Directed by: K Madesh
Starring: Puneeth Rajkumar, Radhika Pandit, Yogesh, Srinagar Kitty, Vishal Hegde, Abhinaya, Rangayana Raghu, Sadhu Kokila, Avinash Spl Appearance: Krishna
Hudugaru is a drama film about friendship and the way people change and is a remake of the Tamil film, Nadodigal. Three close friends played by Puneeth, Srinagar Kitty and Yogesh are in desperate need of work. Puneeth having completed his studies is hoping to get a government job so that he can settle down with his love, Radhika Pandit. Srinagar Kitty wants to start a business for similar reasons. Yogesh is also desperate for a job and keeps failing in love matters. Into this stage of their lives, walks in an old friend who is is love with a rich girl whose father is opposed to their marriage. He asks them for their help in a dangerous plan to kidnap her so that they can get married. The three friends help him but in the process experience tragedies - Puneeth loses Radhika, Yogesh loses his hearing and becomes deaf and Srinagar loses a leg. To compound their troubles, the friend they helped turns against them.