Rana Vikrama

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Rana Vikrama
Kannada Movie Ranavikrama poster.jpg
Directed by Pavan Wadeyar
Produced by Jayanna
Bhogendra
Written by Pavan Wadeyar
Screenplay by Pavan Wadeyar
Starring Puneeth Rajkumar
Anjali
Adah Sharma
Girish Karnad
Rangayana Raghu
Vikram Singh
Music by V. Harikrishna
Cinematography Vaidy S
Edited by Suresh Armugam
Production
company
Jayanna Combines
Distributed by Jayanna Combines
Reliance Entertainment
Release date
  • 10 April 2015 (2015-04-10)
Running time
147 minutes
Country India
Language Kannada
Box office 35 crore (US$4.9 million) [1][better source needed]

Rana Vikrama is a 2015 Indian Kannada action thriller film directed by Pavan Wadeyar featuring Puneeth Rajkumar, Anjali and Adah Sharma in the lead roles.[2] The film released on 10 April 2015.[3] Audio of the movie released on 21 March 2015. Puneeth Rajkumar played a double role in the movie, though both the roles never appear together onscreen.

Plot[edit]

The film starts with a reporter being killed in a place called Vikramatheertha. She goes there to find out about the unknown place, which is not in the map of Karnataka. She informs the Home minister (Girish Karnad) about her journey through a letter. Vikram (Puneeth Rajkumar) aspire to become a policeman, but gets rejected as he don't want to bribe the officials. There is his love interest Paru (Adah Sharma) who wants him to settle as early as possible. He meets the Home minister and complains aout his inability due to corruption. The home minister found out Vikram as a rough apprentice. Vikram goes to Vikramtheertha and finds out that the people are enslaved by Johnson (Vikram Singh). The soil of Vikramtheertha is exported in an illegal manner by Johnson with the help of MLA Kulkarini (Rangayana Raghu). Vikramtheertha finally recognised as a part of Karnataka. Vikram comes to know that his grandfather Rana Vikrama (Puneeth Rajkumar) and grandmother Gowri (Anjali) belonged to the pre-independent Vikramtheertha which was invaded by grandfather of Johnson, Sir. Louis Batten (Vikram Singh). Vikram now fights with personal vengeance for those people of Vikramtheertha. He tracks down Johnson and finally kills him down.

Cast[edit]

Production[edit]

It was reported in October 2013 that Pavan Wadeyar would direct Puneeth Rajkumar in this film which was announced to be produced by Jayanna Combines.[4] The film was officially launched along with a teaser on 17 March 2014. Puneeth Rajkumar who turned 39 on 17 March celebrated his birthday amidst a huge crowd at Kanteerava Studios while he also took part in the launch of his next project with Pavan Wadeyar. The entire family of Rajkumar was present at the Kanteerava studios to wish Puneeth Rajkumar on his birthday and for his next project. It was Shiva Rajkumar who clapped for the first shot while Parvathamma Rajkumar switched on the camera. According to Pavan, Puneeth Rajkumar will be seen as a student and a cop in this film.[5]

Popular Tamil-Telugu actress Anjali returns to Sandalwood and will star opposite Puneeth Rajkumar in this film. Her debut film in Kannada was Honganasu seven years ago. She breaks the seven-year hiatus with this film.[6][7] Adah Sharma was selected as the other heroine, after Rachita Ram opted out. Hindi actor Vikram Singh was roped to play main antagonist role.[8]

Filming[edit]

The regular shooting of the movie started from 9 June 2014 in Bangalore. To shoot the key scenes of the movie a massive outdoor set was erected at hampi on the bank of Tungabadra river and it is said to be one of the most expensive outdoor set for a Kannada movie.[9] Actor Yash visited the shooting spot at Hampi.[10] It is the first of movie Puneeth which shot at Hampi while his father Dr Rajkumar and brother Shiva Rajkumar had a film shot there earlier.[11] The introduction scene of Adah Sharma was shot at Metro railway station, Bangalore thus becoming first Kannada movie to shoot at Namma Metro.[12] The other major scenes were shot at Bangalore, Belagavi, Hospete, Sandur and near Donimalai. The second official teaser of the movie was released with Tamil Lingaa movie on 12 December 2014.[13] The major climax scene was canned at Jindal Factory, Bellary for 18 days. It was reported that the makers of the film had invested a whopping Rs 1.25 crore in the climax. Director Pavan Wadeyar in order to create a high-octane climax in the film got a 10 kg gun especially designed for the film.[14] The 16-member team of Ranavikrama wrapped up the last schedule of shooting in Milan, Italy in January.[15]

Post-production[edit]

The post production activities commenced during the final phase of shooting. Puneeth began dubbing for his role by the end of February, eventually he had to stop as the actor caught cold. Later he completed his dubbing portion. Actor Vikram Singh who plays villain role in the movie completed his dubbing on 9 March 2015. Lead actress Anjali completed her voice dubbing for her role on 19 March 2015. It was reported that it was her first time dubbing for a Kannada film.[16]

Music[edit]

Rana Vikrama
Soundtrack album by V. Harikrishna
Released 10 April 2015
Recorded 2015
Genre Film soundtrack
Label D Beats
Producer V. Harikrishna

V. Harikrishna, composed the music film which marks his eighth collaboration with Puneeth Rajkumar. Director Pawan in an interview to Filmibeat said that there are 4 songs in the movie and Puneeth Rajkumar has crooned two songs for the movie.[17] But later only one song sung by Puneeth was retained. Director Pavan has announced in his Twitter account that songs of Ranavikrama movie will be released on 10 April 2015.[18] The audio album received mixed response from the listeners.[19]

Track# Title Singer(s) Lyrics Length
1 "Ranavikrama" Kunal Ganjawala Pavan Wadeyar
2 "Airtelu Aircelu" Vijay Prakash Pavan Wadeyar
3 "Neene Neene" Puneeth Rajkumar, Palak Muchhal Kaviraj
4 "Gowri Gowri" Karthik, Priya Himesh K. Kalyan

Marketing[edit]

The film's first look was released on 17 March 2014 on the occasion of Puneeth Rajkumar's birthday in YouTube. The Teaser was of 54 seconds in which Puneeth jumps and shoots in a police uniform and a jeans trousers with the Background Music notching the word "Vikrama Ranavikrama". The teaser of movie was played in all theatres of Karnataka irrespective of the any language film which was being played at the centre. It was the first time that the trailer of a film released across all theatres in Karnataka

The second teaser of the movie released on 12 December 2014 along with the Tamil movie Lingaa. It was a 45-second teaser in which Puneeth was seen wielding an automatic rifle and seen shooting at the enemy.

The third teaser of the movie released on 17 March 2015 on the occasions of Puneeth Rajkumar's 40 birthday. It was a 40-second video in which Puneeth was seen in a cop avatar, which is rumoured to be his character Vikram IPS, doing several high-octane action sequences.[20]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "SENSATIONAL HIT: 'Rana Vikrama' Completes 25 Days At Theatres!". filmibeat.com. 6 May 2015.
  2. ^ "Anjali to pair with Power Star". Indian Express. 6 May 2014. Retrieved 21 May 2014.
  3. ^ "'Rana Vikrama' Half Way". IndiaGlitz. 13 October 2014. Retrieved 15 October 2014.
  4. ^ "Director dilemma". The New Indian Express. 31 October 2013. Retrieved 9 March 2015.
  5. ^ "Puneeth's Ranavikrama teaser launched". Times of India. 18 March 2014. Retrieved 31 May 2014.
  6. ^ "Anjali returns, Vidyut opts out". Bangalore Mirror. 5 May 2014. Retrieved 21 May 2014.
  7. ^ "Honganasu actress Anjali to star in Dheera Ranavikrama". Deccan Chronicle. 6 May 2014. Retrieved 21 May 2014.
  8. ^ "Vikram Singh to play a baddie in Kannada film Rana Vikrama". 14 May 2014. Retrieved 9 March 2015.
  9. ^ "Ranavikrama does a Rowdy Rathore". Bangalore Mirror. 18 June 2014. Retrieved 9 March 2015.
  10. ^ "Puneeth Rajkumar ignores Yash?". The Times of India. 23 August 2014. Retrieved 9 March 2015.
  11. ^ "A first: Puneeth to shoot at Hampi". The Times of India. 22 May 2014. Retrieved 9 March 2015.
  12. ^ "Metro Station Now a Shooting Spot". The New Indian Express. 21 August 2014. Retrieved 9 March 2015.
  13. ^ "Rana Vikrama's Date With Lingaa". The New Indian Express. 24 November 2014. Retrieved 9 March 2015.
  14. ^ "A 10 kg Gun for Rana Vikrama". The New Indian Express. 10 January 2015. Retrieved 9 March 2015.
  15. ^ "Cold speeds up Ranavikrama". Bangalore Mirror. 30 January 2015. Retrieved 9 March 2015.
  16. ^ "EXCLUSIVE: Anjali Completes Dubbing For Puneeth Rajkumar's 'Rana Vikrama'". Filmibeat. 20 March 2015. Retrieved 20 March 2015.
  17. ^ "EXCLUSIVE: Interview With 'Rana Vikrama' Director Pawan Wadeyar". Filmibeat Kannada. 5 March 2015. Retrieved 9 March 2015.
  18. ^ "Ranavikrama audio on Ugadi". The Times of India. 13 March 2015. Retrieved 19 March 2015.
  19. ^ "Rana Vikrama album is sweet and short". Nam Cinema. 24 March 2015. Retrieved 24 March 2015.
  20. ^ "Action-packed Ranavikrama teaser is here". The Times of India. 17 March 2015. Retrieved 19 March 2015.

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