Kakana Kote

For the forest place, see Kakanakote.
Kakana Kote
Directed by C. R. Simha
Produced by M. R. Jayaraj
M. C. Satyanarayana
Written by Masti Venkatesh Iyengar
Screenplay by Girish Karnad
Starring Lokesh
Girija Lokesh
Music by C. Ashwath
Cinematography Ishan Arya
Edited by Bal G. Yadav
Raj-N-Raj Combines
Release dates
Running time
127 minutes
Country India
Language Kannada

Kakana Kote (Kannada: ಕಾಕನ ಕೋಟೆ) is a 1977 Indian Kannada biographical drama film adapted from Masti Venkatesh Iyengar's stage play of the same name.[1] The film plot tells the story of Kaka Nayaka who was instrumental in stopping the exploitation of tribal people in Mysore district against the tax payment from middlemen who were representing the ruling kingdom government.

The film was directed by acclaimed theater artist C. R. Simha and the music was composed by C. Ashwath.[2] The film featured seasoned actors such as Lokesh, Lokanath, Srinath and Girija Lokesh in the lead roles. The film was critically acclaimed and premiered in many film festivals. It went on to win the third Best Film award at the Karnataka State Film Awards. The screenplay and dialogues were written by Girish Karnad and associate directed by Girish Kasaravalli.



The music of the film was composed by C. Ashwath.[3] This was his first independent film work without his collaboration with L. Vaidyanathan.

Track listing
No. TitleLyricsSinger(s) Length
1. "Bettada Thudiyalli"  Venkatesh IyengarC. Ashwath  
2. "Kari Haidanemboru"  Venkatesh IyengarB. V. Karanth , G. K. Venkatesh & C. Ashwath  
3. "Ondu Dina Kari Haida"  Venkatesh IyengarC. Ashwath  
4. "Nesara Nodu"  Venkatesh IyengarSulochana  
5. "So Yennire"  Venkatesh IyengarChorus  


  1. Best Third Film
  2. Best Story Writer - Masti Venkatesha Iyengar
  3. Best Editing - Bal G. Yadav

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