monsoon Kannada movie – mungaaru maLe

Recently went to Mungaarina maLe – Nataraj theater, in Central – (opp to Samrat hotel). Initially went more as a driver than a viewer as I was kind of neutral about watching. Based on trailers posters etc it seemed to be the sterotype and predictable kind of movie. Went more as a family driver – esp my uncle who was watching a movie in a theater for the first time after over two decades!

But when it started and continued… turned out to be really lovely… at the end all of us had really enjoyed it!

Its definitely a movie that as someone says – goes beyond boundaries – and is enjoyed even by people who don’t know Kannada considering its popularity during its screening in London (see Kannada article).

In retrospect, if not for my initial somewhat cynical mindset of trying to predict what would happen next in the story as I watched it in advance, but just taking things as they come, I’d probably have enjoyed it even more :-))

Ganesh’s acting is brilliant. I really liked the storyline, its somewhat refreshingly unique, beautiful and intelligent. Photography of course was spellbinding especially considering the locality.

This post is more a kind of place-holder, will update with some more views about it when time permits.

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Btw, a related link provided by Shruthi

ENTREPRENEUR SPOTLIGHT
Mano Murthy

The CEO and co-founder of Allegro Systems, which was acquired by Cisco Systems late last month for $181 million, moonlights as a composer for Indian films.

Do a quick Google search for Mano Murthy – whose most recent venture, VPN security technology developer Allegro Systems, was acquired by Cisco Systems late last month in a stock deal valued at $181 million – and you won’t find much on Mano Murthy the entrepreneur.

What you’ll find, instead, is plenty of information on Mano Murthy the film-score composer. Among fans of Indian cinema, Murthy is known for scoring the popular 1997 film America! America! which ran in Indian movie theaters for more than a year, and the 1999 film Nanna Preethiya Hudugi.

Mano Murthy is the music composer for “Mungaaru Male”

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One of the most beautiful aspects of the movie was the theme of almost every scene having plenty of rain in it. Those who love rain would love this movie, and would definitely enjoy this post as well:

Suresh: Nature, like man, sometimes weeps from gladness…and it’s called Rain

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Please follow this post if you’ve already watched the movie. Else recommend simply watching it unbiased… and then look at reviews or opinions.
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Maybe Ganesh really understood true love by letting his woman free 😉

41 Responses to “monsoon Kannada movie – mungaaru maLe”

  1. praneshachar Says:

    I too saw mungaru male some time back. it was good and acting and locations are very good.
    It seems it is creating waves all around and smashing all records and set to be all time history in kannda.
    I understand it is being made in good no. of say 28 or so languages including some foreign one. if it is true then
    there is looking back for team all the best

  2. Veena Says:

    Watched the much awaited kannada hit movie Mungaaru Male… Went with quite an high expecation.. yes, it almost met the expectations.
    But I was quite surprised with the climax , specially which got widely accepted by the viewers & heard , it was a major reason for the success of the movie.

    It was not at all fair to dump all the loosing game on just one person preetham, everybody comes & almost begs him to sacrifice & that dumbo accepts & later cries with that rabbit.
    Killing rabbit at that sad moment was so tragic infact I cried more in that scene than any!

    When I watch any movie generally, I try to relate the characterstics with our experiences & I wouldnt be happy if such a thing happens to anybody around me.. yograj bhat have been too cruel for that matter.

    The shoots in jog is heart breaking, simply superb… Now I think Ganesh is more loved because of the charcter preetham, that role has got all that star value there… Sudha beLawaDi makes her best & rest of the gang in the seniors role. That villan character (jolly?) was something which may not be needed at all…

    Heorine, the way she forgets the hero & happily agrees to marry the other guy was little weird, Not sure why its was displayed there like that. She really wanted to make her parents happy or herself !!

    Over all it was a good movie, they could have selected Rajesh krishnan for atleast one or 2 songs. He sings really good.

    Best Regards, 😛
    Veena.

  3. msanjay Says:

    Interesting views Praneshavare and Veena! Wanted to write more but dont know when I’ll ever get to it… so just some brief notes here…

    Guess Ganesh would’ve got into a real turbulent conflict of emotions whne asked by everyone. I guess the heart of the movie is at the end, when they put some wordings… cant remember the exact words. The heroine actually marrying the other also was good, instead of making it an emotional mess, showing that the so called love is merely an infatuation. I think this is where the movie really makes tremendous sense. It shows that true love is not just the love that Ganesh felt for the girl, its the love and respect he felt – for everyone – including her parents and his own mother.

    One amazing turning point is that when Ganesh can understand the villian, now this is something so amazing that we hardly ever see in any movie! I felt this was one of the highly evolved and intelligent points in the movie, where the villian’s villian-ness was shown to be only a manifestation of his own vulnerability.

    Agree that his popularity will increase with this one, and I hope he manages to sustain it. I really liked his completely casual, natural style of acting.

  4. Veena Shivanna Says:

    Heard they are now upto making Mungaru Male – Part II, the heroine being Rekha(huchcha fame).. No other details provided, like DhoomII this MM II..
    Good luck to the team!

  5. bellur ramakrishna Says:

    and after seeing the success of MUNGARU MALEY, it seems the second part will be named MUNGARU HOLEY.

  6. msanjay Says:

    😆 good one !

  7. Prasanna Sastry Says:

    I heard about this movie a lot, my nephew keeps saying that the handkercheif that his mom (my sister) carried was fully damp and another 30mins more it would have been that whole theatre would have got flooeded.

    I’m eager to get a VCD of it let see

  8. msanjay Says:

    ha ha ha didn’t think it was such a tear jerker, guess everybody has their own perceptions of the same movie!

  9. vasu Says:

    Mungaaru male film is super photography.Pretham acting,nice story with tragidy ending.

  10. Srikanth Says:

    Mungaru Male is an excellent movie in kannada industry(it brings a revolution in kannada film industry)
    Movie’s highlights
    Ganesh: Excellent acting,dialogue delivery
    Sanjana’s:Beauty,expressions
    Jayanth’s:wonderfull literature(Unbelievable & meaningful)
    Mano’s:wonderful tunes
    Story,choreography,locations,actors,……all wonders u can see in this movie.

    Best of luck for this Team.

  11. Shiva... Says:

    Mungaaru Male….I went for this movie in the first week itself. So no expectations. At the end I felt that, Mungaaru Male is the finest movie made in the last 20 yrs.
    I remember each and every dialogue from the movie…like our ‘Sampathige Savaal'(Dr. Raj’s hit). I guess it is doing much better business than ‘Sivaji’ (Rajini’s forthcoming movie). It is a completely entertaining movie with great performances from EVERYBODY. Cheers, Shiva.

  12. Yusuf Says:

    “Mungaru Male” is excellent combination of Story,Music, Screenplay..its perfect blend of Bhat’s direction and Ganesh’s acting!! a must see movie…

  13. santhosh (UK) Says:

    mungaru male is excellent movie i saw 4times in bangalore.it’s good movie

  14. ELIZABETH BEENA Says:

    BEENA RAJESH-frazer town

    MUNGUARU MALE IS ONE OF THE SUPERHIT FILM I EVER SEEN,THE LAST FILM I SAW WAS JEEVANA CHAITRA IN KANNADA,I saw this movie because of one song anisuthidthe yaaka indu, but when i was watching the movie, it was superb.It’s all because of Ganesh, who has done a great job. Very simple and natural acting. I liked it very much, i saw this film two times, i have gone crazy to see one more time because of ganesh.

    All the best to Mungaru male.Again i would appreciate Ganesh’s acting.It was superb.

  15. siddharth vishveshwaran Says:

    this movie was awesome.i am in love with sanjana gandhi.she is beautiful,very very sexy.she has a nice boobs.ganesh was ok.songs were excellent and the way sajana has performed was sperb.

  16. shilpa Says:

    hai iam shilpashree..
    ganesh is a really good actor.mungarumale film is verygood story . i really likeganesh acting..

  17. Kannada Says:

    ಮುಂಗಾರು ಮಳೆ ಒಂದು ಅತ್ಯುತ್ತಮ ಚಿತ್ರ. ಹಾಡುಗಳಂತೂ ಸೂಪರ್!!!

  18. mamatha Says:

    i am mamatha Mungaru male film is very good story Ganesh acting is super i like mungaru male film & Ganesh acting

  19. Gavisiddappa Says:

    Mungaru male movie is excellent in all aspects, the story is novel, climax is also novel one, it is just different from other movies and certainly made the kannda film industry to gain wide recognition. infact, it has been watched by people of all sections cutting across region,religion,language,etc.
    Kudos to the director,photogrpher and actor ganesh too,
    Hearty congrats to the music director for having tuned melodious songs in the film

  20. vinodkumar Says:

    Interesting views Praneshavare and Veena! Wanted to write more but dont know when I’ll ever get to it… so just some brief notes here…

    Guess Ganesh would’ve got into a real turbulent conflict of emotions whne asked by everyone. I guess the heart of the movie is at the end, when they put some wordings… cant remember the exact words. The heroine actually marrying the other also was good, instead of making it an emotional mess, showing that the so called love is merely an infatuation. I think this is where the movie really makes tremendous sense. It shows that true love is not just the love that Ganesh felt for the girl, its the love and respect he felt – for everyone – including her parents and his own mother.

    One amazing turning point is that when Ganesh can understand the villian, now this is something so amazing that we hardly ever see in any movie! I felt this was one of the highly evolved and intelligent points in the movie, where the villian’s villian-ness was shown to be only a manifestation of his own vulnerability.

    yor lovlly friend...vinod :roll:

  21. Praveen Mahadevanna Says:

    after having watched the movie about 4 times, 3 times in Bangalore and 1 time in Singapore, no need to say anything about it,….the movie speaks about itself….

    good work guys……….
    keep going……..

    kannada needs some more movies like this….

    jai kannada maate,
    Praveen.

  22. APOORVA Says:

    APOORVA,ON JUNE 28-2007 IN PAVAGADA , TUMKUR DISTRICT.

    I SAW THIS FILM ONCE , I AM IMPRESSED AND I CRIED IN A THEATER I FELT VERY……….SAD ON THAT EVENING I FELT 😯 BECAUSE
    FOR LAST THEY DID NOT MARRY I LOVE GANESH………….!

  23. SHAMILY Says:

    mungaru male film super.ganesh acting and dance verry verry super.my vote for ganesh.

  24. A.Anjanappa, sarjapur Says:

    Mangaru Male, the marvelous movie i ever saw in kannada, it bears international standards on the way it was presented, the language spoken by hero ganesh mostly in bangalore kannada, sounds simply superb. till the last frame we were curious to kanow as what will be the next frame, only the hing is the heroine while marrying her feelings to her lover left unexpressed, which puzzles the viewers. in to Mungaru male is a fine movie

  25. shreedhar awaradi Says:

    mungaru male is very exellent film. i have ever seen.
    and my life story is like that only.
    ganesh is super hero and director is exellent.

  26. chetan Says:

    who hasnt enjoyed mungaru male till now.. hardly i have heard anyone saying i didnt like the movie… here is my view on the movie…. ನೂರಾರು ಮಾತು: Mungaaru Male – Freshness Galore

  27. msanjay Says:

    Chethan, nice review though maybe you should consider giving out less of the story for people who haven’t seen it yet. I quite liked the lively discussion on your site! 🙂

  28. Aruna Says:

    Hi Sanju
    I was doing a search for Mungaaru male VCD and guess what, yours was the first item on Google. Anyway, we thoroughly enjoyed the movie. Even though many didn’t like the ending, I thought it was different and not the usual masala. Photography was simply breathtaking. We watched it here in Fairfax, VA. I would love to buy the DVD/VCD when it gets released.

  29. msanjay Says:

    hey Arunakka what a surprise! 🙂 Didnt know it was ranked so much by google… I updated the post with some links after coming to know 🙂 Kannada VCDs are generally quite slow to get released… 👿

  30. hanni hanni ...nija Says:

    Hi ,

    I have never, to be frank never,ever admired any movie or any actor till now.I simply feel actors earn by acting,its their bread and butter and they get paid for their work .But Ganesh has really impressed me by his natural looks and way of acting which pulls out the hidden emotion of every person.Mungaru male is indeed splendid movie worth watching.Hat’s off to Krishna.This is my first ever logged comment for any movie in mylifetime. Great going Ganesh,Wish u good luck. Did not have ur email id so here’s the public comment.

  31. msanjay Says:

    thanks for sharing your first every logged comment for any movie in your lifetime here – it made good reading!

  32. Dr.Shobha Says:

    I wish to congratulate Mano Moorthy personally for the super hit Mungaru Male.Kindly post me his email id and oblige.
    Thanking you
    With regards
    Dr.Shobha

  33. Shyam prasad reddy Says:

    Veena says
    “It was not at all fair to dump all the loosing game on just one person preetham, everybody comes & almost begs him to sacrifice & that dumbo accepts & later cries with that rabbit. Killing rabbit at that sad moment was so tragic infact I cried more in that scene than any!”

    I have seen this movie more than 6 times, the rabbit in this movie represents the hero ganesh’s heart/love. He shares all the happy and sad thoughts with this rabbit. The rabbit dies in the movie representing that the hero was heart broken/his love dies and he bury’s all his love thoughts with the burying of the rabbit. This meaning is not understood by many and they just tend to feel sad for killing the rabbit or make fun of it.
    Overall one of the best movies in kannada film industry, better than train/bullet stoping,cigarette flicking heroes/villains films

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  35. Vinod Says:

    😆 Its one of the great film ever in Kannada film industry
    which let kannada industry rocking..I congradulate all the
    person who worked for it and thanx who watched it. 😛

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  37. triveni-rumana Says:

    😛 it is a very good movie i have ever seen in kannada……. 😆 😆

  38. rajanikanth Says:

    I dont like the movie ending. Parents are not matured enough to understand their love. It makes no sense to sacrifying the love. How can they cheat some body else by marrying leaving the lover.

    Comes to priestage and pride love is more than all of these. where there is true love(between parents and children , lovers)there will not be any pride and egos. more over love is not a sin than marrying a person with out love

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