Kothigalu Saar Kothigalu

Kothigalu Saar Kothigalu (Kannada: ಕೋತಿಗಳು ಸಾರ್ ಕೋತಿಗಳು; English: We are monkeys, sir) is a 2001 Indian Kannada comedy film directed by Rajendra Singh Babu. The film stars Ramesh Aravind, S. Narayan, Mohan, Prema, Tara and Urvashi in the lead roles.[1] This is the second film in the Saar series directed by Babu and was released on 28 December 2001 and received generally positive reviews from the critics and turned out to be a box office hit.[2] It completed a 100-day run in theatres.[3] The film was remade in Telugu as Sandade Sandadi (2002), in Hindi as Shaadi No. 1 (2005) and in Bengali (Bangladesh) as Tomakei Khujchi (2008).

Kothigalu Saar Kothigalu
Directed byRajendra Singh Babu
Produced byJai Jagadish
Vijayalakshmi Singh
Dushyanth Singh
Written byRajendra Singh Babu
StarringRamesh Aravind
S. Narayan
Music byHamsalekha
CinematographyB. C. Gowrishankar
Edited byB. S. Kemparaju
Lakshmi Creations
Release date
28 December 2001
Running time
157 mins


Three friends; Rammi (Ramesh Aravind), Nani (S. Narayan) and Moni (Mohan), vexed with their wives Urvashi, Prema and Tara decide to take a mass suicide. But they end up saving a businessman (Mukhyamantri Chandru) who was also attempting suicide. These guys help Chandru in straightening out his business and earn a good salary to support their families. But they suffer from an after marriage problem. Their wives do not allow them to have sex. Urvasi is highly devotional and spends her days with fasting. Prema is a busy lawyer and she is more dedicated to her work than her family life. Tara is a hotshot TV actress and she is more interesting in making love to the camera than to her husband.

At this juncture, Chandru is confronted with another problem. His foreign returned daughters are too fast for him to make them agree for an arranged marriage with the sons of his close pal. These guys throw an idea to Chandru that he should employ three good-looking guys and make his daughters fall in love with them. After that, the guys could ditch the girls so that they get back to their dad to ask forgiveness and accept his proposal. Lucky asks these three friends to do the roles of lovers in spite of knowing the fact that they are married. These friends attract the girls and when its time to ditch them, they found it too discouraging as they were offered five-star luxuries by Lucky during that time. So they decide to double cross him by marrying his daughters.

However, in the end when their wives comes to know about these affairs, they confront Chandru for forcing their husbands. Chandru explains the reasoning of his act as he wanted his daughters to lead a happy life to which they accept. The trio again tries to commit suicide, however they are saved by their wives. The trio conducts the marriage of the three girls, it is hinted at the end of the movie, however, that the three friends have not completely turned over a new leaf with the entrance of three girls whom they meet at the marriage.



Kothigalu Saar Kothigalu
Soundtrack cover
Soundtrack album by
GenreFeature film soundtrack
LabelAkash Audio

Hamsalekha composed the music for the film and soundtracks, also writing the lyrics for all the soundtracks.

Track # Song Singer(s) Lyrics
1 "Kothigalu Saar" Hemanth Kumar Hamsalekha
2 "Maduveya Nantharaa" Chetan Sosca Hamsalekha
3 "Baare Rajakumari" Hemanth Kumar, Badri Prasad, Shankar Shanbag, Lata Hamsalekha, Sangeetha, Nagachandrika Hamsalekha
4 "Hai Hai Teenage" Anuradha Sriram, Divya, Nanditha Hamsalekha
5 "Oye Oye Namde Zamana" Chetan Sosca, Manjula Gururaj Hamsalekha
6 "Bondana Dummina" B. Jayashree, Malgudi Subha, Radhika Hamsalekha
7 "Jeena Yahan" Ramesh Chandra Hamsalekha
8 "Naanu Yaava" Ramesh Chandra Hamsalekha


Year Category Winner Result Ref.
2001 Filmfare Award for Best Film – Kannada Jai Jagadish
Won [4]
2001-02 Karnataka State Film Award for Best Screenplay S. V. Rajendra Singh Babu, Ramani Won [5]


  1. ^ "Katthegalu Saar Katthegalu (2003) - Katthegalu Saar Katthegalu Kannada Movie - Katthegalu Saar Katthegalu Review, Cast & Crew, Release Date, Photos, Videos – Filmibeat". FilmiBeat.
  2. ^ User, Super. "Kothigalu Saar Kothigalu Movie Review - chitraloka.com - Kannada Movie News, Reviews - Image". www.chitraloka.com.
  3. ^ "Another star turn for Tara?". Deccan Herald. 30 June 2002. Archived from the original on 30 August 2002. Retrieved 27 April 2016.
  4. ^ "Nuvvu Nenu wins 4 Filmfare awards". The Times Of India. 6 April 2002.
  5. ^ "Film-makers told to focus on issues affecting society" (PDF). Deccan Herald. Archived from the original (PDF) on 5 April 2012. Retrieved 18 November 2011.

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