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.[1]

Sanju Weds Geetha
Sanju Weds Geetha audio cover.jpeg
Directed byNagashekar
Screenplay byNagashekhar
Story byNagashekhar
Produced byPramod Narayan
Murali Mohan
Starring
CinematographySatya Hegde
Edited byJo Ni Harsha
Music byJassie Gift
Background Music:
Sadhu Kokila
Release date
  • 1 April 2011 (2011-04-01)
Running time
138 minutes
CountryIndia
LanguageKannada

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.[2]

PlotEdit

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.

CastEdit

SoundtrackEdit

Sanju Weds Geetha
 
Soundtrack cover
Soundtrack album by
Released25 February 2011
GenreFeature film soundtrack
Length33:04
LanguageKannada
LabelAnand Audio

Jassie Gift's music and Kaviraj's lyrics for the movie have been widely appreciated and is considered one of the top chartbusters.[3] The soundtrack album consists of seven soundtracks.[4] Jassie Gift reused the composition of "Gaganave Baagi" for the song "Arikil Ninnalum" in the Malayalam film China Town.[5]

Track list
No.TitleLyricsSinger(s)Length
1."Sanju Mattu Geetha" (Duet Version)KavirajSonu Nigam, Shreya Ghoshal4:41
2."Gaganave Baagi"KavirajShreya Ghoshal4:41
3."Raavana Seethen Kadda"V. Nagendra PrasadJassie Gift4:44
4."Sanju Mattu Geetha" (Male Version)KavirajSonu Nigam4:40
5."Omme Baaro"KavirajShreya Ghoshal4:50
6."Nalle Nalle"V. Nagendra PrasadTippu4:49
7."Sanju Mattu Geetha" (Female Version)KavirajShreya Ghoshal4:39
Total length:33:04

AwardsEdit

Award Category Recipient Result Ref.
59th Filmfare Awards South Best Actress Ramya Won [6]
Best Actor Srinagar Kitty Nominated
Best Music Director Jessie Gift Won
Best Lyricist Kaviraj
("Sanju Mattu Geetha")
Won
Best Playback Singer - Female Shreya Ghoshal
("Gaganave Baagi")
Won
2010–11 Karnataka State Film Awards Best Actress Ramya Won [7][8][9]
Best Art Director M. Ismail Won
Suvarna Film Awards Best Actress Ramya Won
Best Female Playback Singer Shreya Ghoshal
("Gaganave Baagi")
Won
1st South Indian International Movie Awards Best Director Nagashekar Won [10][11]
Best Actress Ramya Won
Best Cinematographer Sathya Hedge Won
Best Actor in a Negative Role Rangayana Raghu Won
Best Lyricist Kaviraj for "Gaganave Baagi" Won

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://www.bharatstudent.com/cafebharat/view_news-Kannada-News_and_Gossips-5,75284.php
  2. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nRgOcHP2F5E
  3. ^ http://musicmazaa.com/kannada/audiosongs/movie/Sanju+Weds+Geetha.html
  4. ^ "Sanju Weds Geetha (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)". iTunes. Retrieved 21 August 2014.
  5. ^ "Sanju Weds Geetha audio released on 17-Nov-2010 by Puneet Rajkumar" Archived 8 July 2012 at archive.today. Sanju Weds Geetha audio released on 17-Nov-2010 by Puneet Rajkumar
  6. ^ Filmfare Editorial (9 July 2012). "59th Idea Filmfare Awards South (Winners list)". Filmfare. Times Internet Limited. Retrieved 20 July 2012.
  7. ^ "Kannada State Film Awards list 2010-11". The Times of India. 25 October 2013. Retrieved 17 January 2013.
  8. ^ "'Maagiya Kala' is best film; Ramya, Puneeth best actors". The Hindu. 26 October 2013. Retrieved 5 April 2017.
  9. ^ "State film awards announced, Puneeth, Ramya bag top honours". newindianexpress.com. Retrieved 29 March 2018.
  10. ^ "SIIMA Awards 2012: Winners List". The Times of India. 15 January 2017. Retrieved 18 April 2020.
  11. ^ "SIIMA Awards 2012 Winners". South Indian International Movie Awards. Retrieved 18 April 2020.

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