Nagarahavu (2016 film)


Theatrical release poster
Kannada ನಾಗರಹಾವು
Directed by Kodi Ramakrishna
Produced by
Written by
  • Kodi Ramakrishna
  • MS Ramesh (dialogues)
Music by Gurukiran
Cinematography H. C. Venu
Edited by Jhony Harsha
  • Inbox Pictures pvt ltd
  • Blockbuster Studios
  • Pen Movies
Distributed by
Release dates
  • October 14, 2016 (2016-10-14)
Country India
Language Kannada
Budget 40 crore[1]

Nagarahavu (Kannada: ನಾಗರಹಾವು, English: Cobra) is a 2016 Indian Kannada language epic-fantasy film directed by Kodi Ramakrishna, who made his directorial debut in Kannada cinema,[2] and produced by Sajid Qureshi.[3] With Diganth and Ramya in the leading roles, a digitally recreated version of deceased actor Dr.Vishnuvardhan has played main role, with the film being marketed as his "comeback".[4] The film has been dubbed and released in Tamil as Shivanagam and Telugu as Nagabharanam.[5] The film released on 14 October 2016.[6][7]


Nagarahavu is about a woman transforming into a snake to seek revenge. The film starts with a flashback character called Naganika (Ramya) who is a big personality in her city. She and her forefathers have been saving an ancient monument since hundreds of years. Evil Tantrik Kapali (Rajesh Vivek) and his forefathers have been fighting with Naganika`s family since many years to occupy this Lord Shiva Monument. Kapali (Rajesh Vivek) kills Naganika (Ramya) and occupies the Lord Shiva monument. While dying Naganika (Ramya) takes an oath that she will come back to take revenge on Kapali (Rajesh Vivek). In the next birth, Naganika (Ramya) takes birth as Manasa, a snake woman to take revenge.

Manasa (Ramya) is daughter of Shivaiah. She is in the company of Nagacharan (Diganth) with the pretext of learning music. Her motives and calculations are different. The ancient Kalasha(divine vessle) in the museum has significance. In her previous birth she has protected this precious Kalasha(divine vessle). This is the Kalasha(divine vessle) on the Soorya Grahan (Solar Eclipse) day collect the strength of gods and goddesses. A series of attempts have been made by the demons to capture it. It is Shivayya (Saikumar) handover the Kalasha(divine vessle) to his daughter Nagalika. The story revolves around how she defeat the Kapali and save the Lord Shiva Monument. The kalasha is excavated by archeologists and it becomes the trophy in a music competition. Kalasha is the most wanted thing for baddies led by Mukul Dev, Amit Tiwari and Ravi Kale. Several people are out to get it. But how does the divine snake (Ramya) prevents their plans forms the story. The clash is now between Nagacharan (Diganth) and Manasa (Ramya) on one side and three baddies on the other side. Then Manasa explains her past that has a glorious episode connecting the Kalasha to Nagacharan(Diganth). Vishnuvardhan is a mythical king who comes to the rescue. In the end, she gets help from the Lord Shiva himself who sends his serpent necklace to the rescue.



The film which began production in 2012 was partly shot in Abhiman studios and partly in Mysuru for the period look with the palace. The visual effects are given by Makuta VFX with over hundred of artists working for the visual effects.[2][4] Darshan appears in a cameo for a song.[8]


Soundtrack album by Gurukiran
Released 14 August 2016 (2016-08-14)
Recorded 2016
Genre Film Soundtrack
Length 32:10
Language Kannada
Label Sony Music India
Gurukiran chronology
Uppi 2

Gurukiran was signed to compose the soundtrack album and background score for the film. The audio was released on 14 August 2016 at a government hospital in Bangalore. A charity event was also planned coinciding the audio launch to the downtrodden hospitalized patients.[9] Initially it was announced that actress Anushka Shetty would launch the album officially.[10] However it turned out to be a rumor.

Kannada track listing
1."Aledaado Megha"  KavirajShankar Mahadevan, Indu Nagaraj4:58
2."Lucky Lakkamma"  KavirajGurukiran, Sravana Bhargavi3:38
3."Munni Baby"  KavirajHemachandra, Chaitra H. G.5:31
4."Nagini"  Santhosh NayakSunitha Upadrashta, Divya Raghavan4:18
5."Nodi Nodi"  KavirajNakash Aziz, Chaitra H. G.5:01
6."Suttha Muttha"  KavirajKailash Kher4:55
7."Nagarahavu (Title Track)"  KavirajVijay Prakash3:49
Total length:32:10
Tamil track listing
1."Alaindhodum Megham"  SnehanDhananjay, Nayana Nair4:58
2."Lucky Penne"  SnehanK. Saketh, B. Ramya3:43
3."Munni Baby"  SnehanRevanth, Chaitra5:01
4."Nagini"  SnehanM. M. Srilekha, Nayana Nair4:19
5."Ettithukkum"  SnehanKailash Kher5:08
6."Mummy Daddy"  SnehanB. Simha5:01
7."Sivanaagam (Title Track)"  SnehanSaisharan3:49
Total length:32:23
Telugu track listing
1."Mummy Daddy"  Srirama TapaswiHanuman5:01
2."Munni Baby"  Srirama TapaswiKrishna Chaitanya, Damini CH5:25
3."Siva Sanka Raavvam"  Srirama TapaswiDhanunjay, Sahiti Chaganti4:58
4."Raave Bangaram"  Srirama TapaswiRevanth, B. Ramya3:43
5."Nagini"  Srirama TapaswiMohana Bhogaraju, Nayana Nair4:19
6."Vedhamanti Roopanive"  Srirama TapaswiKailash Kher5:08
7."Nagabharanam (Title Track)"  Srirama TapaswiSaisharan3:49
Total length:32:23


An official teaser for the film was released on May 30, 2016. It became the fastest teaser for a Kannada film to reach 1,000,000 views on YouTube.[11]


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  2. 1 2 K, Bhumika (2016-05-31). "Ramya in Nagarahavu". The Hindu. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 2016-10-15.
  3. 808. "nagarahavu — | Kannada Movie News, Reviews | Image". Retrieved 2016-10-15.
  4. 1 2 "Hundreds of artists bringing Vishnuvardhan back to life". The New Indian Express. Retrieved 2016-10-15.
  5. "Divya Spandana's Nagabharanam". 4 June 2016. Retrieved 4 June 2016.
  6. "GoCinema — Nagarahavu Release date confirmed".
  7. "Good news for Vishnuvardhan fans: The Kannada actor is back on screen with Nagarahavu — Firstpost". Firstpost. 2016-10-14. Retrieved 2016-10-15.
  8. "Darshan's special tribute to Vishnuvardhan". The New Indian Express. Retrieved 2016-10-15.
  9. "Nagarahavu Audio Release On August 14th". Chitraloka. 14 July 2016.
  10. "Anushka to Launch the Audio of Nagarahavu?". The New Indian Express. 28 December 2015.
  11. "Nagarahavu Teaser Clocks 1 Million Views". 2016-06-09. Retrieved 2016-10-15.
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