Govindaya Namaha

Govindaya Namaha (English: Hail Govinda) is a 2012 Indian Kannada language comedy-drama film directed by debutante Pawan Wadeyar.[2] 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.[3]

Govindaya Namaha
Kannada film Govindaya Namaha poster.jpg
Film poster
Directed byPawan Wadeyar
Produced bySuresh
Screenplay byPawan Wadeyar & Sai Prasad ( uncredited)
StarringKomal Kumar
Parul Yadav
Rekha Vedavyas
Music byGurukiran
CinematographySuresh Babu
Edited bySanath-Suresh
Suresh Arts
Release date
  • 30 March 2012 (2012-03-30)
Running time
120 minutes
Budget80 lakh (US$110,000)[1]
Box office5-6 crore (US$−840,000)[1]


The story of a man called Govinda who falls in love with four girls.[4]


Internet phenomenaEdit

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.[5][6][7][8]


Govindaya Namaha
Soundtrack album by
Released11 January 2012 (2012-01-11)
GenreFeature film soundtrack
LabelAshwini Media

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.[9]

1."Anthare Ivananna"Pawan WadeyarGururaj Hoskote3:12
2."Laka Laka"Shivananje GowdaGurukiran, Apoorva3:35
3."Pyarge Aagbittaite"Pawan WadeyarChetan Sosca, Indu Nagaraj4:13
4."Ninnindane"Santhosh NayakRajesh Krishnan4:29
5."Sura Sundara"Jayant KaikiniMadhu Balakrishnan, Jyotsna3:58
Total length:19:27


The film was released on 30 March in India. The film received mostly mixed reviews from the critics .

Box officeEdit

It collected more than 5 crores. It is considered super hit of 2012 Kannada films.

Critical responseEdit

  • 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. ."[10]
  • 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".[11]


Ceremony Category Nominee Result
2nd South Indian International Movie Awards Best Actress in a Supporting Role Rekha Vedavyas Nominated
Best Comedian Komal 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


  1. ^ a b "Sandalwood: Hits and misses of 2012". Archived from the original on 22 March 2016. Retrieved 20 March 2016.
  2. ^ Archived from the original on 16 January 2012. Retrieved 30 March 2012. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 22 December 2015. Retrieved 20 December 2015.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ Komalkumar Song Pyar Ge Agbittaithe.. Crossed 50000 in You Tube Archived 9 May 2012 at the Wayback Machine. (2012-01-30). Retrieved on 2012-05-26.
  5. ^ Komal's 'Pyarege agbittaite' goes viral on net. (2012-02-02). Retrieved on 2012-05-26.
  6. ^ Does Kolaveri Di Have Some New Competition? – on Archived 9 May 2012 at the Wayback Machine. (2012-02-02). Retrieved on 2012-05-26.
  7. ^ On a creative spree Archived 12 February 2012 at the Wayback Machine. Deccan Chronicle (2012-02-02). Retrieved on 2012-05-26.
  8. ^ Bhat Bombat! – Kannada Movie News Archived 8 July 2012 at the Wayback Machine. IndiaGlitz (2012-01-25). Retrieved on 2012-05-26.
  9. ^ "Govindaya Namaha (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) - EP". iTunes. Archived from the original on 3 February 2016. Retrieved 13 April 2015.
  10. ^ "Masters review". IBN Archived from the original on 2 April 2012. Retrieved 6 April 2012.
  11. ^ "Masters review".

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