Shiva Mecchida Kannappa

Shiva Mecchida Kannappa (English: Kannappa who was blessed by Shiva) is a 1988 Indian Kannada film directed by Vijay. The film is a rehashed version of the 1954 film Bedara Kannappa, the debut film of actor Rajkumar. Produced by Raghavendra Rajkumar, the film is about the life of Kannappa, a hunter who becomes a Lord Shiva devotee; Kanappa is played by Puneeth Rajkumar in younger days and Shivarajkumar in adult life.[1] The rest of the cast includes Geetha, Sarala Devi, C. R. Simha and Rajkumar himself playing a brief cameo role in the role of Lord Shiva. The film has musical score by T. G. Lingappa and the dialogues and lyrics written by Chi. Udaya Shankar.

Shiva Mecchida Kannappa
Directed byVijay
Produced byS. A. Govindaraj
Raghavendra Rajkumar
Sarala Devi
Music byT. G. Lingappa
CinematographyR. Chitti Babu
Edited byP. Bhakthavathsalam
Release date
  • 24 March 1988 (1988-03-24)
Running time
149 min.



The musical score by T. G. Lingappa was positively reviewed.[2]

No. Song Singers Lyrics
1 "Kanninda Nee Baana" S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, B. R. Chaya Chi. Udaya Shankar
2 "Mella Mellane Bandane" Vani Jairam Chi. Udaya Shankar
3 "Kannilla Kiviyilla" S. P. Balasubrahmanyam Chi. Udaya Shankar
4 "Maayeya Thareyanu" Rajkumar Chi. Udaya Shankar
5 "Deva Mahadeva" S. P. Balasubrahmanyam Chi. Udaya Shankar
6 "Ellaru Maduvudu" Rajkumar Kanaka Dasa


The film was released on 24 March 1988.


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