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Theatrical release poster
Directed by Yogaraj Bhat
Produced by Suryaprakash Rao
A. M. Rathnam
Written by Yogaraj Bhat
Screenplay by Yogaraj Bhat
Starring Ganesh
Daisy Bopanna
Anant Nag
Rajesh Krishnan
Bhavana Rao
Music by V. Harikrishna
Cinematography Rathnavelu
Edited by Suresh Urs
SPR Entertainers (India) Pvt. Ltd.
Release dates
18 January 2008
Country India
Language Kannada
Budget 6 crore (US$910,000)

Gaalipata (Kannada: ಗಾಳಿಪಟ) is a 2008 Kannada-language film directed by Yogaraj Bhat of Mungaru Male fame.[1] The film features an ensemble cast of Ganesh, Diganth, Rajesh Krishnan, Daisy Bopanna, Neethu and Bhavana Rao. The music for the film was composed by V. Harikrishna.


Three friends, Ganesh (Ganesh), Diganth (Diganth) and Kitty (Rajesh Krishnan) come to Mugilupete. Ganesh falls in love with Sowmya (Daisy Bopanna), a widow, staying with her in-laws Kodandaram (Anant Nag) and Padma (Padmaja Rao) while Diganth and Kitty fall for Kodandaram's daughters Radha (Neethoo) and Pavani (Bhavana Rao) respectively.

While Diganth-Radha and Kitty-Pavani get the green signal for marriage, Sowmya is hesitant to accept Ganesh as her life partner. The director shows how Ganesh wins her heart in a unique way.


Shooting locations[edit]

Most part of the outdoor scenery of "Gaalipata" was shot in "Kodachadri" Kodachadri shivamoga district & "coorg" mandalpatti Yogaraj Bhat chose and represented it as mugilpate where the three friends arrive.

Box office[edit]

Gaalipata had a huge publicity campaign. After a strong opening, the film was shown for 100 days in its main theater. It went for a 175-day run in PVR cinemas in Bengaluru.[2]


Ganesh won the Best Actor Award (Kannada) at the 56th Filmfare Awards South, held in Hyderabad. In total, the movie won three awards including Best Music (V. Harikrishna) and Best Lyricist (Jayanth Kaikini for "Minchaagi Neenu Baralu").[3]


Kannada films Gaalipata album cover.jpg
Soundtrack cover
Soundtrack album by V. Harikrishna
Released 18 April 2008
Genre Feature film soundtrack
Length 26:16
Label Ashwini Media

V. Harikrishna's songs for the film, including "Akaasha Ishte Yaakideyo", "Minchaagi Neenu Baralu" and "Na Dheem Dheem Tana" became hits and received significant air-time on television and radio channels. The soundtrack album consists of six tracks.[4]

No. Title Lyrics Singer(s) Length
1. "Ahah Ee Bedurugombeye"   Jayant Kaikini Udit Narayan, Anuradha Sriram 4:07
2. "Akasha Ishte Yaakideyo"   Jayant Kaikini Tippu, Kunal Ganjawala 3:48
3. "Kavithe Kavithe"   Hruduya Shiva Vijay Prakash 4:22
4. "Minchagi Neenu"   Jayant Kaikini Sonu Nigam 4:31
5. "Nadeem Nadeem Thana"   Yogaraj Bhat K. S. Chithra 4:56
6. "Ondee Samane"   Yogaraj Bhat Sonu Nigam 4:36
Total length:

Home media[edit]

The movie was released on DVD with 5.1 channel surround sound and English subtitles and VCD.


  1. ^ Super Admin (2007-06-16). "Ganesh hero of Gaalipata". Retrieved 2012-08-06. 
  2. ^ "Events - 'Gaalipata' 175 At PVR". IndiaGlitz. 2008-06-09. Retrieved 2012-08-06. 
  3. ^ Super Admin (2009-08-03). "Moggina Manasu bags five Filmfare awards". Retrieved 2012-08-06. 
  4. ^ "Gaalipata (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) - EP". iTunes. Retrieved 19 June 2015. 

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