|Release date February 6, 2009 (2009-02-06)|
Birugaali (Kannada: ಬಿರುಗಾಳಿ) is a 2009 Indian Kannada language action film written and directed by Harsha making his second directorial after Geleya. The film stars Chetan Kumar of Aa Dinagalu fame along with Sithara Vaidya, Charisma Bharadwaj and Tara in main roles. The film featured the musical score by Arjun Janya which was received positively among the critics and masses.
The film released on 6 February 2009 across Karnataka with a U/A certification for its excessive violence content. Upon release, the film generally met average reviews from the critics for its conventional script and audience.
The lead actor Chetan Kumar underwent a rigorous body building regime developing a six-pack abs for his role. Director Harsha lauded his training skills at the audio launch and also told that the film would showcase his dancing skills which was not exhibited in his last film Aa Dinagalu. The film was shot in Greece locales for two songs and also included an under-water action scene.
The audio comprises a total of 7 original songs with 2 repeated tracks and one instrumental theme all composed by Arjun Janya. The audio launch took place at a Bangalore hotel in January 2009. Noted music director Gurukiran released the audio in the presence of entire film team
The audio was received very positively and the songs "Madhura Pisumaatige" and "Hoovina Baanadante", both written by Jayanth Kaikini, earned maximum positive reviews and were on the top of the charts for many weeks. The songs were also nominated at various award functions of the year 2009.
All music composed by Arjun Janya.