Chowka

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Chowka
Chowka Poster.jpg
Theatrical Poster
Directed by Tharun Kishore Sudhir
Produced by Dwarakish
Yogish Dwarakish Bungale
Written by A. P. Arjun,
Simple Suni,
A. V. Chinthan,
Anil Kumar,
Yoganand Muddan
Screenplay by Tharun Kishore Sudhir
Starring Prem Kumar
Vijay Raghavendra
Diganth
Prajwal Devaraj
Aindrita Ray
Priyamani
Bhavana
Deepa Sannidhi
Kashinath
Chikkanna
Narrated by Chikkanna
Music by Gurukiran
Arjun Janya
V. Harikrishna
Anoop Seelin
Sridhar V. Sambhram
Cinematography Satya Hegde
S. Krishna
Santhosh Rai Pathaje
Shekar Chandru
Sudhakar Raj
Edited by K. M. Prakash
Production
company
Distributed by Mysore Talkies
Release date
  • 3 February 2017 (2017-02-03)
Running time
178 minutes
Country India
Language Kannada
Budget 4 crore
Box office ₹20-40 crore

Chowka is a 2017 Indian Kannada action drama film directed by Tharun Sudhir, making his debut, and produced by Dwarakish, marking his 50th production film.[1][2] It features an ensemble cast of Prem Kumar, Vijay Raghavendra, Diganth, Prajwal Devaraj, Chikkanna, Aindrita Ray, Priyamani, Bhavana and Deepa Sannidhi.[3] Actor Kashinath appears in a special role and Darshan in a cameo appearance.[4][5]

In the first of its kind, the film boasts of employing five music directors, five lyricists, five cinematographers, five art directors and five dialogue writers.[6] The film was nominated for the Filmfare Award for Best Film – Kannada at the 65th Filmfare Awards South.

The movie was reported to be in the process of remake in four languages.[7]

Plot[edit]

The film is the narrative which emerges through five different timelines and geographies within the state of Karnataka, encapsulating the lives of four people with a common friend and their love lives while sending across a strong message relating to the common man. Four individuals, each with their own dreams and aspirations, get framed for sins they did not commit and land up in jail. First Hakki Gopala (Prem) who was cheated and went to jail. Second Krishna Rao (Diganth) who is blamed for the murder of his best friend pregnant Maria (Priyamani). Third Surya Shetty(Vijay Raghavendra) who is dragged in a lie murder case and forth Mohammed Anwar (Prajwal Devaraj) who is blamed for a bomb blast. They all are linked with their friend Manjunath (Chikkanna). They meet a school teacher Vishwanath (Kashinath) who not just shows them hope but also stirs up a passion towards reform. He reveals that he had a daughter Ramya (Manvitha Harish) who loved the son of MLA Krishnamurthy (Avinash). This angers him and he kills Ramya and blames him for it. They decide to help him.

The story takes place in the cities of Bangalore in 1986, followed by 1995 in Mysore, 2000 in Mangalore and 2007 in Bijapur. The present day is depicted in 2017, in the Central Jail of Bellary and ends in the Suvarna Vidhana Soudha premises in Belagavi. It ends on a happy but tragic note as all five are proved innocent, but the four heroes get shot by police personnel.

Cast[edit]

Soundtrack[edit]

Chowka
Soundtrack album by V. Harikrishna , V. Sridhar, Arjun Janya, Gurukiran , Anoop Seelin
Released 25 January 2017 (2017-01-25)
Genre Feature film soundtrack
Length 24:56
Label Anand Audio
V. Harikrishna chronology
Santhu Straight Forward
(2016)
Chowka
(2017)
Raajakumara
(2017)
V. Sridhar chronology
Krishna-Rukku
(2015)
Chowka
(2017)
Sarvasva
(2017)
Arjun Janya chronology
Chakravarthy
(2017)
Chowka
(2017)
Raaga
(2017)
Anoop Seelin chronology
Smile Please
(2017)
Chowka
(2017)
Bangalore Underworld
(2017)
Gurukiran chronology
Nagarahavu
(2016)
Chowka
(2017)
Aake
(2017)

V. Harikrishna, V. Sridhar, Arjun Janya, Gurukiran and Anoop Seelin have composed film's background and scored for its soundtrack. Lyrics for the soundtrack was penned by Jayant Kaikini, Yograj Bhat Siddayaiah Puranic, Santhosh Naik and Chethan Kumar. The soundtrack album consists of six tracks. It was released on 25 January 2017.

Track listing
No.TitleLyricsMusicSinger(s)Length
1."Turthinalli Geechida"Jayanth KaikiniSridhar V. SambhramSonu Nigam, Antara Mitra4:08
2."Alladsu Alladsu"Yogaraj BhatV. HarikrishnaVijay Prakash4:13
3."Appa I Love You"V. Nagendra PrasadArjun JanyaAnuradha Bhat4:53
4."Aadoo Aata Aadoo"Santhosh NaikGurukiranChaitra H. G.4:03
5."Vande Mataram"Siddaiah PuranikArjun JanyaRanjith4:23
6."Party Party Nightu"Chetan KumarAnoop SeelinPuneeth Rajkumar4:21

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Dwarakish 50th film". Indiaglitz. 6 July 2015. Retrieved 24 November 2016. 
  2. ^ "Five stars in Dwarakish's 50th". Bangalore Mirror. 8 July 2015. 
  3. ^ "'Chowka' Multi Starrer". Indiaglitz. 9 July 2015. Retrieved 24 November 2016. 
  4. ^ "Darshan To Be A Part Of Multi-starrer Chowka". Filmibeat. 10 November 2016. Retrieved 24 November 2016. 
  5. ^ "Chowka's Teaser to be out on December 1". The New Indian Express. 28 November 2016. Retrieved 28 January 2017. 
  6. ^ "'Chowka': Multi Starrer with many interesting facts". Moviemint. 9 July 2016. Retrieved 24 November 2016. 
  7. ^ http://www.cineloka.co.in/news/item/1110-cineloka-exclusive-chowka-to-be-remade-in-4-languages.html

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