Preetham Gubbi

Preetham Gubbi is an Indian film screenwriter turned director who works in Kannada film industry. He made his debut as a script writer for the blockbuster Kannada film Mungaru Male in 2006. He debuted as a director for the film Haage Summane in 2009.[1]

Preetham Gubbi
Born14 January
OccupationFilm director, screenwriter
Years active2006–present
RelativesGubbi Veeranna (grandfather)

Personal lifeEdit

Preetham is the grandson of the theater artist Gubbi Veeranna.[2] He is an associate of Yogaraj Bhat.[3]


As screenwriterEdit

Preetham made his debut with the film Mungaru Male.[citation needed] He wrote the script and co-wrote the screenplay with the director Yograj Bhat. The film had a simple story, that of the love and sacrifice of a young, carefree man. Preetam followed it up with two more simple tales - Geleya, directed by the long-time choreographer Harsha and the Ganesh starrer Aramane. Both did not attain the success of his first film.[citation needed] He has also written the story for his directorial debut, Haage Summane.[citation needed]

As directorEdit

Preetam was supposed to have directed the sequel to the hit Mungaaru Male.[citation needed] The film was supposed to have Ganesh and Ramya in the cast, however, both leads rejected the script that resulted in the shelving of the project.[citation needed] Preetam then picked up the script of Haage Summane for his debut, he cast relative newcomers as his lead pair - Kiran Srinivas and Suhasi. The technical team - the cinematographer Krishna, the editor Deepu S Kumar, music director Mano Murthy, lyricist Jayant Kaikini were all part of the original Mungaru Male team. The film released on 26 December 2008. It opened to a largely negative critical response, that Preetam had served Mungaaru Male again. However, Krishna's cinematography was largely praised and he won the Filmfare Award for the Best Cinematographer.

Preetam went on to direct his second directorial Maleyali Jotheyali starring Ganesh in the lead in 2009. His next release was Johny Mera Naam Preethi Mera Kaam starring Duniya Vijay and Ramya in the lead roles.

In 2012, Preetham had one release:Jaanu starring Yash and Deepa Sannidhi. His next script was based on bromance involving 3 youngsters and their love lives. Preetham cast an entire group of emerging actors including the child-artist turned Radio Jockey, Vinayak Joshi among others. He titled the film Nam Duniya Nam Style. With this film, Preetham turned himself as a producer and produced the venture under the banner name of "Gubbi Talkies".[4]


Year Title Director Screenplay Story Note.
2006 Mungaru Male No Yes Yes co-wriiten with Yograj Bhat
2007 Geleya No Yes Yes
2008 Aramane No Yes No
2008 Haage Summane Yes Yes Yes
2009 Maleyali Jotheyali Yes Yes Yes
2011 Johny Mera Naam Preethi Mera Kaam Yes Yes Yes
2012 Jaanu Yes Yes Yes
2013 Nam Duniya Nam Style Yes Yes Yes Producer Also
2014 Dil Rangeela Yes Yes Yes
2015 Boxer Yes Yes
2016 Naanu Mattu Varalakshmi Yes Yes Yes
2018 Johnny Johnny Yes Papa Yes Yes Yes
2019 99 Yes Yes No remake of 96


  1. ^ Staff (5 March 2008). "Preetham Gubbi turns director". FilmiBeat.
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  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 27 January 2012. Retrieved 17 May 2012.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ "And now, Preetham Gubbi’s a producer!". dna. 18 November 2012.

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