Three movies with the title of Naagarahaavu have been released in Kannada. Two of these starred Vishnuvardhan in lead roles. Now the producers of the 1973 movie Eshwari Productions are all set to the re-release the 1973 cult film.
Besides Vishnuvardhan, the film also starred Ambareesh, Aarathi and Ashwanth in the lead roles. The makers have digitally enhanced the viewing experience of the film. The film directed by Puttana Kanagal focussed on the student-teacher relationship. The makers feel that the issues highlighted are relevant even today and hence the audeinces will connect with the story.
The film was Vishnuvardhan's first film as leading man. Following this he went to become one of the biggest stars in Kannada cinema.