Kabaddi (2009 film)

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Directed by Narendra Babu
Starring Praveen
Music by Hamsalekha
Release date
Country India
Language Kannada

Kabaddi (ಕಬಡ್ಡಿ) is a 2009 Kannada sports drama film directed by Narendra Babu.[1] Produced by G K Ravi, K Raju, G Kishor Kumar, Anup Gowda, N Asha and D V Rajendra Prasad under the banner of Khandaya haagu Vistara and has music by Hamsalekha. The film stars Praveen and Priyanka in the lead roles,[2] It features real life Kabaddi plays as important roles, while veteran actor Kishore played the role of a passionate sports coach. The directorial debut film, is a love story based around the sport of Kabaddi. Though it didn't perform well at the box office, critics named it one of the top Kannada films of 2009.[3][4]

At 2009 Karnataka State Film Awards, it won the award for Best First Film.


  • Praveen
  • Priyanka
  • Kishore as Beeresh coach


This movie got mostly positive reviews from the media.[5]

Kannada film 'Kabaddi' has been adjudged the best film for 2008-09 by the Karnataka government appointed committee.

Kabaddi also won an award for best Dialogues for 2008-09 by the Karnataka government appointed committee.


Soundtrack album by Hamsalekha
Released 2009
Genre Film Soundtrack
Label Akshaya Audio
Producer G K Ravi, K Raju, G Kishor Kumar, Anup Gowda, N Asha, D V Rajendra Prasad
Song title Singers
Jhallanta Kaadutaalivalu Hariharan
Toltede Shankar Mahadevan, Lakshmi Narayan
Mutte Mutte Chitra KS, Karthik
Bombe Maanava Kavita Seth, Harsha
Preethi Maadiro Shreya Ghoshal, Kunal Ganjawala

Box office[edit]

It was a box office dud when released in spite of getting positive reviews from media and film critics.


  1. ^ Y Maheswara Reddy (17 June 2009). "Two years' wait finally pays off for two films". Indian Express. Retrieved 2014-08-30. 
  2. ^ Review
  3. ^ "2009's Top Kannada Films". Rediff.com Movies. Retrieved 2014-08-30. 
  4. ^ "Movie Review : Kabaddi". 2009. Retrieved 2014-08-30. 
  5. ^ [1]