Chandra (film)

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Chandra
Chandra poster.jpg
Directed byRoopa Iyer
Produced byIndia Classic Arts and Narasimha Arts
Screenplay byRoopa Iyer
Story byRoopa Iyer
Starring
Music byGautam Srivatsa
CinematographyP. H. K. Doss
Edited bySri Crazymindz
Distributed byNarasimha Arts
Release date
  • 27 June 2013 (2013-06-27) (Kannada)
  • 14 February 2014 (2014-02-14)
Running time
117 minutes
CountryIndia
Languages

Chandra is a 2013 Indian fantasy film, simultaneously made in Kannada and Tamil languages. Directed by Roopa Iyer,[1] it features Shriya Saran and Prem Kumar in the lead roles.[2] The film deals with the life of a last generation princess and her love story.[3][4] Chandra is a joint production of India Classic Arts and Narasimha Arts.[5] The film was released on 27 June 2013 to positive reviews and emerged as a high success at the Kannada Box office.[6] The Tamil version of the film was released on 14 February 2014.

Plot[edit]

The story revolves around rajkumari Ammani Chandravathi (Shriya Saran), a princess, and Chandrahasa (Prem Kumar) a music teacher. The two falls in love with each other. But the princess is engaged to Arya (Ganesh Venkatraman), settled in the US, against her wishes. She is not at all impressed by the US culture and tries to contact Chandrahasa to express her feelings. In another development, Chandrahasa promises his father that he would forget Chandravathi and allow her to marry Arya. But on the wedding day, the story takes a dramatic turn which ends on a happy note.

Cast[edit]

Production[edit]

Development[edit]

Roopa Iyer has studied the life of quite a few royal families in India to arrive at a subject for her film. The last branches of Royal Families are not in a position to adjust to normal social life. They do not get the right match to lead a royal life that is a gift for them from ancestors. On this basis Roopa Iyer has added the eternal 'Love' and made a meaningful and beautiful love story subject. The royal families taken over by the government facing a perturbed situation is shown in this movie.[7]

Casting[edit]

Roopa Iyer had initially considered Ramya for the lead role and even signed her for the lead role.[8] However the actress was dropped from the film later as she was not in good terms with the director and the fact that she skipped Kalaripayattu class required for her role to perform stunts.[9] Following that, various actresses such as Dia Mirza, Amala Paul, Amrita Rao and Aindrita Ray was considered for the role.[10][11] Then she finalized Shriya Saran as the leading lady.[12] Saran who earlier made her debut in Kannada cinema through Arasu opposite Puneeth Rajkumar in a cameo role immediately accepted the offer after reading the script. Furthermore, actress Ramya Krishnan and singer S. P. Balasubrahmanyam were chosen for a cameo appearance.[10] Prem Kumar played the protagonist in the film. P. H. K. Doss took the spot behind the camera.[13] Yesteryear actors Girish Karnad, Srinath and Sumithra was signed to appear in supporting roles.[14][15] Ganesh Venkatraman has also been roped in to play the protagonist in this film.[16]

Filming[edit]

Twenty percent of the shooting was held in USA and rest in India. It was 50 plus days schedule Roopa Iyer had planned for her second direction movie. In Mysore, Bangalore, Rajasthan and Kodagu, Roopa Iyer had chalked out shooting schedules with Mumbai-based Media Networks G.[17]

Soundtrack[edit]

Kannada[edit]

Chandra
Soundtrack album by
Gautham Srivatsa
Released14 January 2013 (2013-01-14)
GenreFeature film soundtrack

[18]

No.TitleLyricsSinger(s)Length
1."Mouna Moundadalli"Roopa IyerSonu Nigam, Anuradha Bhat 
2."Tasse Otthu"A. P. ArjunTippu 
3."Dhiranana Dhiranana"Roopa IyerKarthik 
4."Nee Selave"Jayanth KaikiniAnuradha Bhat, Naresh Iyer 
5."Omkaradalli Jhenkaradalli"V. Nagendra PrasadK. S. Chithra, Madhu Balakrishnan 

Tamil[edit]

[19]

No.TitleLyricsSinger(s)Length
1."Mouna Mounamthil"Roopa IyerAnand , Anuradha Bhat 
2."Raaja Raajan"YugabharathiMLR Karthikeyan 
3."Vaanil Ulla"Roopa IyerRanjith 
4."Nee Arugey Irukkum"YugabharathiAnuradha Bhat, Naresh Iyer 
5."Omkaraminum"YugabharathiBadri Prasad, Madhu Balakrishnan, Padmalatha 

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "Second time lucky Premkumar". IndiaGlitz. Retrieved 11 May 2012. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ "Shriya in 'Chandra' - A Sandalwood flick". IndiaGlitz. Retrieved 11 May 2012. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ "Shriya Saran comes!". IndiaGlitz. Retrieved 11 May 2012. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^ "Set market - Ravi Rajagopal". IndiaGlitz.com. 12 May 2012. Retrieved 12 May 2012. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  6. ^ "Valentine Day release for Tamil version of Chandra". The Times of India. Retrieved 3 February 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  7. ^ "Roopa ready!". IndiaGlitz. Retrieved 11 May 2012. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  8. ^ "Ramya walks out of Roopa Iyer film". Sify. 1 June 2012. Retrieved 2 June 2012. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  9. ^ Ramchander (1 June 2012). "Ramya's attitude cost her Roopa Iyer's Chandra?". Oneindia.in. Retrieved 2 June 2012. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  10. ^ a b Ramchander (8 May 2012). "Shriya Saran steps into the shoes of Ramya". Oneindia.in. Retrieved 12 May 2012. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  11. ^ P. Sangeetha (Times News Network) (12 May 2012). "Shriya slashes price for Sandalwood". The Times of India. Retrieved 12 May 2012. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  12. ^ Sunayana Suresh (Times News Network) (11 May 2012). "Shriya to make a comeback in south film". The Times of India. Retrieved 11 May 2012. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  13. ^ "Shriya back in Kollywood". Behindwoods. Retrieved 12 May 2012. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  14. ^ "Shriya Saran fits the part of a princess". Deccan Chronicle. 25 May 2012. Retrieved 26 May 2012. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  15. ^ "Shriya to play Maharani Ammanmani Chandravathy". CNN-IBN. 26 May 2012. Retrieved 26 May 2012. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  16. ^ "Ganesh Venkatraman: Ladies' man! Opposite Shriya Saran". IndiaGlitz. 13 June 2012. Retrieved 13 June 2012. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  17. ^ "Roopa ready!". IndiaGlitz. Retrieved 11 May 2012. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  18. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 23 April 2014. Retrieved 2013-03-01. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link) CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  19. ^ Chandra songs - Chandra 2013 Music Album - Tamil movie songs Archived 1 July 2013 at the Wayback Machine

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