Sanju Weds Geetha
Sanju Weds Geetha is a 2011 Indian Kannada-language romance film directed and written by Nagashekar and produced by Pramod Narayan, starring Srinagar Kitty and Ramya in the lead roles. Jassie Gift composed the soundtrack, while Sadhu Kokila composed the background score. The film was released on 1 April 2011.
|Sanju Weds Geetha|
|Produced by||Pramod Narayan|
|Edited by||Jo Ni Harsha|
|Music by||Jassie Gift|
The film was hugely successful at the box-office upon release and won many critical acclaims and awards including the Karnataka State Film Awards, Filmfare Awards South and Suvarna Film Awards in various categories. The movie was remade in 2017 in Bengali as Tomake Chai.
Sanju Weds Geetha begins with Sanjay "Sanju" graduating in computer science with top marks — immediately after which he leaves to his hometown Kodagu. There he meets Geetha who is seen helping a beggar, and he is instantly infatuated. He pursues her to like him too. After several attempts, the strict and strong-willed Geetha gives into Sanju's good nature and they soon become very close. When Geetha reveals a dark childhood story to Sanju that involves her being abused by her cousin, Sanju looks past the incident and likes her even more.
The evil cousin finds out about the romance between Sanju and Geetha and then he misbehaves with Geetha. She pleads Sanju to marry her soon; he agrees and tells her that they would marry the very next day. Geetha runs away from her house. On the way, the evil cousin abducts and molests her. Sanju finds out something is amiss and finds Geetha before rescuing her. He gives the cousin a chase, hunts him down and fatally stabs him with a knife.
Sanju is sentenced for life for the murder. When Geetha visits him in jail, he asks her to marry someone else. She becomes more depressed. On one occasion, Geetha visits one of their previous meeting spots. She slips from the lookout, hurts her head, and loses her memory. A series of tragic events follow leading to the ultimate death of Sanju and Geetha.
- Srinagar Kitty as Sanjay "Sanju"
- Ramya as Geetha
- Doddanna as prison guard
- Suresh Heblikar as doctor
- Umashree as Sanju's mother
- Suhasini Maniratnam as Lakshmi, Geetha's aunt
- Rangayana Raghu as Saasa, prisoner
- Sadhu Kokila as prisoner
- Avinash as Chief Superintendent of Central Prison, Bangalore
- Sharan as Sanju's uncle
- Bullet Prakash as Parvathayya, prisoner
- Harish Roy as prisoner
- Tabla Nani as Paramesh, jail constable
- Ramesh Bhat as doctor
- Sharath Lohitashwa as Prakash, Geetha's father
- Jai Jagadish as Geetha's uncle
- M. S. Umesh as Setty, shopkeeper
- Arun Sagar Geetha's cousin
- Brinda Parekh in a special appearance in song "Ravana Seethen Kadda"
|Sanju Weds Geetha|
|Soundtrack album by|
|Released||25 February 2011|
|Genre||Feature film soundtrack|
Jassie Gift's music and Kaviraj's lyrics for the movie have been widely appreciated and is considered one of the top chartbusters. The soundtrack album consists of seven soundtracks. Jassie Gift reused the composition of "Gaganave Baagi" for the song "Arikil Ninnalum" in the Malayalam film China Town.
|1.||"Sanju Mattu Geetha" (Duet Version)||Kaviraj||Sonu Nigam, Shreya Ghoshal||4:41|
|2.||"Gaganave Baagi"||Kaviraj||Shreya Ghoshal||4:41|
|3.||"Raavana Seethen Kadda"||V. Nagendra Prasad||Jassie Gift||4:44|
|4.||"Sanju Mattu Geetha" (Male Version)||Kaviraj||Sonu Nigam||4:40|
|5.||"Omme Baaro"||Kaviraj||Shreya Ghoshal||4:50|
|6.||"Nalle Nalle"||V. Nagendra Prasad||Tippu||4:49|
|7.||"Sanju Mattu Geetha" (Female Version)||Kaviraj||Shreya Ghoshal||4:39|
|59th Filmfare Awards South||Best Actress||Ramya||Won|||
|Best Actor||Srinagar Kitty||Nominated|
|Best Music Director||Jessie Gift||Won|
("Sanju Mattu Geetha")
|Best Playback Singer - Female||Shreya Ghoshal
|2010–11 Karnataka State Film Awards||Best Actress||Ramya||Won|||
|Best Art Director||M. Ismail||Won|
|Suvarna Film Awards||Best Actress||Ramya||Won|
|Best Female Playback Singer||Shreya Ghoshal
|1st South Indian International Movie Awards||Best Director||Nagashekar||Won|||
|Best Cinematographer||Sathya Hedge||Won|
|Best Actor in a Negative Role||Rangayana Raghu||Won|
|Best Lyricist||Kaviraj for "Gaganave Baagi"||Won|
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