Rangitaranga: A Colorful Wave of Mystery and Thriller
Rangitaranga is a 2015 Kannada-language mystery thriller film written and directed by Anup Bhandari in his debut, and produced by H. K. Prakash, under Shree Devi Entertainers. It features debutantes Nirup Bhandari, Radhika Chetan and Avantika Shetty in the lead roles, along with the veteran actor, Saikumar.
The film revolves around a reclusive novelist, Gautham Suvarna, who moves back to his wife's ancestral village of Kamarottu, where mysterious events begin to unfold. A journalist, Sandhya, follows him to find out the secret behind his pen name Anashku and his novel Rangitaranga, which might hold the key to his past. The film explores the themes of folklore, superstition, mythology and culture in a suspenseful and intriguing way.
Rangitaranga was released on 3 July 2015 and received overwhelmingly positive reviews from critics and audience. The film was praised for its screenplay, direction, cinematography, music and performances. The film also made it into the list of productions eligible for the 88th Academy Awards, but did not get nominated. The film was a commercial success and grossed over â 43 crore at the box office.
Rangitaranga is a must-watch for anyone who loves mystery and thriller films with a touch of horror and drama. The film will keep you hooked till the end with its twists and turns, and will leave you with a colorful wave of emotions.
The film also boasts of a rich and varied soundtrack composed by Anup Bhandari himself, who also penned the lyrics. The songs are catchy, melodious and suit the mood of the film. The song \"Dennana Dennana\" is inspired by the theme song of the 1990s Kannada television soap Guddada Bhoota, which was also a mystery thriller set in a village. The song \"Akka Pakka\" is a folk number that showcases the culture and tradition of the coastal region. The song \"Kele Cheluve\" is a romantic duet that captures the chemistry between the lead pair.
The film also has some brilliant performances by the cast, especially by Saikumar, who plays the role of Kalinga Bhat, a mysterious and menacing character who has a pivotal role in the plot. Saikumar delivers a powerful and nuanced performance that earned him many accolades and awards. Nirup Bhandari, who plays the protagonist Gautham Suvarna, also impresses with his debut performance. He portrays the emotions of fear, confusion, curiosity and love with ease and conviction. Radhika Chetan and Avantika Shetty, who play the female leads Indu and Sandhya respectively, also do justice to their roles and add charm to the film.
The film also has some clever twists and turns that keep the audience guessing till the end. The film does not rely on cheap gimmicks or clichÃs to create suspense or horror. The film uses the elements of folklore, superstition, mythology and culture to create a unique and engaging story that is both entertaining and enlightening. The film also has a message about respecting one's roots and heritage, and not forgetting one's identity in the pursuit of fame or fortune. ec8f644aee