Yuvaraja (film)

Yuvaraja is a 2001 Indian Kannada-language sports drama film directed by Puri Jagannadh and produced by R. Srinivas. The film stars Shivarajkumar, Bhavna Pani and Lisa Ray in the lead roles.[1] The film is the remake of 1999 Telugu film Thammudu which was based on the 1992 Hindi film Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar which in turn was based on the 1979 American movie Breaking Away. The film was released on 2 November 2001 across Karnataka cinema halls.

Directed byPuri Jagannadh
Produced byR. Srinivas
Written byM. S. Ramesh

R. Rajashekhar

Screenplay byPuri Jagannath
Story byArun Prasad P. A.
Based onThammudu (Telugu)
Lisa Ray
Bhavna Pani
Narrated byPuri Jagannadh
Music byRamana Gogula
CinematographyK. Datthu
Edited byS. Manohar
R S Productions
Distributed byBahar Films
Release date
  • 1 November 2001 (2001-11-01)
Running time
147 minutes


Raju alias Yuvaraja (Shivanna) is the youngest son of a family and a careless guy, always going around girls and enjoying with them. His womanizing habits are a source of heartburn for his father (Srinath). However, his elder brother Chakri (Kumar Govind) is a kickboxer and his father's favourite son, who is very fond of him. Janu (Bhavna Pani), Yuvaraja's neighbour, is in love with him, but it is just one sided as Raju considers her a good friend and a source of money and cars to impress girls (Janu's father is a garage owner). He falls in love with Lovely (Lisa Ray), a rich girl, and poses as a rich guy to impress her. However, she soon finds out that Raju has lied to her. Lovely dumps Yuvaraja and insults him in front of his father. Raju's father, tired of his son's antics, disowns him. Later Chakri is attacked by his enemies and is bedridden, unable to take part in the kickboxing championship. Raju decides to fight for his brother and to redeem himself in his father's eyes by fighting in the championship match against Rohith (Dharma), who happens to be Lovely's new boyfriend and the leader of the goons who beat Vetri earlier. Deciding to seek revenge for his brother's accident and to prove himself to his father, Yuvaraja defeats Rohith, redeems himself in front of his father's eyes and finally accepts Janu's love. Hence the film ends with a happy ending and everyone greet Raju as Yuvaraja.


  • Shivarajkumar as Raj alias Yuvaraja Rathnam
  • Lisa Ray as Lovely
  • Bhavna Pani as Janaki alias Jaanu
  • Kumar Govind as Chakri , Raju's brother
  • Srinath as Vishwanath , Raju's father
  • Avinash as Vetri and Raju's coach
  • Sharan as kitti, Raj's friend
  • Ramesh Bhat as Jaanu's Father
  • Balaraj as Sakshi Shivanand, Raju's Friend
  • Bullet Prakash as Raju's Friend
  • Dharma as Rohith
  • Sanketh Kashi
  • M.S.Umesh
  • Mandeep Roy
  • Badri Narayan
  • Sridhar Raj
  • Niranjan Shetty
  • Appu Venkatesh
  • Rajeev Rathod
  • Rocket vikram


The music of the film was composed by Ramana Gogula and lyrics written by K. Kalyan.

Soundtrack album by
Released2001 (2001)
GenreFeature film soundtrack
LabelAkash Audio

All lyrics are written by K. Kalyan.

1."Missamma Kissamma"Ramana Gogula, Nanditha 
2."Bangalooru Students"Ramana Gogula 
3."Monalisa Monalisa"Ramana Gogula, Nanditha 
4."Naajooku Naari"Ramana Gogula 
5."Chandana Siri"S. P. Balasubrahmanyam 
6."Look At My Face"Ramana Gogula 


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