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Chowka Poster.jpg
Theatrical Poster
Directed byTharun Kishore Sudhir
Produced byDwarakish
Yogish Dwarakish Bungale
Written byA. P. Arjun,
Simple Suni,
A. V. Chinthan,
Anil Kumar,
Yoganand Muddan
Screenplay byTharun Kishore Sudhir
StarringPrem Kumar
Vijay Raghavendra
Prajwal Devaraj
Aindrita Ray
Deepa Sannidhi
Narrated byChikkanna
Music byGurukiran
Arjun Janya
V. Harikrishna
Anoop Seelin
Sridhar V. Sambhram
CinematographySatya Hegde
S. Krishna
Santhosh Rai Pathaje
Shekar Chandru
Sudhakar Raj
Edited byK. M. Prakash
Distributed byMysore Talkies
Release date
  • 3 February 2017 (2017-02-03)
Running time
178 minutes
Budget4 crore
Box office₹20-40 crore

Chowka is a 2017 Indian Kannada action drama film directed by Tharun Sudhir, making his debut, and produced by Dwarakish, marking his 50th production film.[1][2] It features an ensemble cast of Prem Kumar, Vijay Raghavendra, Diganth, Prajwal Devaraj, Chikkanna, Aindrita Ray, Priyamani, Bhavana and Deepa Sannidhi.[3] Actor Kashinath appears in a special role and Darshan in a cameo appearance.[4][5]

In the first of its kind, the film boasts of employing five music directors, five lyricists, five cinematographers, five art directors and five dialogue writers.[6] The film was nominated for the Filmfare Award for Best Film – Kannada at the 65th Filmfare Awards South.

The movie was reported to be in the process of being remade in four languages.[7]


The film is a narrative which emerges through five different timelines and geographies within the state of Karnataka, encapsulating the lives of four people with a common friend and their love lives while sending across a strong message relating to the common man. Four individuals, each with their own dreams and aspirations, get framed for crimes they did not commit and land up in jail. First Hakki Gopala (Prem) who is cheated and sent to jail. Second Krishna Rao (Diganth) who is blamed for the murder of his pregnant friend Maria (Priyamani). Third Surya Shetty(Vijay Raghavendra) who is dragged in a false murder case and fourth Mohammed Anwar (Prajwal Devaraj) who is blamed for a bomb blast. They all are linked with their friend Manjunath (Chikkanna). They meet a school teacher Vishwanath (Kashinath) who not only shows them hope but also stirs up a passion towards reform. He reveals that he had a daughter Ramya (Manvitha Harish) who loved the son of MLA Krishnamurthy (Avinash). This angers Krishnamurthy and gets Ramya raped and killed and blames Vishwanath for it. They four decide to help Vishwanath in his objective.

The story takes place in the cities of Bangalore in 1986, followed by 1995 in Mysore, 2000 in Mangalore and 2007 in Bijapur. The present day is depicted in 2017, in the Central Jail of Bellary and ends in the Suvarna Vidhana Soudha premises in Belagavi. It ends on a happy note as Vishwanath is proved innocent , but the four heroes are shot by commandoes in the end.

Where as tear eyed Pushpa(Aindrita Rai), Bhoomika (Bhavana) and Gowri (Deepa Sannidhi) watch it with utter disbelief.



Soundtrack album by
Released25 January 2017 (2017-01-25)
GenreFeature film soundtrack
LabelAnand Audio
V. Harikrishna chronology
Santhu Straight Forward
V. Sridhar chronology
Arjun Janya chronology
Anoop Seelin chronology
Smile Please
Bangalore Underworld
Gurukiran chronology

V. Harikrishna, V. Sridhar, Arjun Janya, Gurukiran and Anoop Seelin have composed film's background and scored for its soundtrack. Lyrics for the soundtrack was penned by Jayant Kaikini, Yograj Bhat Siddayaiah Puranic, Santhosh Naik and Chethan Kumar. The soundtrack album consists of six tracks. It was released on 25 January 2017.

Track listing
1."Turthinalli Geechida"Jayanth KaikiniSridhar V. SambhramSonu Nigam, Antara Mitra4:08
2."Alladsu Alladsu"Yogaraj BhatV. HarikrishnaVijay Prakash4:13
3."Appa I Love You"V. Nagendra PrasadArjun JanyaAnuradha Bhat4:53
4."Aadoo Aata Aadoo"Santhosh NaikGurukiranChaitra H. G.4:03
5."Vande Mataram"Siddaiah PuranikArjun JanyaRanjith4:23
6."Party Party Nightu"Chetan KumarAnoop SeelinPuneeth Rajkumar4:21


  1. ^ "Dwarakish 50th film". Indiaglitz. 6 July 2015. Retrieved 24 November 2016.
  2. ^ "Five stars in Dwarakish's 50th". Bangalore Mirror. 8 July 2015.
  3. ^ "'Chowka' Multi Starrer". Indiaglitz. 9 July 2015. Retrieved 24 November 2016.
  4. ^ "Darshan To Be A Part Of Multi-starrer Chowka". Filmibeat. 10 November 2016. Retrieved 24 November 2016.
  5. ^ "Chowka's Teaser to be out on December 1". The New Indian Express. 28 November 2016. Retrieved 28 January 2017.
  6. ^ "'Chowka': Multi Starrer with many interesting facts". Moviemint. 9 July 2016. Retrieved 24 November 2016.
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