Nakkare Ade Swarga was the first Kannada film for which SP Balasubramanyam sung a song. The film was released in 1967 and SPB gave his voice for the song, 'Kanasido Nanasido Muguda Manasa Bayakeyo, Idu chiguru Hareya Selevo.' The song was picturised on actor Arun Kumar.
The Karnataka State Government introduced film awards this year and Nakkare Ade Swarga became the first film to bag the honour. Popular music composer M Rangarao made his debut in the same film. Kalyan Kumar produced and directed the film Kallu Sakkare in 1967.