Kathe Chitrakathe Nirdeshana Puttanna

Kathe Chitrakathe Nirdeshana Puttanna (transl. Story, screenplay, direction Puttanna) is a 2016 Indian Kannada-language comedy horror film directed by Srinivasa Raju, and is a remake of the 2014 Telugu film Geethanjali. It stars Komal Kumar and Priyamani in the lead roles whilst Pooja Gandhi features in a pivotal role. Arjun Janya composed the soundtrack and background score for the film.

Kathe Chitrakathe Nirdeshana Puttanna
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Theatrical film poster
Directed bySrinivasa Raju
Produced byNarayana Babu
Written bySrinivasa Raju
Based onGeethanjali
by Raj Kiran
StarringKomal Kumar
P. Ravi Shankar
Music byArjun Janya
CinematographyShyam Prasad
Edited byRavi
Apple Blossom Creations
Release date
  • 1 January 2016 (2016-01-01)
Running time
138 minutes


Ravi Shankar a businessman rapes and kills Priyamani a bharathanatyam dancer after she slaps him when he asked her for one night sex and also rejects his marriage proposal before this. Using his influence he modified and make others believe that she committed suicide due to his boyfriend's sex torture. Priyamani returns as ghost to avenge her death. Parallel to this, her twin sister tries to make Ravi Shankar a lunatic (mental patient) for the same reason to avenge her sister's death. What will happen to Ravi Shankar in climax? forms the crux of the story.



Since the title included the name "Puttanna", it was strongly referenced to the veteran film maker Puttanna Kanagal. However, the director Srinivasa Raju denied the reports which suspected the story line linked to the legendary director.[1] Kanagal's wife Nagalakshmi raised an objection to the release of the film. She asked the director to show the film to her prior to its release to which the team agreed.[2]

Apart from the title, the film's first trailer also kicked up controversy with Komal's character mocking several Kannada film stars and directors. To this Komal denied any involvement in such activities.[3]


Arjun Janya has composed 2 songs and the audio is released under Ashwini Media Networks banner.[4]

Box officeEdit

Kathe Chitrakathe Nirdeshana Puttanna has completed 50 days of successful run at the box-office. Puttanna was the first Kannada film to complete 50 days run at the box-office in 2016. And became commercially successful at the box office.[5]


  1. ^ "'Can't imagine myself in Puttanna's shoes'". The Times Of India. 6 November 2015. Retrieved 17 December 2015.
  2. ^ "Puttanna in trouble!". YTalkies. 17 December 2015. Retrieved 17 December 2015.
  3. ^ "Komal drowns Puttanna in controversy". The Times Of India. 12 November 2015. Retrieved 17 December 2015.
  4. ^ "KCN Puttanna by srinivasa raju". Indiaglitz. 30 April 2015. Retrieved 17 December 2015.
  5. ^ "PUTTANNA COMPLETES 50 DAY RUN". cinecircle.com. 19 February 2016.

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