Gokarna (film)

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Gokarna DVD cover.jpg
Directed byNaganna
Produced bySudheendra
Written byK Nanjunda (Dialogue)
Madhu Bangarappa
Tennis Krishna
S. Ramesh
Dr. Nagesh
Music byGurukiran
Edited byS. Manohar
Anegudda Vinayaka Productions
Release date
  • 25 December 2003 (2003-12-25)
Running time
146 minutes

Gokarna is a 2003 Kannada action drama film starring Superstar Upendra and Rakshita. The film was directed by Naganna and was Upendra's home production, made under his banner of Anegudda Vinayaka Productions.[1] Music for the film was scored by Gurukiran. It is the second among a series of successful films under the Upendra - Naganna combination. The film also starred Madhu Bangarappa, Tennis Krishna, S. Ramesh, Satyajit, Dr. Nagesh, and Indhudhar in supporting roles.[2] The film is a remake of the 1992 Tamil film Annamalai, which was a remake of the 1987 Hindi movie Khudgarz, which in turn was based on Jeffrey Archer's novel Kane and Abel.[3]



After the huge success of the previous film under the Upendra - Naganna combination Kutumba, the producer of the film Shailendra Babu had announced that his next film would be titled as Jai Ganesha, having the same film troupe. But the film could not take off due to conflict between Shailendra Babu and Upendra. Upendra then gathered the same team of Kutumba (except the producer) and decided to remake the 1992 Rajinikanth-starrer Annamalai and Venkatesh's Kondapalli Raja [4] under his home banner Anegudda Vinayaka Productions.[5]

Audio Release Event[edit]

The audio release function was held at The Club, Bangalore. Actor, politician Ambarish released the audio cassettes and CDs. The event was followed by the ramp show and dance program performed by a local dance troupe. Two songs from the film were screened for the media.[6]

Box office[edit]

Although Gokarna turned out to be a safe bet at the box office,[7] it was not as successful as the previous film under the Upendra - Naganna combination, Kutumba. However, Gokarna was a good money spinner at the box office and completed 175 days of successful run in Bangalore.[8] The film was followed by yet another successful film under the Upendra - Naganna combination, Gowramma in 2005.


Gurukiran scored the music for the film while Upendra and Kaviraj penned the lyrics.[9][10]

Title Singers
"Aaseye Dhukkakke" Udit Narayan
"Chakkar Haaku" S. P. Balasubramanyam, Shamitha Malnad
"Bramha Ninge" S. P. Balasubramanyam
"Baro Baro" Shankar Mahadevan
"Jwara Illade" Udit Narayan, K. S. Chithra


  1. ^ "Gokarna - Upendra starer remake film of Tamil hit Annamalai". www.viggy.com. Retrieved 26 October 2016.
  2. ^ "Review: Gokarna". Sify. Archived from the original on 29 October 2014. Retrieved 26 October 2016.
  3. ^ "Khudgarz (Base)". Independent.
  4. ^ https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/bengaluru/Now-Ramesh-caught-on-camera/articleshow/345384.cms Now, Ramesh caught on camera!
  5. ^ "Gokarna - Upendra starer remake film of Tamil hit Annamalai". www.viggy.com. Retrieved 26 October 2016.
  6. ^ "Kannada film of Upendra - Gokarna audio released". www.viggy.com. Retrieved 26 October 2016.
  7. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 23 April 2014. Retrieved 16 August 2012.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  8. ^ http://www.indiaglitz.com/channels/telugu/interview/6066.html
  9. ^ "Gokarna - Upendra starer remake film of Tamil hit Annamalai". www.viggy.com. Retrieved 26 October 2016.
  10. ^ Gokarna, 14 October 2000, retrieved 26 October 2016

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