Chingari (film)

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Not to be confused with the identically named Bhojpuri film featuring cameos by Karl Pilkington and Warwick Davis.
Directed by Harsha
Produced by B. Mahadevu
Starring Darshan
Deepika Kamaiah
Srujan Lokesh
Yashas Surya
Music by V. Harikrishna
Cinematography H. C. Venu
Release dates
  • 3 February 2012 (2012-02-03)
Country India
Language Kannada
Budget INR80 million (US$1.3 million)[2][3]
Box office INR90 million (US$1.5 million)

Chingari, also titled Chingaari, is a 2012 Indian Kannada action film starring Darshan and Deepika Kamaiah in the lead roles. The film is directed by A. Harsha and V. Harikrishna is the music director of the film.It is also dubbed into Hindi as Chingaara.[4] B. Mahadevu produced the film with a budget of INR80 million (US$1.3 million).[5][6] It is Inspired by Hollywod flick Taken.


The movie revolves around a Super cop C.C.B. officer Dhanush (Darshan) as he sets out to rescue his kidnapped girlfriend in Switzerland who is about to be sold into prostitution.



The movie got released in over 180+ theaters on 3 February 2012.[7] Chingaari collected about INR10 million (US$160,000) gross in its first day,[8] Chingari also released in some of the Bangalore theaters which were screening only non-Kannada films with a great success.[9]


Soundtrack album by V. Harikrishna
Released 2 January 2012 (2012-01-02)
Genre Feature film soundtrack
Label Ashwini Audio
No. Title Lyrics Singer(s) Length
1. "Baare Baare"   Kaviraj Kailash Kher  
2. "Gamanava"   Jayanth Kaikini Javed Ali, Shreya Ghoshal  
3. "Kai Kaiyya"   Yogaraj Bhat V. Harikrishna  
4. "Nee Midiyuve"   Kaviraj Soumya Mahadevan  
5. "Chingari Theme"     Instrumental  
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Times of India 3.5/5 stars
CNN-IBN 3.5/5 stars[10]
Rediff 3.5/5 stars[11]
Bangalore Mirror 2.5/5 stars[12]

The audio release function of Chingaari is directed by dance director turned director Harsha.A. Sudeep made the audio release on 2 January 2012. V. Harikrishna has composed 5 songs set to the lyrics of Kaviraj, Yogaraj Bhat and Jayanth Kaikini[13]


Rediff gave 3 stars for the movie and appreciated Venu's camerawork and also appreciated Darshan and Deepika Kamaiah performance.[11] CNN IBN gave it 3 stars and said, "Darshan impresses with his stylish looks, comical acts and breathtaking action sequences. He dominates the entire film with his superb screen presence."[10]

Box office[edit]

Its first week gross collections crossed INR 60.7 million, according to the distributor Prasad. The distributor’s share would be about INR 50 million in the first week of its release.It completed 50 days in many theaters.[14][15][16]


  1. ^ "Uppi first Darshan next!". 20 January 2012. 
  2. ^ "Chingari hits in 175 Screens". Supergoodmovies. 3 February 2012. 
  3. ^ "Chingari RS. 8 crore film 2 crore TV rights audio on Jan 2". Chitratara. 23 November 2012. 
  4. ^ "Chingaari Release on January 27". 20 November 2011. Archived from the original on 2 March 2012. Retrieved 8 February 2013. 
  5. ^ "Chingari Sabse Badke... Hits in 175 Screens". 3 February 2012. Retrieved 8 February 2013. 
  6. ^ "‘CHINGARI’ RS.8 CRORE FILM 2 CRORE TV RIGHTS AUDIO ON JAN 2". Retrieved 8 February 2013. 
  7. ^ "Chingaari Darshan's Biggest Multiplex Release". 3 February 2012. Archived from the original on 22 March 2012. Retrieved 8 February 2013. 
  8. ^ "Chingaari Collected Two Crores on Day One". Retrieved 8 February 2013. 
  9. ^ "Chingaari in Majority of Non-Kannada Theatres". 11 March 2012. Archived from the original on 11 March 2012. Retrieved 8 February 2013. 
  10. ^ a b "Kannada Review: Darshan's 'Chingari' is interesting". IBN live. 7 February 2012. 
  11. ^ a b "Review: Chingari is quite racy". Rediff Movies. 3 February 2012. 
  12. ^ "Chingari: Taken for granted". Bangalore Mirror. 3 February 2012. 
  13. ^ "Chingaari Audio Released". 3 January 2012. Archived from the original on 8 January 2012. Retrieved 8 February 2013. 
  14. ^ "Samarth Ventures Happy about Chingaari". 10 February 2012. Archived from the original on 18 March 2012. Retrieved 8 February 2013. 
  15. ^ Ramchander (3 March 2012). "Chingari Producer Deep Anguish On Darshan!". Retrieved 8 February 2013. 
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