Chingari (2012 film)

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Directed byHarsha
Produced byB. Mahadevu
Deepika Kamaiah
Srujan Lokesh
Madhu Guruswamy
Music byV. Harikrishna
CinematographyH. C. Venu
Release date
  • 3 February 2012 (2012-02-03)
Budget80 million (US$1.2 million)[2][3]

Chingari, also titled Chingaari, is a 2012 Indian Kannada action thriller film starring Darshan, Bhavana and Deepika Kamaiah in the lead roles. The film is directed by A. Harsha and the music is composed by V. Harikrishna. It is also dubbed into Hindi as Chingaara.[4] B. Mahadevu produced the film with a budget of 80 million (US$1.2 million).[5][6] The film was reported to be inspired by 2008 French-American film, Taken as well as 2007 American film Trade.[7]


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.[8] Chingaari collected about 10 million (US$140,000) gross in its first day,[9] Chingari also released in some of the Bangalore theaters which were screening only non-Kannada films with a great success.The movie broadcasts in the suvarna Kannada on the occasion of May day 2013.[10]


Soundtrack album by
Released2 January 2012 (2012-01-02)
GenreFeature film soundtrack
LabelAshwini Audio
1."Baare Baare"KavirajKailash Kher 
2."Gamanava"Jayanth KaikiniJaved Ali, Shreya Ghoshal 
3."Kai Kaiyya"Yogaraj BhatV. Harikrishna 
4."Nee Midiyuve"KavirajSoumya Mahadevan 
5."Chingari Theme" Instrumental 
Professional ratings
Review scores
Times of India3.5/5 stars
CNN-IBN3.5/5 stars[11]
Rediff3.5/5 stars[12]
Bangalore Mirror2.5/5 stars[13]

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[14]


Rediff gave 3 stars for the movie and appreciated Venu's camerawork and also appreciated Darshan and Deepika Kamaiah performance.[12] 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."[11]

Box office[edit]

Its first week gross collections crossed 60.7 million, according to the distributor Prasad. The distributor’s share would be about 50 million in the first week of its release.It completed 70 days in many theaters and finished 100 days in 10 theatres.[15][16][17][18]


  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.
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  8. ^ "Chingaari Darshan's Biggest Multiplex Release". 3 February 2012. Archived from the original on 22 March 2012. Retrieved 8 February 2013.
  9. ^ "Chingaari Collected Two Crores on Day One". Retrieved 8 February 2013.
  10. ^ "Chingaari in Majority of Non-Kannada Theatres". 11 March 2012. Archived from the original on 11 March 2012. Retrieved 8 February 2013.
  11. ^ a b "Kannada Review: Darshan's 'Chingari' is interesting". IBN live. 7 February 2012.
  12. ^ a b "Review: Chingari is quite racy". Rediff Movies. 3 February 2012.
  13. ^ "Chingari: Taken for granted". Bangalore Mirror. 3 February 2012.
  14. ^ "Chingaari Audio Released". 3 January 2012. Archived from the original on 8 January 2012. Retrieved 8 February 2013.
  15. ^ "Samarth Ventures Happy about Chingaari". 10 February 2012. Archived from the original on 18 March 2012. Retrieved 8 February 2013.
  16. ^ Ramchander (10 February 2012). "Darshan starrer Chingari overpowers Upendra's Arakshaka – Oneindia Entertainment".
  17. ^ "Chingari Producer Deep Anguish On Darshan!". 3 March 2012. Retrieved 8 February 2013.
  18. ^ "Anna Bond is not worried".

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