| 2003 (2003)|Gokarna (film) Wikipedia
Gokarna is a 2003 Kannada film starring Superstar Upendra and Rakshita. The film was directed by Naganna and was Upendra's home production, made under his banner of Anegudda Vinayaka Productions. Music for the film was scored by Gurukiran. It is the second among a series of successful films under Upendra - Naganna combination. The film also starred Madhu Bangarappa, Tennis Krishna, S.Ramesh, Satyajit, Dr.Nagesh, and Indhudhar in supporting roles. The film is a remake of the 1992 Tamil film Annamalai starring Rajinikanth
After the huge success of the previous film under Upendra - Naganna combination Kutumba, producer of the film Shailendra Babu had announced that his next film would be titled as Jai Ganesha having the same film troupe. But the film could not take off due to conflict between Shailendra Babu and Upendra. Upendra then gathered the same team of Kutumba (except the producer) and decided to remake the 1992 Rajinikanth starrer Annamalai under his home banner Anegudda Vinayaka Productions.
The audio release function was held at The Club, Bangalore. Actor, politician Ambarish released the audio cassettes and CD's. The event was followed by the ramp show and dance program performed by a local dance troupe. Two songs from the film were screened for the media.
Although Gokarna turned out to be a safe bet at the box office, it was not as successful as the previous film under Upendra - Naganna combination, Kutumba. However, Gokarna was a good money spinner at the box office and completed 175 days of successful run in Bangalore. The film was followed by yet another successful film under Upendra - Naganna combination, Gowramma in 2005.
Gurukiran scored the music for the film while Upendra and Kaviraj penned the lyrics.