Bulbul is a 2013 Indian Kannada-language film directed by M. D. Shridhar. It is the remake of the Telugu film Darling and the scenes in the flashback are inspired by 50 First Dates. The film stars Darshan, Ambarish and debutant Rachita Ram in lead roles. The music for the film was composed by V. Harikrishna with lyrics penned by Kaviraj. The satellite rights of the movie is given to Zee TV.
Sharath Lohitashwa as Nisha's father, main villain
Ashok as Vishwanath
Tennis Krishna as Apparao
Ramesh Bhat as Ramesha
Sridhar as Rishi
The official shooting of the film began on 28 December 2012 at the Bengaluru International Airport with few scenes featuring actor Pradeep Rawat at the Jade Gardens near the airport. However it was disrupted following a scuffle between the crew members and Rawat. Further it resumed with actor Sharath Lohitashwa replacing Rawat
The producer wanted to bring back both Darshan and Ramya after 6 years, but Ramya opted out of the project. Actor Ambarish was signed to play the father role to Darshan. Bollywood actor Pradeep Rawat was originally the main antagonist. However, he was dropped out, following a minor scuffle during the shoot and Sharath Lohitashwa was replaced instead.
The film is produced by Dinakar Toogudeep.
The film made its theatrical release across Karnataka in over 180 cinema halls on 10 May 2013. The satellite rights of the film was sold to a television channel for ₹41.4 million (US$650,000)
Upon theatrical release, the film went off to a good start rating in ₹2.5 million (US$39,000) in the first three days.Bulbul movie grossed ₹221 million (US$3.4 million) 6crore at the box office even completed 100 days in may be 20 to 30 theaters final box office report bulbul movie gross near 25 to 28 crores
The soundtrack of the album was released on 10 February 2013.