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Govindaya Namaha
Film poster
Directed byPawan Wadeyar
Screenplay byPawan Wadeyar
Produced bySuresh
StarringKomal Kumar
Parul Yadav
Rekha Vedavyas
CinematographySuresh Babu
Edited bySanath Kumar
Suresh Arumugam
Music byGurukiran
Suresh Arts
Release date
  • 30 March 2012 (2012-03-30)
Running time
120 minutes
Box office8 crore (US$960,000) [1]

Govindaya Namaha (transl. Hail Govinda) is a 2012 Indian Kannada language comedy drama film directed by debutante Pawan Wadeyar. The film was released on 30 March 2012 across cinema halls. It stars Komal Kumar, Anna Georgia, Madhulika, Rekha Vedavyas and Parul Yadav in the lead roles.[2] The music is composed by Gurukiran. This film is remade as Potugadu in Telugu. The movie was accused to be a copy of 2006 Kannada movie Avnandre Avne. However Karnataka Film Directors Association writer's wing set aside the allegations as far from truth.[3][4]

Music of this film has been received well and the song Pyarge Aagbittaite written by Pawan in Kannada and Urdu language mixture recorded an amazing hit in YouTube by hitting more than 1500000 views in less than a week of its release. This song is performed by Chethan and Indu Nagaraj and music by Gurukiran song was picturized on Komal Kumar and Parul at Bijapur Fort and Ibrahim Roza.[5] [6]


Govinda pretends to be in love with three women later cheats and abandons them. However, he realises his mistake when the woman he loves cheats on him.



Govindaya Namaha
Soundtrack album by
Released11 January 2012 (2012-01-11)
GenreFeature film soundtrack
LabelAshwini Media

Gurukiran composed the film's background score and music for its soundtrack, with the lyrics penned by Pawan Wadeyar, Santhosh Nayak, Shivananje Gowda and Jayant Kaikini. The album consists of five tracks.[7]

1."Anthare Ivananna"Pawan WadeyarGururaj Hoskote3:12
2."Laka Laka"Shivananje GowdaGurukiran, Apoorva3:35
3."Pyarge Aagbittaite"Pawan WadeyarChetan Sosca, Indu Nagaraj4:13
4."Ninnindane"Santhosh NayakRajesh Krishnan4:29
5."Sura Sundara"Jayant KaikiniMadhu Balakrishnan, Jyotsna3:58
Total length:19:27


Critical response[edit]

A critic from The Times of India scored the film at 3.5 out of 5 stars and says "Don't miss the popular number Pyar ke Aagbuttaithe sung by Chethan and Indu Nagaraj to the lyric penned by Pavan Wadeyar, and excellent costume designing by Shachina Heggar, and the dance choreographed by Murali.[8] A critic from News18 India wrote "'Govindaya Namaha' is an entertainer which should be watched for its entertaining values and it carries the message about futility of committing suicide".[9] A critic from NDTV wrote "Govindaya Namaha is an entertainer which should be watched for its entertaining values and it carries the message about futility of committing suicide".[10] A critic from Bangalore Mirror wrote  "One thing that bugged audience on Day 1 was the dull look of the film which  can be blamed on the satellite broadcast. More than 90 per cent of theatres screening the film are through satellite broadcast rather than the stock reel".[11] A critic from The New Indian Express wrote "The only consolation are the four duets that are shot well with good editing. Gurukiran’s music has added popularity to the film. Parul Yadav makes for a gorgeous nurse and can be commended for her acting".[12]

Box office[edit]

The film was a surprise box office success and ran for a hundred days.[1]


Ceremony Category Nominee Result
2nd South Indian International Movie Awards Best Actress in a Supporting Role Rekha Vedavyas Nominated
Best Comedian Komal Nominated
Best Music Director Gurukiran Nominated
Best Lyricist Pawan for "Pyarge Agbittaite" Nominated
Best Female Playback Singer Indu Nagaraj for "Pyarge Agbittaite" Nominated
Best Dance Choreographer Murali for "Pyarge Agbittaite" Nominated
Best Debutant Producer K. A. Suresh Won
Best Debutant Director Pawan Wodeyar Won
Best Female Debutant Parul Yadav Won
60th Filmfare Awards South Best Lyricist Pavan Wadeyar Nominated


  1. ^ a b "Kannada film 'Govindayanamaha' completes 100 days". News18 India. 7 July 2012.
  2. ^ "'Govindaya Namaha' hits the jackpot". The New Indian Express. 17 January 2012.
  3. ^ "Govindaya.. a rip-off?". Bangalore Mirror. 9 April 2012.
  4. ^ "Govindaya Namaha makes way for Anna Bond". The New Indian Express. 27 April 2012.
  5. ^ On a creative spree Archived 12 February 2012 at the Wayback Machine. Deccan Chronicle (2012-02-02). Retrieved on 2012-05-26.
  6. ^ Bhat Bombat! – Kannada Movie News Archived 8 July 2012 at the Wayback Machine. IndiaGlitz (2012-01-25). Retrieved on 2012-05-26.
  7. ^ "Govindaya Namaha (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) - EP". iTunes. 8 January 2012. Archived from the original on 3 February 2016. Retrieved 13 April 2015.
  8. ^ "GOVINDAYA NAMAHA MOVIE REVIEW". The Times of India. 16 May 2016.
  9. ^ "Kannada Review: 'Govindaya Namaha' is engaging". News18 India. 31 March 2012.
  10. ^ "Movie Review: Govindaya Namaha". NDTV. 13 July 2012.
  11. ^ "Govindaya Namaha:Komal gets it right". Bangalore Mirror. 31 March 2012.
  12. ^ "Overall, a huge disappointment". The New Indian Express. 2 April 2012.

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