Hatavadi (Kannada: ಹಠವಾದಿ) is a 2006 Indian Kannada language film directed by V. Ravichandran. He stars in the lead role opposite Radhika. In addition to directing the film and acting, Ravichandran also took roles of the film's screenwriter, dialogue-writer, composer, lyricist and editor. The supporting cast features Sharan, Doddanna, Lakshman, Vinaya Prasad, Mukhyamantri Chandru and Chitra Shenoy.

2006 Kannada film Hatavadi album cover.jpg
Soundtrack cover
Directed byRavichandran
Screenplay byRavichandran
Story byRavichandran
Produced bySandesh Nagaraj
CinematographyG. S. V. Seetharam
Edited byRavichandran
Music byRavichandran
Sandesh Combines
Release date
  • 24 March 2006 (2006-03-24)
Running time
155 minutes



Following the success of his 2005 film, Aham Premasmi, Ravichandran announced that he would be directing Hatavadi, though the formal announcement of the film came seven months after its launch. The film was his second directorial under the banner Sandesh Combines, after Mommaga (1997).[1][2]


Soundtrack album by
Released26 June 2006
GenreFeature film soundtrack
LabelSri Eswari Entertainment
Ravichandran chronology
Pandu Ranga Vittala

Ravichandran composed the music for the soundtracks also writing its lyrics. The album consists of eight soundtracks.[3]

Track listing
1."Aata Hudugatavo"RavichandranShankar Mahadevan5:50
2."Chali Chali"RavichandranS. P. Balasubrahmanyam, Chithra4:27
3."Ee Preethigagi"RavichandranS. P. Balasubrahmanyam5:41
4."Mukhadalli Yenide"RavichandranS. P. Balasubrahmanyam4:36
5."Oorella Suthi"RavichandranS. P. Balasubrahmanyam5:51
6."Thai Thai"RavichandranUdit Narayan, Malathi4:29
7."Yaaru Yaaru"Ravichandran, ChandruShankar Mahadevan, C. Aswath, B. Jayashree6:37
8."Yaramma Ivalu"RavichandranS. P. Balasubrahmanyam4:47
Total length:42:18

Critical receptionEdit

Reviewing the film, The Hindu called Hatavadi a "surprise package of entertainment" and added, "Supported by brilliant photography by G.V.S. Sitaram, imposing shot composition, clever screenplay, sharp editing, insightful dialogues at places and simple narration, the film challenges the orthodox method of commercial film making."[4] S. N. Deepak of Deccan Herald calls the film "a simple story of friendship, love, affection and hatred." and adds, "It is also about a man’s determination which makes him achieve what he wished despite obstacles, both societal and physical. There are not many surprises or turns. But Ravichandran has included all elements to please his fans."[5] Writing for Rediff, R. G. Vijayasarathy gave the film a 2/5 rating and said, "[the film] has strong emotional content. The music also plays a major role in elevating the quality of the film." He concluded praising the performance of Radhika and writes, "... it is to Radhika's credit that she stands up to a superb performance. Her emotions are perfect and she is presented very well on screen."[6]


  1. ^ "'Hatavadi' nearing completion". viggy.com. Retrieved 26 October 2014.
  2. ^ "Third time lucky?". The Hindu. 24 March 2006. Retrieved 26 October 2014.
  3. ^ "Hatavadi (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)". iTunes. Retrieved 26 October 2014.
  4. ^ "A surprise package of entertainment". The Hindu. 26 March 2006. Retrieved 26 October 2014.
  5. ^ "Hatavadi review". Deccan Herald. 26 March 2006. Retrieved 26 October 2014.
  6. ^ "Hatavadi: For Ravichandran fans and more". Rediff.com. 27 March 2006. Retrieved 26 October 2014.

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