Oriyardori Asal

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Oriyardori Asal
Film poster
Directed by H. S. Rajashekar
Produced by Roopa Vijayakumar Kodialbail
Written by Vijayakumar Kodialbail
Screenplay by Vijayakumar Kodialbail
Story by Vijayakumar Kodialbail
Based on Oriyardori Asal
by Vijayakumar Kodialbail
Starring Likith Shetty
Ramya Barna
Naveen D Padil
Aravind Bolar
Rekha Das
Music by A. K. Vijay (Kokila)
Cinematography P. L. Ravee
Edited by Srinivas P. Babu
Roopalakshmi Films
Release date
  • 27 May 2011 (2011-05-27) (South Karnataka)
Country India
Language Tulu
Budget 10 million (US$150,000)[1]
Box office 15 million (US$220,000)[1]

Oriyardori Asal (English: One better than the other) is a 2011 Indian Tulu language film directed by H. S. Rajashekar and produced by Roopa Vijayakumar Kodialbail, starring Likith Shetty, Ramya Barna, Naveen D Padil, Aravind Bolar and Rekha Das in the lead roles. It is the most successful Tulu film till date. The film is based on the famous Tulu comedy drama with the same title, written by Vijayakumar Kodialbail. He also wrote the story, screenplay, dialogue and lyrics for the film.[2][3][4][5][6][7][8][9][10][11]


The film is an out and out comedy and is basically about the misunderstanding between a landlord and his tenants on rent. The film is about a Vattara; homes in the same compound. This particular vattara is about three families living in the same compound. Munna(Likith Shetty) is the protagonist and plays the role of the son of the tenant and Priya (Ramya Barna) plays the role of the house-owner’s daughter. The love triangle between Munna and Priya is the central theme of the film. Naveen D Padil has a stellar role as a Bhajane Basappa and Arvind Bolar as a corporator, Kanthappa. Rajesh Bantwal plays the character of a car driver.[12][13]


  • Likith Shetty as Munna
  • Ramya Barna as Priya
  • Naveen D Padil as Basappa
  • Aravind Bolar as Kanthappa
  • Rekha Das
  • Santhosh Shetty
  • M. N. Laxmi Devi as Lingamma
  • Rajesh Bantwal
  • Jayaram Acharya
  • Gurukiran in a special appearance
  • Raymod D'souza


The film turned out to be the biggest hit in Tulu film history till date.The film made good collection in Tulu dominated regions of South Karnataka.[3][14] The film had a budget of 10 million and made a profit of around 5 million.[15] The film ran for more than 175 days.[4][16] The film received unanimous praise from critics and it was observed that Oriyardori Asal has given the second life to the Tulu film industry.[17]


The music of the film was composed by AK Vijaya Kokila. The film features the first ever Tulu song by Bollywood singer Udit Narayan. S. P. Balasubrahmaniam also sang for the film, singing for a Tulu film after a gap of seven years. The film also features a song sung by Kannada music director Gurukiran.[18] The audio release of the film was done in a unique way. Magician Kudroli Ganesh collected the petals of the flowers from the dignitaries on the dais and asked the actor and actress of the movie to release the audio CD. The first CD of the film was sold through an auction process which started at 50 and concluded at 18,000 [19]

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  1. ^ a b "'Good acting, secret of success behind Oriyardori Asal'". The Hindu. Retrieved 16 September 2011. 
  2. ^ "With 100 Days, 'Oriyardori Asal' Sets New Landmark in Tulu Cinema". daijiworld.com. Retrieved 4 September 2011. 
  3. ^ a b "Oriyardori Asal Super Hit". Chitraloka.com. Retrieved 29 November 2011. 
  4. ^ a b "'Oriyardori Asal' headed for 175-day run in theatres!". Dakshintimes.com. Retrieved 7 November 2011. 
  5. ^ "Tulu movie industry creates curiosity among investors". Thehindubusinessline.com. Retrieved 16 Sep 2011. 
  6. ^ "Oriyardori Asal fast approaching 150th day Vijayakumar Kodialbail". mangaloretoday.com. Retrieved 15 Sep 2011. 
  7. ^ "Oriyardori Asal - Film Review". Ee Prapancha. Retrieved 7 July 2011. 
  8. ^ "'Oriyardori Asal' to hit screens on Friday". The Hindu. Retrieved 25 May 2011. 
  9. ^ "Team 'Oriyardori Asal' honours its crew on 118 day celebration". Milagreans. Retrieved 2011-09-22. 
  10. ^ "Tulu film Oriyardori Asal to be released on May 27". Megamedianews.in. 
  11. ^ "Oriyardori Asal to hit screens on May 27". Coastaldigest. Retrieved 24 May 2011. 
  12. ^ "Oriyardori Asal-Comedy fest". megamedianews. Retrieved 20 May 2011. 
  13. ^ "Oriyardori Asal – a Tulu Film". karnatakaspider. Retrieved 4 Sep 2011. 
  14. ^ "'Oriyardori Asal' completes 25 days". Canaraworld.com. 
  15. ^ Cite error: The named reference .E2.80.98Good_acting.2C_secret_of_success_behind_Oriyardori_Asal was invoked but never defined (see the help page).
  16. ^ "'Oriyardori Asal' Creates New Record in Tulu Filmdom". daijiworld. 
  17. ^ "Team 'Oriyardori Asal' honours its crew on 118 day celebration". Sfxkutam.com. 
  18. ^ "Playwright VK Kodialbail releases his debut Tulu film on April 17". Megamedianews. Retrieved 10 March 2011. 
  19. ^ "Kudroli Ganesh releases the audio CD of 'Oriyardori Asal' in unique way". megamedianews. Retrieved 10 May 2011. 

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