Bahaddur Gandu

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Bahaddur Gandu
Directed by A. V. Sheshagiri Rao
Produced by
  • Srikanth Nahata
  • Srikanth Patel
Screenplay by Chi. Udaya Shankar
Music by M. Ranga Rao
Cinematography S. V. Srikanth
Edited by
  • S. P. N. Krishna
  • T. P. Velayudham
Srikanth & Srikanth Enterprises
Release date
Running time
141 minutes
Country India
Language Kannada

Bahaddur Gandu (Kannada: ಬಹದ್ದೂರ್ ಗಂಡು; English: Brave Man), is a 1976 Indian Kannada language feature film directed by A. V. Sheshagiri Rao, starring Rajkumar, Jayanthi, Aarathi and Vajramuni in lead roles. Critics have noted that the plot is loosely based on William Shakespeare 's The Taming of the Shrew and the 1952 Hindi movie Aan.[1]


Rajkumar plays an upright Panju, who stays in Bankapura with his mother. Due to evil policies of crown prince Vajramuni and princess Jayanti, Panju and villagers are at the risk of losing their lands. When much pleading does not work, Panju leads farmers agitation to the palace, where he is captured, put to jail and tortured. Panju escapes from the prison, kidnaps Jayanti to his village to teach her civic norms and show her the harsh realities normal people face each day. He gets the entire village relocated across adjoining river, so that royal soldiers cannot trace them. He is able to turn the princess to appreciate the normal way-of-life, but faces the wrath of Palace and administration. Can he turn the tides and win his biggest battle? The film also stars Arathi as a village girl who is in love with Panju, but before anything could occur she is killed by Vajramuni as she opposed his advances.



Bahaddur Gandu
Soundtrack album by M. Ranga Rao
Released 1976
Genre Feature film soundtrack
Length 19:39
Label Saregama

M. Ranga Rao composed the soundtrack, and lyrics were written by Chi. Udaya Shankar. The album consists of five soundtracks.[2]

Track list
No. Title Lyrics Singer(s) Length
1. "Maanavanaaguveya" Chi. Udaya Shankar Rajkumar 4:16
2. "Alle Nillu" Chi. Udaya Shankar P. B. Sreenivas, S. Janaki 3:48
3. "Muthinantha Mathondu" Chi. Udaya Shankar Rajkumar 4:28
4. "Gandu Endare Gandu" Chi. Udaya Shankar S. P. Balasubrahmanyam 3:56
5. "Hey Ninagagiye" Chi. Udaya Shankar Rajkumar 3:11
Total length: 19:39


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