Premada Kanike (Kannada: ಪ್ರೇಮದ ಕಾಣಿಕೆ) is a 1976 Indian Kannada thriller film directed by V. Somashekhar and produced by Jayadevi. The film starred Rajkumar, Aarathi and Jayamala in the lead roles. The songs composed by Upendra Kumar were received extremely well and considered as evergreen hits. The story of the movie was written by Salim-Javed 
|Directed by||V. Somashekhar|
|Screenplay by||Chi. Udaya Shankar|
|Music by||Upendra Kumar|
|Cinematography||D. V. Rajaram|
|Edited by||P. Bhakthavathsalam|
The film upon release was declared a blockbuster hit at the box-office and established a cult status for all the crime-thriller genre films. It went on to win multiple awards and accolades including the Karnataka State Film Award for Best Film.
The story is about a teacher and her nephew hired by rich family to teach their daughter. One day she witness a murder in a train and discovers that the murderer is the father of her student. The girl who plays student, Poornima, is the real-life daughter of Rajkumar. It also features his youngest son Puneeth Rajkumar in a minor role of an infant. It was remade in Tamil in 1980 as Polladhavan starring Rajinikanth. It was remade in Hindi as Raaz(1981) starring Raj babbar.
- Rajkumar as Manohar
- Aarathi as Sita
- Jayamala as Kumada
- Thoogudeepa Srinivas as Chandu
- Bhatti Mahadevappa
- Joker Shyam
- Shani Mahadevappa
- Shivaji Rao
- G. Shivanand
- Baby Poornima Rajkumar as Shoba
- Puneeth Rajkumar (credited as Master Lohith) as Shobha
- Baby Rajeshwari
- Baby Jaishanthi
- B. Jaya
|Soundtrack album by Upendra Kumar|
|Genre||Feature film soundtrack|
|1.||"Putta Putta"||Chi. Udaya Shankar||S. Janaki|
|2.||"Baanigondu Elle Ellide"||Chi. Udaya Shankar||Rajkumar|
|3.||"Chinna Endu Naguthiru"||Chi. Udaya Shankar||P. B. Sreenivas|
|4.||"Idu Yaaru Bareda Katheyo"||Chi. Udaya Shankar||Rajkumar|
|5.||"Naguveya Henne Naanu"||Vijaya Narasimha||Rajkumar, H. P. Geetha|
|6.||"Na Bidalare Endu Ninna"||Vijaya Narasimha||Rajkumar, Vani Jairam|
- 1975–76 Karnataka State Film Awards
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