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Directed byMahesh Babu
Produced byPrem
Dr. Venugopal
Gandasi Manjunath
Written byT. N. Santhosh
Based onKanithan (2016)(Tamil)
StarringChethan Kumar
Latha Hegde
Kabir Duhan Singh
Music bySuraag
CinematographyJai Anand
Edited byMuniraj
Chamundi Cine Creations
Distributed byVijay Cinemas
Release date
  • 24 November 2017 (2017-11-24)
Running time
140 min

Athiratha (Kannada: ಅತಿರಥ) is a 2017 Indian Kannada action thriller film directed by Mahesh Babu.[1] It stars Chethan Kumar and Latha Hegde, with Kabir Duhan Singh and Sadhu Kokila in supporting roles.[2] The score and soundtrack are by Suraag and the cinematography is by Jai Anand.

The film is a remake of Tamil film Kanithan (2016).


The film depicts Akash (Chethan) as a TV reporter on Spy TV. He is investigating a minister's scandal in a pub with his friend. He meets a girl named Mary (Latha Hegde), working on the same TV channel as a reporter. His father (Avinash) is a news anchor on Doordarshan channel.He tells him to quit that job and find other work.

One day, police falsely arrest him together with four youth, charging them with a money scandal of taking loans with falsified papers. One of the youths dies in a road accident while trying to escape court.

Akash's lawyer friend Ravishankar Gowda releases him on bail. He searches for the truth behind the scandal. Akash collects all duplicate certificates from Sarka's (Kabir Duhan Sigh) mafia places, with the help of his colleagues and gives the evidence to the TV channel.

The news goes viral and Sarka sees it. He starts to think about who exposed his mafia. Sarka sends his goons to interrogate the TV reporters one by one. They disclose Akash's name. Sarka takes his colleagues hostage. Akash kills two of Sarka's goons and Sarka kills two of Akash's friends and his uncle (Achyuth Rao).

Akash is determined to reveal the evidence so he sends his friend to the mafia headquarters to collect more; he stays outside. Akash unsuccessfully tries to telecast the evidence secured to TV networks. Akash and his buddies reach a news office where Akash sends the crew in while he fights Sarka off.

Sarka recovers and once again tries to take Akash out. He runs into a machine and falls into a coma. Police seize his mafia cohorts and take them into custody. Akash gets a job on a BBC affiliate channel. In the last scene, Sarka is killed by a student doctor.



Soundtrack album by
GenreFeature film soundtrack
LabelLoop Entertainment

The film's background score and the soundtracks were composed by debut artist Suraag, son of Sadhu Kokila.[3] The music rights were acquired by Loop Entertainment.

1."Sum Sumne Heege"ChethanKunal Ganjawala, Suzzana05:07
2."Jayaso Yuddhavanu"V. Nagendra PrasadHemanth Kumar04:21
3."Chu Chu"Ghouse PeerVijay Prakash, Alok Katdare04:11
4."Jadugara Jadugara"KavirajUsha. N04:17


  1. ^ "Mahesh Babu back with 'Athiratha'". Bangalore Mirror. Retrieved 14 November 2017.
  2. ^ "Athiratha ready, Chetan in title role". Indiaglitz. 17 June 2017.
  3. ^ "Athiratha (2017) Kannada Songs". 14 November 2017. Archived from the original on 14 November 2017. Retrieved 14 November 2017.

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