Kutumba is a 2003 Kannada Action film starring Upendra and Natanya Singh. The film was directed by Naganna and produced by Shailendra Babu. Music for the film was scored by Gurukiran. It is the first among a series of successful films under Upendra - Naganna combination. The film also starred Ashok, Gurukiran, Advani Lakshmi Devi, Shwetha in supporting roles and B.C. Patil and Sathya Raj played the negative roles. The film is a remake of the 1991 Tollywood film Gang Leader starring Chiranjeevi. The success of the film led to the release of two other successful films under Upendra - Naganna combination, namely Gokarna in 2003 and Gowramma in 2005.
Kutumba is a reputed instrumental folk Nepalese band. It only uses Nepalese traditional musical instruments such as Bamboo Flute, Saranji, Medal, Tunga, Dhol, Jhyamta, Arbajoo, Bhushya, Chaal, Chabrung, Chushya, Chyap chuk, Damha, Dhime, Dholak, Dhyangro, dumpha, Ghangla, Ghanti, Ghungroo, Ghyalung, Gong, Jhakri dhyangro, Jor Damaru, Kaa, Kathhi, Khin, Khwyamali, Murchunga, Nagara, Narshima, Naya Khin, Nekho, Paschima, Ponga, Puja Ghanti, Rain stick, Sankha, Sehnai, Singing bowl, Taa, Tibetan tungna, Trak, Yak bell and Yelamber. The word Kutumba holds a special meaning in the Nepali language. It stands for a unique bond among community members. Kutumba is about bringing traditional folk tunes and instruments with new and improvised sounds and ideas together.
Kutumba is a folk instrumental ensemble group of six professionals from Kathmandu. Having come together for the preservation of their culture and art, Kutumba wishes to spread Nepali folk music throughout the world. Self-motivated and self driven, Kutumba is a group with a unusual sound and vision. The six members have different roots and backgrounds in music. Kutumba is the harmony of traditional roots, culture and new sounds.
The band has recorded some sessions for Coke Studio Pakistan, Season 6. which was aired in late 2013.