Accident (2008 film)
|Directed by||Ramesh Aravind|
|Produced by||G. Raghunath
|Screenplay by||Ramesh Aravind|
|Music by||Ricky Kej|
|Cinematography||G. S. Bhaskar|
|Edited by||P. R. Soundar Raj|
Accident is a 2008 Indian Kannada language thriller film directed by and starring Ramesh Aravind, and based on the 1969 French film Z. Rekha Vedavyas appears in a pivotal role. The supporting cast features Pooja Gandhi, Thilak Shekar and Mohan.
The movie is a contemporary take on the life of a couple and their journey through time and how they have to fight the eternal battle of good over evil and how they win with support from a set of dear friends. The protagonist of the film is Sawanth (acted by Ramesh Aravind), a radio jockey. His wife is a teacher and a social worker. On returning from a three week foreign trip, he is shocked to discover that his wife and her co-worker had died in an accident. Sawanth cannot convince himself this is merely an accident and commences an investigation. It is one of the most critically acclaimed films of the decade in Kannada cinema.
The movie is produced by Vishishta Productions, which is headed by Mr Raghunath G. This is the third directorial venture of actor-director Ramesh Aravind who had experimented with this film as he had drifted away from his usual genre of comedy films. Rekha Vedavyas had an important role in this film and critics claim that this was her best performance to date. Chocolate hero Tilak played an pivotal role and his performance was also noticed. Pooja Gandhi added star value and contributed to the glamour quotient of the film. Rajendra Karanth excelled in the role of a corrupt minister. Mahesh Kumar played the role of a villain in the film, his performance deserves special mention. Abhishek Venkteshwar, who played Mahesh's assistant (junior artist) in the film, later went ahead to do a lot of amateur/short films. Kiran (Ramesh Aravind's assisatant) played another role in the film.
- Ramesh Aravind as Sawanth
- Rekha Vedavyas as Vasundhara
- Pooja Gandhi as Pooja
- Thilak Shekar as Gowda (credited as Thilak)
- Sudha Rani as Suguna Shankar
- H. G. Dattatreya
- Deepa Iyer
- Master Krishna Dheemanth
- Baby Varsha
- Baby Vidya
- Baby Sushma
- Baby Anagha
- Baby Namratha
- Dinesh Babu
- Rajendra Karanth
- Balaji (credited as Bala)
- Mahesh Kumar (credited as Dr. "Longa" Mahesh)
- Pathi Iyer as Bhushan
- Rachana Maurya appears in an item song.
- Gym Bhaskar
|Soundtrack album by Ricky Kej|
|Genre||Feature film soundtrack|
Ricky Kej composed the film's background score and music for the soundtracks. The album consists of eight soundtracks.
|1.||"Friendship Andre"||Rajendra Karanth||Avinash Chebbi, Devan Ekambaram, Ben Jhonson|
|2.||"Jigidu Banthu"||Kannadiga Shivu||Kunal Ganjawala|
|3.||"Ninade Ninade Nenapu"||Rajendra Karanth||S. P. Balasubramanyam|
|4.||"Baa Maleye Baa"||B. R. Lakshmana Rao||Sonu Nigam|
|5.||"Dheem Dheem"||Rajendra Karanth||Sonu Nigam, Mahalakshmi Iyer|
|6.||"Preethi Moodo Vele"||Rajendra Karanth||Chaitra|
|7.||"Jigidu Banthu"||Kannadiga Shivu||Kunal Ganjawala, Chaitra|
|8.||"Baa Maleye Baa (Club Mix)"||B. R. Lakshmana Rao||Sonu Nigam|