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Simhada Mari
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Directed by Om Prakash Rao
Written byM. S. Ramesh
Kemparaj Bilidaale
Girish kumar (Dialogues)
Screenplay byOmprakash Rao
S. S. David
Kemparaj Bilidaale
Story byOmprakash Rao
Produced by Ramu
Starring Shiva Rajkumar
Krishnam Raju
CinematographyT. Janardhan
Edited byR. Janardhan
Music by Hamsalekha
Ramu Enterprises
Distributed byRamu Enterprises
Release date
  • 6 June 1997 (1997-06-06)
Running time
172 minutes
Budget₹3.5 crores [1]

Simhada Mari (transl.Lionet) is a 1997 Indian Kannada-language action drama film directed by Om Prakash Rao and produced by Ramu. The film stars Shiva Rajkumar, Telugu actor Krishnam Raju and debutant Simran. [2] [3] The flash back portion which is considered to be the heart of this movie went on to be used in the Telugu movie Aadi . [4] The film's score and soundtrack was scored by Hamsalekha and the cinematography was by T. Janardhan.



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 seeks vengeance.



The scene in the film had ten 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. [5] Simran, then a new actress, was chosen for the female lead role. Popular Telugu actor Krishnam Raju was chosen to play a pivotal role making his debut in Kannada films. [6]


Simhada Mari
Soundtrack album by
Genre Feature film soundtrack
Label Lahari Music
Singles from Simhada Mari
  1. "Manege Ondu Bagilu"
  2. "Naanendu Nimmavane"
  3. "Kannada Nadina"
  4. "Dekhore Dekhore"
External audio
Nuvola apps arts.svg Simhada Mari Songs Jukebox on YouTube
Nuvola apps arts.svg Dekhore Dekhore on YouTube
Nuvola apps arts.svg Naanendu Nimmavane on YouTube
Nuvola apps arts.svg Nanna Kannu on YouTube
Nuvola apps arts.svg Manege Ondu Bagilu on YouTube
Nuvola apps arts.svg Kannada Nadina on YouTube
Nuvola apps arts.svg Ushe Bandalamma on YouTube

The soundtrack of the film was composed by Hamsalekha and the audio was bought by Lahari Music. [7]

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


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

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