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Hebbuli poster.jpg
Film poster
Directed byS. Krishna
Produced by
  • Raghunath
  • Umapathy Srinivas
Written bySiri (dialogues)
Story byS. Krishna
Music byArjun Janya
CinematographyA. Karunakar
Edited byDeepu S. Kumar
  • SRV Productions
  • Umapathy Films
Distributed byJack Manjunath (Mysore Talkies)
Release date
  • 23 February 2017 (2017-02-23)
Budget20 crore[1]
Box office100 crore[2]

Hebbuli (English: strong ferocious tiger) is a 2017 Kannada action film directed by S. Krishna.[3] The film features Sudeep, V. Ravichandran teaming up for the second time after Maanikya (2014)[4] and Amala Paul, making her debut in Kannada cinema, in the lead roles along with P. Ravi Shankar, Kabir Duhan Singh and Ravi Kishan (also making his debut in Kannada cinema) playing the antagonists.[5]

Produced by SRV Productions, the film has cinematography by A. Karunakar. The soundtrack and film score are composed by Arjun Janya. The principal photography commenced in Bangalore mid June 2016, continuing in Hyderabad, Jammu-Kashmir and Iceland.

The film was released on 23 February 2017.


The story begins with Captain Ram (Sudeep) performing a rescue operation rescuing 3 doctors including Dr. Nandini (Amala Paul). Nandini falls in love with him but is not able to express it. Meanwhile, another doctor named Sundara (Chikkanna) has a crush on Nandini. One night Ram receives a letter stating his brother IAS officer Sathyamoorthy (Ravichandran) is dead. He arrives at Bangalore and then searches for clues because the view was of suicide but Ram believes it is a murder. He is right and how he solves the case and kills his brother's killers is the epic climax of this epic movie.




After having roped in Sudeep to play the protagonist, director cast P. Ravi Shankar to play a negative role opposite Sudeep. Since the plot required a parallel male lead to play the brother role to Sudeep, director approached actor V. Ravichandran to play the character and finalized him. Actress Amala Paul who was on the lookout for a fresh script in Kannada was signed on to play the female lead role. For the other antagonist roles, Kabir Duhan Singh and finally Ravi Kishan were selected.[6]


The film released on 23 February 2017 on 400 screens across the country, making it Kannada cinema's biggest ever release.[7]


Soundtrack album by
Released25 December 2016 (2016-12-25)
GenreFeature film soundtrack
LabelZee Music
ProducerArjun Janya

Arjun Janya has scored the soundtrack and score for the film. A total of six songs including one theme song were composed by him.[8] The audio was officially released on 25 December 2016 at Davangere in the presence of the cast and crew. The songs were leaked before Audio Launch. Music label, Zee Music acquired the audio rights of the movie making it the firm's first ever Kannada project.[9]

Track listing
1."Hulli Hulli"ChethanSiddharth Basrur 
2."Sundari"Santhosh NaikVijay Prakash, Anuradha Bhat 
3."Usire Usire"KavirajShaan, Shreya Ghoshal 
4."Devare"Harsha PriyaArmaan Malik 
5."Yennenu Soda"Santhosh NaikRajesh Krishnan, Vijay Prakash 
6."Hebbuli Theme" Jack Style, Arunraja Kamaraj 


  1. ^ Hebbuli 1st day box office collection: Sudeep's film gets fantastic opening. Ibtimes.co.in (23 February 2017). Retrieved on 17 June 2017.
  2. ^ With Hebbuli’s huge success, Amala Paul gets tag of Rs 100 crore actor. The News Minute (4 May 2017). Retrieved on 16 March 2019.
  3. ^ Sharadhaa, A. "After Gajakesari, S Krishna to Make Hebbuli". The New Indian Express. Retrieved 4 May 2016.
  4. ^ "Guess Who Is Sudeep's Brother In 'Hebbuli'?". Filmibeat. 24 February 2016.
  5. ^ Karthik, Janani (21 April 2016). "Amala Paul to make her Kannada debut with Sudeep's film". Times Of India. Retrieved 4 May 2016.
  6. ^ "Bhojpuri Actor Ravi Kishan in Kannada with Hebbuli – Exclusive". Chitraloka. 24 April 2016.
  7. ^ Sudeep: ‘Sacrifice’ would be an understatement when you speak of army personnel. Times of India (24 February 2017). Retrieved on 2019-03-16.
  8. ^ "Hebbuli Unplugged". The New Indian Express. 23 December 2016.
  9. ^ "Hebbuli Music Rights Sold For A Whopping Amount". Filmibeat.com. 23 February 2017.

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