A. K. 47 (film)
|A. K. 47|
Film DVD cover
|Directed by||Om Prakash Rao|
|Written by||M. S. Ramesh (dialogues)|
|Screenplay by||Om Prakash Rao|
|Story by||S. R. Brothers|
|Edited by||S. Manohar|
|18 June 1999|
A.K.47 (ē. kē. 47) is an Indian Kannada action film, directed by Om Prakash Rao, starring Shivarajkumar, Om Puri and Girish Karnad in pivotal roles. The music was scored by Hamsalekha. The film was simultaneously made in Telugu with same name, starring Saikumar, with most of the cast and crew (except Saikumar) retained from the Kannada version. This film was remade in Hindi also with same name, starring Kannada actor Aditya in his debut. The movie is said to be the first Kannada movie to collect 2 crores (gross) in the first week of its release.
Ram (Shivanna), a college student, moves to Mumbai, he is a Kannadiga. Yashwant Sinha, Commissioner (Om Puri) meets Ram. Meanwhile. Sinha challenges Dawood (Ashish Vidyarthi). Two friends come to stay at Ram's home who conspire to kill Sinha they succeed, but all the blame goes on Ram i.e. he is terrorist and killed Sinha. The bad inspector (Deep Dhillon) tortures him a lot... humiliates his father (Girish Karnad).
Then he escapes from jail and kidnaps the CM of the state... then he tells the true story to the CM about his innocence and saves the CM too from the terrorist group whose head is Dawood. Finally he gets free with respect.
- Shivarajkumar as Ram
- Chandni as Thulasi
- Om Puri as Commissioner of Police Yashwant Sinha
- Girish Karnad as Jagannath Rao, Ram's father
- Ashish Vidyarthi as Underworld Don Dawood
- Srividya as Rajeshwari, Ram's mother
- Sadhu Kokila as Sadhu
- Arun Bali as Bhatnagar, Commissioner of Mumbai Police
- Deep Dhillon as Inspector Dilip Shukla
- Ramesh Deo as Chief Minister of Maharashtra Sunil Manohar Joshi
After the success of their previous collaboration Simhada Mari (1997), Ramu, Om Prakash Rao and Shiva Rajkumar collaborated for second time with this venture. AK 47 was the 50th film of Shiva Rajkumar and was also the first Kannada film to have DTS sound. Director Omprakash says he was inspired to make this film by some interviews of A. Kalashnikov he had read in newspapers who lamented against the usage of the weapon and also the real-life incident of Sanjay Dutt's arrest served as an inspiration for Om who developed the complete script with writing duo called SR Brothers.
Since the film was primarily shot in Mumbai, half of the film contains dialogues in Hindi language. The stunt scenes shot in Mumbai traffic cost around Rs. 1 Lakh, for which Om cited that it was tough for the crew to receive permission from the government to shoot.
All songs and lyrics were written by Hamsalekha.
|Soundtrack album by|
|Genre||Feature film soundtrack|
|1||"Naanu Kannadada Kanda"||K. J. Yesudas|
|2||"Kadalo Kadalo"||Hariharan, K. S. Chitra|
|3||"Yaari Anjuburuki"||Rajesh Krishnan, K. S. Chitra|
|4||"Oh My Son"||S. P. Balasubrahmanyam|
|5||"Hey Ram This is India"||Hariharan|
It successfully completed 175 days in many centers of Karnataka and became a career highlight for actor Shivarajkumar. This movie's credit goes to Shivarajkumar, Ramu, Om Prakash Rao, Hamsalekha and writers duo M. S. Ramesh and H. S. Rajshekhar. Half of the film has Hindi dialogues. Om Puri's Hindi punch dialogues got good appreciation. Ex: "Mera joote ka naam bhi Dawood hai" (English: Even my shoe's name is Dawood), "Marne ke liye naa tu Godse, marne ke liye naa main Gandhi" (English: You are neither a Godse to kill, I am neither a Gandhi to be dead) impressed non-Kannada audience also. It's considered as one of the best action films in Kannada cinema of all time.
- Best Editing — S. Manohar
- Best Sound Recording — Kodandapani
- Best Actor - Shivarajkumar
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 9 January 2011. Retrieved 10 May 2010.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)