Mugulu Nage (2017)


Mugulu Nage (2017)

Pulkesh is a normal man who is smiling character. He stays in Mysuru with his father who is a history teacher, his mother who is a housewife and an art lover and his sister who goes to college. The very odd and interesting thing about Pulkesh is that he has never cried since he was born. With a lot of events and turns, the story runs with a lot of interesting aspects such as how life takes your decisions at times when things go out of hand, emotions and love keeps you grounded, laughter, emotions of youngsters, mobile, technology, art, music, fight, the wants and need of girls, expectations of parents, social problems and morals. Mugulu Nage becomes complete with love being the core of all these emotions.
IMDb   7.5 /10
Director Yograj Bhat
Writer Yograj Bhat
Release Date2017-09-01
Runtime2h 37mins
Content Rating
Awards2 nominations.
CompanyS S Films

Mugulu Nage

Mugulu Nage is a 2017 Indian Kannada-language romantic comedy film directed and co-produced by Yogaraj Bhat, and jointly produced by Ganesh and Syed Salaam. Ganesh also features in the lead role alongside Apoorva Arora, Nikitha Narayan and Ashika Ranganath. The soundtrack and score is by V. Harikrishna, the cinematography is by Sugnan. The first look of the film was released on 14 February 2017 coinciding the Valentine's Day.

The project marked the third collaboration of Bhat and Ganesh after Mungaru Male (2006) and Gaalipata (2008). The filming began on 8 December 2016 in Bengaluru. Further, shooting took place in Pondicherry, Mysuru, Yaana and Sirsi, Karnataka.


Pulakeshi is born with a strange problem of always smiling and not able to cry at all. He meets Vaishali on the day of his college's 50th-year celebration and alumni reunion. Both of them fall in love eventually. Vaishali persuades Pulakeshi to study abroad with her and make a better life for both of them. Pulakeshi agrees and on the day of departure, he realizes his strong love for the family and stays back. Heartbroken, Vaishali leaves alone.

Later, Pulakeshi finds Siri, a guitarist, from Pondicherry. They share common interests and develop a liking for each other. After realising the strong feelings for each other, Pulakeshi asks Siri to marry him. Siri likes living in the moment and rejects the proposal. Having difference of opinion, they decide to part ways for good. Siri says if Pulakeshi dreams of having a family, he may marry any girl of his choice and that she would live the rest of her life with sweet memories of him. Heartbroken, but still not able to shed tears, Pulakeshi starts his life afresh in Bangalore.

Two years later, his mother finds a girl for him and asks his friends to take him to her place. As soon as Pulakeshi sees her, he likes her. The girl named Charulatha is hardworking and lives in coastal Karnataka. Her father is a cancer patient and mother has already expired. Her sister's marriage is fixed with the son of her father's friend who also suffers from cancer. When Charulatha's sister elopes with her colleague to escape from unwanted marriage, she sacrifices her love and marries her would-be brother-in-law. Heartbroken once again, Pulakeshi finally sheds tears and cries.

At the end it is shown that Pulakeshi is married to Amulya and becomes a father of a boy. All his three exes receive this message. Siri feels happy while Charulatha feels mixed emotions.


  • Ganesh as Pulakeshi
  • Ashika Ranganath as Vaishali Hande
  • Nikitha Narayan as Siri
  • Apoorva Arora as Charulatha
  • Achyuth Kumar as Pulakeshi's father
  • Ananth Nag as Dr. Anant
  • Rangayana Raghu as Raghu, Charulatha's father
  • Chandan Achar as Pulakeshi's friend
  • Niharika
  • Dharmanna Kadur as Gopi, Pulakeshi's friend
  • Manjunath Hegde as Charulatha's foster father
  • Srinivas Prabhu as M. Srinivas, a college Principal
  • Rekha Mohan as a musician
  • Jaggesh in a cameo as singer
  • Amulya in a cameo as Pulakeshi's wife
  • Sunetra Pandit in a cameo as lady in restaurant



In August 2016, it was reported that the successful combination of Yogaraj Bhat and Ganesh are teaming up together again for a new romantic venture. While Bhat was taking care of the script, wrote story and take up the direction, Ganesh was cast as the lead actor apart from co-producing the film and V. Harikrishna was roped in to compose the music. On 30 November 2016, the film was reported to have titled as Mugulu Nage. On 8 December 2016, the filming began with the first schedule officially canned at ISRO Layout in Bengaluru. The second schedule was held at Mysuru followed by the third schedule being shot in Puducherry. It was also reported that team expected the filming would be completed by the end of February 2017. However, the shooting was officially concluded in April 2017.


After signing in Ganesh for the lead role, actress Amulya was signed in for one of the female leads. It was also reported that the film would feature three more leading female characters, with a total of four different romantic tracks. Actresses Nabha Natesh and Nikitha Narayan were approached to play the other lead roles. However, later Nabha was replaced by model turned actress Ashika Ranganath, playing her first role for a film. Apart from these leading actresses. In February 2017, it was announced that actor Jaggesh would be appearing in a special song sequence penned by Bhat himself. Later in March 2017, Bhat made some last-minute changes by replacing Amulya with actress Apoorva Arora since Amulya got engaged and her marriage dates were clashing with the film schedule. Apoorva joined the team on 18 March and shot her scenes at Barkur. It was also reported that Amulya would still make a guest appearance in the film.


Mugulu Nage
Soundtrack album by
V. Harikrishna
Released11 July 2017
GenreFeature film soundtrack
LabelD Beats
ProducerV. Harikrishna
V. Harikrishna chronology
Mugulu Nage

V. Harikrishna scored the film's background and for its soundtrack. The soundtrack, consisting of six tracks, was released starting with the track "Hodi Ombattu" on 11 July 2017 in Hubli and each song in a different city of Karnataka subsequently on every alternate day to "honour each of Harikrishna's songs", who scored for his 100th film. The distribution rights procured by D Beats. The lyrics were written by Yogaraj Bhat and Jayanth Kaikini.

Track list
1."Ninna Snehadinda"Yogaraj BhatShreya Ghoshal4:07
2."Amara Hale Nenapu"Yogaraj BhatVijay Prakash4:32
3."Roopasi Summane"Jayanth KaikiniSonu Nigam4:17
4."Hodi Ombath"Yogaraj BhatVijay Prakash4:30
5."Kere Yeri"Yogaraj BhatSonu Nigam4:40
6."Mugulu Nage"Yogaraj BhatSonu Nigam4:15
7."Kannadi Illada Orinali"Jayanth KaikiniShreya Ghoshal4:19
Total length:30:00

This film received positive reviews from critics and audience.