Nagarahavu (2016 film)
Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Kodi Ramakrishna|
|Cinematography||H. C. Venugopal|
|Edited by||Jhony Harsha|
Nagarahavu (Kannada: ನಾಗರಹಾವು, English: Cobra) is a 2016 Indian Kannada language epic-fantasy film directed by Kodi Ramakrishna, who made his directorial debut in Kannada cinema, and produced by Sajid Qureshi, Inbox Pictures Pvt Ltd. With Ramya in the leading roles, a digitally recreated CGI version of deceased actor Dr.Vishnuvardhan has played main role, with the film being marketed as his "comeback". The film has been dubbed and released in Tamil as Shivanagam, Telugu as Nagabharanam' and Hindi as Nagavanshi. The film released on 14 October 2016.
Nagarahavu is about a woman transforming into a snake to seek revenge. The film starts with a flashback character called Naganika (Ramya) who is a big personality in her city. She and her forefathers have been saving an ancient monument since hundreds of years. Evil Tantrik Kapali (Rajesh Vivek) and his forefathers have been fighting with Naganika`s family since many years to occupy this Lord Shiva Monument. Kapali (Rajesh Vivek) kills Naganika (Ramya) and occupies the Lord Shiva monument. While dying Naganika (Ramya) takes an oath that she will come back to take revenge on Kapali (Rajesh Vivek). In the next birth, Naganika (Ramya) takes birth as Manasa, a snake woman to take revenge.
Manasa (Ramya) is daughter of Shivaiah. She is in the company of Nagacharan (Diganth) with the pretext of learning music. Her motives and calculations are different. The ancient Kalasha(divine vessle) in the museum has significance. In her previous birth she has protected this precious Kalasha(divine vessle). This is the Kalasha(divine vessle) on the Soorya Grahan (Solar Eclipse) day collect the strength of gods and goddesses. A series of attempts have been made by the demons to capture it. It is Shivayya (Saikumar) handover the Kalasha(divine vessle) to his daughter Nagalika. The story revolves around how she defeat the Kapali and save the Lord Shiva Monument. The kalasha is excavated by archeologists and it becomes the trophy in a music competition. Kalasha is the most wanted thing for baddies led by Mukul Dev, Amit Tiwari and Ravi Kale. Several people are out to get it. But how does the divine snake (Ramya) prevents their plans forms the story. The clash is now between Nagacharan (Diganth) and Manasa (Ramya) on one side and three baddies on the other side. Then Manasa explains her past that has a glorious episode connecting the Kalasha to Nagacharan(Diganth). Vishnuvardhan is a mythical king who comes to the rescue. In the end, she gets help from the Lord Shiva himself who sends his serpent necklace to the rescue.
- Vishnuvardhan as King Nagaraja (created with CGI)
- Diganth as Nagacharan
- Ramya as Manasa and Naganika
- Tota Roy Chowdhury as Mukul
- Saikumar as Shivaiyya
- Rajesh Vivek as Kapali
- Darshan in a cameo appearance in Nagarahavu Title Song
- Sadhu Kokila as Sadha
- Mukul Dev
- Ravi Kale
- Rangayana Raghu
The film which began production in 2013 was shot in 149 days at Kantirava studio, Lalita Mahal, Mysuru and Ramoji Studios. The visual effects are given by Makuta VFX with over hundred of artists working for the visual effects. Dr. Vishnuvardhan was created through CGI, it nearly took 2 years to create, work was distributed in 6 countries. Super star Darshan appears in a cameo for a song, it was tribute to Dr Vishnuvardhan.
|Soundtrack album by Gurukiran|
|Released||14 August 2016|
|Label||Sony Music India|
Gurukiran was signed to compose the soundtrack album and background score for the film. The audio was released on 14 August 2016 at a government hospital in Bangalore. A charity event was also planned coinciding the audio launch to the downtrodden hospitalized patients. Initially it was announced that actress Anushka Shetty would launch the album officially. However it turned out to be a rumor.
|Kannada track listing|
|1.||"Aledaado Megha"||Kaviraj||Shankar Mahadevan, Indu Nagaraj||4:58|
|2.||"Lucky Lakkamma"||Kaviraj||Gurukiran, Sravana Bhargavi||3:38|
|3.||"Munni Baby"||Kaviraj||Hemachandra, Chaitra H. G.||5:31|
|4.||"Nagini"||Santhosh Nayak||Sunitha Upadrashta, Divya Raghavan||4:18|
|5.||"Nodi Nodi"||Kaviraj||Nakash Aziz, Chaitra H. G.||5:01|
|6.||"Suttha Muttha"||Kaviraj||Kailash Kher||4:55|
|7.||"Nagarahavu (Title Track)"||Kaviraj||Vijay Prakash||3:49|
|Tamil track listing|
|1.||"Alaindhodum Megham"||Snehan||Dhananjay, Nayana Nair||4:58|
|2.||"Lucky Penne"||Snehan||K. Saketh, B. Ramya||3:43|
|3.||"Munni Baby"||Snehan||Revanth, Chaitra||5:01|
|4.||"Nagini"||Snehan||M. M. Srilekha, Nayana Nair||4:19|
|6.||"Mummy Daddy"||Snehan||B. Simha||5:01|
|7.||"Sivanaagam (Title Track)"||Snehan||Saisharan||3:49|
|Telugu track listing|
|1.||"Mummy Daddy"||Srirama Tapaswi||Hanuman||5:01|
|2.||"Munni Baby"||Srirama Tapaswi||Krishna Chaitanya, Damini CH||5:25|
|3.||"Siva Sanka Raavvam"||Srirama Tapaswi||Dhanunjay, Sahiti Chaganti||4:58|
|4.||"Raave Bangaram"||Srirama Tapaswi||Revanth, B. Ramya||3:43|
|5.||"Nagini"||Srirama Tapaswi||Mohana Bhogaraju, Nayana Nair||4:19|
|6.||"Vedhamanti Roopanive"||Srirama Tapaswi||Kailash Kher||5:08|
|7.||"Nagabharanam (Title Track)"||Srirama Tapaswi||Saisharan||3:49|
An official teaser for the film was released on 30 May 2016. It became the fastest teaser for a Kannada film to reach 1,000,000 views on YouTube. Film released on 14th Oct 2016 in Kannada, Telugu and Tamil at nearly
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