Masterpiece (2015 film)

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2015 Kannada film Masterpiece promotional poster.jpg
Promotional poster
Directed by Manju Mandavya
Produced by Vijay Kiragandur
Written by Manju Mandavya
Screenplay by Manju Mandavya
Music by V. Harikrishna
Cinematography Vaidy S
Edited by K. M. Prakash
Hombale Films
Distributed by Jayanna Films
Release date
  • 24 December 2015 (2015-12-24)
Running time
2 hr 38 min
Country India
Language Kannada

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. The supporting cast features Suhasini Maniratnam, P. Ravi Shankar and Chikkanna. This movie had huge opening and was the highest-grossing Kannada-language film of 2015.

Though the posters depicts Yash in Bhagat Singh costumes, the movie is not about the life history of Bhagat Singh.

"One portion of the film sees me as Bhagat Singh, but that does not make it a historic film. It is a pakka commercial film", says Yash in an interview.[1]It has been dubbed in Hindi by same name.


The protagonist of the film, Masterpiece, is Yuva (Yash), a local troublemaker,[2] who aspires to rule over everybody.[3] His mother,[4] wishes her son to be well-educated and a respected member of society,[2][3] but Yuva needs to learn the 'good' and 'bad' by living through the consequences of his own choices.[3] In the wake of his mother's dreams to see her son as a social reformer,[4] a unique love story unfolds between Yuva and Nisha (Shanvi Srivastava).[2]



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.[5] 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.[6]


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.[7] Following speculations, Shanvi Srivastava was signed in late-December 2014.[8] 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.[6] While delayed, reports said filming was to begin in the second week of January 2015.[9] In June 2015, it was revealed that model Ekta Rathod would make a cameo appearance in the film.[10] 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.[11] 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.[12]

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.[13]


Soundtrack album by V. Harikrishna
Released 10 December 2015
Recorded 2015
Genre Feature film soundtrack
Label D Beats
Producer skandan

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).[14][15]

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. ^ Yash has signed four films - The Times of India. (2015-03-07). Retrieved on 2016-01-03.
  2. ^ a b c "Masterpiece (Master Piece) Preview, Masterpiece Story & Synopsis, Masterpiece Kannada Movie - Filmibeat". FilmiBeat. Retrieved 2017-02-05.
  3. ^ a b c Master Piece (2015), retrieved 2017-02-05
  4. ^ a b "Masterpiece Movie Review, Trailer, & Show timings at Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 2017-02-05.
  5. ^ "'Masterpiece' Yash". 24 October 2014. Retrieved 28 October 2014.
  6. ^ a b "Cinematographer Vaidy Joins Masterpiece Team". The New Indian Express. 28 October 2014. Retrieved 24 March 2015.
  7. ^ "A Yash masterpiece in the making?". Bangalore Mirror. 24 October 2014. Retrieved 28 October 2014.
  8. ^ "Shanvi Srivastava to star opposite Yash in Manju Mandavya's next film 'Masterpiece'". News18. 2014-12-31. Retrieved 2016-10-26.
  9. ^ "Shanvi Shrivastava opposite Yash in 'Masterpiece'". Business Standard. 31 December 2014. Retrieved January 2015. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  10. ^ "Chikanna has a beautiful opponent in Mastepiece". The Times of India. 13 June 2015. Retrieved 27 September 2015.
  11. ^ Sharadhaa, A. (13 July 2015). "Yash Sports a Negative Shade In Masterpiece". The New Indian Express. Retrieved 16 July 2015.
  12. ^ A. Sharadhaa (1 October 2015). "Masterpiece and its Bhagat Singh Connection". The New Indian Express. Retrieved 1 October 2015.
  13. ^ Yash sets a new record!. Times of India (10 November 2015)
  14. ^ Masterpiece: Craze Builds For The Unique Audio Release. Filmibeat (2015-11-30). Retrieved on 2016-01-03.
  15. ^ 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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