A. K. 47 (film)
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 and starring Shiva Rajkumar, Om Puri, Girish Karnad in pivotal roles. The music is scored by Hamsalekha. The film was simultaneously made in Telugu with same name starring Saikumar with most of the cast and crew (except Saikumar) were 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(Om Puri) they gets succeed but all blame on Ram(Shivanna) i.e. he is terrorist & Killed Sinha (Om Puri).The bad inspector(Deep Dhillon) torture him a lot..humiliate his father (Girish Karnad).
Then he escapes from Jail & kidnaps CM of the state ..then he tells true story to CM about his innocence & saves CM too from terrorist group whose head is Dawood (Ashish Vidyarthi). Finally he gets free with respect.
- Shiva Rajkumar as Ram
- Chandni as Thulasi
- Om Puri as Commissioner of Police Yashwant Sinha
- Girish Karnad as Jagannath Rao, Ram's father
- Ashish Vidyarthi as 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
- Michael Madhu
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 at Mumbai traffic costed around Rs. 1 Lakh for which Om cited that it was tough for the crew to receive permission from government to shoot.
All songs and lyrics are 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. Balasubramanyam|
|5||Hey Ram This is India||Hariharan|
It successfully completed 175 days in many centers of Karnataka and became a career highlight for actor Shiva Rajkumar. This movie's credit goes to Shiva Rajkumar, 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 joota 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.
- 1999–2000 Karnataka State Film Awards