|Directed by||Tharun Kishore Sudhir|
Yogish Dwarakish Bungale
|Written by||A. P. Arjun,|
A. V. Chinthan,
|Screenplay by||Tharun Kishore Sudhir|
Sridhar V. Sambhram
Santhosh Rai Pathaje
|Edited by||K. M. Prakash|
|Distributed by||Mysore Talkies|
|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. It features an ensemble cast of Prem Kumar, Vijay Raghavendra, Diganth, Prajwal Devaraj, Chikkanna, Aindrita Ray, Priyamani, Bhavana and Deepa Sannidhi. Actor Kashinath appears in a special role and Darshan in a cameo appearance.
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. 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 being remade in four languages.
The film is a 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 crimes they did not commit and land up in jail. First Hakki Gopala (Prem) who is cheated and sent to jail. Second Krishna Rao (Diganth) who is blamed for the murder of his pregnant friend Maria (Priyamani). Third Surya Shetty(Vijay Raghavendra) who is dragged in a false murder case and fourth 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 only 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 Krishnamurthy and gets Ramya raped and killed and blames Vishwanath for it. They four decide to help Vishwanath in his objective.
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 note as Vishwanath is proved innocent , but the four heroes are shot by commandoes in the end.
- Prem as Hakki Gopala
- Vijay Raghavendra as Surya Shetty
- Diganth as Krishna Rao
- Prajwal Devaraj as Mohammed Anwar
- Aindrita Ray as Pushpa, Gopal's girlfriend
- Priyamani as Maria D'Souza
- Bhavana (actress) as Bhoomika, Surya's girlfriend
- Deepa Sannidhi as Gowri, Anwar's girlfriend
- Chikkanna as Manjunath (Manju)
- Kashinath as Vishwanath
- Sharath Lohitashwa as Don Jayraj
- Manvitha Harish in a cameo as Vishwanath's daughter Ramya
- Darshan in an extended cameo as Robert
- Abhirami as Jailer Indira Sharma
- Avinash as MLA Krishnamurthy
- Giri Dwarakish as Seena
- Tabla Nani as Police Inspector
- Ravi Chetan as Police Inspector
- Dwarakish in a cameo in song "Alladsu Alladsu"
- Tharun Sudhir in a cameo in song "Alladsu Alladsu"
- Prabhakar in cameo appearance as Jungli, a Prisoner
|Soundtrack album by|
|Released||25 January 2017|
|Genre||Feature film soundtrack|
|V. Harikrishna chronology|
|V. Sridhar chronology|
|Arjun Janya chronology|
|Anoop Seelin chronology|
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.
|1.||"Turthinalli Geechida"||Jayanth Kaikini||Sridhar V. Sambhram||Sonu Nigam, Antara Mitra||4:08|
|2.||"Alladsu Alladsu"||Yogaraj Bhat||V. Harikrishna||Vijay Prakash||4:13|
|3.||"Appa I Love You"||V. Nagendra Prasad||Arjun Janya||Anuradha Bhat||4:53|
|4.||"Aadoo Aata Aadoo"||Santhosh Naik||Gurukiran||Chaitra H. G.||4:03|
|5.||"Vande Mataram"||Siddaiah Puranik||Arjun Janya||Ranjith||4:23|
|6.||"Party Party Nightu"||Chetan Kumar||Anoop Seelin||Puneeth Rajkumar||4:21|
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