Masterpiece (2015 film)

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2015 Kannada film Masterpiece promotional poster.jpg
Promotional poster
Directed byManju Mandavya
Produced byVijay Kiragandur
Written byManju Mandavya
Screenplay byManju Mandavya
Music byV. Harikrishna
CinematographyVaidy S
Edited byK. M. Prakash
Hombale Films
Distributed byJayanna Films
Release date
  • 24 December 2015 (2015-12-24)
Running time
158 minutes
Budget15 crore
Box office45 Crore

Masterpiece is a 2015 Indian Kannada-language action thriller film written and directed by Manju Mandavya. This film was released on 24 December 2015 starring Yash and Shanvi Srivastava in the lead roles, it also features Suhasini Maniratnam, P. Ravi Shankar and Chikkanna in the supporting roles, the music is composed by V. Harikrishna. The film was released on 24 December 2015 and it was a commercial success at the box office.


Yuva (Yash) is a local troublemaker who is living with his mother (Suhasini Maniratnam), sister, and sister's son. Yuva and his family have a tumultuous relationship, with his mother disapproving of many of his antics. His mother read him stories of Bhagat Singh when Yuva was younger, in the hope that he would one day become like him. However, Yuva is the opposite. Consequently, she gives a TV interview about his upbringing and how his actions have not been good, thus giving the public an impression that Yuva is a rowdy. Yuva and his friend Bruce Lee (Chikkanna) help Noor Ahmed (Achyuth Kumar), a local politician to become elected, thus gaining some power in the process. Alongside this, Yuva falls in love with Nisha (Shanvi Srivastava). When Nisha gets caught in the middle of a chase between the police and a drug mafia don known as Boss (P. Ravi Shankar), Yuva knocks Boss unconscious, sending him to the hospital.

After Boss is sent to the hospital, Yuva's family begins to be threatened by various actions. Yuva's nephew is kidnapped and returned later that day unharmed. Yuva's mother gets kidnapped while everyone is at the temple, and is locked in a storage closet. Yuva frees her and realizes that his family is being targeted; he asks for police protection from the commissioner (Avinash), only to be mocked since the police believe that Yuva is a local rowdy. Yuva realizes that his family is truly in danger and begins to change his laid-back attitude. Yuva and Nisha are visiting the mall, when Nisha disappears. Yuva is immediately on edge and goes to look for her before getting a phone call from one of Boss's men; in order to save Nisha, he must get Boss out of the hospital and back with his men. After doing this, he and Nisha are knocked unconscious and Yuva is smeared as a drug mafia don.

Noor Ahmed and Bruce Lee take Yuva and Nisha into hiding, where they watch his mother and sister being interviewed on TV. His mother wishes for Yuva to be encountered by the police, before a commotion breaks out against Yuva's mother. Yuva realizes that his family has been disrespected, and he plots to kill Boss and his men. Yuva captures Boss and his right-hand men, and he and Bruce Lee decides to make a video of them before finishing them. While Bruce Lee is recording, Boss admits that he had corrupt policemen supporting him the whole time in the drug trade and proclaims that India can't change. Yuva realizes Boss's point and takes up a stand, saying that while he initially set out to make his mother proud, he is now set on making his country proud by proclaiming that illegal drugs will no longer be available in local stores. The video ends with Yuva killing Boss and his men execution-style, causing Yuva to go to jail. The video goes viral throughout the country, causing widespread support for Yuva. Yuva's mother goes to visit him in jail to feed him; as she leaves, she finally sees Bhagat Singh in her son.



The film was announced on 21 October 2014, to coincide with the occasion of Deepavali, a Hindu festival, by film producer Vijay Kiragandur. The film would be titled Masterpiece and would be produced under his banner Hombale Films. Manju Mandavya made his directorial debut, who also wrote the screenplay and dialogues for the film.[1] On titling the film as Masterpiece, he said, "Masterpiece was a spontaneous title that somehow clicked when I was getting into the structure of the story and when the hero's character was developing in my mind." V. Harikrishna was chosen to compose the music for the film and Vaidhy was chosen as cinematographer.[2]


During the announcement, it was also announced that Yash would play the lead role in the film and that Suhasini Maniratnam would portray the role of his mother. The director said that two actresses, Anushka Shetty and Priya Anand were under consideration to play the female lead.[3] Following speculations, Shanvi Srivastava was signed in late-December 2014.[4] Chikkanna was cast in an important side role marking his 25th film in acting.

Filming and development[edit]

Filming was scheduled to begin in November or early-December 2014, following the filming of Mr. and Mrs. Ramachari, another Yash-starrer.[2] While delayed, reports said filming was to begin in the second week of January 2015.[5] In June 2015, it was revealed that model Ekta Rathod would make a cameo appearance in the film.[6] In the midst of filming, The New Indian Express carried a report in July suggesting that Yash could be playing a negative role in the film, which however was not confirmed by the makers.[7] In course of filming in September, it was revealed that the film would incorporate elements from the life story of a revolutionary leader of British India, Bhagat Singh. A schedule in Mysore was completed following which the song sequences were filmed.[8]

During Shooting of a song

A celebratory song was filmed across Bengaluru, and the song appears in the movie when Yash's character falls in love. The song also features Chikkanna and Shanvi Srivastava, and over 1,500 backup dancers. The song Annange Love Aagide turned into chartbuster.[9]


Soundtrack album by
Released10 December 2015
GenreFeature film soundtrack
LabelD Beats

The background music and soundtracks are composed by V. Harikrishna, with lyrics for the soundtrack penned by Manju Mandavya, Narthan and Ghouse Peer.

The audio launch event of Masterpiece was supposed to happen in a unique way, For the first-time the team members of Masterpiece had planned for an interesting audio release. Masterpiece music album includes 5 songs and was supposed to be released on 5 different days, starting from 2 December as follows: "Annange Love Aagidhe" (2 Dec), "I Can't Wait Baby" (4 Dec), "KD NO 1" (7 Dec), "Jaago Re Jaago" (8 Dec), "Attention Please" and trailer (10 Dec).[10][11]

Track listing
1."Annange Love"Manju MandavyaYash, Chikkanna4:17
2."I Can't Wait Baby"NarthanTippu, Indu Nagaraj3:51
3."KD No. 1"Manju MandavyaTippu, Sangeetha Ravindranath4:38
4."Jaago Re Jaago"Ghouse PeerKunal Ganjawala4:10
5."Attention Please"NarthanRanjith, Rahul Nambiar, Naveen Madhav3:51
Total length:20:47


  1. ^ "'Masterpiece' Yash". 24 October 2014. Retrieved 28 October 2014.
  2. ^ a b "Cinematographer Vaidy Joins Masterpiece Team". The New Indian Express. 28 October 2014. Retrieved 24 March 2015.
  3. ^ "A Yash masterpiece in the making?". Bangalore Mirror. 24 October 2014. Retrieved 28 October 2014.
  4. ^ "Shanvi Srivastava to star opposite Yash in Manju Mandavya's next film 'Masterpiece'". News18. 31 December 2014. Retrieved 26 October 2016.
  5. ^ "Shanvi Shrivastava opposite Yash in 'Masterpiece'". Business Standard. 31 December 2014. Retrieved January 2015. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  6. ^ "Chikanna has a beautiful opponent in Mastepiece". The Times of India. 13 June 2015. Retrieved 27 September 2015.
  7. ^ Sharadhaa, A. (13 July 2015). "Yash Sports a Negative Shade In Masterpiece". The New Indian Express. Retrieved 16 July 2015.
  8. ^ A. Sharadhaa (1 October 2015). "Masterpiece and its Bhagat Singh Connection". The New Indian Express. Retrieved 1 October 2015.
  9. ^ Yash sets a new record!. Times of India (10 November 2015)
  10. ^ Masterpiece: Craze Builds For The Unique Audio Release. Filmibeat (2015-11-30). Retrieved on 2016-01-03.
  11. ^ Masterpiece (Master Piece) Songs | Masterpiece Mp3 Songs Lyricist | Masterpiece Kannada Movie Songs. Filmibeat (2015-12-24). Retrieved on 2016-01-03.

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