A (Kannada film)
|Produced by||B. Jagannath
B. G. Manjunath
|Cinematography||H. C. Venu|
|Edited by||T. Shashikumar|
|Distributed by||B V Ramakrishna|
|Running time||148 min|
|Budget||13 million (US$220,000)|
|Box office||200 million (US$3.3 million)|
A is a 1998 Indian Kannada language blockbuster psychological love story film written and directed by Upendra. It starred Upendra and Chandini as the lead couple. It tells the love story between a film director and an actress which is narrated through multiple flashbacks within flashbacks and reverse screenplay. The film deals with dark truths of the film world like the casting couch. Due to the reverse screenplay, some audience members watched it multiple times to understand the story.
Upon release, A collected more than 20 crore at the box office. The movie was dubbed into Telugu and released in Andhra Pradesh. The film was remade in Tamil as Adavadi. It was Gurukiran's first film as a music director. Upendra won the Udaya Film Award for Best Male Actor (1998) and Gurukiran won the Udaya Film Award for Best Music Director (1998).
- Kote Prabhakar
- Shankar Bhat
Box office response
It was described by a reviewer as "loud and disjointed, like the ramblings of a delirious mind, but made a lot of sense". Its design received some praise. It provoked some controversy over anti-women remarks and may contain some autobiographical elements.
|Sum Sumne||Rajesh Krishnan||Upendra||4:55|
|Chandni||Pratima Rao||Murali Mohan||5:04|
|Helkollokondu Ooru||L N Sastry||G.P. Rajarathnam||5:08|
|Idu One Day Match kano||L N Sastry||Murali Mohan||6:37|
|Maari Kannu||S. P. Balasubrahmanyam||Upendra||4:22|
- Karnataka State Film Award – Best Sound Recording – Murali
- Karnataka State Film Award – Best Editing – T. Shashikumar
- Article about the plot of A, and an interview with Chandni, the heroine
- "A sequel to 'A'".
- Adavadi – Review
- Kannada composer Gurukiran wants to do more reality shows
- "A sequel to 'A'".
- "175 days or 25 weeks shield of A".
- Uppi's hardly uppity, The Hindu
- Bhushan Geechi to direct
- Triggering off a controversy once again, The Hindu