Singaporenalli Raja Kulla
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|Singaporenalli Raja Kulla|
|Directed by||C.V. Rajendran|
Singaporenalli Raja Kulla (Kannada: ಸಿಂಗಾಪೂರ್ನಲ್ಲಿ ರಾಜಾ ಕುಳ್ಳ) is a full-scale action-suspense-drama Kannada film which was released in 1978. Vishnuvardhan, Manjula, Dwarkish, Lokanath, and Thoogudeepa Srinivas were the main actors in the movie. It was the first movie to be filmed outside India. Dwarakish produced and CV Rajendran directed and the music for the film was composed by Rajan-Nagendra.
A jeweller (Lokanath), who harbours ambitions of a successful life abroad, enters into a partnership with Junie (Thoogudeepa) and thus both land in Singapore. The ambition, which has blinded Lokanath, led him to treat his pregnant wife badly and abandon her. Unknown to Lokanath, Junie is into smuggling and various other illegal activities and is wanted by the Indian and Singapore police.
CID detective Gopinath (Kulla) (Dwarakish) is assigned the task of hunting down Junie and bringing him to justice in India. Meanwhile, Lokanath's son Raja (Vishnuvardhan), who is now a singer in a hotel, gets to know Gopinath (though he does not know he is a CID).
Manjula's father, who is also involved in shady businesses, promises Raja a good life, if he does what he is told to do. Raja is asked to go to Singapore and kill a rival with whom he has some old enmity. Raja is reluctant, but still goes to Singapore. Manjula's father gets the hint that Raja would not do this crime and thus tells his Singapore contacts to kill him. Manjula overhears what her father is saying on the phone and immediately flies to Singapore and informs Raja. Raja tells her that the trail of events has left him really confused.
Meanwhile, Kulla also lands in Singapore, on his mission. But Raja is also on his cross-hairs. He thinks Raja is in Singapore to kill someone and confronts him again and again, with arguments and fist-to-fist fightings as well.
Raja meets Lokanath at a hotel and immediately looks at the photo that his mother (Uma Shivakumar) has given him, of her and Lokanath in their younger days. Raja stares at him for a long time, which makes Lokanath ask him who he was and where is he from. Raja introduces himself and says he is from Bangalore. Lokanath is taken aback, which Raja senses, and he says, 'why? Do you have anyone close to you there?' This question makes Lokanath very uncomfortable. As Lokanath turns back and takes a few steps away, Raja drops that photo and calls out to Lokanath, that he dropped something. Lokanath picks up the photo and is surprised to see that it is of him and his wife.
Later, after a bitter fight between them, Raja and Kulla meet up with Lokanath, who tells him about his meet up with Junie and how he was duped into the unlawful business. Kulla assures Lokanath that he would help him get out of this situation.
After many twists and turns, including many fights, the movie climax ends with Raja, Kulla fighting and chasing Junie. As Junie desperately tries to board a helicopter, Kulla, who is hiding in the helicopter, kicks him out and his associate, a Singapore policeman, shoots Junie and kills him. Raja being united with his father and mother.
- Vishnuvardhan - Raja
- Dwarakish - CID Gopinath alias Kulla
- Felina (Singaporean actress) - Felina
- Loknath - Jeweller
- Uma Shivakumar - Jeweller's wife
- Thoogudeepa Srinivas - Junie
Prema Preeti Nannusiru - S P Balasubrahmanyam, Yesudas
Belliya Raja Baaro - S Janaki, S P Balasubrahmanyam
Ninne Ninnege - S P Balasubrahmanyam, S Janaki
Nannantha Gandilla S P Balasubrahmanyam, Yesudas, S Janaki, P Susheela