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Rama Rama Re...
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Theatrical Poster
Directed by D Satya Prakash
Produced by Kannada Kolour Cinemas
Written by D Satya Prakash
Screenplay by Dhananjay Ranjan
Nagendra H S
D Satya Prakash
Story by D Satya Prakash
Starring K Jayaram
Nataraj
Dharmanna Kadur
Bimbashree Ninasam
M K Mutt
Radha Ramachandra
Sridhar
Priya Shatamarshan
Music by Score:
Nobin Paul
Songs:
Vasuki Vaibhav
Cinematography Lavith
Edited by B. S. Kemparaj
Production
company
Kannada Kolour Cinemas
Distributed by Nandini Entertainment
Release date
  • 21 October 2016 (2016-10-21)
Running time
112 minutes
Country India
Language Kannada

Rama Rama Re... (Kannada: ರಾಮಾ ರಾಮಾ ರೇ...) is a 2016 Indian Kannada film written and directed by D Satya Prakash.[1][2] It is a story of a convict on death row, who escapes from prison and accidentally ends up traveling with a retired veteran of a Police Department, who is called upon by the authorities to teach the process of executing a convict to the new staff. Rama Rama Re... was released on 21 October 2016.[3] The film was remade in Telugu in 2018 as Aatagadaraa Siva by Rockline Venkatesh.

Cast[edit]

  • K. Jayaram as Ramanna
  • Nataraj as Sandal Raja
  • Dharmanna Kadur as Dharma
  • Bhaskar dev as Truck driver
  • Bimbashri Ninasam as Subbi
  • M. K. Mutt as Drunken bike rider
  • Sridhar as Soldier
  • Radha Ramachandra as Mother-in-law
  • Priya as Pregnant lady
  • Prakash Chand as Ramanna's Dupe

Production[edit]

Development[edit]

D Satya Prakash, who had earlier directed a Kannada short movie called Jayanagara 4th Block got the idea of this plot when he was very impressed with a story between life and death in the Bhagavad Gita. He along with his close friend Nagendra H S and Dhananjay Ranjan started working on the story-line and developed a story around it. However, the script was improvised till the end of the shooting schedule. Hence, the Director says that the movie script was never complete. For the character, Nataraj, the person playing the character of a convict who has escaped from the jail trying to escape from death had to do a lot of preparations to go deep into the character. It was not completely decided that the lead character will be played by Nataraj. However, he started preparing for the role by reducing weight and looking like a person who has not seen a shelter in months. He worked rigorously for the role. He used to wake up by 5 in the morning, ran 5 km, eat some almonds, no salt or spices or sweet was included in his meal. His meal included some vegetables and 2 chapatis everyday. This was his routine for 6 months. For the character he reduced from 76 kilos to 52 kilos. Dharmanna Kadur and Bimbashree Neenasam who played the role of lovers were finalized for other lead characters later. After this, the team started travelling to various locations in search of locations.

The actor K. Jayaram, who plays the role of Ramanna, The Executioner died before the movie release. The opening credits of the movie also has a mention of him.

Filming[edit]

The team, which includes the Director of Photography, the actors and the Director have travelled over 8000 kilometers searching for locations that were needed for the story.[4] Finally, the team decided to shoot near Bijapur region and filmed the movie for 40 days. For the first song in the movie, there was a need to shoot various landscapes like mountains, valleys, grassland/meadows/fields, Forts, Waterfalls, Beaches. The team traveled over 2,500 km for 20 days and has selected some of the best locations in Karnataka. Since the jeep is one of the important characters, the team purchased an old jeep and altered it as per the requirement. Art Director Varadraj Kamath designed the jeep to fit in all the necessary props and production items inside the Jeep. While 90% of the movie was shot on road near a village near Bijapur to the town, the rest portion was shot in studios in Bangalore.

Music[edit]

The original soundtrack and background score were composed by Nobin Paul & Songs Composed by Vasuki Vaibhav and all the lyrics have been penned by Satya Prakash. The soundtrack album was released on 2 September 2016. Songs were claimed absolutely excellent by many critics and audio review pages.[5]

Soundtrack
No.TitleLyricsSinger(s)Length
1."News Nodi"D Satya PrakashVasuki Vaibhav3:01
2."Baduke Baduke Kalisu"D Satya PrakashVasuki Vaibhav1:53
3."Rama Rama Re..."D Satya Prakash extra3 = Sangeeta Katti Kulkarni 3:33
4."Namma Kaayo Devane"D Satya PrakashAnanya Bhat1:43
5."Kelu Krishna"D Satya PrakashB V Shrunga, Vasuki Vaibhav3:45
Total length:13:50

Critical reception[edit]

Shashiprasad SM of Deccan Chronicle gave the film 4/5 stars, saying, "An ‘unmissable’ journey of life and death."[6] He also said "Loved every bit of it. Undoubtedly the best feature film of the year."[7]

Sunayana Suresh from The Times of India rated the movie as 4/5 mentioning that "The narrative is definitely the king here, complemented beautifully with a strong cast and crew."[8]

Archana Nathan of The Hindu wrote, "Rama Rama Re unfolds like a song, one that will linger longer in your mind, much after you’ve left the theater." Nathan ranked the film second in a list of five best Kannada films.[9]

Accolades[edit]

2016 Bengaluru International Film Festival
  • First Best Kannada Film
Karnataka State Film Awards
64th Filmfare Awards South

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Rama Rama Re complete — Kannada Movie News". IndiaGlitz.com. 2016-10-11. Retrieved 2016-10-19.
  2. ^ Kumar, Santhosh (2016-09-01). "Rama Rama Re: Celebrities Heap Praises On The Trailer". Filmibeat.com. Retrieved 2016-10-19.
  3. ^ "Rama Rama Re releasing on Oct 21st". Filmykannada.com. Retrieved 2016-10-19.
  4. ^ "Rama Rama Re Movie — Jayaram, Nataraj S Bhat — Dir: Sathya Prakash | Shivu aDDa — Kannada Movies Discussion Forum". Sandalwoodking.rocks. Retrieved 2016-10-19.
  5. ^ "Rama Rama Re (Music review), Kannada – Vasuki Vaibhav by Milliblog!". Milliblog.com. 2016-10-13. Retrieved 2016-10-19.
  6. ^ "Rama Rama Re movie review: An 'unmissable' journey of life and death". Deccan Chronicle. SHASHIPRASAD SM. 21 October 2016. Retrieved 21 October 2016.
  7. ^ Upadhyaya, Prakash. "Rama Rama Re movie review: From audience to critics, the movie gets a thumbs-up". International Business Times, India Edition.
  8. ^ "Rama Rama Re Movie Review, Trailer, & Show timings at Times of India". The Times of India. Sunayana Suresh. Retrieved 21 October 2016.
  9. ^ Nathan, Archana (2016-10-22). "Kannada film review: Rama Rama Re". The Hindu. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 2016-10-22.

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