Kariya 2 (transl. Blacky) is an Indian Kannada action gangster film directed by Prabhu Srinivas starring Santhosh Balaraj in the titular role and Mayuri Kyatari in the opposite lead role.[1] The film is produced by Anekal Balaraj through his production company Santosh Enterprises. The score and soundtrack are composed by Karan B. Krupa while cinematography is handled by Srinivas Dewamsam. Different Danny, Ravi Varma, Mass Madha and Vikram Mor were hired as stunt directors. The movie was dubbed in Hindi as Ghajinikanth.[2] It was reported that the makers had sold the copyrights for the South Korean remake version.[3] This movie is an unrelated sequel to 2003 blockbuster Kariya.

Kariya 2
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Film poster
Directed byPrabhu Srinivas
Screenplay byPrabhu Srinivas
Story byPrabhu Srinivas
Produced byAnekal Balaraj
Paramesh>br/>Prem Kumar
CinematographySrinivas Devamsam
Edited bySrikanth Gowda
Music byKaran B Krupa
Santhosh Enterprises
Distributed byJayanna Films
Release date
  • 13 October 2017 (2017-10-13)
Running time
123 minutes


The movie revolves around Kariya, a local goon who is hired by an underworld Don. Everything was fine until he falls in love with Janu aka Janaki. Janu was affectionate towards her father, but he was killed by the thugs. She misunderstood that Kariya killed her father. As a result, she intelligently kills him through her love drama. Later it is revealed that Kariya is alive and he is unable to recognise others. He can identify Janu. Now, Janu lands in trouble when he sees her and follows her. What happens to them forms the rest of the plot.




In May 2016, P2 Productions announced their new venture Kariya 2 and shooting started in July 2016. Different Dany, who is known for many popular Kannada films as an action choreographer, was hired.[6]


The film is set to be an action gangster film which also focuses on the love story of the lead. The film's tagline is "Ivnu Bere Thara", which was revealed by the release of its first-look poster. The poster featuring Santhosh Balaraj illustrated his character as a don.[7]


The film's music is composed by Karan B. Krupa with lyrics penned by Jayanth Kaikini, Manju Mandavya and Chinmay.[8][9]

Track list
1."Anumaanave Illa"KavirajArmaan Malik04:45
2."Naa Kaayuthiruve"Jayanth KaikiniSonu Nigam04:22
3."Kariya Barthaavne"Manju MandavyaShashank Sheshagiri03:58
4."Malegalada"ChinmayAnuradha Bhat04:49


  1. ^ "'Kariya' title came with responsibility". Bangalore Mirror. Retrieved 2 October 2018.
  2. ^ "- YouTube". YouTube.
  3. ^ "Vijaya Karnataka ePaper- Vijaya Karnataka Kannada Newspaper".
  4. ^ "Kariya 2 will do for Santhosh Balaraj what Kariya did for Darshan". The Times of India. Retrieved 2 October 2018.
  5. ^ "Mayuri bags the lead in Kariya 2". The Times of India. Retrieved 2 October 2018.
  6. ^ "Kariya 2 shows that unconditional love can change anyone". The Times of India. Retrieved 2 October 2018.
  7. ^ "ಹಳೆ ಕರಿಯನನ್ನು ನೆನಪಿಸುವ ಹೊಸ ಕರಿಯಾ: ಕರಿಯಾ 2-Movie Review" (in Kannada). Retrieved 2 October 2018.
  8. ^ Kariya 2 (2017) Kannada Songs
  9. ^ "Mayuri to turn singer for Kariya 2". The Times of India. Retrieved 2 October 2018.

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