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My Autograph

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My Autograph
Directed bySudeep
Story byCheran
Based onAutograph (Tamil)(2004) by Cheran
Produced bySudeep
Rashmi Kulkarni
CinematographySri Venkat
Edited byJo Ni Harsha
Music byBharadwaj
Rajesh Ramanath (BGM)
Kiccha Creations
Release date
  • 17 February 2006 (2006-02-17)
Budget3 crore (US$360,000)[1]

My Autograph is a 2006 Kannada-language romantic drama film which was directed, produced and enacted by Sudeep in his first directorial venture.[2] Along with him, this film starred Meena, Sridevika, Deepu, and Rashmi Kulkarni.[3] This film is a remake of Tamil film Autograph,[4] which was directed by Cheran.[5][6]


The movie begins with Shankar (Sudeep), who runs an advertising agency, boarding a train to visit his native village to invite all of his friends for his wedding. The journey to his childhood days begins there. The happenings in the school, his tussle with his friends, and his first love with his classmate Kamala (Deepu) are all pictured realistically. Shankar reaches the village and invites all including Kamala, who promises to come to the wedding, with her husband and three children.

Then, he goes to Kerala where he had his college education. His major crush at that time was Lathika (Sridevika), a Malayali girl with whom he falls in love, but later the affair proves to be short-lived as her parents marry her off to her cousin Madhavan. On reaching Kerala to invite her, Shankar is shattered to see his lover as a widow.

Meanwhile, he is dejected at the failure of his love affair, and he comes across a trusted friend Divya (Meena), who instills confidence, unearths his hidden talents, and teaches him the lesson that one has to go ahead in life without looking back. However, she does not reveal the tragedy that occurred in her past. As time passes by, she reveals that her mother is a paralytic patient and that she now has to work for survival. While she and Shankar travel on a bus, she reveals that she was in love with someone and believed that he was a good man but got cheated. A poetic narration on the need for a good friend has been stressed.

Towards the end, Shankar marries a girl of his parents' choice: Rashmi (Rashmi Kulkarni). All three girls who had played a part in his life and many college friends attend the wedding. Also, Shankar sets a very nice ending to the main story.



The soundtrack was composed by Bharadwaj who composed the original version,[8] whereas Rajesh Ramanath composed the background score. All the tunes from original were retained. The national-award-winning track "Ovvuru Pookalume" in the Tamil version was reused in this film as "Aralova Hoovugale", and singer K. S. Chithra won Filmfare Award South.

My Autograph
Soundtrack album by
Released12 January 2006
GenreFilm soundtrack
Bharadwaj chronology
Idhaya Thirudan
My Autograph
External audio
audio icon Official Audio Jukebox on YouTube
Sl No. Song Title Singer(s) Lyrics
1 "Nannavalu" Rajesh Krishnan K. Kalyan
2 "Araluva Hoovugale" K. S. Chitra K. Kalyan
3 "Malle Hudugi" Rajesh Krishnan, Rashmi K. Kalyan
4 "Jagadodharana" Rashmi, Srividya Purandara Dasa
5 "Kila Kila" Chetan Sosca K. Kalyan
6 "Savi Savi Nenapu" Hariharan K. Kalyan


A critic from Sify said that "Sudeep besides direction has acted very well. His ability from the beginning of career to emote in touching sequences has given him confidence to accept this film that is close to his heart".[8] A critic from Rediff.com wrote that "My Autograph is a pleasant film a rarity after the mediocre fare released recently".[9]

Box office[edit]

This film got good response from critics, it completed 175 days.[10]



  1. ^ "Sudeep is unhappy!". Sify. 10 April 2006. Archived from the original on 20 November 2015.
  2. ^ "Throwback Time: When Sudeep went down the 'My Autograph' memory lane". The Times of India. 30 December 2020.
  3. ^ "Kannada Cinema News | Kannada Movie Reviews | Kannada Movie Trailers - IndiaGlitz Kannada". Archived from the original on 6 May 2006.
  4. ^ "Bypassing copycats, Sandalwood style". Bangalore Mirror. 29 January 2012.
  5. ^ Vijayasarathy, R. G. (9 March 2006). "Sudeep: back with My Autograph". Rediff.com.
  6. ^ "ಆ ಪ್ರಿಯತಮೆ ಮನೆಗೆ 15 ವರ್ಷಗಳ ಬಳಿಕ ಭೇಟಿ ನೀಡಿದ ಕಿಚ್ಚ ಸುದೀಪ್‌! ವಿಡಿಯೋ ವೈರಲ್‌". Vijaya Karnataka (in Kannada).
  7. ^ Struggle is Teacher in life Indiaglitz
  8. ^ a b "My Autograph". Sify. 22 February 2006. Archived from the original on 4 May 2022.
  9. ^ Vijayasarathy, R. G. (17 February 2006). "My Autograph: Sudeep manages to score". Rediff.com.
  10. ^ "Sudeep's My Autograph - first film to complete 25 week in 2006".
  11. ^ a b 53rd Filmfare Awards South Kannada Nominations & Winners:
  12. ^ 54th Filmfare Awards South Kannada Winners:

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