Janumada Jodi

Janumada Jodi is a 1996 Indian Kannada blockbuster film directed by T. S. Nagabharana, based on the Gujarati novel Malela Jeev by Pannalal Patel.[1] It stars Shiva Rajkumar and Shilpa in the lead roles. The film is mirror to folk Karnataka especially in Mandya region. Shilpa has won the Filmfare Award for Best Actress – Kannada & Karnataka State Film Award for Best Actress for her performance in this film.[2]

Janumada Jodi
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Directed byT. S. Nagabharana
Produced byParvathamma Rajkumar
Written byBaraguru Ramachandrappa (dialogues)
Screenplay byT. S. Nagabharana
Story byPannalal Patel
Based onMalela Jeev
by Pannalal Patel
Music byV. Manohar
CinematographyB. C. Gowrishankar
Edited byT. Shashikumar
Vaishnavi Combines
Release date
  • 15 November 1996 (1996-11-15)



Popular Malayalam actress Chippy made her Kannada debut with this film. Cinematographer B. C. Gowrishankar picturised the song "Mani Mani" in the sunset for nine days as the sunset lasted for only a few minutes.[3] Stage actor Mandya Ramesh also made his acting debut with this film.[4][5]

Praising Parvathamma's finance management skills, director Nagabharana recalled that she had hired two production managers who would give the estimated expense of each of the scenes conceived by him. She would add an additional 20 per cent on that and would ask the technicians whether it would be sufficient. Once the budget was agreed upon, she would see that it was never overshot.[6]


The film was released on 15 November 1996 to highly positive reviews.

The film had a theatrical run of more than 365 days in maximum centres across Hubbali, Belgavi and Bijapur. Janumada Jodi holds the record for silver jubilee run in maximum number (5) of film halls in Bengaluru.[7]

Awards and honoursEdit

Award Award Category - Winner Ref.
44th Filmfare Awards South Best Film - Parvathamma Rajkumar (Producer)
Best Director - T. S. Nagabharana
Filmfare Award for Best Actress – Kannada - Shilpa
Best Music Director - V. Manohar
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Karnataka State Film Awards Jury's Special Award - Parvathamma Rajkumar (Producer)
Karnataka State Film Award for Best Actress - Shilpa
Best Music Director - V. Manohar
Best Male Playback Singer - L. N. Shastry[8]
Best Lyricist - Doddarange Gowda ( "Kolumande Jangama" )


The film became a subject for study in the humanities by an American University.[10]


Janumada Jodi
Soundtrack album by
GenreFeature film soundtrack
LabelAkash Audio

V. Manohar composed the film's background score and music for its soundtrack, while also writing the lyrics for some tracks. The soundtrack album comprises nine tracks.[11]

Track listing
1."Aarathi Annammange"Doddarange GowdaRajesh Krishnan, Manjula Gururaj4:25
2."Dehavendare O Manuja"V. ManoharRajkumar4:52
3."Ivan Yaara Magano"V. ManoharRajesh Krishnan, Manjula Gururaj4:51
4."Januma Jodi Aadaru"V. ManoharRajkumar4:47
5."Janumada Jodi Neenu"Doddarange GowdaRajesh Krishnan, Manjula Gururaj5:02
6."Kolumande Jangama"Doddarange GowdaL. N. Shastri4:29
7."Mani Mani Mani"Baraguru RamachandrappaShiva Rajkumar, Manjula Gururaj5:02
8."Oora Dyavre"V. ManoharManjula Gururaj4:45
9."Seere Seere Seere"SrirangaSangeetha Katti4:16
Total length:42:29


  1. ^ "Biopic on former Karnataka CM Devaraj Urs soon". Deccan Herald. 2 June 2016. Retrieved 8 October 2020.
  2. ^ "Best actress". Filmfare. 5 July 1998. Archived from the original on 5 July 1998. Retrieved 15 August 2012.
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 13 January 2016. Retrieved 27 November 2016.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ Karnoor, Maithreyi (16 September 2016). "Theatre is where my heart is". The Hindu.
  5. ^ "MANDYA RAMESH VISITS". Deccan Herald. Archived from the original on 28 November 2016.
  6. ^ Suresh, Sunayana (28 August 2018). "Regularised market, homework, disciplined making and cinema education is the need of the hour". The Times of India.
  7. ^ SubashChandra Gandhi (15 November 2014). "Shivarajkumar hits and flops". sandalwoodking.rocks. Retrieved 25 June 2020.
  8. ^ http://www.akkaonline.org/rasamanjari/ArtistsProfile.pdf
  9. ^ "'I want to do a negative role'". The Hindu. Archived from the original on 2 April 2018. Retrieved 2 April 2018.
  10. ^ "Janumada Jodi in American University".[permanent dead link]
  11. ^ "Janumada Jodi (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) by V. Manohar". Apple Music. Retrieved 8 October 2020.

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