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Mungaru Male

(ಮುಂಗಾರು ಮಳೆ)
29th December 2006- Drama, Romance
For richie-rich Pritham (Ganesh), it is love at first sight when he spots Nandini (Sanjana) outside a mall.
Director: Yogaraj Bhat
Keywords: Love failure

Movie Cast

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Golden Star Ganesh Golden Star Ganesh Preetam
Pooja Gandhi Pooja Gandhi Nandini
Ananth Nag Ananth Nag Colonel Subbayya, Nandini's father
Jai jagadish Jai jagadish Preetam's father
Padmaja Rao Padmaja Rao \
Sudha Belawadi Sudha Belawadi Kamala, Preetam's mother
Diganth Diganth Nandini's fiancé
Ninasam Ashwath Ninasam Ashwath Jolly
Suneetha Suneetha

Movie Details

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Movie NameMungaru Male
Original Language Nameಮುಂಗಾರು ಮಳೆ
Release Date29th December 2006
Languages Kannada
StorylineFor richie-rich Pritham (Ganesh), it is love at first sight when he spots Nandini (Sanjana) outside a mall.
Story SummaryThe protagonist Preetam (Ganesh), on a visit to Eva Mall in Bangalore amidst a heavy wind, spots a pretty girl, Nandini (Pooja Gandhi). While staring at her, he inadvertently falls into a manhole. Nandini rescues him from the pit, but in the process loses her heart-shaped watch she had just bought.

While accompanying his mother to Madikeri, Preetam confronts a man named Jaanu (Neenaasam Ashwath). Jaanu, who has been following Nandini, beats up Preetam thinking that he is in love with Nandini. Preetam, unaware that Jaanu has vowed not to allow any one near Nandini, trashes Jaanu and his gang in return.

In Madikeri, Preetam meets Nandini unexpectedly. He identifies himself and expresses his love towards her and offers to tie the watch as an indication for their marriage. Nandini, who is already engaged rejects his request. Still, Preetam vows to marry Nandini if she meets him again. In the meantime, Preetam discovers that his host in Madikeri, Col. Subbayya (Anant Nag) is Nandini's father, who is pretty much deaf, and Nandini's marriage is a just a week away. Dejected, Preetam throws Nandini's heart-shaped watch away. But Nandini calls him over the phone and taunts him to return. Delighted, Preetam goes in search of her watch and brings it back. While searching for it, he spots a rabbit, which he calls Devadas, and brings it along.

Since Nandini's friends are due to arrive from Mumbai for the marriage, Preetam takes Nandini to the railway station. The train from Mumbai is delayed by five hours, so Nandini and Preetam decide to visit a nearby hill-temple. While returning from the temple, Preetam and Nandini are caught in rain. An old couple offers Preetam and Nandini to take shelter inside their hut. Preetam, still in two minds about expressing his love to Nandini, grabs a couple of toddy bottles, goes out in the rain and starts drinking. However, when Nandini walks towards him, offering an umbrella, he is under a state of intoxication and tells Nandini that he'd better stay away from Nandini to remain a decent boy, rather than to propose to or elope away with her.

Nandini is now in love with Preetam and is in a dilemma as her wedding is due in a few days. She requests him to take her to the top of a waterfall and expresses her love towards him, standing at the edge of the waterfall.

Preetam, intent on marrying Nandini, takes her father, Subbayya for a morning jog to discuss his marriage with Nandini. But, Subbayya a heart patient, tells Preetham that he's expected to die anytime and his only aim in life is to get Nandini married off to Gautam (Diganth). On the night before the marriage, Preetam drives away from the house without taking Devadas. He then starts drinking the whole night in a road-side bar. He finds Gautam, asking the bar-owner for directions to Subbayya's home. When Jaanu tries to kill Gautam, Preetam saves Gautam and convinces Jaanu that only Gautam is the best person to marry Nandini.

Next day, he drops Gautam to the marriage house, just in time for the marriage. He then declines to attend Gautam's marriage. Gautam asks for the heart-shaped watch as a remembrance, but, Preetham unwilling to part away with it, leaves. Meanwhile, on the wedding day, everyone is searching for Preetam, but he is nowhere to be found. His mother is the only one who know the truth about his love, and is worried of his whereabouts, but does not show her worry.

Resignedly, Preetam watches the arch proclaiming "Gautham weds Nandini". As he is leaving, he spots Devadas and takes it with him. He drives towards Bangalore, all the while expressing his disappointment to Devadas, but later he comes to know that Devadas is dead.
Run Time143 Mins
Movie BudgetINR 7000000
Gross IncomeINR 830000000

Movie Crew

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Writer (story)Preetham Gubbi, Yogaraj Bhat
Writer (Screenplay)Preetham Gubbi, Yogaraj Bhat
Music DirectorMano Murthy
ProducerE Krishnappa
Executive ProducerG Gangadhar
CinematographyS Krishna
Writer (Lyrics)Hrudaya Shiva, Kaviraj, Jayant Kaikini, Yogaraj Bhat
Writer (Dialogue)Yogaraj Bhat
Film EditingDeepu S Kumar
Assistant DirectorRamesh, H R Yogish
Art DirectorIsmail
ChoreographyA Harsha, Raghu
Playback SingerSonu Nigam, Shreya Ghoshal, Stephen Prayog, Sunidhi Chauhan, Hemanth Kumar, Udit Narayan, Kunal Ganjawala, Priya Himesh
Production ManagerA V Ramesh Babu
Publicity DesignSai
Director (Associate)H A Mahesh Kumar, Veeresh
Production (Banner)E K Entertainers
StuntsKaurav Venkatesh, Ravivarma
Sound Recording (Songs)Mahesh, A N Thukaram
Sound Recording (Dialogues)Anand
Production ControllerPrathap Rao
Public RelationsD V Sudheendra
Dubbing ArtistYuktha, Nayana, B T Manjunath, Deepu, Mahesh, Asha, Shivamurthy, Ranjani, Sudarshan
sound effects editorV Rajan

Interesting Facts and Trivia

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  1. The film was the first in India for any language to be screened for continuously one year in a multiplex. and it became all time blockbuster. Overall it ran over 865 days in Karnataka. It was remade in Telugu as Vaana and in Bengali as Premer Kahini in 2008

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