Dubai Babu

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Dubai Babu
Dubai Babu.jpg
movie poster
Directed byNaganna
Produced byShailendra Babu
Written bySrinu Vytla (Story & Screenplay) K. Nanjunda (Dialogues)
Nikita Thukral
Saloni Aswani
Music byV. Sridhar
CinematographyAnil Xavier
Edited byT. Govardhan
Release date
  • 15 May 2009 (2009-05-15)
Running time
2 hours 38 minutes

Dubai Babu is a 2009 Kannada-language film directed by Naganna, and produced by Shailendra Babu under Shri Shailendra Productions. The film is a remake of Telugu film Dubai Seenu (Starring: Raviteja, Nayanatara). It stars Upendra, Nikitha and Saloni Aswani in the lead roles.[1]


Dubai Babu revolves around Babu (Upendra) whose only aim is to fly to Dubai and get rich. He takes the help of a broker to fulfill this ambition and promptly gets duped by him. Stranded in Mumbai, he and his friends open a Pav Stall to keep things going. While in Mumbai, he runs into Vasundhara (Nikitha) and instantly falls for her. After a few meetings, Vasundhara disappears from Mumbai. Babu then heads to Bangalore in search of Vasundhara, who has now become a radio jockey. Trouble crops up in the form of her uncle Inspector Kalaiah, who has evil designs to marry her and constantly terrorises Vasundhara and her father. How Babu hoodwinks Kalaiah to get close to Vasundhara forms the rest of the story.


The film also stars top comedy artistes like Dwarakish, M S Umesh, Sathyajith, Tennis Krishna and Sihi Kahi Chandru, as well as young comedians like Zee TV Raghu and Kurigalu saar Prakaash.


Music is composed by V. Sridhar.[2]

Critical reception[edit]

The film received mixed reviews.[3][4][5] Rediff wrote:"Though the storyline is quite thin, what makes it likeable are the refined commercial elements which are believable and enjoyable. And credit for this goes to director Naganna who has gotten the best out of his team".[6] Nowrunning wrote:"Dubai Babu is a racy entertainer. Watch it for Upendra's multifarious talents and Naganna's competent direction".[7]