Omkara (2004 film)

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Omkara
Omkara (2004 film).jpg
Directed by Shivamani
Produced by Company Films
Starring Upendra
Preeti Jhangiani
Rahul Dev
Rangayana Raghu
Shwetha Menon
Music by Gurukiran
Cinematography Mathew Rajan
Edited by S Manohar
Release date(s) September 18, 2004
Running time 165mins
Country India
Language Kannada

Omkara is a 2004 Kannada crime thriller action film starring Upendra and Preeti Jhangiani in the lead roles. The film was directed by Shivamani and produced by Company Films under the banner of R S Productions and has music by Gurukiran.[1] Omkara was Upendra's first gangster film and was based on the connection between film industries and the Mumbai underworld mafia.[2] The film was an average grosser.[3]

Cast[edit]

  • Upendra as Sathya
  • Preeti Jhangiani as Divya
  • Rahul Dev as a Mumbai underworld kingpin
  • Rangayana Raghu as Divya's father
  • Shwetha Menon – cameo appearance

Sound track[edit]

Omkaara
Original CD Cover
Soundtrack album by Gurukiran
Genre feature film soundtrack
Language Kannada
Label Akash audio

Tracklist[edit]

The film's soundtrack has seven songs composed by Gurukiran. Upendra, Gurukiran, Kaviraj and V. Manohar penned the lyrics.[1]

Title Singers Lyrics
Bhalo Bhashi Bengalili Hariharan, Kavitha Upendra
Sootu Bootu Kaaridre Gurukiran Gurukiran
Othu Othu Otu Othu Upendra, Shamitha Upendra, V Manohar
Abbabba Huduri Gurukiran, Chaitra Kaviraj
Goli Maaro Gurukiran, Chaitra Kaviraj

Reception[edit]

Critical reception[edit]

Omkara received mixed to positive reviews upon release. Indiaglitz gave the film a very positive review by saying, "Omkara is a film made on a large canvas and can be compared to any non-Kannada film in terms of richness and presentation. The film has excellent production values, a big-star cast and all the commercial ingredients in right proportion to make it an attractive proposition for today's youngsters. Upendra excels in the role and his delivery of the lines is once again superb. His dialogues have been a major attraction in all his films and "Omkaara" is no exception."[4]

Box office[edit]

The film failed to live up to expectations and turned out to be just a moderate success at the box office.[3][5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Omkara – GGpedia". Wiki.gandhadagudi.com. Retrieved 2012-07-01. 
  2. ^ "'Omkara' – yet another film by Upendra". Viggy.com. 2004. Retrieved 2012-07-01. 
  3. ^ a b "Preeti Jhangiani returns to Sandalwood". Chakpak. 2012-06-06. Retrieved 2012-07-01. 
  4. ^ "Onkaara Malayalam Movie Review". India Glitz. June 28, 2005. Retrieved 25 April 2014. 
  5. ^ Bhat, Sriram (2012-07-03). "ಉಪೇಂದ್ರ, ಓಂ ಪ್ರಕಾಶ್ ರಾವ್ ಜೋಡಿಯ ತ್ರಿವಿಕ್ರಮ- upendra om prakash rao upcoming movie trivikrama – Oneindia Kannada". Kannada.oneindia.in. Retrieved 2012-07-11.