May 25, 2024

5 Cult Songs of Upendra That We Never Forget Even in 2023

Upendra – The Super Star of Kannada Film Industry, we all would love to see him as a director, let’s hope he makes more and more movies this year.

He is praised and applauded his Creative Thinking, Reverse Screenplay, and Philosophical Dialogues and Real Star deserves a standing ovation for lyrics. Upendra started his career writing dialogues and lyrics for Kannada films.

In 1992 his directorial debut “Tharle Nan Maga” starring Jaggesh was Super Duper Hit and a trendsetter. He is an inspiration for many youngsters even for this generation.

Guess what Real Star Upendra’s idol Rajinikanth and Director Shankar of Tamil Industry admires his work.

The lyrics penned by him are also very thought-provoking and make every Kannada cinema lover groove to his songs and are all-time favorites to every one of us even in 2019 or be it 2025.

Here are 5 Cult Songs of Upendra that we never forget even in 2023

“Sum Sumne Nagthale”

Movie: “A”

Lyrics: Upendra

Singer: Rajesh Krishnan

Music Director: Guru Kiran

“A” is a Kannada Romantic Psychological Thriller film written and directed by Real Star Upendra. The love story is between a film director and an actress which is narrated through multiple flashbacks within flashbacks and reverse screenplay. It takes the audience to watch it multiple times to understand the plot.

Here is the song:

“Maari Kannu Hori Myage”

Movie: A

Lyrics: Upendra

Singer: SP Balasubrahmanyam

Music Director: Guru Kiran

Here is the song

“A” made at 1.25 crore and collected more than 20 crores at the box office. The film ran for 25 weeks in Namma Karnataka and was also remade in Telugu which ran for 100 days.

“Mastu Mastu Hudugi” – Upendra

Movie: Upendra

Singer: Mano

Music Director: Guru Kiran

A Kannada Psychological Thriller which was released in the year 1999 written and directed by Upendra. A Japanese who this was impressed by it as he found it similar to the story of Buddha. Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs. The film was also released in Japan. This film was screened at a Film Festival in Japan in 2001.

A sequel was also released later in the year 2015 titled “Uppi2”.

Have a look at the song:

“Danger 15 to 20”

Movie: Raktha Kanneeru

Lyrics: Upendra

Singer: Hemanth Kumar

Music Director: Sadhu Kokila

Raktha Kanneeru (Blood Tears) is a Kannada Rom-Com and a bit of Drama, released in the year 2003 which was directed by Sadhu Kokila. The dialogues and screenplay were written by the real star Upendra. The film had Upendra and Ramya Krishna in the lead roles. It was a remake of 1954 Tamil film Ratha Kanneer.

What interesting is The Real Star Upendra has depicted the entire life in this song and it is so relatable even now and for future generations.

Have a look:

“Choo Bide Choo Bide”

Movie: Hollywood

Lyrics: Upendra

Singer: Udit Narayan

Music Director: Guru Kiran

Hollywood is a Kannada’s first Sci-Fi movie written by Upendra and directed by Dinesh Badu which was released in 2002. In fact, Hollywood is the first Indian robot film way before Shankar’s film Enthiran starring Rajnikanth. It is also said that Upendra is the first Indian to play the role of humanoid robot.

Well here is the song

The main reason to sum up these 5 cult songs of Upendra that we never forget even in 2019 is this Bangalore based band named as Lagori. This band plans recreate some of the evergreen classics with a pinch of twist titled as Logori Rewind.

Upendra - Lagori
Source: Lagori

Guess what

The first song from their Lagori Rewind is from the movie “A” which is “Maari Kannu Hori Myage”.

Here is the video, personally loved it watching it again.

Have a look:

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