Nee Nanna Gellalare

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Nee Nanna Gellalare
Film poster
Directed byVijay
Screenplay byM.D. Sundar
Story byM.D. Sundar
Produced byS.A. Srinivas
K. S. Ashwath
CinematographyJ.P. Selvaraj
E.S. Reddy
Edited byP. Bhaktavatsalam
Music byIlaiyaraaja
A.V.M Studio
Distributed byVajreshwari Combines
Release date
  • 23 May 1981 (1981-05-23)

Nee Nanna Gellalare is a 1981 Indian Kannada-language film directed by Vijay and produced by S.A. Srinivas. The film stars Rajkumar and Manjula .

Though the movie managed to recover its budget, the movie's performance is considered to be underwhelming with a theatrical run of only 63 days (approximately) which was the lowest ever for a Rajkumar movie until the release of the 1987 film, Ondu Muttina Kathe, which, however, was more of an art movie with an immense cult following.[2] This is the only movie of Rajkumar for which Ilaiyaraaja was the music composer.



The music of the film was composed by Ilaiyaraaja with lyrics penned by Chi. Udaya Shankar. I Love You was set in Carnatic Raaga called Kapi; Anuraga Enaytu is based on Madhuvanthi raaga while the song Nanna Neenu Gellalaare is based on Shuddha Dhanyasi and Hindola raagas. The soundtrack I Love You has been recreated in a number of later movies - while the 2008 movie Moorane Class Manja B.Com Bhagya recreated the entire song using the original soundtrack, the 2009 movie Circus used the opening lines of the song . The opening lines were also recreated in a sequence for the 2018 movie - The Villain. The song "Nanna Neena" was recreated in the film Dhool (2011).

Nee Nanna Gellalare
Soundtrack album to Nee Nanna Gellalare by
LabelSangeetha Music
Ilaiyaraaja chronology
Kotha Jeevithalu
Nee Nanna Gellalare
Tik Tik Tik

Track list[edit]

# Title Singer(s)
1 "Nanna Neenu Gellalare" Rajkumar, S. Janaki
2 "I Love You (Jeeva Hoovagide)" Rajkumar, S. Janaki
3 "Anuraga Enaythu" Rajkumar
4 "Nanna Muddina" S. Janaki


  1. ^ "Nee Nanna Gellalare Cast and Crew". Retrieved 28 November 2012.
  2. ^ "100days movies of Kannada stars in Main theatre".
  3. ^ "Nee Nanna Gellalare (1981) Kannada movie: Cast & Crew". Retrieved 18 September 2023.

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