Orange (2018 film)
|Directed by||Prashant Raj|
|Produced by||Naveen G. S.|
|Screenplay by||Prashant Raj|
|Music by||S. Thaman|
|Cinematography||Santhosh Rai Pathaje|
|Edited by||Ravichandran. C|
|Distributed by||Nimma Cinema|
Orange is a 2018 Indian Kannada romantic comedy film directed by Prashant Raj and produced by Naveen starring Ganesh in the lead, making it a second collaboration after Zoom (2016), alongside Priya Anand. The supporting cast features Dev Gill, Sadhu Kokila, Ravishankar Gowda, Rangayana Raghu and Avinash among others. The music is scored by S. Thaman and cinematography is by Santhosh Rai Pathaje.
The film team has shot three songs and few montage scenes across several cities of the Europe continent. The film released across Karnataka on 7 December 2018. The film marks the first ever venture in Kannada cinema to have been acquired by the Amazon Prime prior to its release.
- Ganesh as Santhosh
- Priya Anand as Radha
- Dev Gill as Narasimha Nayaka
- Sadhu Kokila as Undertaker, a wrestler
- Tota Roy Chowdhury
- Ravishankar Gowda
- Rangayana Raghu as Giddappa
- Avinash as Huli Veeraiah
- Harish Raj as Prashanth
- Joy Badlani
- Padmaja Rao as Radha's Mother
- Sathyabhama as Radha's Grandmother
Terming the film a romcom with a "cute love story", director Prashant Raj stated that the film was named after the orange fruit because it "plays a major role in the film". He added that the protagonists in the film meet because of it. He added that Ganesh who plays the lead role in the film, plays a thief, while Sadhu Kokila plays a wrestler called Undertaker.
The film was Raj and Ganesh's second collaboration after Zoom (2016). Filming began in early February 2018 and later that month Priya Anand was signed to play the female lead opposite Ganesh. In July 2018, a ten-day schedule involving three songs and "montage scenes" were filmed in Europe.
|Soundtrack album by|
|Released||25 October 2018|
|S. Thaman chronology|
Music composer S. Thaman was finalized to compose the songs for the film even though initially Joshua Sridhar was considered. Thaman had previously collaborated with Prashant Raj's previous venture Zoom (2016). A single track of the film was released first on 25 October 2018 online. The lyrics for the songs have been written by Kaviraj and Prashant Raj.
|1.||"Orangeu Orangeu"||Kaviraj||Rahul Silpgunj||3:54|
|2.||"Brotheru Brotheru"||Kaviraj||Kala Bhairava||3:40|
|4.||"Sukumari My Sukumari"||Prashant Raj||Vijay Prakash, Sanjana Kalmanje||4:23|
- "Ganesh and I know each other's pulse and that's why we gel well". The Times of India. 2 December 2018.
- "Priya Anand signed to star opposite Ganesh in 'Orange'". the newsminute.com. 20 February 2018.
- "Dev Gill goes up against Ganesh in 'Orange'". The Times of India. 3 December 2018.
- "Orange takes Ganesh and Priya Anand on a Europe tour". The New Indian Express. 11 July 2018.
- "Ganesh's Orange to release on December 7". The New Indian Express. 15 November 2018.
- "'Orange' becomes first Kannada film to be acquired by Amazon Prime prior to its release". Thenewsminute.com. 18 November 2018.
- Sharadhaa, A. (30 November 2018). "'Orange is my story and my kind of film'". The New Indian Express. Retrieved 28 December 2018.
- "Priya Anand signed to star opposite Ganesh in 'Orange'". The News Minute. 20 February 2018. Retrieved 28 December 2018.
- "Orange takes Ganesh and Priya Anand on a Europe tour". The New Indian Express. 11 July 2018. Retrieved 28 December 2018.
- "It's SS Thaman's music for Ganesh's Orange". Cinema Express. 10 March 2018.
- "New single from Ganesh's Orange to be released on October 25". The Times of India. 19 October 2018.
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