Keralida Simha

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Keralida Simha
Theatrical Poster
Kannadaಕೆರಳಿದ ಸಿಂಹ
LiterallyAngry Lion
Directed byChi Dattaraj
Produced byP. H. Ramarao
Screenplay byM. D. Sundar
Story byM. D. Sundar
Thoogudeepa Srinivas
Music byChellapilla Satyam
CinematographyR. Madhusudan
Edited byP. Bhaktavatsalam
Sri Rajarajeshwari Film Combines
Release date
  • 4 December 1981 (1981-12-04)
Running time
164 min

Keralida Simha is a 1981 Indian Kannada film directed by Chi Dattaraj. The film stars Rajkumar, Saritha, Thoogudeepa Srinivas, Pandari Bai and Srinivasa Murthy in the lead roles. The movie was produced by P. H. Ramarao in the banner of Sri Rajarajeshwari Film combines. [1] The movie was recorded a Blockbuster at the box office and had a theatrical run of over 100 days in multiple centres.

A day before the release, the prints of the movie got stuck in Chennai and the producer had no option other than scrapping the movie. However, Parvathamma Rajkumar stepped in at the end moment and arranged for personal transportation for the rolls to be distributed to the district centres in Karnataka and saw to that the movie released smoothly. This incident proved her mettle in the industry as a distributor and her ability to sail through the crisis.[2]


The film revolves around two brothers who are police officers. Rajkumar plays the role of elder brother of Shankar, who is a strict and honest police officer. The protagonist falls in love with a lawyer played by Saritha. The protagonist seizes a gang which involves in the consumption of illegal drugs. It is revealed that the leader of the gang is the son of a rich businessman played by Thoogudeepa Srinivas. Under difficult circumstances the lawyer played by Sarita becomes the defence lawyer for the accused.



Chellapilla Satyam composed the movie songs while Chi. Udayashankar worked as the lyricist.

Keralida Simha
Soundtrack album by
GenreFeature Film Soundtrack
LabelSangeetha Music
Track # Song Singer(s) Lyrics
1 "Ondu Maathu Nanage Gotthu" Rajkumar, Sulochana Chi. Udayashankar
2 "Amma Neenu Namagaagi" Rajkumar, P. B. Sreenivas Chi. Udayashankar
3 "Thiliyade Nanage Thiliyade" Rajkumar Chi. Udayashankar
4 "Eno Moha Eko Daaha" Rajkumar, Vani Jairam Chi. Udayashankar


The film received a U Certificate from the Chennai regional office of the censor board with the certificate dated 3 December 1981.[3]

Due to the prints being blocked in Chennai, there remained an uncertainty over the film's release. Eventually the film had a low profile release without much marketing irrespective of which the film turned out to be a Blockbuster completing over 17 weeks of theatrical run in 11 centres across Karnataka.[2]



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  3. ^ "Keralida Simha Censor Report".

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