Shivalinga (2016 film)

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Shivalinga
Shivalinga kannada movie.jpg
Film poster
Directed by P. Vasu
Produced by K. A. Suresh
Screenplay by P. Vasu
Story by P. Vasu
Starring
Music by V. Harikrishna
Cinematography P. K. H. Das
Edited by Suresh Urs
Distributed by
  • Jayanna Films
  • Reliance
  • Dream Eye Studios
  • Kasturi Media
Release date
  • 12 February 2016 (2016-02-12)
Running time
151 minutes
Country India
Language Kannada
Box office 35 crore[1]

Shivalinga is a 2016 Indian Kannada-language horror film written and directed by P. Vasu. The film stars Shivarajkumar and Vedhika. Produced by K. A. Suresh, the film's music is composed by V. Harikrishna. The film's cinematography and editing was handled by PKH Das and Suresh Urs respectively.

The film revolves around Rahim who died a mysterious death possesses into body of CID officer's wife prompting the officer to investigate behind his death. The film which began production in 2014 was released on 12 February 2016 to mixed reviews and became successful at box-office.[2] The climax of the movie was reported to be taken straight out of an Agatha Christie novel.[3] Vasu remade the film in Tamil as same name with Raghava Lawrence whose climax revelation scene was reported to have similarities with director's own 1999 movie Malabar Police.[4] lt was dubbed in Hindi by same name.

Plot[edit]

Raheem (Shakthi Vasudevan) and his well-trained pigeon Saara are alone in a coach aboard a train when a blind man enters and reaches to door.[clarification needed] Raheem saves the man, a killer, who in turn throws Raheem off the moving train to his death. Raheem's death is ruled a suicide, but Raheem's fiancée Sangeetha (Vaishali Deepak) knows that Raheem had no reason to kill himself. The same night, Raheem appears in Sangeetha's dream and says that he was murdered. The following day, Raheem's case is forwarded to the CID Shiva[clarification needed] at Sangeetha's request.

Shiva (Shiva Rajkumar) is a strict CID officer who is married to a thrill-seeker named Satya(Vedhika). The two live near a cemetery. Shiva is assigned Raheem's case and begins the investigation. The same night, Satya sees a ghost of child, and Satya is frighted by this. Shiva, however, cannot see that ghost and thinks that Satya is imagining it. The following day, Shiva visits Raheem's home to investigate Raheem's relationship with his father and with Sangeetha. Shiva suspects Sangeetha's father (Avinash) is responsible for Raheem's death.

Satya's behavior becomes erratic. She drives around the city while wearing a black dress, she's redecorated the house with green curtains and lights, and she has cooked Biriyani, even though she has never made the dish before. Later a house servant (Sadhu Kokila) and a few other maids tell Shiva about Satya's strange behavior. Shiva meets his friend Ashok, who is a psychiatrist. He advises Shiva to observe her behavior secretly. That night, Shiva returns home early. He hears a man's voice and smells a cigar burning. He heads to Satya's room and is shocked to discover that Raheem's soul has possessed Satya's body. Raheem warns Shiva, that he must solve Raheem's murder.

Shiva accesses the security footage at the Bangalore railway station and discovers that the blind man is the killer. Shiva tracks down the blind man and chases him, finally cornering him on a train coach with no passengers. Satya, who is still possessed by Raheem, enters and demands to know why the blind man killed him. The blind man tries to escape by jumping out of the moving train, but falls to his death. Shiva takes Satya to Darga, where they meet and informs Satya mother only.[clarification needed] Baba (Pradeep Rawat) helps them to send Raheem' soul out but temporary. He[clarification needed] tells Shiva that solving Raheem case is the only solution for helping Satya.[clarification needed] Shiva starts the investigation piece by piece, and Raheem's pigeon Sara helps Shiva by giving clues. Shiva interrogates Satya at the CID Conference Hall regarding Raheem. Satya reveals that the deceased person (Raheem) gets her Tablet Mobile, which was robbed by a pickpocketer and returns it back. Satya gets a snap of Raheem for the sake of friendship. Satya's friend was felt jealous, while getting a snap of Raheem {This guy was loving Satya and Satya denied his love}. With a wrath of ruining satya's life, the guy had made a call to Satya's residential landline. It was Satya's father (Ashok), who was spying on Satya's activities, lifted the call and heard the entire conversation, which made him wrath to kill innocent Raheem. Then after unveiling the truth, the ghost of Raheem possess Satya's father and kills him instantaneously.[vague]

Cast[edit]

Production[edit]

Initially, Bhavana of Jackie fame was selected to be the leading lady. However, she could not take up the project because of her Malayalam film commitments.[5] Later Vedhika was selected as lead actress.[6] Shivarajkumar is said to be appearing in the role of an CID Officer.[7] The film was launched on 15 December 2014 at Kanteerava Studios.[8] The first schedule of the film was completed at Ulsoor.[9]

Soundtrack[edit]

Shivalinga
Soundtrack album by V. Harikrishna
Released 27 November 2015 (2015-11-27)
Recorded 2015
Genre Feature film soundtrack
Length 20:27
Label D Beats
Producer V. Harikrishna

V. Harikrishna composed the background score for the film and its soundtrack. The soundtrack album consists of five tracks.[10] It was released on 27 November 2015 in Bengaluru.[11]

Track list
No.TitleLyricsSinger(s)Length
1."Betegaara"V. Nagendra PrasadRamya NSK3:27
2."Bombe"V. Nagendra PrasadKarthik, Vani Harikrishna3:52
3."Do Something"V. Nagendra PrasadTippu, Megha4:05
4."Upakaara"V. Nagendra PrasadJaved Ali, Archana Ravi4:28
5."Yethara Yethara"V. Nagendra PrasadVijay Prakash4:35

Remake[edit]

In May 2016, P. Vasu announced plans to remake the film in Tamil as same name. Raghava Lawrence and Ritika Singh appeared in this version.[12][13]

Box office[edit]

The film has completed 100-day and collected over ₹35 crore in Indian box office.[1][14]

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