Prasad (2012 film)
|Directed by||Manoj Sati|
|Screenplay by||Manoj Sati|
|Story by||Manoj Sati|
|Produced by||Ashok Kheny|
Prasad is a 2012 Indian Kannada-language drama film directed by Manoj Sati and produced by Ashok Kheny, it won the best film state award, also Best Director state award, Best Story and Screen Play, Best child actor sankalp jha karnataka state award, Best Story (manoj sati)-Uday TV Award, Best Child Actor Sankalp Jha Times of India viewers choice award, Standing ovation at Bangalore international film festival. The film stars Arjun Sarja, who won Karnataka State Film Award for Best Actor for his work in the film  and Madhuri Bhattacharya . The film's music was scored by Maestro Ilaiyaraaja. The film was simultaneously made in Tamil and Telugu languages. The dance choreographer for the movie was Shiamak Davar. This film was declared as a Super-Hit at the box office.
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.
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.
- Arjun Sarja as Shankar
- Madhuri Bhattacharya as Malathi
- Sankalp as Prasad
- Ramesh Bhat
- Ninasam Ashwath
- Shiamak Davar in a cameo appearance
- Smriti Kulkarni as Nidhi
- Varnika as Shree
|Soundtrack album by|
|Released||31 December 2011|
|Genre||Feature film soundtrack|
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 Prasad||Karthik||1:08|
|2.||"Naanu Neenu Kanda Kanasu"||Kaviraj||Madhu Balakrishnan, Rita||3:55|
|3.||"Ondu Aramane"||V. Nagendra Prasad||Ilaiyaraaja, Rita, Anitha, Surmukhi Raman||4:50|
|4.||"O Nanna Amma (Bit)"||Kaviraj||Baby Haripriya, Rita||1:45|
|5.||"O Nanna Kanda (Bit)"||Kaviraj||Karthik||1:08|
|6.||"We Are OK (composed by Mano Murthy)"||Jayanth Kaikini||Sonu Nigam||3:32|
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