Reviewed by : Madhukar KR
RangiTaranga (English: Colourful wave) is a 2015 Indian Kannada language Mystery thriller film written and directed by Anup Bhandari and produced by H.K. Prakash under the banner Sri Devi entertainers. It features new comers Nirup Bhandari, Avantika Shetty and Radhika Chethan with veteran actor Dialogue king Saikumar in the lead roles.
The teaser and trailer which was released in early 2015 raised expectations among Kannada audience because of its exceptional cinematography by Hollywood D.O.P Lance Kaplan and D.O.P William David.
Rangitaranga is a fresh wave of creative effort from an entirely new team in Kannada film industry.
Writer and director Anup Bhandari has done a commendable job of making a mysterious thriller which chills and thrills the audience at every juncture of the film. The story is a complex piece of work with many layers to it. At times it might leave the audience confused but towards the climax the mystery is unraveled like a peeled onion.
The director has an amazing hold on the screenplay to keep the audience on their seat edge. A new star is born in KFI with Nirup Bhandari who has debuted with Rangitaranga. His mature performance wins the hearts of the movie goers. The lead actresses Radhika and Avantika have also played their parts well. The highlight of the entire film is Saikumar’s brilliant performance. Saikumar’s performance in the film takes it to an entirely new level.
The film is about a writer Goutham who writes novels with a pen name nushko. Hid wife is pregnant who wants to perform some traditional rites called Bhootaradane in her ancestral house in Kamarottu for their general well being. Due to unknown circumstances the wife goes missing in their ancestral house where she was experiencing strange noises and imaginary visuals.
We have another girl who has come in search of nushko the writer.
Where and how did the pregnant wife get kidnapped and why is the other girl looking for nushko forms the rest of the story which must be watched in theatres.
The technical aspects of the film is a major plus factor of the film. The cinematographers Lance Kaplan and William David have captured the breathtaking scenic beauty of Mysore, Bangalore, Madikeri, Puttur, Ira, Ottapalam, Alappuzha and Ooty.
The music and background score by Anup Bhandari is top notch. The background score by Ajaneesh Lokanath in itself plays a major role in the film as it heightens the fear factor.
The film is a tribute of sorts to the Blockbuster kannada serial of the 90’s Guddada Bhoota. Infact the film derives the epic song dennana dennana and presents its own remixed version. It also derives the name of the city ‘Kamarottu’ and surname ‘Suvarna’ which pays tribute to Sundarnath Suvarna, the maker of Guddada Bhoota. English Subtitles should be added to grab more non kannadigas into the cinema halls.
The film is a Hitchcockish mystery sort of a film which is a rare occurrence in kannada Cinema which is suffering from the hangover of heroism, longu macchu and rebirth formula. We have a film here where the story and honest technical brilliance is the real hero. This film needs to become a big blockbuster to break the shackles in the Kannada film industry.
|Directed by||Anup Bhandari|
|Produced by||H.K Prakash|
|Written by||Anup Bhandari|
|Music by||Anup Bhandari|
|Edited by||Praveen Joyappa|
- Nirup Bhandari as Gautam Suvarna
- Avantika Shetty as Sandhya Bhargav
- Radhika Chetan as Indu Suvarna
- Saikumar as Kalinga Bhat
- Ananth Velu as Shankar Master
- Shilpa Singh as Shilpa Rao
- Arvind Rao as Inspector Basavaraj Haadimani
- Chetan Raj as Garnal Babu
- Siddu Moolimani as Nilesh Gowda aka Pandu
- Roshni Kore as Panchami aka Panchali
Watch the breathtaking trailer of the kannada film Rangitaranga