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Modada Mareyalli (Kannada: ಮೋಡದ ಮರೆಯಲ್ಲಿ|In the shelter of clouds ) is a 1991 Indian Kannada drama film starring Shiva Rajkumar and K. S. Ashwath, and directed by M. S. Rajashekar. The film is produced by Rajkumar's production house.

Modada Mareyalli
ಮೋಡದ ಮರೆಯಲ್ಲಿ
Directed byM. S. Rajashekar
Produced byParvathamma Rajkumar
Written byA. K. Lohithadas
Screenplay byChi. Udayashankar
Based onKireedam (1989)
by A. K. Lohithadas
StarringShiva Rajkumar
K. S. Ashwath
Music byRajan–Nagendra
CinematographyV. K. Kannan
Edited byS. Manohar
Sri Vaishnavi Combines
Release date
  • 24 May 1991 (1991-05-24)
Running time
143 minutes

It is a remake of Sibi Malayil's 1989 Malayalam film, Kireedam which was also remade in Hindi by Priyadarshan as Gardish. The Malayalam version was followed by a sequel, titled Chenkol.



The story revolves around Ravi (Shiva Rajkumar), the son of Ramanna (K. S. Ashwath), a Police Constable who wishes to make his son an Inspector one day. Ravi, a recent college graduate, has many opportunities to enter different fields but he goes with his father's dream of becoming an Inspector. Ramanna gets transferred into a town whose residents are troubled by the rowdy Kari Kaala (Mohan Raj). The police force in the town turns a blind eye to the acts of Kari Kaala. One day Ramanna gets information that Kari Kaala is creating trouble in the market place. Being an honest police man he goes on site to investigate where he takes him on. Hearing of trouble, Ravi too rushes to the market place. Ramanna is no match for the goon and Ravi tries to intervene before his father is killed. A fight ensues between Kari Kaala and Ravi and both are arrested by the police. Since he managed to defeat the reigning rowdy, Ravi is typecast a rowdy by the people of the town.

After recovering, Kari Kaala targets Ravi and his family. With the police failing to protect him, Ravi is forced to fight for his life and ends up killing Kari Kaala. Ravi is sentenced to prison for murdering Kari Kaala and hence is disqualified in being a Police Inspector. Head Constable Ramanna reads the Police Verification Report which states Ravi as a "notorious criminal".



Modada Mareyalli
Soundtrack album by
GenreFeature film soundtrack

The duo of Rajan–Nagendra scored for the film's background and its film soundtrack, lyrics for which was penned by Chi. Udayashankar. The soundtrack album consists of four tracks.[1]

Track listing
1."Manadalli Aaseye Bere"Chi. UdayashankarRajkumar4:06
2."Jeeva Neenu Deha Naanu"Chi. UdayashankarS. P. Balasubrahmanyam, Manjula Gururaj4:11
3."Baalu Uyyaaleyanthe"Chi. UdayashankarS. P. Balasubrahmanyam, Manjula Gururaj4:40
4."Entha Chinnadantha Huduga"Chi. UdayashankarShiva Rajkumar4:26
Total length:17:23

Character map of remakesEdit

Kireedam (1989)
Rowdyism Nasinchali (1990)
Modada Mareyalli (1991)
Gardish (1993)
Kireedam (2007)
Rajasekhar Shiva Rajkumar
Jackie Shroff
(Shiva Sathe)
Ajith Kumar
Vani Vishwanath Sowmya
(Vidya P. Bhalla)
(Achuthan Nair)
K. S. Ashwath
Amrish Puri
(Purushottam Sathe)


  1. ^ "Modada Mareyalli (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) - EP". iTunes. Retrieved 20 September 2015.