Govindaya Namaha (English: Hail Govinda) is a 2012 Indian Kannada language comedy-drama film directed by debutante Pawan Wadeyar. The film was released on 30 March 2012 across cinema halls. It stars Komal Kumar, Anna Georgia, Madhulika, Rekha Vedavyas and Parul Yadav in the lead roles. The music is composed by Gurukiran. This film is remade as Potugadu in Telugu. The movie was accused to be a copy of 2006 Kannada movie Avnandre Avne , however Karnataka Film Directors Association writer's wing set aside the allegations far from truth.
|Directed by||Pawan Wadeyar|
|Screenplay by||Pawan Wadeyar & Sai Prasad ( uncredited)|
|Budget||₹80 lakh (US$110,000)|
|Box office||₹5-6 crore (US$−840,000)|
The story of a man called Govinda who falls in love with four girls.
- Komal Kumar as Govinda
- Parul Yadav as Mumtaz
- Madhulika as Vydehi
- Rekha Vedavyas
- Anna Georgia
- H G Dattatreya
- Mukhyamantri Chandru as Vydehi's father
- Harish Raj as Harsha
- Vinayak Joshi
- Tabla Nani as Nataraj
- Dattatreya H. G.
- Chikkanna as Gopal
- Sandeep Gowda as Pids Pokesh
- Kirloskar Sathya
- Raju Thalikote
- Jayasheela Gowda
Music of this film has been received well and the song Pyarge Aagbittaite written by Pawan in Kannada and Urdu language mixture recorded an amazing hit in YouTube by hitting more than 1500000 views in less than a week of its release. This song is performed by Chethan and Indu Nagaraj and music by Gurukiran song was picturized on Komal Kumar and Parul at Bijapur Fort and Ibrahim Roza.
|Soundtrack album by|
|Released||11 January 2012|
|Genre||Feature film soundtrack|
Gurukiran composed the film's background score and music for its soundtrack, with the lyrics penned by Pawan Wadeyar, Santhosh Nayak, Shivananje Gowda and Jayant Kaikini. The album consists of five tracks.
|1.||"Anthare Ivananna"||Pawan Wadeyar||Gururaj Hoskote||3:12|
|2.||"Laka Laka"||Shivananje Gowda||Gurukiran, Apoorva||3:35|
|3.||"Pyarge Aagbittaite"||Pawan Wadeyar||Chetan Sosca, Indu Nagaraj||4:13|
|4.||"Ninnindane"||Santhosh Nayak||Rajesh Krishnan||4:29|
|5.||"Sura Sundara"||Jayant Kaikini||Madhu Balakrishnan, Jyotsna||3:58|
The film was released on 30 March in India. The film received mostly mixed reviews from the critics .
It collected more than 5 crores. It is considered super hit of 2012 Kannada films.
- IBN Live rated the film as "Engaging" and stated "'Govindaya Namaha' directed by debutant Pawan Wodeyar is an engaging and entertaining film, and it lives up to the hype created before the release. ."
- Times Of India rated the film and praised that "A complete mass entertainer with Komal at his best. With excellent dialogues and music, director Pavan Wadeyar has put the right step forward in his first movie".
|2nd South Indian International Movie Awards||Best Actress in a Supporting Role||Rekha Vedavyas||Nominated|
|Best Music Director||Gurukiran||Nominated|
|Best Lyricist||Pawan for "Pyarge Agbittaite"||Nominated|
|Best Female Playback Singer||Indu Nagaraj for "Pyarge Agbittaite"||Nominated|
|Best Dance Choreographer||Murali for "Pyarge Agbittaite"||Nominated|
|Best Debutant Producer||K. A. Suresh||Won|
|Best Debutant Director||Pawan Wodeyar||Won|
|Best Female Debutant||Parul Yadav||Won|
|60th Filmfare Awards South||Best Lyricist||Pavan Wadeyar||Nominated|
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