Simhada Mari

Simhada Mari (Kannada: ಸಿಂಹದ ಮರಿ English : Lionet) is a 1997 Indian Kannada action drama film directed by Om Prakash Rao and produced by Ramu. The film features Shivarajkumar, Telugu actor Krishnam Raju and debutant Simran in the lead roles.[1][2] The flash back portion which is considered to be the heart of this movie went on to be used in the Telugu movie Aadi.[3]

Simhada Mari
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Directed byOm Prakash Rao
Produced byRamu
Written byM. S. Ramesh
Kemparaj Bilidaale
Girish kumar (Dialogues)
Screenplay byOmprakash Rao
S. S. David
Kemparaj Bilidaale
Story byOmprakash Rao
Krishnam Raju
Music byHamsalekha
CinematographyT. Janardhan
Edited byR. Janardhan
Ramu Enterprises
Distributed byRamu Enterprises
Release date
  • 6 June 1997 (1997-06-06)
Running time
172 minutes

The film's score and soundtrack was scored by Hamsalekha and the cinematography was by T. Janardhan. It's one of the best movies in the career of Shivarajkumar. It's also considered as one of the best action movies in the Kannada film industry with high praise towards its climax. The movie has gained an immense cult following among Shivarajkumar fans.


Vishwas frequently rebels against the injustice suffered by the poor and weak at the hands of rich people. Soon, he finds that his father was murdered and sets out to seek revenge from the criminals.



The scene in the film had 10 stuntmen jump down from a height of 20 feet in police shoes and all had their legs fractured and also camera operator Viji died on the spot.[4] Simran, a then new actress, was roped in to play the female lead. Popular Telugu actor Krishnam Raju was chosen to play a pivotal role thereby entering the Kannada Film Industry.


Simhada Mari
Soundtrack album by
GenreFeature film soundtrack
LabelLahari Music
Singles from Simhada Mari
  1. "Manege Ondu Bagilu"
  2. "Naanendu Nimmavane"
  3. "Kannada Nadina"
  4. "Dekhore Dekhore"
External audio
  Simhada Mari Songs Jukebox on YouTube
  Dekhore Dekhore on YouTube
  Naanendu Nimmavane on YouTube
  Nanna Kannu on YouTube
  Manege Ondu Bagilu on YouTube
  Kannada Nadina on YouTube
  Ushe Bandalamma on YouTube

The soundtrack of the film was composed by Hamsalekha and the audio was bought by Lahari Music.[5]

Track listing
1."Ninna Kannu Nanna Kannu"HamsalekhaMano, K. S. Chithra 
2."Ushe Bandalamma"HamsalekhaMano, K. S. Chithra 
3."Manege Ondu Bagilu"HamsalekhaRajkumar 
4."Naanendu Nimmavanu"HamsalekhaS. P. Balasubrahmanyam 
5."Kannada Nadina"HamsalekhaMano 
6."Dekhore Dekhore"Om Prakash RaoMano 


The movie ran for 150 days at few centres across the Karnataka.