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Gaja is a 2008 Indian Kannada-language film directed by K. Madesha and produced by Srinivasa Murthy and Suresh Gowda. The film stars Darshan, Navya Nair and Devaraj. Producers of the film claimed that the film is based on a story by novelist P. Ramachandra Rao(Chandu). The film is a remake of the 2005 Telugu film Bhadra which was also remade in 2006 in Tamil as Saravana . The movie is also dubbed into Hindi as Gajja Thakur.
Gaja (Darshan) and Krishna are friends. Gaja goes out to Krishna’s village for a Holiday but finds some startling events happening. He finds that Krishna’s brother Devendra has a running feud with a rival faction, which prevents a harmonious relationship between the two families. But Gaja becomes a darling of Devendra’s family and he also takes a liking to Shwetha (Navya Nair), the sister of Devendra.
But in a faction fight later Devendra is killed along with his wife. Gaja tries to save the situation, but when he finds that the entire family of Devendra has become a target, he wants to run away with his friend Krishna and Shwetha. The rival faction leader’s brother will kill Krishna and in a retaliatory mood Gaja kills him. He then escapes to Bangalore along with Shwetha. And then a cat and mouse game starts with Gaja being hounded by the rival faction leaders. Finally Gaja wins the battle.Darshan as Gaja
Navya Nair as Shwetha
Devaraj as Devendra
Sourav as Krishna
Sify gave the film a rating of 4/5 and called it an "All time Industry hit" film and praised the role of acting, music and the camera departments in the film.
Gaja has completed 175days at the box office. This is the highest collection movie in 2008 and also made Darshan No.1 highest paid actor in sandalwood .