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Raja Nanna Raja (Kannada: ರಾಜ ನನ್ನ ರಾಜ; English: Raja is my king) is a 1976 Kannada romance film, written by Salim-Javed,[1] and the screenplay was created by Chi. Udaya Shankar. The film was directed by A. V. Sheshagiri Rao, and produced by A. L. Abbaiah Naidu. The film starred Rajkumar, Aarathi and Chandrashekhar in the lead roles.[2] The songs composed by G. K. Venkatesh were received extremely well and considered as evergreen hits.[3]

Raja Nanna Raja
1976 Kannada film Raja Nanna Raja poster.jpg
Film poster
Directed byA. V. Seshagiri Rao
Produced byAbbaiah Naidu
Written bySalim-Javed
Screenplay byChi. Udaya Shankar
K. S. Ashwath
ಚಂದ್ರಶೇಖರ್ (ನಟ)
Music byG. K. Venkatesh
CinematographyR. Chittibabu
Edited byP Bhakthavathsalam
Madhu Art Films
Release date
  • 1976 (1976)

The film deals with reincarnation as the main subject, with the lead actors romancing in both the incarnations. The film was a huge success at the box-office after its release.[4] In an episode in Weekend with Ramesh , S. P. Balasubrahmanyam had revealed that Ilaiyaraaja was working under G. K. Venkatesh as a guitar player for this movie.[5] This movie introduced the concept of antihero in Kannada films.

K. V. Vijayendra Prasad , father of S. S. Rajamouli and the storywriter of Magadheera had revealed that he was inspired by this movie while writing the story for Magadheera.[6] The movie saw a theatrical run of 25 weeks.[7]




Raja Nanna Raja
Soundtrack album by
GenreFeature film soundtrack

G. K. Venkatesh composed the soundtrack and the lyrics were written by Chi. Udaya Shankar. The album consists of five soundtracks.[8] The song Thanuvu Manavu had another video version which was deleted from the movie. However, the version was used in Kashinath's 1989 movie Preyasi Preethisu (at the 12th minute).[9]

1."Nooru Kannu Saladu"Chi. Udaya ShankarP. B. Sreenivas, S. P. Balasubrahmanyam4:33
2."Ninade Nenapu Dinavu"Chi. Udaya ShankarP. B. Sreenivas3:38
3."Raja Nanna Raja (Title)"Chi. Udaya ShankarInstrumental2:28
4."Thanuvu Manavu"Chi. Udaya ShankarRajkumar, S. Janaki4:25
5."Kalletigintha Ninna"Chi. Udaya ShankarRajkumar, S. Janaki4:22
Total length:19:26


  1. ^ "Naseeruddin Shah does not like successful people: Javed Akhtar". The Times of India. 8 August 2016.
  2. ^ "Raja Nanna Raja Cast & Crew, Raja Nanna Raja Kannada Movie Cast, Actor, Actress, Director - Filmibeat". FilmiBeat.
  3. ^ "Raja Nanna Raja at Smashits". Archived from the original on 26 April 2014.
  4. ^ "Raja Nanna Raja (ರಾಜ ನನ್ನ ರಾಜ)". 2 October 2010.
  5. ^ "Weekend with Ramesh Season2 - Episode 19 - Watch Full Episode Online (HD) for Free - OZEE - Zee Kannada".
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  8. ^ "Raja Nanna Raja (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) - EP". iTunes. Retrieved 9 October 2014.
  9. ^ "Preyasi Preethisu – ಪ್ರೇಯಸಿ ಪ್ರೀತಿಸು-Kannada Full HD Movie - FEAT.Kashinath, Sagarika". SRS Media Vision. 14 November 2014 – via YouTube.

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