Snehitaru (English: Friends) is a 2012 Indian Kannada action film written and directed by Ram Narayan and produced by Soundarya Jagadish. It has an ensemble cast including Vijay Raghavendra, Tarun Chandra, Pranitha, Srujan Lokesh and Ravishankar Gowda in the lead roles. Popular actors Darshan and Nikita Thukral are making special appearances, with Darshan playing a pivotal role.[2]

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Directed byK. Ram Narayan
Written byK. Ram Narayan Shyam Shivamogga
Produced bySoundarya Jagadish
CinematographyM. R. Seenu
Edited byGanesh Mallaiah
Music byV. Harikrishna
Soundarya Jagadish Films
Distributed byJayanna Combines
Release date
  • 5 October 2012 (2012-10-05)[1]

Director Ram Narayan has also written the screenplay and dialogues for the film. V. Harikrishna is the score and soundtrack composer. The film was theatrically released on 5 October 2012 across Karnataka cinema halls. The multi-starrer film had a decent run in at the box office.



After Masth Maja maadi and Appu Pappu, this is the third film of family of Soundarya Jagadish banner. Master Snehith, son of couple Soundarya and Rekha has an important role in this film. The little star is challenging the stars like Darshan and Nikitha who are in guest roles in this film.[3]

Critical receptionEdit

Snehitaru received good to average response from critics upon its release. Oneindia gave the film 3/5 rating and commented that the film is nothing but a fun ride. Two songs of the film were praised.[4] DNA gave the film an average rating of 2.5/5.[5] Rediff, which gave the film a rating of 2/,5 said the film was a light-hearted entertainer.[6]


Soundtrack album by
Released23 July 2012
GenreFeature film soundtrack
LabelAshwini Audio

V. Harikrishna composed the music for the film and the soundtracks, with lyrics for the soundtracks penned by Kaviraj, Shyam Shivamogga and K. Ramnarayan. The album has five soundtracks.[7]

Track listing
1."Badapayi Hrudayake"KavirajSonu Nigam 
2."Badukodu Hege Naa"Shyam ShivamoggaVani Harikrishna 
3."Thattu Chappale"K. Ramnarayan, Shyam ShivamoggaV. Harikrishna, Vani Harikrishna 
4."Thindi Aytha Sir"K. RamnarayanV. Harikrishna, Hemanth, Chetan Sosca 
5."Thirty Forty Site Iddre"Shyam ShivamoggaVani Harikrishna, Priya Himesh 


  1. ^ Snehitharu Filmibeat. Retrieved 4 April 2012.
  2. ^ "A Multi star cast Snehitharu". 12 October 2011. Retrieved 4 April 2012.
  3. ^ "'Snehitharu' is expected to be released soon". 2 September 2012. Archived from the original on 22 October 2012. Retrieved 5 October 2012.
  4. ^ "Review: Snehitaru". Oneindia. Retrieved 21 November 2012.
  5. ^ "Review: Snehitaru". DNA. Retrieved 21 November 2012.
  6. ^ "Review: Snehitaru is a light-hearted entertainer". Retrieved 21 November 2012.
  7. ^ "Snehitharu (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) - EP". iTunes. Retrieved 1 October 2014.