News (film)

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Directed byM. K. Maheshwar
Written byM. K. Maheshwar
Produced byM T Sriram
C Gopi
M Kumar
Reema Sen
Renuka Menon
CinematographySendhil Kumar
Edited byJo Ni Harsha
Music byGurukiran
Sri Vidya Pictures
Release date
  • 4 August 2005 (2005-08-04)
Running time
129 minutes

News is a 2005 Indian Kannada-language drama film directed and written by M. K. Maheshwar. The film stars Upendra along with Reemma Sen and Renuka Menon in the lead roles.[1] The film was produced by Sri Vidya Pictures. Both Reema Sen and Renuka Menon made their Kannada debut through this film.

The film released on 4 August 2005 to generally positive reviews from critics.[2] However, the film failed commercially at the box-office. The critics commented that the plot elements of the movie had loose similarities with Malayalam movies like Iyer the Great and New Delhi.[3]



The music of the film was composed by Gurukiran.[4]

Soundtrack album by
Released2005 (2005)
GenreFeature film soundtrack
LabelAshwini Audio
1."Naanu Jeetendra"V. ManoharGurukiran, Sadhana Sargam 
2."Good Morning"KavirajUdit Narayan, Chitra Sivaraman 
3."Gira Gira"KavirajKK, Priyadarshini 
4."Munjaneya"KavirajUdit Narayan, Shreya Ghoshal 
5."Munjaneya-2"KavirajShael Oswal, Shreya Ghoshal 
6."Bombayee"GurukiranChaitra H. G. 


A critic from The Hindu wrote that "Vidya Pictures' maiden venture News is a welcome departure from the regular Kannada film narratives both in content and narrative mode".[5] A critic from wrote that "Directed by story writer-turned-director Maheshwar, News has an interesting plot. The film's narration in the opening sequences is tight and helps build curiosity. Somewhere down the line, however, the director loses track".[6] A critic from Indiaglitz wrote that "You will enjoy "News very much if you are a die hard Upendra fan. But if you look at the film objectively, it is a film with both positive and negative points and may be okay for one time viewing".[2]


  1. ^ "News about 'News'". Viggy. 2004. Archived from the original on 19 April 2014. Retrieved 19 April 2014.
  2. ^ a b "Movie Review: News". Indiaglitz. 6 August 2005. Archived from the original on 23 May 2006.
  3. ^ "Preview". Moviebuzz. Archived from the original on 21 December 2004 – via Sify.
  4. ^ "Songs". Archived from the original on 16 April 2014. Retrieved 19 April 2014.
  5. ^ Rao, K. N. Venkatasubba (7 August 2005). "A welcome departure from the routine stuff". The Hindu. Archived from the original on 23 January 2022. Retrieved 23 January 2022.
  6. ^ Anuradha, B. (9 August 2005). "Upendra's top class in News". Archived from the original on 19 April 2014. Retrieved 19 April 2014.

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