Theatrical film poster
|Directed by||Srinivasa Raju|
|Written by||Srinivasa Raju|
|Music by||Arjun Janya|
|Edited by||Ravi Chandran|
|Box office||₹5.25 crore|
Dandupalya 2 is a 2017 Indian Kannada-language crime thriller film directed by Srinivasa Raju and produced by Venkat. Based on the infamous dacoit gang from Dandupalya, the film is a sequel to the 2012 Blockbuster Hit film Dandupalya. The film stars Pooja Gandhi, continuing her role from the prequel. The principal cast includes P. Ravishankar, Sanjjanaa, Makarand Deshpande, Shruti and Ravi Kale. The film features music composed by Arjun Janya and cinematography by Venkat Prasad. The film opened to mixed reviews from audience and critics upon the release and went on to become a box-office hit at both Karnataka and Andra Pradesh.
The film was dubbed into Telugu language and released as Dandupalyam 2. While the official launch of the movie was held on 24 March 2016, the theatrical release was on 14 July 2017. The makers announced that they would release the third sequel in August 2017, but was later rescheduled to early 2
- Pooja Gandhi as Kempi
- Sanjjanaa as Chandri
- Makarand Deshpande as Krishna
- P. Ravishankar as Inspector Chalapathi
- Ravi Kale
- Shruti as Abhivyakthi
- Kari Subbu
- Petrol Prasanna
- Adi Lokesh
|Soundtrack album by Arjun Janya|
|Genre||Feature film soundtrack|
|Label||Vivid Dreams Entertainment|
|Arjun Janya chronology|
The soundtrack was composed by Arjun Janya.
|1.||"Janana Sari Samaa"||V. Nagendra Prasad||Ashwin||2:48|
|1.||"Jananam Oka Katha"||Mythili Kiran||Ashwin||2:48|
The film was awarded an "A" certificate by the Central Board of Film Certification. It was released across Karnataka on 14 July 2017 with the title name as 2. The Telugu version was released a week later, on 21 July 2017.
The scenes involving characters being stripped and tortured was leaked, creating controversy. Sanjjanaa clarified that she performed this scene wearing clothes and that the news had been blown out of proportion.
Box office and performance
- The film received positive reviews from the critics and mixed reviews from the audience upon the release in Karnataka in around 210 theaters with 85% occupancy in 'B' and 'C' centres, and performed fairly well at the Sandalwood box office. One week later the film was released in Andra Pradesh and Telangana in over 120 screens, and opened to decent reviews and went on to become commercially successful at the Tollywood box office against a low production budget an estimated ₹1.5 crore.
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