Duniya (2007 film)

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Directed bySoori
Produced byT. P. Siddaraju
Written bySoori
Screenplay bySoori
Rangayana Raghu
Music bySongs:
V. Manohar
Background Score
Sadhu Kokila
CinematographySatya Hegde
Edited byDeepu S. Kumar
Samy Associates
Release date
  • 23 February 2007 (2007-02-23)
Running time
127 minutes
Budget2 crore (US$280,000) [1]
Box office15 crore (US$2.1 million)[1]

Duniya is a 2007 Indian Kannada-language film written and directed by Soori. It was successful with both critics and audience.[2][3]


Shivlingu a.k.a. Shivu, an innocent villager who works as a manual laborer in stone quarry realizes that his mother is seriously ill. He gets his mother to Bangalore for treatment, but his mother dies and he is unable to arrange finances for her funeral. He manages to pay with the only ornament he had in order to carry out the funeral of his mother. With his inability to procure a tomb-stone for his mother's grave, Shivu leaves the city walking without any money, devastated.

While on his way he comes across a girl (Purnima) who is kidnapped and the abductors try to rape her. Shivu saves her and gets her to the orphanage where she is staying. The warden of the institute misunderstands the situation and believes that Purnima is in love with Shivu and had eloped with him. The warden asks the girl to leave the institution immediately.

Shivu wants to fulfill her wish to continue study and decides to support her education. But apart from a strong body he does not have any qualities to survive in this world. The circumstances make him work for the underworld. In the process his peers in the underworld have an eye on Purima, the love for Purnima makes Shivu to fight with mob leaders. In the process the kingpin is killed. Police wrongly believe that Shivu is responsible for the murders. Unable to see the suffering of Shivu at the hands of society, police, and the underworld, Purnima calls him to meet her outside the city. Without his knowledge, she gives him sweets laced with poison and she too consumes the same to end the chapter.



The soundtrack for Duniya has music composed by V. Manohar. Lyrics are by V. Nagendra Prasad, V. Manohar and Yograj Bhat.

1."Kariya I Love You"V. Nagendra PrasadRajesh Krishnan, Nanditha04:44
2."Preethi Maaye Hushaaru"RanganathHemanth Kumar, Aakansha Baadami03:39
3."Ee Paapi Duniya Preethi"V. Nagendra PrasadBadri Prasad01:52
4."Saala Maadiyaadru Tuppa"V. ManoharAbhimanyu Bhupathi, Mysore Jenny, Gururaj Hosakote03:43
5."Ee Paapi Janara Haalu"V. Nagendra PrasadBadri Prasad01:56
6."Nodayya Kwate Lingave"V. Nagendra PrasadM. D. Pallavi Arun04:02
7."Ennomme Neenu Bandu"Yograj BhatBadri Prasad02:04


It has completed 150-days and became commercially successful at the boxoffce.[1]


  • 2006–2007: Karnataka State Film Awards
    • Best Actor: Vijay
    • Best Screenplay: Soori
    • Best Supporting Actor: Rangayana Raghu
    • Best Female Playback Singer: M. D. Pallavi Arun[4]


  1. ^ a b c "Newcomers rule box office". Indiaglitz.com. 27 July 2007. Retrieved 2 January 2015.
  2. ^ Vijay's best days are here 4 June 2007.
  3. ^ Crew behind. Chitraloka.com. Retrieved on 2015-11-28.
  4. ^ "Duniya" – Kannada Movie. seattlekannadasangha.org

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