Googly is a 2013 Indian Kannada language romantic comedy film directed by Pavan Wadeyar and produced by Jayanna Combines, starring Yash and Kriti Kharbanda in the lead roles, while Ananth Nag, Sudha Belawadi, Deepu, Ashok Sharma, Neenasam Ashwath and Sadhu Kokila appear in supporting roles.

Directed byPavan Wadeyar
Written byPawan Wadeyar
Produced by
  • Jayanna
  • Bhogendra
CinematographyVaidy S
Edited bySanath Kumar
Suresh Arumugam
Music bySongs :-
Joshua Sridhar
Background Scores :-
Anoop Seelin
Jayanna Combines
Distributed bySadashiva M G
Release date
  • 19 July 2013 (2013-07-19)
Budget4 crore[1]
Box office15 crore[2][3][1]

Googly was released on 19 July 2013 to positive reviews from critics and became a commercial success.[4] The film won multiple nominations at the 3rd South Indian International Movie Awards. Having been nominated in 11 categories, the film won SIIMA awards for Best Director (Pavan Wadeyar), Best Cinematographer (Vaidy S.), Best Lyricist (Pavan Wadeyar) and Best Fight Choreographer (Ravi Varma).[5] The copyrights for the Bengali remake were sold to Eskay Movies.[6]

Plot edit

Sharath is an intelligent MBA graduate who is loved by everyone due to his unique attitude, but he hates girls. He likes love and always lives his life as he wishes. One day he is selected to represent his college at the Global Business Seminar, as he is the topper of his university. When Sharath enters the crowded auditorium, he gets bored with the seminar and falls asleep. When his name is called upon, he is woken up by his childhood friend Swathi, who is an MBBS student. Sharath gives his hilarious speech and thanks Swathi for waking him up. By this meet, both of them started to love each other. Over a period of time, Sharath starts to suspect every act of Swathi.

One day, Swathi is injured and things become more complicated when he misunderstands Swathi's friend to be her boyfriend at a hospital where she is undergoing treatment. As a result, Sharath gets annoyed and slaps Swathi. Unlike any guy who'll normally brood over his past girlfriend, Sharath takes this as a challenge and devotes his time to his career, and becomes a huge entrepreneur within couple of years. After few years, Sharath realises his mistake of hurting Swathi and tries to reconcile with her by apologizing to her through a phone call on her birthday, but is hurt to hear that Swathi is getting engaged to someone and she never had such feeling for him. Later, he returns to India to attend his friend's wedding in Mangalore, and is surprised to see Swathi and he learns that they both will attend the same wedding.

Upon further conversation with Swathi, he discovers that Swathi had lied to him regarding her engagement to get rid of him, because she didn't have the strength to be heartbroken again if Sharath would leave her for the second time. Thus, he win her heart again. Swathi later decides to reunite with him and they fall in love again, but on their way, a North Indian gang, who were thrashed by Sharath for separating two lovers, attacks him. After admitting Sharath in the hospital, Swathi donates her blood to Sharath where Sharath's mother scolds Swathi and she leaves without informing anyone. Sharath manages to find her in train station with the support of the media. When she replies she had lost her accessories and ticket in the station, where Sharath tells her that in spite of going through so much pain to find her she is lamenting the loss of something trivial. They reconcile with each other.

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Cast edit

  • Yash as Mr. Sharath, an international businessman
  • Kriti Kharbanda as Dr. Swathi, Sharath's love interest and a doctor
  • Anant Nag as Sharath's father
  • Sudha Belawadi as Kousalya, Sharath's mother
  • Sadhu Kokila as Musthafa
  • Neenasam Ashwath as Ravi Joshi
  • Deepu as Madhu, Swathi's friend
  • Ashok Sharma as Narayana, Sharath's friend
  • M. N. Lakshmi Devi
  • Gopal Krushna Raul as Sharath's friend
  • Pavan Wadeyar in special appearance in "Yeno Yeno Aagide"
  • Saurav Lokesh as a local goon

Production edit

Yash was cast to play Sharath, a misogynist university student.[7] Kriti Kharbanda was cast as a sincere medical student Swathi.[8] The film marked their first film collaboration.[9]

Palaniraj and Ravi Varma choreographed the action sequences, while the dance choreography were handled by Murali. Joshua Sridhar composed the soundtrack while ace Kannada music composer and state awardee Anoop Seelin composed the background score. Filming took place in Bangalore and Mangalore with the climax scene shot at the railway station at Sakleshpura in Hassan district.

Soundtrack edit

Soundtrack album by
Released3 June 2013
GenreFeature film soundtrack
LabelD Beats
ProducerV. Harikrishna

The soundtrack music for the film was composed by Joshua Sridhar and the background music for the film was scored by Anoop Seelin.[10] The lyrics for the soundtracks were penned by Jayant Kaikini, Yogaraj Bhat, Kaviraj and Pavan Wadeyar. The album consisting of six soundtracks was released on 3 June 2013, in Bangalore.[11]

Track list
1."Gandu Janma"Pavan WadeyarPavan Wadeyar4:21
2."Yeno Yeno Aagide"KavirajHaricharan4:52
3."Neenirade"Jayant KaikiniSonu Nigam4:24
4."Googly Gandasare Keli"Pavan WadeyarHaricharan, Apoorva Shridhar4:15
5."Bisilu Kudureyondu"Yogaraj BhatRajesh Krishnan3:22
6."Googly Googly"Pavan WadeyarPavan Wadeyar4:28
Total length:25:42

Reception edit

Critical response edit

Googly received positive reviews from critics.

G. S. Kumar of The Times of India gave a 3.5/5 stars and wrote "Though the director has infused life into the story with excellent making, the narration could have been faster."[12] Bangalore Mirror gave 3.5/5 stars and wrote "Wadeyar is in complete control of the proceedings. Though most part of the film focuses on the leading pair, there is hardly a dull moment. The film cements Pavan Wadeyar’s position as one among the promising directors in the Kannada industry."[13] B. S. Srivani of Deccan Herald gave 3/5 stars and praised the cast performances and music."[14]

Box office edit

According to box office reports, Googly earned more than a crore on the first day and 45 million (US$560,000) within the first four days of its release.[15] According to the producer, the film collected 70 million (US$880,000) gross at the box office in its first week.[16] The film grossed 90−130 million (equivalent to −220 million or US$−2.8 million in 2023) at the box office. The satellite rights were sold for 20 million (US$250,000).[17]

References edit

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  2. ^ "Rocking star Yash's top 5 movies".
  3. ^ "Yash strikes gold with Googly". The Times of India. Archived from the original on 2 November 2013.
  4. ^ "Googly Box Office Report". 25 July 2013.
  5. ^ "And the SIIMA Awards go to..." The Times of India. 16 September 2014. Retrieved 22 September 2014.
  6. ^ "Bengali and Telugu filmmakers to throw Googly in theatres".
  7. ^ Vivek M.V. (8 April 2022). "Yash: The rise of the 'Rocking Star'". Deccan Herald. Archived from the original on 4 May 2022. Retrieved 4 May 2022.
  8. ^ "Kriti Kharbandha turns busy bee!". Sify. Archived from the original on 3 June 2014. Retrieved 30 May 2014.
  9. ^ Chetana Divya Vasudev. "I can't wait for 'Googly' to happen to me again". Deccan Herald. Retrieved 22 July 2018.
  10. ^ "Googly: Old wine in a new bottle". 25 July 2013. Retrieved 9 December 2014.
  11. ^ "Googly Audio Released". 4 June 2013. Retrieved 9 December 2014.
  12. ^ "Googly review". The Times of India. 19 July 2013. Retrieved 14 December 2014.
  13. ^ "Googly: Bhat's doosra". Bangalore Mirror. 19 July 2013. Retrieved 14 December 2014.
  14. ^ "Love's lessons hard to come by". Deccan Herald. 19 July 2013. Retrieved 14 December 2014.
  15. ^ "Googly setting new records for Yash". The Times of India. Archived from the original on 2 November 2013.
  16. ^ "Googly Box Office Report". 25 July 2013.
  17. ^ "Googly setting new records for Yash". The Times of India. Archived from the original on 2 November 2013.

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