Raaj the Showman

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Raaj the Showman
Raaj-The Showman.jpg
Directed by Prem
Produced by D. Suresh Gowda
P. Srinivas Murthy
Written by Prem, Pavan Ranadheera
Screenplay by Prem, Pavan Ranadheera
Starring Puneeth Rajkumar
Nisha Kothari
Music by V. Harikrishna
Cinematography Krishna
Edited by Srinivas P. Babu
Sri Seethabhairaveshwara Productions
Release date
  • 14 August 2009 (2009-08-14)
Running time
146 minutes
Country India
Language Kannada

Raaj-The Showman is a 2009 Kannada language film starring Puneeth Rajkumar and Priyanka Kothari, making her debut in the Kannada cinema. It was directed by Prem, director of the popular film, Jogi. Punith Rajkumar's one of the best Performance was noticed by people. Pavan Ranadheera was the Associate Director and joined his hands and penned the script, screenplay and dialogues.

The first Kannada film to have the 4 K technology, the first Kannada film to release in 12 countries at a time when it is released on 14 August in Karnataka, Chennai, Hyderabad and Mumbai, the first Kannada film to come out with 150 prints is Rs.8 crore venture. Raj The Showman had made good collection. And the film was considered as super hit it completed 75 days in 5 theaters.



The film is said to be high budget in the Kannada film industry. It had a wide release in the Karnataka and overseas. Fans began purchasing tickets of Raaj the Showman five days before the day of release at the respective theatre counters. [1]

Release & reception[edit]

It was the first Kannada movie to be released all over the world at the same time.[citation needed] It received mixed reviews upon release. Indiaglitz gave it Scoring - 8/10.


After Puneeth Rajakumar punching and pleasing performance it is music director V Harikrishna who wins the heart - the songs Hai Paru Hele Paaru... Kuch Kuch Andhidhe..... And Soorya Ninna Thayi Anegu.....long standing ones. S Krishna of 'Mungaru Male' has done pretty good job in his camera. The smoke fight, the South Africa and Ladak locations, Melkote, Rajasthan portions the small lanes he has captured very convincingly in his camera. Within the span of two days, nearly 1,00,000 audio cassettes and CDs of Raaj the Showman had been sold in the market.[2]

Raj - The Showman
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Soundtrack album by V. Harikrishna
Released June 2009 (2009-06)
Recorded 31:38
Genre Feature film soundtrack
Label Ashwini Audio
Track # Song Singer(s) Duration
1 Hey Hey Paaro Tippu
2 Mutturaj Kaalitta Shankar Mahadevan
3 Poli Ivanu Shreya Ghosal
4 Kuch Kuch Antide Shreya Ghosal, Krishna, Pavan Ranadheera
5 Raajaa Heluvagella Prem, Shreya Ghosal
6 O Kempa O Kaala Rajkumar, S. P. Balasubrahmanyam
7 Raj The Showman Theme V. Harikrishna, Pavan Ranadheera


  1. ^ "U/A for 'Raj The Showman' - Kannada Movie News". IndiaGlitz. Retrieved 2010-12-21. 
  2. ^ "Raj the showman songs are a big hit". Sify.com. 2009-04-05. Retrieved 2010-12-21. 

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