Aryan (2014 film)

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Aryan Kannada Movie.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by D. Rajendra Babu
Chi Guru Dutt
Produced by Dhruv Das
Screenplay by D. Rajendra Babu
Story by D. Rajendra Babu
Starring Shivarajkumar
Narrated by Sudeep
Music by Jassie Gift
Cinematography Chandrashekar
Dreamweaver Entertainment
Distributed by Dreamweaver Entertainment
Release date
  • 1 August 2014 (2014-08-01)
Running time
117 minutes
Country India
Language Kannada

Aryan (Kannada: ಆರ್ಯನ್) is a 2014 Kannada Indian sports drama film. Initially directed by Late D. Rajendra Babu, who died while filming half-way, the responsibility of directing the film went to Chi Guru Dutt.[1] The film was produced by Dhruv Das under the banner Dreamweaver Entertainment and stars Shivarajkumar and Ramya in the lead roles.[2]

The movie is based on the life of Aryan (acted by Shivrajkumar), who is an athletics coach. His protégé, a sprint queen (acted by Ramya) goes on win a major athletics event. Against this backdrop, there is a love story between the two.

The first look and music of the film are released on 9 June 2014.


The movie is based on the life of Aryan (acted by Shiva Rajkumar), who is a former champion Indian athlete. This film focuses on his life as an athletics coach. His protégé, a sprint queen (acted by Ramya) goes on win a major athletics event. Against this backdrop, there is a love story between the two.

However, before Shwetha finds success as an athlete and before Aryan finds his credibility back as a coach, they have to overcome various obstacles in the form of hostility, betrayal, jealousy and lust.



Coinciding with the birthday of Shivarajkumar's late father and Kannada cinema's most celebrated actor, Rajkumar, the filming began on 24 April 2013.[4] While the filming was half-complete, director D. Rajendra Babu died following a heart attack.[5] Subsequently, Chi Guru Dutt was signed in on to direct the film.[6]

Majority of the filming has been done in Bengaluru. Sporting sequences and some other portions are shot in Singapore. The film has lavishly shot sports sequences and some beautiful dance numbers. Harsha, the well known choreographer and director is involved in the dance sequences of the film.

Actor turned director Chi Guru Dutt, son of stalwart writer of Kannada cinema Chi. Udaya Shankar took over the film after the death of D. Rajendra Babu. He started work as a dedication to the legendary Kannada director. According to him, he worked as an actor under Babu in four films. Guru Dutt admits that it is an honour and a duty to complete this film. In fact, Guru Dutt feels that the film should credit Rajendra Babu as the director of Aryan, and not him. The producer, Dhruv Das, has decided that the film will credit both names as the directors of the film.


The first look of the film and audio of the film is released on 9 June 2014 in a well-received ceremony. The film is getting extensive coverage in the Kannada media. Renowned music director, Jassie Gift has composed the music of this film. This is second film where Shivarajkumar and Jassie Gift have come together.

Singers such as KK, Sunidhi Chauhan, Shreya Ghoshal, Ranjith and Hariharan lent their voices to Aryan's songs.

Shivanna's brother, actor Puneet Rajkumar is also a part of the film's soundtrack.

No. Title Lyrics Singer(s) Length
1. "Bittu Bidu" Chandan Shetty Ranjith 03:48
2. "Kannada Mannina" Kaviraj Puneeth Rajkumar, Sunidhi Chauhan 03:44
3. "Ondu Haadu Mella" Kaviraj KK, Shreya Ghoshal 04:25
4. "Nee Barada Dariyalli" Kaviraj Hariharan  
5. "Usire Aadade" Chandan Shetty Shreya Ghoshal  

Ramya's last feature film[edit]

The film gains high-profile traction, because of the presence of former Member of Parliament Ramya as lead actrees with century star Shivarajakumar. This is their first and possibly last such pairing.

Ramya had announced she was quitting the film industry. According to her, "it is a special film for me and I want to quit on a high." "Someday I may comeback as Shivanna's sister," she said.

On her role Ramya disclosed the heart of the film. "It was because of Geetha and Shivanna's support I was able to complete the film. When I lost my father there was hardly anyone to help me out. They stood by me and extended their support." "My early days as an athlete came to my memory and I did not need any rehearsals because I knew the track race very well," she said.[7]

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