Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Yogaraj Bhat|
|Produced by||Suryaprakash Rao
A. M. Rathnam
|Written by||Yogaraj Bhat|
|Screenplay by||Yogaraj Bhat|
|Music by||V. Harikrishna|
|Editing by||Suresh Urs|
|Studio||SPR Entertainers (India) Pvt. Ltd.|
|Release dates||18 January 2008|
Gaalipata (Kannada: ಗಾಳಿಪಟ) is a 2008 Kannada-language film directed by Yogaraj Bhat of Mungaru Male fame. The film features an ensemble cast of Ganesh, Diganth, Rajesh Krishnan, Daisy Bopanna, Neethu and Bhavana Rao. The music for the film was composed by V. Harikrishna.
Three friends, Ganesh (Ganesh), Diganth (Diganth) and Kitty (Rajesh Krishnan) come to Mugilupete. Ganesh falls in love with Sowmya (Daisy Bopanna), a widow, staying with her in-laws Kodandaram (Anant Nag) and Padma (Padmaja Rao) while Diganth and Kitty fall for Kodandaram's daughters Radha (Neethoo) and Pavani (Bhavana Rao) respectively.
While Diganth-Radha and Kitty-Pavani get the green signal for marriage, Sowmya is hesitant to accept Ganesh as her life partner. The director shows how Ganesh wins her heart in a unique way.
- Ganesh as Ganesh
- Rajesh Krishnan as Kitty
- Diganth as Diganth/Doodh Peda
- Ananth Nag as Kodandaram
- Daisy Bopanna as Souwmya
- Bhavana Rao as Pavani
- Neethu as Radha
- Padmaja Rao as Padma
- Dayal Padmanabhan as Dracula
- Rangayana Raghu
- Sudha Belawadi
Most part of the outdoor scenery of "Gaalipata" was shot in "Kodachadri" Kodachadri shivamoga district. Yogaraj Bhat chose "Kodachadri" and represented it as "Mugilupete" where the three friends arrive.
Gaalipata had a huge publicity campaign. The film had a strong opening, but it lost steam and ended up completing just 100 days in its main theater. It largely went well with the multiplex crowd and it went for a 175-day run in PVR cinemas Bengaluru.
Ganesh won the Best Actor Award (Kannada) at the 56th Filmfare Awards South, held in Hyderabad. In total, the movie won three awards including Best Music (V. Harikrishna) and Best Lyricist (Jayanth Kaikini for "Minchaagi Neenu Baralu").
V. Harikrishna's songs for the film, including "Akaasha Ishte Yaakideyo", "Minchaagi Neenu Baralu" and "Na Dheem Dheem Tana" became hits and received significant air-time on television and radio channels.
|Aakasha Ishteyakideyo||Tippu, Kunal Ganjawala||Jayanth Kaikini|
|Minchaagi Neenu||Sonu Nigam||Jayanth Kaikini|
|Nadhimdhim Tanananaa||K. S. Chithra||Yograj Bhat|
|Jeeva Kaleva||Sonu Nigam||Yogaraj Bhat|
|Aaha Bedurubombe||Udit Narayan, Anuradha Sriram||Jayanth Kaikini, Dinesh|
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