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Prasad (2012 film)

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Theatrical release poster
Directed byManoj Sati
Screenplay byManoj Sati
Story byManoj Sati
Produced byAshok Kheny
StarringArjun Sarja
Madhuri Bhattacharya
CinematographySanjay Malkar
Edited byKK
Music byIlaiyaraaja
AKK Entertainment
Release date
  • 23 March 2012 (2012-03-23)

Prasad is a 2012 Indian Kannada-language drama film directed by Manoj Sati and produced by Ashok Kheny. The film stars Arjun Sarja and Madhuri Bhattacharya. The film's music was scored by Ilaiyaraaja.[1] The dance choreographer for the movie was Shiamak Davar.

The film released across the Karnataka cinema halls on the auspicious Ugadi festival day on 23 March 2012. The film was screened at the Berlin Film Festival, along with fellow Indian film Don 2.[2]


Shankar (Arjun) is a mechanic who leads a happy life with his wife Malathi (Madhuri Bhattacharya) and his sister's daughters. Malathi gives birth to a boy named Prasad who is deaf and dumb. Shankar doesn't love his son because he is physically disabled. Malathi finds out that Prasad is talented as a swimmer. Initially, Shankar refuses to come to see the swimming competition but later changes his mind. Shankar understands his son's talent and starts caring for him.

Malathi joins as a deaf and dumb teacher in the school where Prasad studies and Shankar opens a mechanic garage. When Prasad tries to help a blind man cross a road, Prasad gets involved in an accident. In the end, Prasad survives and Shankar starts a foundation in the name of Prasad for the deaf and dumb children.



Soundtrack album by
Released31 December 2011
GenreFeature film soundtrack
LabelLahari Music

The soundtrack of Prasad consists of 5 songs composed by Ilaiyaraaja and one song composed by Mano Murthy. Kaviraj, Jayanth Kaikini and V. Nagendra Prasad are the lyricists who have penned the lyrics for the songs.

1."O Nanna Kanda"V. Nagendra PrasadKarthik1:08
2."Naanu Neenu Kanda Kanasu"KavirajMadhu Balakrishnan, Rita3:55
3."Ondu Aramane"V. Nagendra PrasadIlaiyaraaja, Rita, Anitha, Surmukhi Raman4:50
4."O Nanna Amma (Bit)"KavirajBaby Haripriya, Rita1:45
5."O Nanna Kanda (Bit)"KavirajKarthik1:08
6."We Are OK (composed by Mano Murthy)"Jayanth KaikiniSonu Nigam3:32


Critical response[edit]

Srikanth Srinivasa from Rediff.com scored the film at 3 out of 5 stars and says "Ilayaraja's music is haunting, especially the background score. Mano Murthy has also composed music for a song that shows these special children actually dancing to Shiamak Davar's steps. Parents who are unhappy about having a special child should watch this movie to find out how wrong they are. Director Manoj Sati and his co-director Jagadish Reddy have gone about their job of conveying the message excellently".[3] S. Viswanath from Deccan Herald wrote "What covets you most is melodious music of inimitable maestro Illayaraja. Prasad can be partaken for its meaning and message oriented attempt, even if it’s rather bitter, sweet-sour proffering does may not suit your discerning and demanding palate".[4] A critic from The New Indian Express wrote "Shiamak Davar’s choreography for the songs, especially 'We are Ok' is especially commendable. Rama Krishna too has done complete justice to the supporting role in the film as the protagonists’ well-wisher and friend. Overall, the film is worth watching".[5] A critic from Bangalore Mirror wrote  "Arjun has done an average job in a role which his fans may never have expected him to see.  Madhuri is watchable because of Sudharani’s voice. The emotion in the film is brought forth by the songs and background score of Ilayaraja. Without his captivating  music, the film would have not been half as effective as it is".[6]


Year Event Category Recipient Ref.
2011 Karnataka State Film Awards First Best Film Ashok Kheny, Manoj K. Sathi [7]
Best Director Manoj K. Sathi
Best Actor Arjun Sarja
Best Child Actor (Male) Master Sankalp


  1. ^ "Sandalwood beckons Madhuri Bhattacharya". articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com. Archived from the original on 1 July 2012. Retrieved 3 February 2022.
  2. ^ "Prasad bowls Berlin over". The Times of India. Archived from the original on 2 July 2012.
  3. ^ "Review: Prasaad touches a chord". Rediff.com. 26 March 2012.
  4. ^ "Prasad". Deccan Herald. 25 March 2012.
  5. ^ "Prasad". The New Indian Express. 26 March 2012.
  6. ^ "Prasad:Deafening voice". Bangalore Mirror. 22 March 2012.
  7. ^ "Arjun Sarja is Best Actor; Prasaad best picture". The Times of India. 14 March 2013.
  8. ^ Suresh, Sunayana (14 March 2013). "Karnataka State Film Awards 2010-11 winners". The Times of India. Retrieved 15 December 2019.

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