Bahaddur Gandu

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Bahaddur Gandu
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Theatrical Poster
Directed by A. V. Sheshagiri Rao
Screenplay by Chi. Udaya Shankar
Produced by
  • Srikanth Nahata
  • Srikanth Patel
CinematographyS. V. Srikanth
Edited by
  • S. P. N. Krishna
  • T. P. Velayudham
Music by M. Ranga Rao
Srikanth & Srikanth Enterprises
Release date
  • 1976 (1976)
Running time
141 minutes
Country India

Bahaddur Gandu (transl.Brave Man) is a 1976 Indian Kannada-language swashbuckler film directed by A. V. Sheshagiri Rao, starring Rajkumar, Jayanthi, Aarathi and Vajramuni. The movie saw a theatrical run of 19 weeks. The story was penned by the celebrated playwright H. V. Subba Rao based on William Shakespeare's play The Taming of the Shrew . [1] [2]



Rajkumar plays an upright Panju, who stays in Bankapura with his mother. Due to the evil policies of crown prince Vajramuni and princess Jayanti, Panju and villagers are at the risk of losing their lands. When much pleading does not work, Panju leads farmers agitation to the palace, where he is captured, put to jail, and tortured. Panju escapes from the prison, kidnaps Jayanti to his village to teach her civic norms, and shows her the harsh realities normal people face each day. He gets the entire village relocated across the adjoining river, so that royal soldiers cannot trace them. He is able to turn the princess to appreciate the normal way-of-life, but faces the wrath of the Palace and administration. Can he turn the tides and win his biggest battle? The film also stars Arathi as a village girl who is in love with Panju, who gets killed by Vajramuni for thwarting his advances.



Bahaddur Gandu
Soundtrack album by
Genre Feature film soundtrack
Label Saregama

M. Ranga Rao composed the soundtrack, and lyrics were written by Chi. Udaya Shankar. The album consists of five soundtracks. [3]

Track list
1."Maanavanaaguveya" Chi. Udaya Shankar Rajkumar 4:16
2."Alle Nillu"Chi. Udaya Shankar P. B. Sreenivas, S. Janaki 3:48
3."Muthinantha Mathondu"Chi. Udaya ShankarRajkumar4:28
4."Gandu Endare Gandu"Chi. Udaya Shankar S. P. Balasubrahmanyam 3:56
5."Hey Ninagagiye"Chi. Udaya ShankarRajkumar3:11
Total length:19:39

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