Veteran Tamil film director K.Balachander's Naan Avanillai which was remade recently with a same title is the inspiration of Kannada film 'Buddivantha' . The origin of the Tamil film is the Marathi play written by Prabhas Girishanker. Directed by Ramnath Rigvedi Buddivantha title role is played by Upendra with five heroines.
In the original, the protagonist tames the nine girls but in Kannada version Upendra has five heroines — Pooja Gandhi, Nadanya, Suman Ranganath, Saloni and Brinda are his counterparts. This is the first film to shoot in China.
This is a film with lot involvement from everyone working for the film. The shades of Raktha kanneru can be found but the diction of Kannada is Dakshin Kannada said Upendra addressing the media.
Shankre Gowda, Mohan, S.V.Rajendra Singh Babu are the producers of this film. Vijay Anthony of Tamil films has scored the music. One of the popular yesteryears songs from 'Sose Thanda Sowbhagya' Ravi Vermana kunchada sung by Dr.PB Srinivas is re-mixed and sung by Hariharan in 'Buddivantha'.