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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] 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
Chi. 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

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  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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