Kaamana Billu

Last updated

Kaamana Billu
Kaamana Billu Poster.jpg
Directed byChi. Dattaraj
Written byAshwini
Screenplay by Chi. Udaya Shankar (also wrote the dialogues)
Based onMrigathrushna
by Ashwini
Produced byJ. Jayamma
Starring Rajkumar
Anant Nag
Cinematography B. C. Gowrishankar
Edited byP. Bhakthavathsalam
Music by Upendra Kumar
Distributed byPadmavathi Cine Art Combines
Release date
  • 26 May 1983 (1983-05-26)
Running time
162 minutes

Kaamana Billu (transl.Rainbow) is a 1983 Indian Kannada language film directed by Chi. Dattaraj. It stars Rajkumar, Anant Nag and Saritha. The film is based on the novel Mrigathrushna by Ashwini. [1] This climax of the movie inspired a similar sequence in the 1999 Hindi movie Mann and its Telugu remake Ravoyi Chandamama .




The music of the film was composed by Upendra Kumar, with lyrics written by Chi. Udaya Shankar and Kuvempu.

Kaamana Billu
Kaamana Billu album cover.jpg
Soundtrack album to Kaamana Billuby
Genre Feature film soundtrack
Label Sangeetha Music

Track list

1"Baa Mutthu Koduve Kandane" Rajkumar
2"Negila Hidida" C. Aswath
3"Kannu Kannu Kalethaga" Rajkumar, Vani Jairam
4"Indu Ananda Naa Thalalare" Rajkumar, Vani Jairam
5"Neenaadada Maathu" S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, Sulochana

Related Research Articles

Saritha is an Indian actress who has acted in more than 500 films in Tamil, Malayalam, Kannada and Telugu languages. She was one of the popular and critically acclaimed lead actresses during the 1980s. She also appeared in a television serial, Selvi. She is also credited as a dubbing artist. She has dubbed her voice for Tamil, Kannada, Malayalam and Telugu movies for actresses like Nagma, Vijayashanti, Tabu, Sushmita Sen, Ramya Krishnan and Soundarya in 1990s.

B. Vijaya Reddy, better known as Vijay Reddy or Vijay, was an Indian film director who worked primarily in Kannada cinema with over 50 movies to his credit. His debut directorial venture was Rangamahal Rahasya (1970). He was known for his collaborations with leading Kannada actor Rajkumar for movies like Gandhada Gudi (1973), Mayura (1975), Naa Ninna Mareyalare (1976) and Sanaadi Appanna (1977) which are considered among the classic movies of Kannada cinema.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Upendra Kumar</span> Indian music composer

Upendra Kumar was an Indian composer who predominantly worked in Kannada and Odia films. He was known for his strong association with Rajkumar and his family and scored some of his career best compositions for the films featuring Rajkumar and his sons. He had scored for 210 films including Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam and Tulu films.

<i>Dashamukha</i> 2012 Indian film

Dashamukha is a 2012 Indian Kannada-language film directed by Ravi Srivatsaa. It has an ensemble cast including V. Ravichandran, Ananth Nag, Devaraj, Avinash, Ravi Kale, Chetan Kumar, Aakanksha Mansukhani and Saritha. The film is a remake of Hollywood film 12 Angry Men. The film's score is composed by Sadhu Kokila while the songs are composed by Sridhar V. Sambhram. The film's theatrical release was on 13 April 2012.

Matthe Hadithu Kogile is a 1990 Indian Kannada film, directed by H. R. Bhargava and produced by S. Shankar. The film stars Vishnuvardhan, Baby Shyamili, Anant Nag, Bhavya and Rupini. The film has musical score by Rajan–Nagendra. The film was a romantic drama. Vishnuvardhan and Anant Nag co-starred together for the first time. They would follow it up a few years later with Nishkarsha.

Sunitha is an Indian actress known for her roles in films made in South India from 1986 to 1996.

<i>Naa Ninna Bidalaare</i> 1979 Indian film

Naa Ninna Bidalaare is a 1979 Indian Kannada-language horror film directed by Vijay and produced by C. Jayaram. The film stars Anant Nag and Lakshmi. The film was remade in Hindi as Mangalsutra, with Anant Nag reprising his role while Rekha appeared in the role played by Lakshmi. Na Ninna Bidalaare is regarded as one of best horror films of all time in the Kannada film industry. Na Ninna Bidalaare is the first movie where Anant Nag and Lakshmi acted together, later the pair become one of the finest onscreen couples in Indian cinema.

Roopa, known as Roopa Devi is an Indian actress who has acted in Kannada, Tamil, Telugu and Malayalam films. She is the daughter of Kalyanam Raghuramaiah and veteran actress Advani Lakshmi Devi. She became famous as the debutante heroine of the tragic romantic film Oru Thalai Ragam in Tamil that ran for 365 days in which she was paired with newcomer Shankar. For her performance in the movie Avala Antharanga, Roopa won the Karnataka State Film Award for Best Actress in 1984–85.

<i>Bayalu Daari</i> 1976 Kannada film by Dore Bhagawan duo

Bayalu Daari is a 1976 Indian Kannada-language film directed and produced by the Dorai–Bhagavan duo. It is based on the novel of the same name by Bharathi Sutha. The film starred Anant Nag, Kalpana and K. S. Ashwath. The film was a musical blockbuster with all songs composed by Rajan–Nagendra considered evergreen hits. Bayalu Daari was the first commercial success for Anant Nag, who had earlier done art films and established him as a leading star in the Kannada cinema with a chocolate hero image. This film was one of the last big hits of Kalpana. Ilayaraja was the guitar player for this movie.

<i>Bhakta Prahlada</i> (1983 film) 1983 film directed by Vijay

Bhakta Prahlada is a 1983 Indian Kannada-language Hindu mythological film directed by Vijay, and based on the tale of Prahalada. The film stars Rajkumar, Saritha, Puneeth Rajkumar and Ananth Nag. The soundtrack was composed by T. G. Lingappa. The film won State Film Awards in Sound recording and cinematography categories.

<i>Bhagyada Lakshmi Baramma</i> 1986 Kannada film by Singeetam Srinivasa Rao

Bhagyada Lakshmi Baramma is a 1986 Indian Kannada-language comedy film. The title of the film was borrowed from a devaranama written by 12th century Haridasa Purandara Dasa. This film was written and directed Singeetham Srinivasa Rao who also composed and scored the film's soundtrack. The film stars Rajkumar, Madhavi and K. S. Ashwath in the pivotal roles.

<i>Chandanada Gombe</i> 1979 Indian film

Chandanada Gombe is a 1979 Indian Kannada-language film directed by Dorai–Bhagavan, and is based on the novel of the same name written by T. R. Subba Rao. The film stars Anant Nag, Lakshmi and Lokesh. It was a musical blockbuster with all the songs composed by Rajan–Nagendra considered evergreen hits. Chandanada Gombe repeated the success of the earlier movie Na Ninna Bidalaare where Anant Nag and Lakshmi acted together for the first time. The success of the movie made Anant Nag and Lakshmi as a household name across Karnataka. The film was remade in Telugu as Ramapuramlo Seetha starring Sujatha in the title role.

<i>Keralida Simha</i> 1981 film by Chi Dattaraj

Keralida Simha is a 1981 Indian Kannada-language film directed by Chi Dattaraj. The film stars Rajkumar, Saritha, Thoogudeepa Srinivas, Pandari Bai and Srinivasa Murthy. The movie was produced by P. H. Ramarao in the banner of Sri Rajarajeshwari Film combines. The movie was recorded a Blockbuster at the box office and had a theatrical run of over 100 days in multiple centres.

<i>Haalu Jenu</i> 1982 Kannada film by Singeetham Srinivasa Rao

Haalu Jenu (transl. Milk and Honey) is a 1982 Indian Kannada-language tragicomedy film directed by Singeetham Srinivasa Rao, starring Rajkumar, Madhavi and Roopa Devi. The movie is famous for its evergreen songs, which were composed by G. K. Venkatesh. The movie was remade in Telugu in 1985 as Illale Devata.

Balondu Bhavageethe is a 1988 Indian Kannada-language film, directed by Geethapriya and produced by Geetha Srinath and M. S. Karanth. The film stars Srinath, Anant Nag, Saritha and C. R. Simha. The film has musical score by Hamsalekha.

Jeevakke Jeeva is a 1981 Indian Kannada-language film, directed by K. S. R. Das and produced by S. V. Srikanth. The film stars Anant Nag, Shankar Nag, Saritha and Dwarakish. The film has musical score by Rajan–Nagendra.

Huli Hebbuli is a 1987 Kannada-language action film directed by Vijay and written by Shanmuga Sundaram. The film starred Shankar Nag, Tiger Prabhakar, Sumalatha and Bhavya and Anant Nag in an extended special appearance. The film was produced by B. Nagi Reddy. The film's score and songs were composed by Vijaya Bhaskar to the lyrics of Chi. Udaya Shankar. The cinematography was by S. Ramachandra. The director remade the movie in Hindi in 1988 as Ganga Tere Desh Mein.

Mysore Srikantayya Umesh, popularly known as M. S. Umesh or simply Umesh, is an Indian actor whose Kannada cinema career has spanned six decades. After having featured in several stage shows as an actor in his childhood, he was hired for the lead character in the film Makkala Rajya (1960). Since then, he has acted in over 350 feature films renowned for his unique dialogue delivery, facial expressions and comedy timing.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Prithviraj (Kannada actor)</span> Indian actor (born 1948)

Nuggehalli Rangaraj Prithviraj is an Indian actor who appeared in Kannada films and Kannada television serials. He appeared in over 116 films and 64 television serials in his four-decade-long career.

H. G. Somashekar Rao was an Indian Kannada-language theatre artist and actor. He acted in over 300 plays and 60 films over a career that spanned 50 years. He was a recipient of the Karnataka State Government's award for his role in Mithileya Seetheyaru (1988).


  1. "ರಾಜ್‌ ಹಬ್ಬ: ವರನಟನ ಕಾದಂಬರಿ ಚಿತ್ರಗಳ ಕನ್ನಡಿ".