Kallarali Hoovagi

Kallarali Hoovagi (Kannada: ಕಲ್ಲರಳಿ ಹೂವಾಗಿ) is a 2006 Indian Kannada historical drama romance film directed by T. S. Nagabharana, based on a novel of the same name written by B. L. Venu. Set in 1772, during the reign of Madakari Nayaka, the last ruler of Chitradurga, it features a fictitious love story between a Hindu Veerashaiva boy and a Muslim girl.[1] The film stars Vijay Raghavendra, Umashankari, Anant Nag, Bharathi, Ambareesh, Avinash.

Kallarali Hoovagi
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Film poster
Directed byT. S. Nagabharana
Produced byAnand Singh
Madhu Bangarappa
Written byB. L. Venu
Based onKallarali Hoovagi
by B. L. Venu
StarringVijay Raghavendra
Music byHamsalekha
CinematographyH. C. Venu
Edited byBasavaraj Urs
Akash Audio
Release date
22 December 2006 (2006-12-22)
Running time
148 minutes

At the 54th National Film Awards, the film won Nargis Dutt Award for Best Feature Film on National Integration.[2] It also won multiple awards at the 2006–07 Karnataka State Film Awards. Upon theatrical release on 22 December 2006, the film received widespread critical acclaim and also emerged as a box-office success.[3][4]

It was reported that the plot of the 2015 Hindi film Bajrangi Bhaijaan bore resemblance to this movie [5] as the core concept of both the movies were thematically same - a young Brahmin/Lingayat boy (belonging to a caste primarily considered vegetarian) staying in a Hindu dominated kingdom finds a dumb Muslim girl belonging to Muslim dominated neighbouring enemy kingdom, gives her shelter in his Hindu family without knowing her background, first realizes that she is a non- vegetarian, provides her with biryani secretly in spite of him being vegetarian, then realizes she is Muslim while she is offering prayers but hides it from his parents, ultimately when it comes to fore that she belongs to enemy kingdom faces opposition from a family member for his act, decides to personally send her back to her hometown safely, escapes the security at the borders, gets caught in the enemy kingdom as she reaches home, sentenced to death by hanging but finally is pardoned after the girl regains her lost voice in the climax.


The film is set in the time of Madakari Nayaka, a palegar of Chitradurga. The story revolves around a young Hindu Lingayat boy who falls in love with a Muslim girl of an enemy kingdom whom he meets at the war-ruined area.



Kallarali Hoovagi
Soundtrack album by
ReleasedOctober 2006
GenreFeature film soundtrack
LabelAnand Audio
Hamsalekha chronology
Kallarali Hoovagi

Hamsalekha composed the film's background score and music for its soundtrack, also writing its lyrics. The soundtrack album consists of 12 tracks.

1."Kallarali Hoovaagi"HamsalekhaHemanth Kumar5:26
2."Wah Wah Khana"HamsalekhaUdit Narayan5:51
3."Ee Bhoomi"HamsalekhaHemanth Kumar5:42
4."Nanna Nechhina Koteya"HamsalekhaKunal Ganjawala, Chithra5:26
5."Hanatheya Adiyalle"HamsalekhaShankar Mahadevan3:57
6."Dayavillada Dharmavu"BasavannaM. M. Keeravani2:58
7."Barappa O Thingala Mava"HamsalekhaKunal Ganjawala5:08
8."Akka Kelavva"Akka MahadeviNanditha4:51
9."Ninna Nenapinali"HamsalekhaRajesh Krishnan, Chithra4:54
10."Alimola Alimola"HamsalekhaRajesh Krishnan, Chithra2:37
11."Mysore Desh"HamsalekhaJayateerth Mevundi1:40
12."Sampige Siddesha"HamsalekhaHemanth Kumar1:53
Total length:50:13

Critical receptionEdit

"Kallarali Hoovaagi" got very good critical reaction. Most newspapers and websites hailed it as an exceptional film.[6]


  • National Award for Best Film on National Integration[7]
  • State Award for Best Editing Basavaraj Urs from Karnataka Government in 2006-2007
  • State Award for Best Art Director Vittal in 2006-2007
  • State Award Special Award for Costume Design Nagini Bharana and Roshni Dinaker in 2006-2007

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "This is my treasure Venu BL". indiaglitz.com. 13 December 2006. Retrieved 26 June 2015.
  2. ^ "54th National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. Retrieved 26 June 2015.
  3. ^ "Director of `Kallarali Hoovagi' overwhelmed by its success". The Hindu. 9 January 2007. Retrieved 26 June 2015.
  4. ^ Ramachandra C. V. (8 January 2007). "On cloud nine". Deccan Herald. Retrieved 26 June 2015.
  5. ^ B. L. Venu (12 October 2015). "ಭಜರಂಗಿ ಮತ್ತು ಕಲ್ಲರಳಿ..." [Kallarali and Bhajarangi] (in Kannada). Retrieved 7 November 2015.
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