Anjada Gandu (Kannada: ಅಂಜದ ಗಂಡು; English: Fearless man) is an Indian Kannada feature film released in 1988, starring Ravichandran and Kushboo in the lead roles. Renuka Sharma directed this film. The film is a remake of Tamil original Thambikku Entha Ooru (1984) which starred Rajinikanth and Madhavi. The film is best remembered for its successful soundtrack scored by Hamsalekha. Two songs from this movie were later re-used by Hamsalekha in two different Telugu movies.
|Directed by||Renuka Sharma|
|Produced by||B. N. Gangadhar|
|Screenplay by||Renuka Sharma|
|Story by||Panchu Arunachalam|
|Based on||Thambikku Entha Ooru|
|Edited by||K. Balu|
A. N. S Productions
The movie had a theatrical run of 25 weeks and was declared a Blockbuster. The movie was one of the most notable Ravichandran movie of the 1980s. Anjada Gandu was the second highest grossing Kannada movie of the year 1988 after Ranadheera, another movie which featured both Ravichandran and Kushboo as the lead pair.
Ravichandran is the son of a rich businessman (Srinivasa Murthy) and is given to profligate ways. He is shown spending money wantonly in a club. He has concern for the poor people. He is shown breaking the window of a car when its owner does not pay a coconut vendor. He also thrashes a gang of unruly men in an upscale club when one of them mistreats the waiter. His catchphrase in this phase is shown to be "piece, piece" or alternatively "ella, piece piece" describing the state in which the target of his anger is left.[clarification needed]
His father is naturally angry with such behavior and feels that a spell in a village with his old school friend, Rudrappa (Thoogudeepa Srinivas) who has since been in the army will do the boy good. And therefore sends him off to a village, Tavarekere with an introductory letter which does not reveal that he is his son but only says that he is in need of some guidance for a year and that he should be taught some daily chores.
Doddanna and Mukhyamantri Chandru are businessmen who are trying to acquire land in the same village. Mukhyamantri Chandru's daughter Khushboo is arrogant due to her wealth. How Gopi interacts with all these people and ensures justice while at the same time winning hearts forms the rest of the story.
- Ravichandran as Anand
- Kushboo as Asha
- Thoogudeepa Srinivas as Major Rudrappa
- Doddanna as Gopala
- Mukhyamantri Chandru
- Devaraj as Sundar
- Umashree as Mani
- Srinivasa Murthy as Rajashekhar
- Mysore Lokesh as Village Film Theatre Owner
- Aravind as Vinod
- Ashok Badaradinni as PA Sampangi
- Killer Venkatesh
- Bank suresh
- Narasimha moorthi
- Tiger Juneja
- Master Manjunath
- Baby Indra
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|Released||17 February 1988|
|Genre||Feature film soundtrack|
Two songs from this movie were later re-used by Hamsalekha in two different Telugu movies. The song Aakaradalli Gulabi Rangide  was later adapted by Hamasalekha in the Telugu film Muthyamantha Muddu (1989) as Premalekha Raasa. Another song Eke Heegaytho  was later reused in the 1997 Telugu movie Omkaram which was a remake of 1995 Kannada movie Om as Om Brahmanda  which comes in the place of Hey Dinakara retaining only the opening Sanskrit verse from Om but following the tune of the song Eke Heegayto from this movie.
|1.||"Preethiyalli Iro Sukha"||R. N. Jayagopal||S. P. Balasubramanyam, Manjula Gururaj||4:40|
|2.||"Eke Heegaytho"||R. N. Jayagopal||S. P. Balasubramanyam, B. R. Chaya||4:34|
|3.||"Aakaradalli Gulabi Rangide"||V. Manohar||Lata Hamsalekha||4:35|
|4.||"Mooru Kaasina Kudure"||Hamsalekha||Ramesh||4:43|
|5.||"Dumdum Dol"||Hamsalekha||S. P. Balasubramanyam, B. R. Chaya||4:35|
|6.||"Modala Baari"||R. N. Jayagopal||S. P. Balasubramanyam, Manjula Gururaj||4:47|
|7.||"Neeli Baanali"||R. N. Jayagopal||B. R. Chaya||1:22|
The movie was a huge success and elevated the career of actor Ravichandran who had earlier given a fresh hit through Premaloka. Moreover, the success of the movie and Ranadheera released in the same year made Ravichandran and Kushboo a star pair. 2014 Kannada movie had its title inspired by this movie.
- "Anjada Gandu Cast and Crew". Apunkachoice. Archived from the original on 15 November 2013.
- "Anjada Gandu (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)". iTunes. Retrieved 21 August 2014.