1970. Based on UR Ananthamurthy's novel of the same name. Girish Karnad, Snehalata Reddy (read her bio, amazing). It was taut and intense, dealing with the subject of final rites. Set in an agrahara in a village that follows the brahminical tradition, it deals with the death of a brahmin, who does not follow any rituals, has a low caste mistress and drinks and eats meat. But he is true to himself and as the story unfolds we realise how the others are not. National award winning movie that actually got banned so its a must watch.