Neer Dose

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Neer Dose
2016 Kannada film Neer Dose poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Vijaya Prasad
Produced by S. Prasanna
S. Shashikala Balaji
Screenplay by Vijaya Prasad
Story by Vijaya Prasad
Starring Jaggesh
Suman Ranganathan
H. G. Dattatreya
Music by Anoop Seelin
Cinematography Sugnan
Edited by Suresh Urs
Skkandda Entertainment
Distributed by C K Cine Creations
Release date
  • September 2, 2016 (2016-09-02)
Running time
135 minutes
Country India
Language Kannada
Box office 10 crore[1][2]

Neer Dose (Kannada: ನೀರ್ ದೋಸೆ) is a 2016 Indian Kannada film written and directed by Vijaya Prasad starring Jaggesh and Hariprriya in the lead roles.[3] Suman Ranganathan and H. G. Dattatreya appear in supporting roles.[4]

Produced by S. Prasanna, Shashikala Balaji and backed by the technical team of Vijaya Prasad's previous directorial Sidlingu, the film went on floors in October 2012.[5] However the shooting of the film resumed in the month of June 2015 after many controversial speculations and delays with regards to the casting[6][7][8] and other production issues.[9][10] It was one of the Superhit films of the 2016.[2]

This is actor H. G. Dattatreya's 100th film where he plays a bachelor.[11]

The film explores the journey of three friends played by Hariprriya, Jaggesh and Dattanna, who are of different ages. While the film explores two sides of each character, the story brings in humor and drama.

The film finally released on September 2, 2016. Critics praised the screenplay, the cinematography and the performances of the lead actors.


The viewer is invited to follow the life of four characters — Jaggesh Kumar (Jaggesh), a crematorium van driver, Dattatreya (H.G.Dattatreya), a retired man, Kumudha (Haripriya), a sex worker and Sharada Mani (Suman Ranganathan), a milk stall owner. When the film opens, all four characters have already met. So the film’s agenda is to tell how they met, what their individual back stories are like and what role neer dosa has played in their life.

The first half is more about how the three meet each other for an unusual friendship. Their background saga continues as they are on road trip to Surathkal near Mangaluru.



From the start movie has faced many interruptions and issues. A recent one being the non-availability of actress Ramya for the shooting. This development was after which she won by-elections and was elected as Member of Parliament from Mandya.[13]

Producer of the movie Ashu approached the lead role actor Jaggesh to sort out the issue and complete the movie.Non-availability of actress led to series of tweets in Twitter.[14][15]

A meeting was called by Karnataka Film Chamber of Commerce - KFCC on 6 November 2013, but was later postponed to 25 November citing actress Ramya's busy political schedule.[16]


All music composed by Anoop Seelin.

1."Sapura Kati"Arasu AnthareAnanya Bhagath3:46
2."Hogi Baa Belake"Vijaya PrasadGangubai Hangal, Anoop Seelin3:54
3."Nanna Pedde Preethisu"Vijaya PrasadSiddharth Belmannu, Samanvitha Sharma3:49
4."Neer Dose"Vijaya PrasadL. N. Shastry, Sunitha Murali4:01
Total length:15:30

Release and critical reception[edit]

The film was released on September 2, 2016 and hit the big screen on the event of Ganesha Festival.The trailer and music have reached well into the audience with 19 lakh views in Social Media. The film got released in 120 theaters.

The story is being narrated with a lot of double entendre one-liners for which the movie has bagged 'A' certificate. The movie opened on a good note and had mixed reactions from the critics. Overall the movie was praised for the screenplay, the cinematography the performances of the lead actors.

One of the review said : "In a different perspective, Vijaya Prasad has his own profound way of talking about life while staying away from preachy and philosophical touch.".

Another one quoted: "Jaggesh and Dattanna, the two fine actors are yet again at their best performances and a treat while they make it look very natural. Hariprriya as Kumuda is the real change over for the actress, who has pulled it with ace marks. Irrespective of how 'Neer Dose' turns out to be at the end of the day before the box office, Hariprriya's effortless acting will be an everlasting remark in her career. No wonder, even if she manages to win an award or two for this daring one."


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  2. ^ a b ""Neer Dose" set to cross 10 crores gross this week". 
  3. ^ "Hariprriya gets into Ramya's Shoes for Neer Dose". The New Indian Express. Retrieved 2016-10-11. 
  4. ^ "Suman Ranganathan is now in Neer Dose". Retrieved 28 March 2013. 
  5. ^ "'Neer Dosa' Launched". Retrieved 25 October 2012. 
  6. ^ "Ramya out of Neer Dose". 2013-01-30. Retrieved 2016-10-11. 
  7. ^ "Bhavana no longer a part of Neer Dose - The Times of India". Retrieved 2016-10-11. 
  8. ^ "Ramya back in Neer Dose?". 2013-02-07. Retrieved 2016-10-11. 
  9. ^ "Ramya files complaint against photographers for releasing her Neer Dose look". Retrieved 2016-10-11. 
  10. ^ Neer Dose to begin from 4 March
  11. ^ "Movie Review: Neer Dose - Bangalore Mirror -". Bangalore Mirror. Retrieved 2016-10-11. 
  12. ^ Nathan, Archana (2016-09-03). "Neer Dose: Serving up a heavy dose of misogyny". The Hindu. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 2016-09-24. 
  13. ^ "Congress wins Karnataka by-polls by heavy margin". News18. 2013-08-24. Retrieved 2016-10-11. 
  14. ^ "Ramya and Jaggesh engage in a war of words - The Times of India". Retrieved 2016-10-11. 
  15. ^ "Jaggesh Wages Twitter War With Ramya". 2013-10-28. Retrieved 2016-10-11. 
  16. ^ "ಫಿಲಂ ಚೇಂಬರ್ ನಲ್ಲೂ 'ನೀರ್ ದೋಸೆ' ಬೇಯಲಿಲ್ಲ". 2013-11-06. Retrieved 2016-10-16. 

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