Namma Preethiya Ramu

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Namma Preethiya Ramu
Directed bySanjay-Vijay
Produced byG Nandakumar
B P Rame Gowda
Written byVinayan
StarringDarshan
Navya Natarajan
Hamsavijetha
Doddanna
Music byIlaiyaraaja
CinematographyRamesh Babu
Edited byK. Girish Kumar
Production
company
Vishwapriya Films
Release date
  • 14 November 2003 (2003-11-14)
Running time
153 minutes
CountryIndia
LanguageKannada

Namma Preethiya Ramu is a 2003 Indian Kannada tragedy drama film directed by Sanjay - Vijay duo and written by Vinayan who directed the original Malayalam version Vasanthiyum Lakshmiyum Pinne Njaanum. The film stars Darshan playing the eponymous character of a blind village singer, along with Navya Natarajan and Hamsavijetha in other prominent roles.[1] The film was produced by G Nandakumar and B P Rame Gowda for Vishwapriya Films studio. The film score and soundtrack was composed by maestro Ilaiyaraaja.

The film was released on 14 November 2003 and won positive reviews from critics upon release. Actor Darshan was appreciated for his effective portrayal of an offbeat role.[2]

Cast[edit]

Soundtrack[edit]

The music of the film was composed by Ilayaraja and lyrics written by K. Kalyan.

Namma Preethiya Ramu
Soundtrack album by
Released2003 (2003)
GenreFeature film soundtrack
LabelJhankar Music
No.TitleLyricsSinger(s)Length
1."Naa Kano Lokavanu"B P Rame Gowda (Pen name: Krishna Priya)Udit Narayan 
2."Nannede Baanali"K. KalyanHariharan 
3."Duddilde Hodaru"K. KalyanUdit Narayan, Ganga Sitharasu 
4."Thegda Marakadidu"K. KalyanHariharan 
5."Joli Joli Jokaaliyalli"K. KalyanHariharan 
6."Badavana Gudisalanu"K. KalyanIlayaraja 

Remakes[edit]

A remake of the Malayalam film Vasanthiyum Lakshmiyum Pinne Njaanum which was already remade in Tamil as Kasi starring Vikram in the lead, Namma Preethiya Ramu was further remade in Telugu and Sinhala.[3] Seenu Vasanthi Lakshmi, the Telugu version, starring R. P. Patnaik in the lead released on 24 March 2004.[4] The Sinhalese Tamil version Sooriyaa is directed by Dr. Niranjan starring himself in the title role.[5][6]

The film was also dubbed and released in Telugu as Kashinath in 2012. It was produced by Gajula Nageswara Rao and distributed by Kumari G. Kirthana of Sri Siva Parvathi Productions. The lyrics were written by Vanamali.

Character map
Character Vasanthiyum Lakshmiyum Pinne Njaanum
(Malayalam)
(1999)
Kasi
(Tamil)
(2001)
Namma Preethiya Ramu
(Kannada)
(2003)
Seenu Vasanthi Lakshmi
(Telugu)
(2004)
Sooriyaa
(Sinhala)
(2012)
Hero Kalabhavan Mani
(Ramu)
Vikram
(Kasi)
Darshan
(Ramu)
R. P. Patnaik
(Seenu)
Dr. Niranjan
(Suriya)
Heroine Kaveri
(Lakshmi)
Kaveri
(Kaveri)
Navya Natarajan
(Lakshmi)
Navaneet Kaur
(Lakshmi)
Kanchana Mendis
Sister Praveen
(Vasanthi)
Kavya Madhavan
(Lakshmi)
Hamsavijetha
(Vasanthi)
Padmapriya
(Vasanthi)
Chathurika Peiris

References[edit]

  1. ^ Cast & crew
  2. ^ Namma Preethiya Ramu - Film Review
  3. ^ M.L.N. (26 January 2004). "Consolidation spree". The Hindu.
  4. ^ "Movie review - Seenu Vasanthi Lakshmi". Idlebrain.
  5. ^ IANS. "Vikram's 'Kasi' now being made in Sinhalese". Deccan Herald.
  6. ^ "Vikram's 'Kasi' remade in Tamil". Indiaglitz. 23 September 2009.

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