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Just Maath Maathalli
Just Maath Maathalli - Kannada Movie Poster.jpg
Directed bySudeep
Produced byShanker Gowda
Written bySudeep
Music byRaghu Dixit
Release date
  • 5 February 2010 (2010-02-05)
Running time
133 minutes

Just Maath Maathalli (Just ಮಾತ್ ಮಾತಲ್ಲಿ) is a 2010 Kannada film of genre romance, directed by Sudeep starring himself, Ramya and Rajesh. The film follows Siddharth's search for Tanu to confess his love for her.

Sudeep first approached producer Shanker Gowda to produce an action film which he wanted to direct. But, during discussions of the script, the topic of Just Maath Maathalli came up and Shanker Gowda showed immense interest in producing it. Sudeep had no qualms about it and agreed to direct the film.


Siddharth (Sudeep), a singer in a rock band, leaves for Singapore from Bangalore. On the flight he meets Adi (Rajesh), a scriptwriter, who takes a liking to Siddharth and asks him about his trip to Singapore. Siddharth tells him that he was going in search of a girl, Tanu (Ramya) whom he liked. Adi, a scriptwriter, is amused and asks Siddharth to narrate his story about why he was trying to find her now. Siddharth begins narrating his experience which forms the greater part of the first half of the movie.

Tanu's Story- Siddharth, standing at the precipice of a suicide point is looking down the cliff when Tanu, a stranger to Siddharth, pulls him back assuming he was attempting suicide and reprimands his act without allowing him to explain his actions. Siddharth walks away and sits by a lake. Again Tanu sees him and presumes he would jump into the water in his attempt to kill himself. She rushes to stop him again and gives him another dress-down. Disgusted, he goes to a tea stall by the road and orders for coffee. As he is adding sugar-free cubes into his coffee, Tanu notices him from a distance and again assuming that he is adding poison to his coffee rushes to his side and knocks down the tumbler from his hand before he takes his first sip. Siddharth, by now evidently tired of her unsolicited good Samaritan ways, lashes back. He tells her that he was only trying to see the depth of the cliff at the suicide point, and was trying to splash some water on his face at the lake and that he was adding sugar-free cubes into his glass, all of which she misunderstood as suicidal attempts by him. He walks away after assuring her that he is NOT suicidal.

Later, at a railway station, while waiting for his train Siddharth sees Tanu running into the station trying to catch a departing train. She anyway misses the train and sits on a bench tired. She asks the station master directions to the toilet. She decides to use the sky-walk to reach the other side of the platform, where the toilet is. As she goes up the sky-walk, Siddharth who is sitting on a bench beside hers, notices a beggar who was sitting nearby, missing. He walks up the sky-walk and witnesses the beggar trying to steal gold bangles from Tanu. He shouts at the beggar and Tanu finds this distraction enough to kick the beggar in his groin and runs towards Siddharth. They both go down and sit on a bench exhausted. They introduce themselves and Siddharth suggests he keep the bangle for safekeeping. She agrees and he tucks the bangle into his backpack.

Suddenly, Tanu sees the beggar walking back towards them with four more people. The couple make a dash for it and hide in a dark cattle shed with few oxen. One of baddies enters the shed and gets kicked by an ox. The others think that Siddharth hit their partner and run away scared.

Next morning Tanu departs for her destination by the morning train. After she leaves, Siddharth realizes that her bangle is with him. He gets her address from a telephone booth from where she had earlier called home. He sets out to her hometown to return the bangle. He meets her and gives the bangle to her. She insists that he stay with her family for a few days. He agrees and she introduces him to her family members.

Tanu falls in love with Siddaharth and he too starts liking her. On the day he is leaving, Tanu proposes her love to him. But, to her disbelief, he rejects her proposal. He then leaves to Bangalore.

On the flight- Adi is shocked and wonders why he rejected her proposal. Siddharth narrates another incident which changed him to not get emotionally involved with girls.

Flashback 3 years ago- Divya (Keerthi Gowda), a big fan of Siddharth proposes her love to him. He does not understand the seriousness of her craze for him and accepts her proposal just to hang around with her. Once at a mall along with Siddharth's band, he gets called on work. He informs Divya to go home as he has work to attend. Divya insists on going with him reasoning that since she is his girlfriend she should know about his work. Siddharth realizes that she had taken the relationship very seriously and admonishes her explaining that he did not want to get into a real relationship with her. He leaves her and goes away. She is lovelorn and commits suicide that night. Siddharth is depressed on realizing that he was the reason for her suicide decides never to get involved with girls.

Tanu's story- Siddharth narrates his Tanu experience to a friend who advises him get her as he loves her. He goes back to her house only to find that she has left to Singapore.

And on this plane to Singapore he meets Adi. On reaching Singapore, Adi invites him home. Siddharth accepts the invitation and sets out to find Tanu. Meanwhile, Adi is getting married and invites Siddharth to his wedding. At the wedding Siddharth is shocked to see the bride, Tanu. Without another word, he leaves the wedding hall to the airport. On his way to the airport, he calls Adi to inform him that he has found his Tanu. But he requests Adi not to use his story and suggests he forget it. Adi agrees. Movie credits start rolling.


Starring - Sudeep, Rajesh, Ramya , MG Srinivas


Awards won 4
Nominations 7 + N/A

58th Filmfare Awards South :-

Karnataka State Film Awards :-

Suvarna Film Awards :-


Just Maath Maathalli
Soundtrack album by Raghu Dixit
GenreFilm Soundtrack
LabelAnand Audio
Raghu Dixit chronology
Just Maath Maathalli

Raghu Dixit composed the music of Sudeep’s ‘Just Maath Maathalli’. It was launched recently, which saw many big names like Bollywood actor Vivek Oberoi, Tamil actor Silambarasan, Telugu star Jagapathi Babu.The event also saw Ambarish and well-known producer Rockline Venkatesh on 14 Dec 2009 at Le Meridian, Bangalore.[7]

All six songs are rock and jazz-based and are very popular even to this day. It enhanced Raghu Dixit's status as Kannada music's first rockstar, after his splendid composition for the movie Psycho in 2008.

This is the first Indian movie to have six title tracks. This is also the only Indian movie in which all the songs of the album are title tracks.

Song title Singers Lyrics Description
Just Maath Maatalli Raghu Dixit Kiran S Vipra, Raghu Dixit Title Track
Yello Jinugiruva Shreya Goshal, Raghu Dixit Sudhir Attavar, Raghavendra Kamath Title Track
Munjaane Manjalli Raghu Dixit, Haricharan Raghavendra Kamath Title Track
Ee Kanninalli Raghu Dixit, Laxmi Manmohan Nandish Chandra Title Track
Baanina Haniyu Raghu Dixit Manojava Galgali Title Track
Marubhoomiyalli Rajesh Krishnan Manojava Galgali, Raghu Dixit Title Track

Remake in Hindi[edit]

Indian Express reported that the Hindi remake of the film is in pipeline in 2010.[8]


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  3. ^ a b "Vishnuvardhan, Anu Prabhakar bag KSF best actor awards". entertainment.oneindia.in. 20 October 2011.
  4. ^ a b c "Suvarna Film Awards Announced". newindianexpress.com. 4 June 2011.
  5. ^ a b "Puneet Rajkumar, Radhika Pandit bag Suvarna Film Awards". entertainment.oneindia.in. 29 June 2011. Retrieved 29 June 2011.
  6. ^ "Re: SUVARNA FILM AWARDS 2011 - VOTE NOW !!". www.gandhadagudi.com. 21 June 2011.
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  8. ^ http://www.indianexpress.com/news/new-wave-of-remakes-will-revamps-work/653812/

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