Nanna Preethiya Hudugi

Nanna Preethiya Hudugi (Kannada: ನನ್ನ ಪ್ರೀತಿಯ ಹುಡುಗಿ; English: The Girl I Love) is a 2001 Indian Kannada romantic film directed and written by Nagathihalli Chandrashekar.[1] It stars newcomers Dhyan and Deepali in lead roles and actors such as Lokesh, Bhavya and Suresh Heblikar in other prominent roles.[2] The film is produced by Jyothi Shankar and Uma Shankar for East West Creations India (Pvt) Ltd.

Nanna Preethiya Hudugi
Directed byNagathihalli Chandrashekar
Produced byJyothi Shankar
Uma Shankar
Written byNagathihalli Chandrashekar
StarringDhyan
Deepali
Bhavya
Lokesh
Music byMano Murthy
CinematographyP. Rajan (USA)
Mike Kelly (Auto show)
Umapathi (India)
Edited byBasavaraj Urs
Production
company
East West Creations India (Pvt) Ltd
Release date
  • 6 April 2001 (2001-04-06)
Running time
154 minutes
CountryIndia
LanguageKannada

The story is based on Chandrashekar's own decade-old short story "Malenada Hudugi, Bayaluseeme Huduga". The film was reviewed as average by the critics,[3] and it was declared a musical hit at the box-office. It went on to win two awards at the Filmfare Awards for 2001.[4]

CastEdit

Voice-oversEdit

ProductionEdit

After the stupendous success of Nagathihalli Chandrashekar's previous venture, America America (1995) which was shot entirely in the United States, he came up with another campus romantic story set at Michigan State University.

For this, he went on a rigorous schedule for casting the leading actors. He conducted a walk-in interview in Bangalore for which over 1,000 candidates appeared and 10 were shortlisted. None of them cleared the screen test. He then conducted the same in Mumbai where he shortlisted Sameer Dattani, a model who had previously appeared in a few advertisements and music videos.[5] He later shortlisted the female lead Deepali, a Bangalore-based girl who was settled in California, online and a subsequent screen test. Playback singers Rajesh Krishnan and Nanditha were roped in to do the voice-overs for the lead actors.

Mano Murthy was chosen by Chandrashekar to score for the film. They met in the US in December 1999 when the latter first narrated the story to the latter. Chandrashekhar upon returning to India made another trip to the US, and shot some videos of cars in Detroit before showing it to Murthy, and asked him to compose a tune to it. After the latter "made a very simple tune", Chandrashekhar wrote "Car Car", the lyrics to it, following which Murthy set them to the tune.[5] Most of the filming was held on the Michigan State University campus;[5] the water sport sequence was shot from white water rafting in West Virginia.

International ReleaseEdit

The film completed a 100-day run in Karnataka across many cinema halls. Later, this was internationally released by T.M.S. International with English subtitles.[6]

SoundtrackEdit

The music was composed by Mano Murthy[7] to the lyrics of Nagathihalli Chandrashekar. The song "Car Car Ellnodi Car" became a massive hit song and ruled the audio charts for many months. Notable Bollywood singer Anuradha Paudwal recorded three duets for this film.

Nanna Preethiya Hudugi
Soundtrack album by
Released2001 (2001)
GenreFeature film soundtrack
LabelAkash Audio
No.TitleLyricsSinger(s)Length
1."Moodal Kunigal Kere"Nagathihalli ChandrashekarRam Prasad, Nanditha 
2."Car Car Car"Nagathihalli ChandrashekarSuresh Peters, B. Jayashree 
3."Baa Baaro"Nagathihalli ChandrashekarRajesh Krishnan, Anuradha Paudwal 
4."Yaaro Neenu"Nagathihalli ChandrashekarHariharan, Anuradha Paudwal 
5."Adeke Kothi Moothi"Nagathihalli ChandrashekarRajesh Krishnan, Sangeetha Katti 
6."Nanna Preethiya Hudugi"Shashikala ChandrashekarHariharan, Anuradha Paudwal 

AwardsEdit

  1. Filmfare Award for Best Director - Kannada - Nagathihalli Chandrashekar

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Nagathihalli returns with Preethiya Hudugi
  2. ^ Cast and Crew
  3. ^ Nanna Preethiya Hudugi review
  4. ^ Nanna Preethiya Hudugi wins Filmfare
  5. ^ a b c "Reactions". chirag-entertainers.com. Archived from the original on 8 March 2003. Retrieved 26 April 2016.
  6. ^ T.M.S. International's proud presentation Nagathihalli Chandrasekhar's A Teenage Love story in American Campus
  7. ^ Manomurthy Songs

External sourceEdit