Bulbul (film)

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Bulbul (Kannada) film poster.jpg
Film poster
Directed byM. D. Shridhar
Produced byMeena Thoogudeepa
Screenplay byM. D. Shridhar
Story byA. Karunakaran
Rachita Ram
Music byV. Harikrishna
CinematographyA. V. Krishna Kumar
Edited byP. R. Sounder Raj
Thoogudeepa Productions
Release date
  • 10 May 2013 (2013-05-10)
Budget₹8-10 crore

Bulbul is a 2013 Indian Kannada-language film directed by M. D. Shridhar. It is the remake of the Telugu film Darling and the scenes in the flashback are inspired by 50 First Dates.[1] The film stars Darshan, Ambarish and debutant Rachita Ram in lead roles. The music for the film was composed by V. Harikrishna with lyrics penned by Kaviraj. The satellite rights of the movie is given to Zee TV.



The official shooting of the film began on 28 December 2012 at the Bengaluru International Airport with few scenes featuring actor Pradeep Rawat at the Jade Gardens near the airport. However it was disrupted following a scuffle between the crew members and Rawat. Further it resumed with actor Sharath Lohitashwa replacing Rawat[2]


The producer wanted to bring back both Darshan and Ramya after 6 years, but Ramya opted out of the project.[3] Actor Ambarish was signed to play the father role to Darshan. Bollywood actor Pradeep Rawat was originally the main antagonist. However, he was dropped out, following a minor scuffle during the shoot and Sharath Lohitashwa was replaced instead.[4]

The film is produced by Dinakar Toogudeep.


The film made its theatrical release across Karnataka in over 180 cinema halls on 10 May 2013.[5] The satellite rights of the film was sold to a television channel for 41.4 million (US$580,000)[6]


Upon theatrical release, the film took fantastic opening movie ran 15 weeks at Narthaki, 100 days in 7 theaters of Bangalore & 13 centers/19 theaters, 50 days in around 50 theaters (20 cr share & 35 cr gross, one of the highest grossing Kannada films)


The soundtrack of the album was released on 10 February 2013.

Soundtrack album by V. Harikrishna
10 February 2013
GenreFeature film soundtrack
LabelD Beats
1."Hoo Chendu"kavirajV. Harikrishna 
2."Jagadalliro" Sonu Nigam 
3."Junior Senior" Tippu, S. P. Balasubramanyam 
4."Nille Nille Kaveri" Hemanth Kumar 
5."Ondu Sanje" Karthik 
6."Nille Nille Kaveri" Tippu 


  1. ^ "Rachita Ram finally selected for 'Bulbul'". The Times of India. 16 July 2012.
  2. ^ "Bollywood villain plays spoilsport at Sandalwood shoot". Bangalore Mirror. 28 December 2012.
  3. ^ "Actress Ramya opts out of MD Sridhar's 'Bulbul'". 17 June 2012.
  4. ^ http://www.bangaloremirror.com/bangalore/others/Bollywood-villain-plays-spoilsport-at-Sandalwood-shoot/articleshow/21257619.cms?
  5. ^ "Bulbul to release in 160-plus theatres". The Times of India. 6 May 2013. Retrieved 16 May 2013.
  6. ^ "Bulbul satellite rights sold for good price". Tnews. 22 March 2013. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 16 May 2013.

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