As we know, there will be multiple films produced in a year. But a very few movies will register themselves in our life’s favorites list. How many times you watch those movies, you will not be bored with them? Today, we are going to read about that sort of movie which is Kannada’s biggest blockbuster Mungaru Male.
There are multiple reasons why 2006 released Mungaru Male is a must watch movie. Let’s look at the top 10 motives quickly.
1. The first film in India (for any language) to be screened continuously for over one year in a multiplex.
Nowadays it’s very difficult to be screened in the multiplex theaters for more than 3-4 months for a single movie. However, Mungaru Male is the pioneer movie which ran in the multiplex for more than one year.
2. First movie to cross the 50-crore box office collection mark.
Before Mungaru Male, there was no movie which had crossed the 50-crore collection record in Kannada. However, this musical romance film gained that immensity and became the highest movie of Kannada film industry.
3. Remake in multiple Indian languages
After observing this exceptional achievement of Mungaru Male, many directors showed the interest to remake it in different languages. This movie was re-created in Telugu, Bengali, Odia, and Marathi.
4. Remarkable work of cinematography
There would be no camera work in the past which showed the Jog Falls in such a beautiful way. Cameraman Krishna has done a tremendous job and it will literally astonish each and every viewer for his adventures work to shoot the Jog Falls scenes.
5. Background Music and Sound Track
Background music and songs were one of the main reasons behind the brilliant success of the movie. Totally there were 7 songs where each one has its own listeners. This movie gave a break to lyricist Jayanth Kaikini, composer Mano Murthy. It also made Bollywood playback singers Sonu Nigam, Kunal Ganjawala, Udit Narayan, Sunidhi Chauhan and Shreya Ghoshal popular in the state.
6. Shaped and strengthened the careers of Ganesh, Pooja Gandhi, and Yograj Bhat.
Ganesh and Pooja Gandhi were bidden to play the lead roles by the movie director Yograj Bhat. After this movie, there was no look back for them including Yograj Bhat. The movie became a very strong platform for these talents.
7. Shooting Locations
This was one of the factors which attracted the audience again and again to the theaters. One must watch this movie if they really want to see Karnataka in a rainy season. Approximately 80% of the scenes were filmed in the rain. Shooting locations included a major part in Sakaleshpura, Madikeri, Jog Falls, Sagara, and Gadag.
8. Acting talents of every artist
The film had excellent actors both newbies and experienced from the industry. The acting crew included Ananth Nag, Sudha Belawadi, Padmaja Rao, Diganth, Jai Jagadish, Neenasm Ashwath. Each one of them gave the clear justice to their character which took the movie to greater heights.
9. The mannerism of the hero character
The gesture of the main character did attract the youngsters to a high extent. The character resembles the behavior of the young guys of the generation.
10. Dialogues and the humor
This is one of the main factors which keeps any movie entertaining to the people. Mungaru Male movie had a very good entertaining humor part and the touching dialogues which made the viewers enter a whole new world while watching the movie.
It’s been 13 years. But still Mungaru Male has a place in Kannada’s excellent movies list. The movie showed us, whatever the budget is, a good script and effort will definitely attract the viewers to the theatre and it will never bore anyone. Mungaru Male is a precious example of it.
This Article is contributed by Swagath