Maleyali Jotheyali

Maleyali Jotheyali is a 2009 Indian Kannada-language film that stars Ganesh, Anjana Sukhani and Yuvika Chaudhary.It is directed by Preetham Gubbi, who also co-wrote the script. Shilpa Ganesh, wife of Ganesh, produced the film under their production house, Golden Movies.[1][2][3]

Maleyali Jotheyali
Theaterical poster
Directed byPreetham Gubbi
Written byPreetham Gubbi
Produced byShilpa Ganesh
Yuvika Chaudhary
Anjana Sukhani
Music byV. Harikrishna
Distributed byGolden Movies
Release date
  • 11 December 2009 (2009-12-11)


Preetham is the only son of a wealthy but superstitious real estate dealer. His close friend is Venkatesh. After Preetham passes his P.U.C., his father's astrologers inform his father that for the continued peace of his household, Preetham must find a wife. To avoid the problem, Preetham and Venkatesh bribe an astrologer to tell Preetham's father of a very eligible girl in Sakaleshpura (who is fictional and invented by Preetham and Venkatesh).

Thus Preetham is able to escape to Sakleshpura, where he stays with an army colonel named Thammiah. It is here that he bumps into Anjali, who lives in the district nearby, and also into Sandhya, who is an independent girl and a man hater. Preetham also begins to receive many calls from Lucky, a little girl who dialed his number by mistake and became his "mobile friend". Preetham falls for Sandhya.

Slowly Preetham becomes friends with Anjali, and in order to score brownie points with Sandhya, invents a story of Anjali being dumped by her childhood lover and being in a state of depression. Sandhya becomes friends with Preetham to help Anjali out of her so-called misery, and gradually the three become friends.

Preetham begins to discover a number of qualities about Anjali and slowly finds out that how good she is. Gradually, Pretham falls in love with Anjali while Sandhya begins to like Preetham.

When Anjali finds out about Preetham's love, she leaves Sakleshpura (she overhears him talking to an old man whom Anjali helps out financially, who is actually Anjali's father). Preetham leaves brokenhearted.

Arriving in Bangalore, Preetham first discovers that Lucky has died of a heart attack and that he will never be able to see her again. Then he finds out from Anjali's doctor that Anjali is a cancer patient who is dying.

Despite all this, he meets Anjali and convinces her that three minutes with a loved one is better than a hundred years with an unloved one, and Preetham and Anjali get together.



Director Preetham Gubbi shot the movie in Sakleshpur and Mysore; some of the songs were shot in Bangalore.

Produced under the banner of Golden Movies, the movie has Preetham Gubbi's story and screenplay, Krishna’s camera work, V. Harikrishna's music, Deepu S. Kumar's editing and Mohan's art direction. Devashetty Mahesh penned the dialogues, while Kaviraj and Jayant Kaikini penned the lyrics.

Ganesh, Anjana Sukhani, Yuvika Chaudhury, Sihi Kahi Chandru, Sihi Kahi Geetha, Rangayan Raghu, Sharan, Dattanna and many others are in the cast.[4][5]


The film's soundtrack was released on 14 November 2009, live on Udaya TV. V. Harikrishna composed music.

Maleyali Jotheyali
Soundtrack album by
Released14 October 2009 (2009-10-14)
GenreFilm soundtrack
LabelAnand Audio
1."Halaadh Halaadh Heartalli"KavirajGanesh04:28
2."Nee Sanihake Bandhare"Jayanth KaikiniSonu Nigam04:25
3."Shruvaagidhe"KavirajShaan, Shreya Ghoshal04:23
4."Maleyali Jotheyali (Female)"Jayanth KaikiniVani Harikrishna05:14
5."Yenu Helabeku"Jayanth KaikiniSonu Nigam, Shreya Ghoshal05:02
6."Maleyali Jotheyali (Male)"Jayanth KaikiniSonu Nigam05:13
7."Yaare Ninna Mummy Daddy"KavirajTippu, Priya Himesh04:14


Critical responseEdit

R G Vijayasarathy of scored the film at 3.5 out of 5 stars and says "Hari Krishna makes a strong comeback with his music composition. Both versions of Nee Sanihake Baralu, the title song are top class. S.Krishna is undoubtedly a perfectionist and each frame shows a glimpse of his talent. Mahesh and Vinayakram have done a good job in their debut as dialogue writers. Maleyali Jotheyali is an enjoyable film and a real feast for Ganesh fans".[6] A critic from The Times of Indiascored the film at 4 out of 5 stars and says "Ganesh is simply superb, especially in emotional sequences. He brings alive the film through his dialogue delivery and mannerisms. Anjana Sukhani and Yuvika Chaudhury are okay. Mahesh Deva Shetty impresses with his catchy dialogues. Sharan and Rangayana Raghu excel".[7] A critic from Deccan Herald wrote "Ganesh has done justice to his role as an entertainer. Performance of Anjana Sukhani and Yuvika Choudhari, the first-timers, is average. Krishna’s camera work deserves appreciation. Harikrishna’s music for two songs is a treat for the audience. Rangayana Raghu and Sharan have again proved that they are good entertainers".[8] A critic from Bangalore Mirror wrote  "The pick of the soundtrack is Ganesh’s Haalada heartalli – his earthy vocals and a joyous, Goan-styled tune do the trick!Competent winner from Harikrishna".[9]

Box officeEdit

The film successfully completed 100 days.

Home mediaEdit

The movie was released on DVD with 5.1 channel surround sound and English subtitles and VCD.


The movie won two awards at the 57th South Filmfare Awards:[10]

  • Best Film: Maleyali Jotheyali
  • Best Actor: Ganesh


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  2. ^ "Maleyali Jotheyali releasing on December 11". Oneindia. 5 December 2009. Archived from the original on 13 July 2012.
  3. ^ "Maleyali Jotheyali hits jackpot". The New Indian Express. 22 December 2009.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  4. ^ "Maleyali Jotheyali to shoot songs in Bangalore". OneIndia. 29 April 2009. Archived from the original on 22 July 2011.
  5. ^ "Official Movie Site". 15 January 2010. Archived from the original on 15 January 2010.
  6. ^ "Maleyali Jotheyali is a feast to the senses". 11 December 2009.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  7. ^ "MALEYALI JOTHEYALI MOVIE REVIEW". The Times of India. 14 May 2016.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  8. ^ "Maleyali Jotheyali". Deccan Herald. 11 December 2009.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  9. ^ "Maleyali Jotheyali: Competent winner". Bangalore Mirror. 27 November 2009.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  10. ^ "Ganesh, Radhika Pandit bag Filmfare Awards". One India. 10 July 2012. Archived from the original on 10 July 2012.

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