Jatta (film)

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Jatta poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed byB. M. Giriraj
Produced byN. S. Rajkumar
Written byB. M. Giriraj
Sukrutha Wagle
Music byAshley Mendonca and Abhilash Lakra
CinematographyKiran Hampapur
Edited byK. M. Prakash
Distributed byOmkar Movies
Release date
  • 11 October 2013 (2013-10-11)
Running time
134 minutes

Jatta (Kannada: ಜಟ್ಟ) is a 2013 Indian Kannada-language thriller drama film directed by B. M. Giriraj. It stars Kishore and Sukrutha Wagle in lead roles. Kishore plays the role of a forest guard in the film whose wife elopes with a tourist and he involves in a clash of beliefs and ideologies with a feminist who he chains in his isolated forest home. The film won critical acclaim for its story and the portrayal of characters from critics and filmgoers.[1][2][3]


  • Kishore as Jatta
  • Sukrutha Wagle as Sagarika
  • Pavana as Belli
  • Prem Kumar as Bheemakumar
  • B. Suresha
  • Vinod Kumbar as Rajesh


In 2010, B. M. Giriraj made an experimental film Naviladavaru with a budget of 35,000. Being recognized for this, he was offered to direct Advaita by film producer N. M. Suresh in the same year, a film that did not release. He was then offered Jatta by producer N. S. Rajkumar.[4]


The music of the film was composed by the duo Ashley Mendonca and Abhilash Lakra with lyrics penned by B. M. Giriraj.

Soundtrack album to Jatta by Ashley Mendonca and Abhilash Lakra

Track list[edit]

# Title Singer(s)
1 "Huch Munde" Chaitra H. G.
2 "Aarada Ondu Gaya" Hariharan
3 "Kurudu Baavali" Sujay N. Harthi
4 "Preeti Onde Prarthane" Rithisha Padmanabh


Jatta received largely positive response from critics upon its release. G. S. Kumar of The Times of India gave the film a four star rating out of five and wrote, "Full marks to director BM Giriraj who has worked wonders with a story that captures human values, conflicts, dilemmas and tries to find a solution to them. With a good script and excellent narration, the director has made the movie interesting not only for the class but also for the mass audience."[3] Shyam Prasad. S of Bangalore Mirror gave the film a 4.5/5 rating and wrote, "With just a handful of characters, Jatta dabbles with and intertwines various topics like feminism, male chauvinism, religious intolerance, adultery, Ambedkar-isms, corruption and cultural beliefs; all of which are dealt with in a simple yet engrossing narrative." He concluded by praising the role of all the departments in the film including directing, acting, cinematography and music.


  1. ^ "Movie review: Jatta". Bangalore Mirror. 12 October 2013. Retrieved 2 November 2013.
  2. ^ "Jatta review". The Times of India. 12 October 2013. Retrieved 2 November 2013.
  3. ^ a b "Twitterati support for Kannada film Jatta". The Times of India. 14 October 2013. Retrieved 2 November 2013.
  4. ^ "Jatta gave me respect, not acceptance: BM Giriraj". The Times of India. 23 October 2013. Retrieved 2 November 2013.

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