Muddu Manase

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Muddu Manase
2015 Kannada film Muddu Manase poster.jpg
Film poster
Directed byAnanth Shain
Produced byRamesh
Jeevan Shetty
H. R. Suresh Gowda
Screenplay byAnanth Shain
Story byAnanth Shain
StarringAru Gowda
Aishwarya Nag
Nithya Ram
Music byVineeth Raj Menon
CinematographyMadhav Salunke
Edited byK. M. Prakash
Production
company
MMS Movies
RR Gowda Productions
Distributed byRS Films
Release date
  • 28 August 2015 (2015-08-28)
Running time
149 minutes
CountryIndia
LanguageKannada

Muddu Manase (Kannada: ಮುದ್ದು ಮನಸೇ) is a 2015 Indian Kannada romance drama film directed by Ananth Shain. It stars Aru Gowda, Nithya Ram and Aishwarya Nag in lead roles, the former two of whom made their debuts with the film. Achyuth Kumar, Padmaja Rao and Padmini Prakash feature in supporting roles. The film tells the story of a love triangle around Suresh (Gowda), and how he goes about dealing with his old lover as he falls in love with another girl in different circumstances and time. The title of the film which translates to "sweet mind", was taken from a track of the 2002 Kannada film Majestic.[1]

The film score and soundtrack were composed by debutante Vineeth Raj Menon, and lyrics for each of the six tracks in the film were penned six directors of Kannada cinema.[1] Upon theatrical release on 28 August 2015, the film received mixed reviews from critics. The film's music, cinematography and the acting performance of Gowda received praise, and the screenplay was criticized.[2][3]

Cast[edit]

Soundtrack[edit]

Muddu Manase
Soundtrack album by
Vineeth Raj Menon
Released2015
GenreFeature film soundtrack
LabelAnand Audio[4]
ProducerVineeth Raj Menon
Vineeth Raj Menon chronology
Muddu Manase
(2015)
Prema Pallakki
(2015)

The music is composed by debutant Vineeth Raj Menon.

The lyrics have been by penned by 6 prominent directors of Kannada films: Yogaraj Bhat, Shashank, Suni, A. P. Arjun, Santhu and V. Nagendra Prasad.[5] Another well known director Prem (of Jogi fame) has sung a song for this album.

The songs received good reviews and the album has been very well received.[6] The song "Edeyal Yaro Ghazal" came in for special praise because the rarely used word "Kaadhal" (ಕಾದಲ್) was used in a Kannada song for the first time. "Kaadhal" means 'love' in Tamil but is also old Kannada for 'love'.[7] V Nagendra Prasad won the Karnataka State Film Awards for Best Lyricist 2015 for this song.[8]

The music got further praise after release of the movie. Many reviewers considered the music of Vineeth Raj Menon as the highlight of the film.[9][10][11][12]

Track listing
No.TitleLyricsMusicSinger(s)Length
1."Edeyal Yaro Ghazal"V. Nagendra Prasad[8]Vineeth Raj MenonRajesh Krishnan, Archana Ravi 
2."Thinthale Thinthale"ShashankVineeth Raj MenonVijay Prakash, Shamitha Malnad 
3."Aago Heego"A. P. ArjunVineeth Raj MenonPalak Muchhal 
4."Dooradondu"SanthuVineeth Raj MenonPrem, Archana Ravi 
5."Neev Kelabardu"Yogaraj BhatVineeth Raj MenonKailash Kher 
6."Meese Chiguru"SuniVineeth Raj MenonArchana Ravi 

Reception[edit]

Muddu Manase received generally good reviews upon release. Music by Vineeth Raj Menon received praise. Aru Gowda gained notice for his good work in his debut. Director Ananth Shine faced minor criticism for a slow screenplay and lack of comedy in his script. But his story, beautiful shots and earnest effort as a newbie were appreciated. The cinematography by Madhav Salunke also received a nod from critics. [13] [14] [15]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Muddu Manase Ready". indiaglitz.com. 25 June 2014. Retrieved 13 September 2015.
  2. ^ "Muddu Manse Review - Convoluted cauldron of a romance". Desimartini. Retrieved 13 September 2015.
  3. ^ Suresh, Sunayana. "Muddu Manase Movie Review". The Times of India. Retrieved 13 September 2015.
  4. ^ "Muddu Manase (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) - EP". iTunes.com. Aananda Audio Video.
  5. ^ "6 directors songs for Muddu Manase". www.indiaglitz.com.
  6. ^ "Muddu Manase in top 20 Radio Mirchi Songs". www.radiomirchi.com.
  7. ^ ಕನ್ನಡದ ಪದ ‘ಕಾದಲ್‌’
  8. ^ a b Karnataka State Film Awards, 2015: Full List
  9. ^ ಚಿತ್ರದ ಪ್ಲಸ್ ಪಾಯಿಂಟ್ ಹಾಡುಗಳು
  10. ^ Songs have good tunes with beautiful lyrics
  11. ^ ಪಕ್ಕಾ ಮ್ಯೂಸಿಕಲ್ ಹಿಟ್ ಚಿತ್ರ
  12. ^ "Muddu Manas Releasing".
  13. ^ Muddu Manase movie review (Kannada)
  14. ^ Review: Muddu Manase (Kannada)
  15. ^ Review of Muddu Manase

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