Kallarali Hoovagi

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Kallarali Hoovagi
Kallarali Hoovagi.Jpg
Film poster
Directed by T. S. Nagabharana
Produced by Anand Singh
Madhu Bangarappa
Written by B. L. Venu
Based on Kallarali Hoovagi
by B. L. Venu
Starring Vijay Raghavendra
Music by Hamsalekha
Cinematography H. C. Venu
Edited by Basavaraj Urs
Akash Audio
Release date
22 December 2006 (2006-12-22)
Running time
148 minutes
Country India
Language Kannada

Kallarali Hoovagi (Kannada: ಕಲ್ಲರಳಿ ಹೂವಾಗಿ) is a 2006 Indian Kannada historical period drama romance film directed by T. S. Nagabharana, based on a novel of the same name written by B. L. Venu. Set in 1772, during the reign of Madakari Nayaka, the last ruler of Chitradurga, it features a fictitious love story between a Hindu Lingayat boy and a Muslim girl.[1] The film stars Vijay Raghavendra, Umashankari, Anant Nag, Bharathi, Ambareesh, Avinash.

At the 54th National Film Awards, the film won Nargis Dutt Award for Best Feature Film on National Integration.[2] It also won multiple awards at the 2006–07 Karnataka State Film Awards. Upon theatrical release on 22 December 2006, the film received widespread critical acclaim and also emerged as a box-office success.[3][4]

It was reported that the plot of the 2015 Hindi film Bajrangi Bhaijaan bore resemblance to this movie.[5] as the core concept of both the movie was same - a young Brahmin boy belonging to a Hindu dominated kingdom finding a dumb Muslim girl belonging to Muslim dominated enemy kingdom, giving her shelter in his Hindu family without knowing her background, first realizing she is a non- vegetarian and providing her with biryani secretly in spite of him being vegetarian, then realizing she is Muslim while she is offering prayers but hiding it from his parents, ultimately when it comes to fore that she belongs to enemy kingdom facing opposition from a family member for his act, trying to send her back to her hometown, getting caught in the enemy kingdom, sentenced to death and finally being pardoned after the girl regains her lost voice in the climax.


The film is set in the time of Madakari Nayaka, a palegar of Chitradurga. The story revolves around a young Hindu Lingayat boy who falls in love with a Muslim girl of an enemy kingdom whom he meets at the war-ruined area.



Kallarali Hoovagi
Soundtrack album by
Released October 2006
Genre Feature film soundtrack
Length 50:13
Label Anand Audio
Producer Hamsalekha
Hamsalekha chronology
Kallarali Hoovagi

Hamsalekha composed the film's background score and music for its soundtrack, also writing its lyrics. The soundtrack album consists of 12 tracks.

No. Title Lyrics Singer(s) Length
1. "Kallarali Hoovaagi" Hamsalekha Hemanth Kumar 5:26
2. "Wah Wah Khana" Hamsalekha Udit Narayan 5:51
3. "Ee Bhoomi" Hamsalekha Hemanth Kumar 5:42
4. "Nanna Nechhina Koteya" Hamsalekha Kunal Ganjawala, Chithra 5:26
5. "Hanatheya Adiyalle" Hamsalekha Shankar Mahadevan 3:57
6. "Dayavillada Dharmavu" Basavanna M. M. Keeravani 2:58
7. "Barappa O Thingala Mava" Hamsalekha Kunal Ganjawala 5:08
8. "Akka Kelavva" Akka Mahadevi Nanditha 4:51
9. "Ninna Nenapinali" Hamsalekha Rajesh Krishnan, Chithra 4:54
10. "Alimola Alimola" Hamsalekha Rajesh Krishnan, Chithra 2:37
11. "Mysore Desh" Hamsalekha Jayateerth Mevundi 1:40
12. "Sampige Siddesha" Hamsalekha Hemanth Kumar 1:53
Total length: 50:13

Critical reception

"Kallarali Hoovaagi" got very good critical reaction. Most newspapers and websites hailed it as an exceptional film.[6]


  • National Award for Best Film on National Integration[7]
  • State Award for Best Editing Basavaraj Urs from Karnataka Government in 2006-2007
  • State Award for Best Art Director Vittal in 2006-2007
  • State Award Special Award for Costume Design Nagini Bharana and Roshni Dinaker in 2006-2007

See also


  1. ^ "This is my treasure Venu BL". indiaglitz.com. 13 December 2006. Retrieved 26 June 2015.
  2. ^ "54th National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 26 June 2015.
  3. ^ "Director of `Kallarali Hoovagi' overwhelmed by its success". The Hindu. 9 January 2007. Retrieved 26 June 2015.
  4. ^ Ramachandra C. V. (8 January 2007). "On cloud nine". Deccan Herald. Retrieved 26 June 2015.
  5. ^ B. L. Venu (12 October 2015). "ಭಜರಂಗಿ ಮತ್ತು ಕಲ್ಲರಳಿ..." [Kallarali and Bhajarangi] (in Kannada). Retrieved 7 November 2015.
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External links

  • Director of `Kallarali Hoovagi' overwhelmed by its success
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