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Doddmane Hudga is a 2016 Indian Kannada action masala film co-written and directed by Duniya Soori, and features Puneeth Rajkumar and Radhika Pandit in lead roles. Apart from them, the film features an ensemble cast of Ambarish, Sumalatha, Bharathi Vishnuvardhan, Krishna, Srinivasa Murthy, P. Ravi Shankar, Rangayana Raghu, Chikkanna and Avinash, with Shiva Rajkumar providing a voice-over.[2]

Doddmane Hudga
Dodmane Huduga.jpg
Theatrical film poster
Directed byDuniya Soori
Produced byM. Govinda
Written byDuniya Soori
Story byVikas
Duniya Soori
StarringPuneeth Rajkumar
Radhika Pandit
Bharathi Vishnuvardhan
Srinivasa Murthy
P. Ravi Shankar
Rangayana Raghu
Narrated byShiva Rajkumar
Music byV. Harikrishna
CinematographySatya Hegde
Edited byDeepu S.Kumar
Ajay Pictures
Release date
  • 30 September 2016 (2016-09-30)
Running time
136 minutes
Box office40 Cr [1]

This film marks third collaboration of Puneeth with Soori. The film was produced by M. Govindu under Ajay Pictures banner. Music was composed by V. Harikrishna and art direction by Shashidhar Adapa for the film. The principal photography commenced on 5 March 2015. The film was released worldwide on 30 September 2016.


Surya is a youngster who cooks biriyani at a local market, he is a short tempered person then he meets Usha who save her from goons then he gives her lift to the drama studio then it is revealed that Usha is actually Nisha who is participating in drama. Cable Babu is a goon who wants to become a politician when his goons were burning a shop. They were all thrashed by Doddmane Rajeeva when his son Krishna does a mistake then Rajeeva humiliated him then Krishna join hands with Babu then babu robbed all the property papers that belong to the farmers then Rajeeva is arrested then Surya's father Mallanna gets a heart attack and he is admitted to the hospital then Surya calls patela. A local goon to request him for money and gets to know that Rajeeva is the target and Surya goes to prison to kill Rajeeva but Surya stabs a prisoner who was about to kill Rajeeva and he calls him Vajramuni and he is also sent to prison then it reveals that surya is Rajeeva's long lost son but Surya hates his father. He then reveals to Nisha that he hates his father because he did not care him in his childhood. Then Surya reconciles with the rest of his family and returns home Surya overcomes all the obstacles and traps done by Cable Babu. However, Nisha's father, a lawyer (Avinash) is also a criminal but gets caught when he mistakingly agrees to get a girl raped who turns out to be Nisha but Surya saves her but in the process gets drunk. Rajeeva reveals that he didn't care him because he promised his sister that he will always care for Krishna this is the case that he didn't care for Surya in his childhood then Cable Babu stabs Rajeeva.

Surya thrashes Babu then throws in a tunnel then babu's assistant kills Babu by burying him inside the tunnel then he brought the farmers papers and Rajeeva soon recover, then he distributed the papers then the farmers realised there mistake and apologise to them.


  • Puneeth Rajkumar as Doddmane Surya aka Surya, son of Rajeeva, but his father doesn't show any love to him. Where as, he shows more love to his sister's son, Krishna, who is an orphan
  • Radhika Pandit as Usha/Nisha, daughter of a lawyer, who is a modern girl and also love interest of Surya
  • Ambareesh as Doddmane Rajeeva, who is a kind hearted person
  • Sumalatha as Doddmane Rajeeva's wife
  • Bharathi Vishnuvardhan as Doddmane Rajeeva's sister / Doddmane Krishna's mother
  • Srinivasa Murthy as Mallanna, foster parent of Surya
  • Krishna as Doddmane Krishna, cousin of Surya who is violent
  • P. Ravi Shankar as Cable Babu, who wants to become a politician
  • Rangayana Raghu as Nanjunda
  • Chikkanna as Lawanga/Langa, an old friend of Surya
  • Avinash as a layer, Nisha's father
  • Santosh
  • Udaya Raghav as Karate Manja, younger brother of Cable Babu
  • Beesu Suresha



In February 2014, it was reported that Soori and Puneeth Rajkumar would work together again under Ajay Pictures.[3] V. Harikrishna was selected to compose the music for this film. The song recording was launched at the Prasad Recording Studios in Bangalore on 24 April 2014. Art director Shashidhar Adapa was selected to handle art direction for the film. Satya Hegde was selected to handle the film's cinematography.


In July 2014, it was reported that Ramya would play the female lead of the movie but later she walked out of the movie citing "remuneration problems".[4] After Ramya's exit Radhika Pandit was roped to play lead actress role which marked her second collaboration with Puneeth Rajkumar.[5] Rebel star Ambareesh and Sumalatha were signed for portraying the parents role of Puneeth Rajkumar in the movie.[6] Veteran actress Bharathi Vishnuvardhan was chosen to play the role of Ambareesh's sister in the movie.[7] Srinivasa Murthy, Chikkanna, Rangayana Raghu, P. Ravi Shankar, Avinash, Udaya Raghav and Santosh Aryavardan of Bigboss 2 fame were chosen to play crucial role in the movie.[8]


Principal photography began on 5 March 2015 at the temple of Ganesha in Sadashivanagar, Bangalore. Parvathamma Rajkumar, actors V. Ravichandran, Shiva Rajkumar, Raghavendra Rajkumar, Srinivasa Murthy, Bharathi Vishnuvardhan, Radhika Pandit, Vinay Rajkumar, Imran Sardhariya were among the film personalities present at the event.[9]


Doddmane Hudga
Album Cover for Doddmane Hudga
Soundtrack album by
Released26 August 2016 (2016-08-26)
GenreFeature film soundtrack
LabelD Beats Music World
ProducerV. Harikrishna
V. Harikrishna chronology
Jaggu Dada
Doddmane Hudga
Santhu Straight Forward
Singles from Doddmane Hudga
  1. "Abhimanigale"
    Released: 14 August 2016

V. Harikrishna was signed to compose the soundtrack album and background score for the film. The song recording of the movie commenced on 24 April 2014, the birth anniversary of actor Rajkumar at Prasad Studios in Bangalore.[10] Lyrics for the soundtrack were written by Jayanth Kaykini, Yogaraj Bhat and V. Nagendra Prasad. The soundtrack album consists of five tracks.[11] The first track "Abhimanigale" was released on 14 August by Shivakumara Swami.[12]

Track listingEdit

1."Abhimanigale"Yogaraj BhatShiva Rajkumar, Puneeth Rajkumar4:10
2."Thraas Akkathi"Yogaraj BhatV. Harikrishna, Indu Nagaraj3:43
3."Kanasive Nooraru"Jayanth KaikiniKarthik, Swetha Mohan3:53
4."C/o Doddmane"Yogaraj BhatTippu, Sangeetha Ravindranath4:09
5."Naguva Nanjunda"V. Nagendra PrasadChinthan Vikas2:57
Total length:18:52


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  3. ^ "Puneeth's Packed Schedule after Silence Last Year". The Times of India. 4 February 2014. Retrieved 10 March 2015.
  4. ^ "Ramya replaced by newbie Pooja Hegde?". The Times of India. 6 August 2014. Retrieved 10 March 2015.
  5. ^ "Celebrations in style". Deccan Herald. 8 March 2015. Retrieved 10 March 2015.
  6. ^ "Ambarish to play Puneeth's father in 'Dodmane Huduga'". Daijiworld. 14 July 2014. Retrieved 10 March 2015.
  7. ^ "Bharati is now Ambi's sister". Bangalore Mirror. 1 October 2014. Retrieved 10 March 2015.
  8. ^ "Santhosh Roped in for Dodmane Huduga". The New Indian Express. 10 February 2015. Retrieved 10 March 2015.
  9. ^ "'Dodmane Hudga' Launched". Indiaglitz. 6 March 2015. Archived from the original on 24 June 2017. Retrieved 10 March 2015.
  10. ^ "Puneeth Rajkumar launches Dodmane Huduga on Dr Rajkumar's birth anniversary in Bangalore". 25 April 2014. Retrieved 10 March 2015.
  11. ^ "Doddmane Hudga (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) - EP". iTunes. Retrieved 17 September 2016.
  12. ^ Upadhyaya, Prakash (13 August 2016). "'Nagarahaavu' audio and a song from 'Dodmane Huduga' launched on Sunday: Where to listen to the songs online?". International Business Times. Archived from the original on 17 September 2016. Retrieved 17 September 2016.

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