Nagarahavu is a 2002 Indian Kannada psychological Thriller film starring Upendra and Jyothika. The film was directed by S. Murali Mohan and is a remake of the 1993 Bollywood film Baazigar. Upendra and Jyothika won several awards for this movie including South Filmfare Awards. The film shocked its Karnataka audience with an unexpected violation of the standard Kannada film industry formula, with an ambiguous hero. An Above Average Success at the box office, this was Upendra's second film where he played a negative role after his earlier blockbuster film Preethse. For his work in the film, Upendra won the Udaya Film Award for Best Male Actor for the second time.
Nagarahavu is an upcoming Kannada Fantasy-epic film directed by Kodi Ramakrishna and produced by Sajid Qureshi. This is the third movie using the same title. It is the first in the history of Indian cinema to bring back the late Dr. Vishnuvardhan on screen utilizing special effects.
The film features Diganth and Ramya in lead roles and the movie has set a high level expectation on bringing back the actor Dr. Vishnuvardhan with the latest head replacement technology. Hence it is known as the 201st movie of Vishnuvardhan. The film will be released in Tamil under the title ShivNaagam and Telugu titled as "Nagabharanam".