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Directed byNanda Kishore
Screenplay byNanda kishore
Story byPonram
Based onVaruthapadatha Valibar Sangam
Produced byB. Basavaraju
A. Venkatesh
B. K. Gangadhar
Hebah Patel
CinematographySudhakar S. Raj
Edited byK. M. Prakash
Music byArjun Janya
Shree Shankara Movies
Distributed byRamu Enterprises
Release date
  • 15 August 2014 (2014-08-15)

Adhyaksha (transl. President) is a 2014 Indian Kannada language romantic comedy film directed by Nanda Kishore. It stars Sharan, Hebah Patel, Chikkanna, P. Ravi Shankar, Malavika Avinash and Ramesh Bhat. It is a remake of the Tamil film Varuthapadatha Valibar Sangam.[1] A spiritual sequel titled Adyaksha in America was released in 2019. A sequel Upadhyaksha starring Chikkanna in the lead role was released in 2024.


The film begins with police arriving at Shivarudre Gowda's (P. Ravi Shankar) house questioning him about the killing of his daughter Aishwarya (Hebah Patel) because she ran away with the guy she loved. Chandru (Sharan) and Narayana (Chikkanna) are two friends who are the leaders of a group called Chi Thu Sangha. Chandru falls in love with Kalyani (Asmita Sood) who is a teacher at a school. Chandru writes a love letter to her, but wants someone to go give it to her which is when he finds Aishwarya. Aishwarya gives the letter to her teacher to which the teacher refuses his proposal but Aishwarya doesn't reveal it to Chandru.

Gowda fixes a marriage for Aishwarya, but she is not willing to marry because of her desire to study further. Despite her attempts, nothing stops her marriage. Her marriage was posted on a billboard and Chandru and Narayana decide to stop it. They go to the police station and threaten the police that they will go to the commissioner. The police inspector talks to Gowda and makes him stop the marriage. This ignites love in heart of Aishwarya for Chandru. She tricks him into getting many gifts to her in the name of Kalyani. One day, Aishwarya delivers the news to Chandru that Kalyani is getting married. He decides to move on in life. He debates with Shivarudre Gowda on organizing record dance during village festival and succeeds in doing so. On the day of fest, seeing her draped in a sari, he falls in love with her. On the fest, Gowda takes on Chandru's challenge and dances to modern songs. The same night, the police reveal to him that the person who stopped Aishwarya's marriage was Chandru.

A day later he tells her about his love for her but she ignores him and says no to test his patience. Chandru walks away listening to a sad song when a gang comes and bashes him. He later finds out that it was Shivarudre Gowda's gang of goons who attacked him. So, Chandru and Narayana decide to steal Gowda's gun what he considers his 'soul'. They get into trouble having stolen it. Chandru returns the gun on Aishwarya's insistence without anyone knowing. Aishwarya's mother, aware of their affair, warns her that this is not correct and she should stop it. Gowda's cow falls into a well when he goes out of town and Chandru helps to get it out. One night, Chandru stays with Aishwarya in her house and they see her father sleepwalking and again the following morning too. This time he is awake but Chandru thinks he's sleepwalking again and so he tells Gowda about liking his daughter. Once he finds out that he is indeed awake, he runs out of that house.

Gowda makes his daughter promise that she would marry a boy of his choice. They fix a marriage for Aishwarya but on the night before her marriage, she decides to run away with Chandru. When running away at night, they see her father and he tells them to run away and gives them some money so that they never come back. Shivarudre Gowda wants Chandru and Aishwarya to run away because he doesn't want Aishwarya to marry the guy he has chosen for her and he can't stop her marriage because he has too much respect in his village. He watches them get married and then he walks home with blood on his shirt (the blood is of a goat that he killed) and lies to everyone that he killed his daughter because of his reputation. Chandru and Aishwarya return though and ruin Shivarudre Gowda's plans and Chandru stated that he returned because his father offered him more money. The film ends with Gowda and Chandru laughing happily.



Soundtrack album by
Released6 June 2014
GenreFeature film soundtrack
LabelD Beats

The music for the film and soundtracks were composed by Arjun Janya. The album has five soundtracks.[2]

1."Adhyaksha Adhyaksha"V. Nagendra PrasadPuneeth Rajkumar, L. N. Shastry4:29
2."Kannigu Kannigu"K. KalyanTippu, Archana Ravi4:02
3."Open Hairsu Bitkondu"Yogaraj BhatVijay Prakash3:52
4."Phonu Illa"Yogaraj BhatVijay Prakash4:26
5."Sum Sumne"K. KalyanPalak Muchhal3:30
Total length:20:19


  1. ^ "I don't regret being typecast as a comedy artist: Sharan". The Times of India. 14 August 2014. Retrieved 15 August 2014.
  2. ^ "Adhyaksha (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) – EP". iTunes. Retrieved 21 August 2014.

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