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Directed byNagashekhar
Written byTushar Ranganath (Dialogues)
Screenplay byPreetham Gubbi
Story byNagashekhar
Shekhar Chandra
Produced byK. Manju
Anant Nag
CinematographyShekhar Chandra
Edited byP. R. Soundar Raj
Music byGurukiran
Lakshmi Shree Combines
Distributed byJayanna Combines
Release date
  • 25 April 2008 (2008-04-25)
Running time
143 minutes

Aramane (transl. Palace) is a 2008 Indian Kannada drama film directed by Nagashekhar, starring Ganesh and Anant Nag in the lead roles. The plot of the film revolves around a wealthy businessman who is left isolated in his palatial house by his children after he decides to remarry on his wife's passing. He is befriended by a photographer who assures of bringing them together for 'one last photo' of the entire family.[1][2]

The film's music was composed by Gurukiran.[3]


Arun is a photographer employed in a studio in Mysore. Also living in the city is a very wealthy Rajashekhara Aras, in his palatial house, now a loner separated from his family, and has become a hard drinker, living with his manservant Basava. Arun is called one day to Aras' house to get his photo clicked for an official document. They befriend over a drink when Aras reveals to Arun of his children have left him when they learn of his decision to remarry on his wife's passing, twenty-two years ago. He wishes of getting a photo clicked with his family one last time and pleads Arun to unite him with his three children who are now living Sydney, Bangalore, and Washington, D.C. Arun, initially reluctant, sees his distress and assures.

On learning that the husband of Aras' eldest daughter is a Police commissioner in Bangalore, he acquires their residential address and befriends the couple's younger daughter Neethu. She is shocked by his revealing of her grandfather's existence, who had always thought that he was dead as told by her parents. Then Neetu arranges for flight tickets for Arun to visit Sydney relatives. In Sydney Arun loses his focus and starts roaming the streets with a mangalasutra in his hands searching for Aisu from Cheluvina Chittara. He meets Aisu who is now married to Neetu's Uncle in Sydney. In a fit of rage Arun kills Aisu and steals her passport and her credit card. Using the card he undergoes gender altering process , thereby resembling Aisu. Using her passport he goes to Washington DC to search for the other Uncle of Neetu. But a shock awaits him there, he finds Nandini from Mungaru male(after divorcing Diganth) hanging out with the American Uncle of Neetu. Reality strikes Arun hard and out of a dejected feeling he just auditions for a randomn role in a Quentin Tarantino's upcoming movie. He lands the role and starts looking at life in a much happier and beautiful shade. The movie goes on to become a Blockbuster earning Arun accolades from everyone. He adopts his screen name as Arushi(due to gender alter operation) and finally is approached by Kevin Feige for a standalone film in the Marvel Universe. But instead Arun convinces Kevin Feige for a Mungaru male remake in hollywood titled Devdas and ultimately quotes $30 million as a fixed fee. In the end credits we see that Arun has become famous in India for his Hollywood redemption. Amidst the Chaos we see Rajasekhara Aras and his family trying to get hold of Arun for killing Aisu hence revealing that the story will have a sequel titled "Bachlumane"!![4]


Box office[edit]

The film received positive reviews from both critics and the audience and was declared a "super hit" by completing 100 days.[5][6][7]


Soundtrack album by
Released22 March 2008 (2008-03-22)
GenreFeature film soundtrack
LabelSkanda Audio
Gurukiran chronology
Nee Tata Naa Birla

Gurukiran composed the film score and the soundtrack, lyrics for which was penned by Kaviraj, Yogaraj Bhat, Jayant Kaikini and V. Nagendra Prasad. The soundtrack album consists of six tracks.[8] It was released on 22 March 2008 in Bangalore, and was distributed into the market by Skanda Audio.

1."Umnom nom nom nom"V. Nagendra PrasadGeorge Peter4:49
2."Nagu Nagu"KavirajRajesh Krishnan4:57
3."Nanagu Ninagu"Jayant KaikiniKunal Ganjawala5:21
4."Pathra Bareyala"KavirajKarthik, Shweta Mohan5:15
5."Nanna Edeyalli"Yogaraj BhatMadhu Balakrishnan4:28
6."Kolle Nannanne"KavirajGurukiran4:27
Total length:29:17

Home media[edit]

The movie was released on DVD with 5.1 channel surround sound and English subtitles and VCD.


  1. ^ R. G. Vijayasarathy. "Ganesh's back with Aramane". Rediff.
  2. ^ R. G. Vijayasarathy (28 April 2008). "Aramane is worth watching". Rediff.
  3. ^ "IndiaGlitz - 'Aramane' on 25th - Kannada Movie News". Archived from the original on 30 April 2008. Retrieved 6 May 2008.
  4. ^ KannadaCinemaChannel
  5. ^ "Only 10 Kannada films made the grade in 2008". 2 April 2010. Retrieved 16 February 2022.
  6. ^ "Kuselan to be made in Kannada?". The Times of India. Retrieved 16 February 2022.
  7. ^ "Roma -The new sensation". Archived from the original on 22 January 2022. Retrieved 16 February 2022.
  8. ^ "Aramane (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) - EP". Retrieved 17 October 2015.

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