Omkara (2004 film)

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Omkara
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Directed by Shivamani
Produced by Company Films
Screenplay by Shivamani
Story by Shivamani
Starring
Music by Gurukiran
Cinematography Mathew Rajan
Edited by S. Manohar
Production
company
R. S. Productions
Release date
18 September 2004
Running time
165 minutes
Country India
Language Kannada

Omkara (Kannada: ಓಂಕಾರ) is a 2004 Indian Kannada crime thriller action film starring Upendra and Preeti Jhangiani in the lead roles. The film was written and directed by Shivamani and produced by Company Films under the banner of R. S. Productions and has music by Gurukiran.[1] Omkara was Upendra's first gangster film and was based on the connection between film industries and the Mumbai underworld mafia.[2] The film got an all time record opening in its first week[3] and became an above average grosser.[4]

Cast[edit]

Soundtrack[edit]

Omkaara
OMKARA AUDIO COVER.jpg
Original CD Cover
Soundtrack album by Gurukiran
Genre Feature film soundtrack
Label Akash audio

The film's soundtrack has seven songs composed by Gurukiran. Upendra, Gurukiran, Kaviraj and V. Manohar penned the lyrics.[1]

Track listing
No. Title Lyrics Singer(s) Length
1. "Otthu Otthu Otu Otthu" Upendra, V. Manohar Upendra, Shamitha Malnad  
2. "Abbabba Eeke" Kaviraj Gurukiran, Chaitra H. G.  
3. "Bhalo Bhashi Bengalili" Upendra Hariharan, Kavita Krishnamurthy  
4. "Sootu Bootu" Gurukiran Gurukiran  
5. "Goli Maaro" Kaviraj Gurukiran, Chaitra H. G.  

Reception[edit]

Critical reception[edit]

Omkara received mixed to positive reviews upon release. Indiaglitz gave the film a very positive review by saying, "Omkara is a film made on a large canvas and can be compared to any non-Kannada film in terms of richness and presentation. The film has excellent production values, a big-star cast and all the commercial ingredients in right proportion to make it an attractive proposition for today's youngsters. Upendra excels in the role and his delivery of the lines is once again superb. His dialogues have been a major attraction in all his films and "Omkaara" is no exception."[5]

Box office[edit]

Omkara collected all time record in first week all over Karnataka. Besides the theatre rent the film collected 1.75 crore from 200 shows a day in Karnataka with 55 prints. Omkara also had great opening in the Telugu and Tamil belts.[3] But the film failed to live up to expectations and turned out to be just a moderate success at the box office.[4][6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Omkara – GGpedia". Wiki.gandhadagudi.com. Retrieved 2012-07-01. 
  2. ^ "'Omkara' – yet another film by Upendra". Viggy.com. 2004. Retrieved 2012-07-01. 
  3. ^ a b "Bangalore box-office (Oct 1 to 4)". Sify. 5 October 2004. Retrieved 8 February 2017. 
  4. ^ a b "Preeti Jhangiani returns to Sandalwood". Chakpak. 2012-06-06. Retrieved 2012-07-01. 
  5. ^ "Onkaara Malayalam Movie Review". India Glitz. 28 June 2005. Retrieved 25 April 2014. 
  6. ^ Bhat, Sriram (2012-07-03). "ಉಪೇಂದ್ರ, ಓಂ ಪ್ರಕಾಶ್ ರಾವ್ ಜೋಡಿಯ ತ್ರಿವಿಕ್ರಮ- upendra om prakash rao upcoming movie trivikrama – Oneindia Kannada". Kannada.oneindia.in. Retrieved 2012-07-11.