and producer in Kannada film industry. Passionate in film making, he is associated with films for the past 30 years. He has worked in the Kannada Film Industry for 12 years and was associated with legendary Directors like Late Sri. K.V. Jayaram, Sri. K.V. Raju, Sri. Joe Simon, Late Sri. Sundernath Suvarna and Sri. Dwarakish., in more than 15 feature films. He is also a faculty member at the University of Mysore since 1996. Praveen has to his credit of producing and directing more than 24 Documentary Films for Central and State Government Departments CIILS & DSERT, ATI respectively.


The film is story of protagonist Kunna, a mentally challenged person showing an exemplary concern for conservation of environment and has passion for plants and trees, and nature a whole. Kunna inherits his love for nature from his father Jademada, who has an incredible love towards nature. After his father’s demise, Kunna grows up with his mother Kethamma, working as a daily labor in forest department nursery. A road gets sanctioned by government to connect the village to the Highway. The MLA to safeguard his lands manipulates the road plan that requires felling of many trees. Kunna opposing tree felling manhandles the government officers and gets arrested. What happens to the felling of trees and what does Kunna do now?