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Directed byRanjith Bajpe
Produced byShodhan Prasad
Written byKarthik Gowda
StarringRamesh Aravind
Anoop Sagar
Varuna Shetty
Deepthi Salian
Deepak Paladka
Sachin Padil
Rajendra Pai
CinematographyMani Kookal Nair
Edited byAshwath Samuel
Release date
  • 7 March 2014 (2014-03-07)[1]
  • 14 February 2014 (2014-02-14)[2]

Nirel (English: Shadow) is a Tulu film directed by Ranjith Bajpe and produced jointly by Shodhan Prasad and San Poojary, starring Anoop Sagar, Varuna Shetty, Deepthi, Sachin Padil, Deepak Paladka in the lead roles. This will be the first film produced overseas and planned to shoot completely in Gulf Region. The film is based on the Kannada Script "Nadu Naduve" by Karthik Gowda and later converted to Tulu by Ranjith Bajpe. Karthik Gowda also wrote the screenplay for the movie, and dialogues written by Ranjith Bajpe. Cast for the movie was totally selected[3] by an audition at Fortune Grand Hotel Dubai.[4] The people behind "Nirel" is a group of four friends, San Poojary, Ranjith Bajpe, Rajneesh Amin and Sachin Padil.


The film revolves around 3 main characters played by Anoop Sagar as Sachin, Varuna as Rashmi & Deepthi as Shweta. Anoop is an engineer by profession but wants to be a film hero by passion. Varuna is an to-day independent girl and works as a banker for one of the banking organizations of Dubai. Deepthi plays a family friend to Anoop Sagar. The film deals about how the trio are linked, what happens when ambition, passions, likes, dislikes, over reactive nature comes ahead of relationships and other things. Told with a comical touch, the film then divulges to an emotional yet romantic tale.



A team of 4 young guys, San Poojary, Ranjith Bajpe, Rajneesh Amin and Sachin Padil came together and planned to produce a youth oriented Tulu movie with fresh concept. They approached Shodhan Prasad and he agreed to produce the movie under Sandhya Creations. Movie name was launched at Tulu Parba 2012, a Tulu Cultural fest in Dubai, UAE by B. R. Shetty[7][8][9] Muhurtha of the movie was done on 24-10-2012 at producers residence by Mr. Sarvotham Shetty.[8] In May, Sandalwood Actor Ramesh Aravind acted in a guest role for Nirel.[10][11]


Music released by Muzik247 Tulu Song List

Sr. No Song Name Music Director Singers Lyrics
01 Genduna Saadi Terina Abhishek S. N Pramod Kumar | Shilpa M Loku Kudla
02 Daane Enna Manass Abhishek S. N Abhishek S. N Rajneesh Amin
03 Serrnaga Ee Manass Abhishek S. N Akshatha Rao Loku Kudla
04 Daye Enan Bududu Abhishek S. N Shiv Kumar | Shilpa M Rajneesh Amin
05 Balcony Item Abhishek S. N Akshatha Rao Loku Kudla
06 Mokeda Singari - Revisited Abhishek S. N Harish Sherigar Seetharam Kulal

Critical reception[edit]

Movie was premiered at Golden Cinema, Dubai on 14 February 2014 on Valentine's Day. Upon release movie got positive response. Independent reviewers gave 4 stars out of 5, stating "Overall a good movie which rises bar of Tulu movie standards. Must watch movie for each and every Tulu speaking audience".[12]

Movie also received 5 awards.

Tulu Cinemotsava Awards 2015

  • Best Film
  • Best Supporting Actress - Deepthi Salian
  • Best Cameraman - Mani Kookal
  • Best Story - Karthik Gowda

RED FM Tulu Film Awards

  • Special Award for First International Movie

Media Articles[edit]

List of media articles about "Nirel"

  • Daijiworld Exclusive Interview of Ranjith Bajpe-Director of the movie.[13]
  • article - Shooting for Tulu Movie Nirel in full swing[14]

List of Tulu Movies[edit]


  1. ^ "Tulu film, Nirel shot in Dubai releases on Friday - Times of India".
  2. ^ "Dubai: 'Nirel' Tulu movie to be released on Valentine's Day in UAE".
  3. ^ "Dubai : Want to Act in Tulu Movie ? Here is An Opportunity". Retrieved 28 August 2012.
  4. ^ "Dubai : Big Turnout for Tulu Movie Audition". Retrieved 11 September 2012.
  5. ^ "Ramesh adds another language to his credits". Retrieved 23 April 2013.
  6. ^ "Ramesh's special appearance in 'Nirel'". Retrieved 23 April 2013.
  8. ^ a b "Dubai: Shooting Begins for Tulu Movie 'Nirel'". Retrieved 13 October 2012. Cite error: The named reference "Dubai: Shooting Begins for Tulu Movie 'Nirel'" was defined multiple times with different content (see the help page).
  9. ^ "Dubai : Dubai: 'Nirel' Tulu Movie Launched During Tuluvere Parba - 2012". Retrieved 13 October 2012.
  10. ^ "Nirel Guest Ramesh Aravind". Retrieved 13 October 2012.
  11. ^ "Ramesh's cameo in Nirel". Retrieved 13 October 2012.
  12. ^ "Akshara's Movie Views: Nirel Tulu Movie Review - a true movie experience in Tulu". Retrieved 3 November 2015.
  13. ^ "Dubai: Exclusive - On the sets of Tulu movie 'Nirel'". Retrieved 23 April 2013.
  14. ^ "Shooting for Tulu Movie Nirel in full swing". Retrieved 23 April 2013.

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