A 2015 Kannada mystery-thriller movie.
Rangitaranga (Kannada) is a much decent and an unusual film, probablystands out from the regular trash made in Sandalwood. The plot whichdraws inspiration from the cult Kannada series ”Guddada bhoota” (bySadanand Suvarna) is cleverly written and is bound to impress for folkswho like to see the twists and turns. Whilst most films suffer at theexecution level Rangitaranga is surprisingly neat, thanks to thecinematography of William David and Lance Kaplan and background scoreof Ajaneesh Loknath. The choice of bringing in the DOPs from abroadseems to have created a magical feel. The frames are pretty good andmost of the shots are smooth flowing. The background score by Ajaneeshsuits the mysterious feel that is much needed for the film and theclimax score bit is brilliant. Radhika is brilliant and its good to seethat Anup has really helped her getting her to do her best. Nirupplaying the main protagonist has really taken the risk. It is adifficult role to play at least for a debut. Though he struggles withhis mannerisms he reminded me much of Ajay Devgan in his earlier days.Nirup has some great eyes which he seems to have put into use. The roleitself has many shades that its hard to put him under any sort of usualbuckets that we have. Hope his work gets noticed and we get to see moreof him. Avantika is probably the weakest when it comes to the maincharacters but she fits in and has performed well. But there is somestrange feeling about her dialogue delivery. You will get to know whenyou probably watch the film. Sai Kumar plays a role which is verydifferent from his usual forte but its hard to say if anyone else wouldfit that role. Out of the main characters his is the only one characterwhich is native to the region the narrative takes place and theDakshina Kannada accent seems to have taken a beating, something thatneeded some thoughts on.
The first half of Rangitaranga goes real good and during theintermission it does put you into thinking mode. However there is adrop as the second half begins, as the narrative gets into a catch upmode going onto flashbacks with back to back songs. Most narrativeshave this problem of the tempo going down in the beginning of thesecond half and probably the lengthy flashbacks could have been crispto keep the experience graph at the same level. Though there areconsiderably some significant amount of continuity issues in terms ofshots which come over there are many things to catch on that thesenuances tend to get forgotten. the edits seem to have some issues.There is a problem when you place two scenes side by side , a scene inthe night time followed by a shot during the day and again night. Thiscreates a jarring effect and your brain does not digest such transitionunless something more important is fed to fade that though out. Some ofthe characters really do not have much to do with the main plot couldhave easily be chopped off to shorten the runtime. Rangitaranga doeshave this shortcomings and could have gotten much better however as awhole the experience what it has to deliver is put across. Itsdefinitely good to see in a new team pitching in the industry which ishaunted by big budget boredom remakes. If you are aware of theexperience of goosebumps then i got it around thrice and twice duringthe ”Dennana Dennana”
I saw the movie First day First show. I had high expectations for thismovie when i saw the trailer. I fell in love with the Cinematography intrailer itself. The film didn’t let me down, There are fewHorror-Suspense movies in Kannada like ”Aparichita” ”Shhh” and this isone of those movies. Those who would want to see a movie which doesn’thas crap love story which other movies focus on so much that they goout of the story line. Love story should be a part of movie not thewhole movie.
Most of the actor and director of this movie are newcomers and theyhave done an excellent job with this movie. I would say please go watchthis movie in theater itself to get that thrilling experience andencourage them.
The best part of the whole movie is the Cinematography which was theplus point and makes you not move your eyes away from screen. Go for itguys watch it. To those guys who like movie having over-fighting whereall of them fly 5 feet from ground so called as ”mass” this is not foryou.
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The movie definitely lived up to the hype. Brilliant, it was justbrilliant! Acting, story, screenplay, music, scenery, and mostimportantly, the mystery – everything helped in making it a grippingmovie that kept us at the edge of our seats throughout.
When the movie reaches the climax, and you get a hang of everything,you can almost hear that collective sigh of relief from everyone – forthe mystery, that kept everyone speculate among each other for morethan two hours, that was finally revealed, and for the happyrealization that the money paid for the movie was pretty damn worth it.
Could have shortened the movie a little bit, and this is possibly theonly thing one would find, if they dig deep to find a negative aboutthe film.
What are you waiting for? Go watch RANGITARANGA. Here is a potential100-150 day movie. Make it reach there. I am watching again for sure.Sakkath movie guru!
9/10..Simply Brilliant. Deserves at least an Oscar nomination. Multitalented Anup Bhandari is our Martin Scorcsee now. Got chillsthroughout even after leaving the theater such was its lasting impact.Multiple thriller stories including paranormal intertwined to one mindblowing mystic plot. Top-notch Hollywoodish cinematography like apainting on every frame, Hans Zimmer kind a breathtaking backgroundscore, acting, dialogues, screenplay were down to earth classic, songswill give you goose bumps. Not a single moment boring..watch everyframe carefully to grasp the whole plot. I bet at the end the more youthink deeper about plot you will unfold new hidden story. Go watch intheaters only.
There are horror movies which offer mainly jumpscares and there aresome which will be haunting even after the movie. And then there’s thisnew wave called RangiTaranga which offers brilliant jump-scares andleaves you haunting even after you come out of the theatre. Not manymovies can do that. RangiTaranga doesn’t stick to one genre. DirectorAnup bhandari has played with the genres according to the neatlywritten and twisted but brilliant screenplay.
The good news is Rangitaranga satisfies all kinds of audience be itfrolic seeking janata or experience seeking world cinema followers.While normal audience can soak in the brilliant BGM and the creepyscares with frequent twists, the latter who can appreciate thetechnicality and the writing of the movie! There are actually more thanone story to this movie. The main plot is about the haunted house‘Kamaruttu’ and the theories and mysteries surrounding it! Like othermovies even this had a similar format but interesting thing about thisis the premise. It’s surely something new to our audience and there’s alot of detail involved. And the director establishes some really goodthings and characters in the premise that keeps you thinking. Anotherstory is about Gautham(Nirup bhandari) and Indu(Radhika Chetan) whocome to Kamaruttu for a different purpose. And they have their own darkpast to worry about. And the final arc is about Sandhya(AvanthikaShetty) looking for a writer called Anashku, who also heads to the sameplace.
The purposes of these main characters, the mystery surrounding theplace, their dark past and how these arcs connect together forms themain crux of the plot. Anup Bhandari has cautiously tried to narrateall these stories with a gripping screenplay and he has pulled it offbrilliantly. Right from the first scene, the movie starts to cast itsspell on the audience.The first half is mainly about introducing thecharacters,establishing the premise, providing clues and ending with agreat twist while the Second half caters to revelations and connectingall the loose ends! Frequent twists keep the viewers intriguing tillthe end.
Some scenes are really spine chilling, thanks to the amazing BGM byAjaneesh Loknath who is definitely the third hero to thismovie.Technically the movie is just perfect and they have notcompromised anywhere. Cinematographers Lance Kaplan and David Williamsshould take a bow. The light setting, the camera angles are differentand it uplifts the movie to a whole new level. People often confuserich visuals with richly spent visuals but this movie defines what richvisuals and cinematography is. And the scares wouldn’t have been thisextremely effective if it wasn’t for the editing! It is perfectly donemost of the time! The pure Kannada lyrics for all the songs by AnupBhandari is one more plus point to this movie. They are mostlysituational.
Coming to the performances, Nirup Bhandari looks good and for a debuthe does a good job but should have done better in a few sequences. Thetwo lead actresses are another great find after Nabha(Vajrakaya) &Priyanka(Ganapa). Avanthika gets to shine more than Radhika and theywere great in their roles. Ananth Rao plays a good intimidating cop andother supporting actors do their job well. And there’s anotherimportant character called KaaLinga Bhat played by Sai Kumar. AfterKalpana he comes back with a brilliant role to play. His dialoguedelivery, his presentation and his variation in acting is exceptional.There are minor negatives Some dialogues lacked the feel and punchwhile a few questions are left unanswered, maybe they weren’t relevantto the main plot nevertheless it’s easily one of the strongest contentdependent movie to come in the recent times after Krishna Leela.
Rangitaranga is surely one of the best suspense thrillers ever made inKannada cinema. In fact we can say in Indian cinema too! Very fresh andneatly presented. Who says this is a movie by brand new team? Every onehas acted so well. BGM by Ajaneesh rocks to the core. Hats off to AnupBhandari for his brilliant attempt. The movie was shot in backdrop oftulu naadu. It surely reminds you Guddada bhoota serial.
A must watch!!! Go watch this great movie.
One intriguing story itself is a rarity these days. Here we have threestories intertwined delicately in one delectable combo. With awonderful story as the spine, the movie has some impeccable technicalwork. Amazing direction, crisp editing, music, songs and BGM helps theflow. Camera work is true in capturing the natural beauty of the ghatsand accentuating it in places. The underwater fight scene, wow! Slickediting and mixing, the dairy script as the border of the flashbackscenes are a nice touch. Very good (sometimes mature) acting by thedebutant(e)s. The girls are not just oomph and acting scared, butadding value to every scene. Could have chosen more local actors likethe adorable driver Rapeeqk 🙂 for the teacher and postmaster roles.Their accents are a bit out of place. What happens to the murders mightbe one open question? Chance for a sequel? We would love to wait!
As the movie starts – First half seems plot less, However second halfcovers the damage done in first half.
1. Story stands out as the best part of the movie. Kudos to that. 2.Lead role hero – Fails to carry the movie or emotions. 3. Lead rolefemale – Good job. 4. Songs – Would have been great if there were none.5. Direction – Top class. Brilliant grip over movie. 6. Screenplay –Good, Though first half of movie could have been better. 7. Editing –Movie needs to be trimmed down by 30 minutes at least. Unnecessarysongs tests your patience.
Overall a great movie and a standing ovation for the team for pullingoff such great feat in first attempt.
A rare kind of movie. Definitely worth watching.
It’s been a while since I saw a Kannada thriller movie. And, this movieexceeded all my expectations. Kudos to the entire team who gave us sucha brilliant movie. This is not exactly a non-linear storyline but, theway Anup Bhandari has taken it is really fantastic apart from couple ofgoofs. What’s a movie without any goofs and continuity misses?Newcomers Nirup Bhandari, Radhika Chetan and Avantika Shetty deliveredtop notch acting too. And Sai kumar, a round of applause to you Sir! Asa thriller, it keeps the audience engaged with every scene and guessingevery moment of the movie. Instead of the two quick songs in the secondhalf, the director could’ve concentrated on going easy on two differentstory lines. Apart from these and extra spooky effects, this movie dida great job for a thriller genre! Ajaneesh Loknath did an excellent jobfor the BGM(Didn’t find much of UK’s BGM similarity though). StunningDOP by Lance Kaplan and William David. Overall, I’d go with 4.5 out of5 stars. Must watch for the Kannada movie fans.
Quite simply the best film in recent years in Kannada film industry.And perhaps the best film in India since 2000 in the suspense/thrillergenre. Right from the opening scene till the end of first half I don’tthink anyone would have blinked an eye! And be prepared to scratch yourheads during the intermission! Movie slows down a touch at the start ofthe second half but by the time you realize it the film gathers paceagain leading to a thrilling climax. Screenplay, cinematography anddialogs are the main ingredients in a film nowadays, as great storiesseemed to have dried out in recent times. But this film churns out astory, which will remain with you for a long time. Newcomers Nirup andRadhika have done a commendable job. What a directorial debut it hasbeen for Anup. The Bhandari brothers are here to stay!
What an experience !!! A top class Kannada movie in the midst of allBig budget nonsense movies around.
A standing ovation to the Director/Story teller-Anup Bhandari ,Terrifying Banckground Music- Ajaneesh, Excellent Camera work-Lance andWilliams and a new breed of genuine actors.. Radhika Chetan , Avantikaand Nirup. Also Saikumar playing the role of his life…
Right from the first frame until the last one, I never even turned myhead .. so much glued to the screen!!! every point when the story seemsto be familiar.. there you go with a twist… this keeps you on theedge of your seat… well done team and hearty congratulations.
Lucia , Ulidavaru Kandante and now Rangitaranga…. takes the Kannadafilm industry to totally a different level !!
As a viewer… both my time and money well spent !!!
This is a very Nicely crafted Movie By Debutant Anoop Bhandari… theplot is completely flawless… adapting the guddada bootha Legacy..Although having no relation to the story… Why create New ghosts whenwe have very own Bhoothas… Well timed Twists and turns… Its a treatto watch the movie… The lead actors did their job well.. consideringit their debut… sai kumar was the main highlight of the movie…Thishas been one of the best movies in kannada film industry in recentyears… the camera work has been excellent and the screenplay wasawesome… it is a very good suspense thriller and the director issuccessful in keeping audience glued to the seats till the end of themovie..
”RangiTaranga” the Magnum Opus by extremely talented crew proved thatKannada Cinema has that potentiality to go beyond those stereotypicalmovie formula and win the audience heart, this piece of work neverseems to be as the work of the débutante where there is sheerperfectionism and the ensemble artistic elements.
RangiTaranga is one among those movies that elevate the standard of anentire cinema industry and makes its viewers feel proud of theirnativity, this movie has very beautiful narrative pattern and bringsits audiences into its flow without any strain, mesmerizingcinematography by Lace Kaplin and William David makes every frame asthe work of an art, another plus point of this flick is the fantasticBGM by Ajaneesh Loknath that enhances the intensity of the visuals andtotally elevate the experience of viewing, technically it’s the bestamong very few movies that made its mark in ‘Kannada Cinema Rang’, AnupBhandari as the captain of the team had rendered his work so preciselyand had showed all the possible quality of being the tremendousdirector that one could rely on giving good works, such a fabulousstart had also increased the responsibility of giving good movies onMr. Director, lyrics and typical Kannada songs are truly appreciable.
Nirup Bhandari is the new charm in Sandalwood and also has all thosetraits of being a good actor, there are slight few things that if hemould himself to the perfection then he moves to be the best, Radhikaand Avanthika makes their debut with their good elegant performance,Siddu Moolimani is the person to be appreciated for his awesome onscreen presence and comedic appearance, the actual star is Sai Kumar aperson endowed with tremendous acting ability had provided full justiceto his assigned role, in this phase Mr. Director made the properselection.
Portrayal of Karavali Karnataka’s Bhootha Kola along with syncing musicespecially ‘Dannana’ track is the highlight; wonderful locations areother special aspects that add extra beauty to its flow, overall thisKannada thriller stands as the synonyms to the quality and excellence.
Cinematography and tight screenplay is the heart and soul of thefilm.Anoop’s brilliance is seen in every frame and hard work of theentire team is reflected for 2 plus hours on screen! Newbies Nirup,Radhika and Avantika have done a neat job; they look like the peoplenext door, which make the movie close to heart. Sai Kumar’s performancetoo is brilliant. AjaneeshLoknath’s compositions are good; SongsAkkaPakka and EeSanje are good. AkkaPakka has topped the charts fromthe day of the audio release. KeleCheluve- a Yakshgana redemption givesa new feel to the audience. Kareyole kareyole is well stitched withmaximum letter ‘ka’, with strong words. Overall, a good album byAjaneeshLoknath. It’s time to support and encourage this talented bunchof film-makers by watching this film. Recently added subs for thepeople who don’t know Kannada. MUST MUST MUST watch the movie.
Fantastic movie, gripping storyline and screenplay. Technically themovie is very rich, the camera-work is treat to watch with beauty ofMalanadu. Kudos to the director who delivered such an amazing movie inhis first attempt. Songs are melodious, catchy and lyrics is fresh andmeaningful. Story is so gripping it keeps you guessing you the nextscene, but most of the time you will fail with unexpected twists.
All the actors justify their role with ease, no mass scenes for heromore realistic characters, In fact story is the hero in this movie.
Climax is thrilling and any description about it would ruin thesuspense. So people do watch this movie in theater
Finally i would say WELL DONE RANGITARANGA TEAM. you seems promisingfor Kannada film industry.
This is a period where Kannada Audience are dying for quality movies,Quality directors are dying for screens and Distributors are dying forscreening other language movies.
There Comes Anup Bhandari from US to direct a movie with one thing :Passion. Movie releases, people initially hesitate to go to theater asRangitaranga is full of newbies. Within a Day Social Network goes for atoss with everybody checking in at theaters watching Kannada Movie andwriting awesome reviews. More people start going to theaters. Housefulon weekdays and with in a week Boom gone. Bahubali releases and most ofthe screens are taken to screen it.
Having said this before reviewing the movie, it is necessary for thereader to initially understand how much the movie is liked inSandalwood.
Since the beginning till climax, movie keeps you nail biting on theedge of your seat. It takes 99% of screen time to understand whetherits a horror, psych, or a thriller movie. The twists in the movie willdefinitely encourage Abbas Mastan to try remaking this (May be Race-Taranga :P). Direction / Narration is the key. Actors have complimentedthe director with mind blowing performances. Back ground score is icingon the cake. Just Brilliant.
Audience will be left scratching their head at interval. And they willbe wow stuck in the end. Another feather on SaiKumar’s cap for hismagnificent role.
This movie is Crazy in first half ,later some thinking to do then atthe end complete U turn ! Wat a movie! At times the director surprisesthe audiences who are anticipating ghosts with amusing elements lacedwith surprise. Thereafter characters go missing and the searchcontinues for them a usual twist, but while encountering suspense.Even as the suspense unravels, the makers, especially thecinematographic work, gives the film a natural, realistic feel thatadds to the horror quotient. The visual treat is further enhanced bysongs. With no huge star cast, the script remains top priority usually a missing portion in many star films which only depend on starvalue and loads of commercial elements. Rangitaranga is a good watchfor those who love to get scared. Crisper editing and a faster pace inthe narration would have made this film a must watch for the season.However, this is indeed a nice scary attempt for a debut director.
Pros: 1.No English/Hindhi word is used in songs hats off to anup’seffort 2. Background score is superb 3.Making is awesome 4.Theme ofcoastal traditions is carried nicely 5.Technically near to perfectionthanks to Hollywood D.O.P duo 7.Lush green locations, Vintagehouse,Musical fusion of contemporary- yakahagana notes, Beautifulavantika keeps you in a pleasant hangover
Cons : 1. Merging of two Concepts makes story messed up. 2.At certainpoints, It seems too many things are happening and confuses the viewer3.Director fails to reason some incidents in first half.
Inspite of being a good movie it could have been better.
RANGITARANGA sets out to be a roller-coaster of a ride, it has all theelements for a thriller horror movie and the best part is the music andthe location. Is is set in the Dakshina Kannada region of Karnataka ina fictitious place called Kamarottu. The Movie has brilliantcinematography and can be hailed as another Hero of the movie with itsbreath taking visuals that captures the locales, you always fail topredict and this loss is a win for the movie. Not to forget thebackground score it almost made me fall of the seat.. Kudos to theDirector and the team.. Make Indian movies proud Anup Bhandari..cheers..
I was waiting to watch this movie from the time it released and finallygot tickets on last thursday, The film keeps the interest and variesthe audience guesses till the end. Music shows the traditional interestin the director and nativity has captured wonderfully, The Camera workis another plus point for this movie, which actually adds up more lifeans thrill while watching it. First half makes you think different, andafter that the twists will take the story differently, overall anexcellent movie. Watch it in good movie halls for the good visuals andback ground music score and the thrilling effect. Must watch movie in2015.
This movie is still in the theaters and any reasonable review will havespoilers. So I will refrain from a full fledged review until this moviehas had its truly well deserved run.
All I will say for now is that this movie is up there with Silence ofthe Lambs as far as thrillers go. Do not miss this movie for anythingin the world. I urge you to go watch it not once but at least twice todo justice to this absolute classic for the ages.
The music is also a treat. Doesn’t hit you on the first listen butsimply grows on you. The lyrics are another highlight. ‘Kareyole’ isproof of how sublime the experience can be when the language is notpolluted by slang and borrowings from other languages. Each one of thenumbers is great to listen to. Dennana Dennana is the icing on the cakeand transports anybody who was a fan of ”Guddada Bhoota” back to the90s. Once again, do not miss this.
this movie is a breath of fresh air in the mundane kannada filmindustry that is always churning out the regular senseless potboilers.i was hooked to my seat right from the first shot till the end.Excellent cinematography,coupled with tight screenplay and crispediting together a create a spell bounding effect on the viewer. kudosto the director for handling such an excellent story with finesse …hope we can expect some really good movies from the director in thefuture.
i purposely did not present the overview of the story in my review as ifeel it would rob off some charm of the movie.. would suggest thepeople to go and experience an amazing movie called ”rangitaranga”.
One of the best movies I have seen in kannada in recent past.Everything in this movie was just awesome!direction,cinematography,music,casting, locations,songs ah! U name itand this movie has that thing doing a complete justice to it. I wasliterally scared for few scenes in the movie that I was feeling cold!.Those scenes were at par with any Hollywood flicks ( I had thatexperience while watching ”Conjuring”). From recent movies that I haveseen in kannada I can see a lot of Raw talents doing such exceptionalmovies. This has changed my perceptions about kannada movies andespecially shot with new comers! And after a month from its initialrelease when I saw the screens were still running full,that itself hadpassed on a message to me about how brilliant this movie was going tobe. Overall very proud that raw talents are producing such fantasticmovies.
read an article about this movie in paper and then watched the trailer– was impressed a lot. saw the movie and each and every line is soneatly hemmed that it keeps you guessing till the end (although few canbe guessed but few surely can’t:P). a gripping story with brilliantscreenplay backed by a powerful music and acting by all of them, issimply amazing, the whole cast and crew has done a fabulous job.
in the midst of all these big budget hogwash and all the hype,Rangitaranga emerges without the hype that its counterpart enjoyed andis Giving a stiff competition which is truly appreciable, given thefact that all of them are Beginners. of course, of late, our industryhas been frequently referred to as ”Remake Industry”, and a movie likethis by newbies who are extremely talented, proves that wrong.
happiness is, promoting the movie by making non-kannadigas watch andhearing from them,”awesome movie! fabulous movie”,etc.
in case if you haven’t watched, do watch. you’ll never regret it!
Excellent direction and story narration from the debutant yet skillfuldirector Anup Bandari . And the music and background score s awesometoo .Way to go Aunp.
The talent of the director can be witnessed in every scene of themovie. The new actors have acted (again credit to the director ) . Alsohe made good use of some veteran actors .
The culture and life style of Mangalore and coastal villages areportrayed beautifully .
The best part is story doesn’t revolve around one core story , so thatdirector have to drag the movie . every scene in the movie has ameaning.
in one word its a must watch
Must Watch….And when i say ”Must Watch” i mean it. IncredibleMovie….Suspense, Scary, Thriller, Little romantic too…. Sometimesit feels like a Psychological thriller. Cant expect more from adébutant director. These are the kind of movies one expects these days.
Screenplay, Cinematography, Direction, Back Ground score areexcellent.. Even all-new actors have performed very well.. Saikumar ishis best ever role….
I wont say much because ”Experience is better than Explanation”…. Sojust go and watch the movie….You will have a new-generation movieexperience
Rangitaranga!! Original subject, great direction and greatcinematography. Movie begins with Gautam and Indu deciding to go toKomaruttu. They have their own dark past and Komaruttu has its own darkpast (or present!!) to complicate their life and viewers mind. Newtwists and turns keeps the viewers glued to their seat.
Anup Bhandari, thank you for not insulting our intelligence. You havecontinued the trend started by Pavan Kumar of Lucia fame. Good luck toyou. Will look forward for your next movie.
Will not reveal the plot. Any one who has not watched it yet, book theticket right away. You will certainly not regret your decision!.
Would love to see this movie being remade in several Indian languages.Anup deserves much more appreciation and stardom.
RangiTaranga is by far the best movie of this year from Kannadaindustry.I never usually comment or vote but this movie deserves it andi would like to recommend this movie to both Kannada and Non-Kannadaaudience as it is released with subtitles in some multiplexes.
Coming to the movie,it is has a very interesting plot and from the veryfirst scene you will be hooked.The movie has lot of thrilling momentsand BGM really is exceptional.Songs are very nice especially ‘dennanadennana’ and ‘kareyole’ are my personal fav.
The novelist and his wife take a journey to a village called‘Kamarottu’ and what happens there is what the movie is all about.
Debutant Nirup Bhandari(main character) has done excellent job asGautam,his voice suits his personality.Radhika Chetan is also adébutant who is very talented and beautiful actress.Avantika shetty iscute and likable.saikumar is brilliant.
Cinematography is exceptional and one of the best works in recent past.
Director/musician/lyricist Anup Bhandari is undoubtedly one of the bestdirectors of Kannada industry.This man is simply brilliant.we havealways wanted one like him in industry and we will proudly support himfor years to come as talent like him deserves to be recognized andappreciated.Will keep looking forward to his upcoming movies.
All in all the movie is a MUST watch in THEATRES!!
Rangitaranga – Awesome journey, must watch movie. Songs and DOP,Background score, Story are awesome. Fantastic movie, grippingstoryline and screenplay. Technically the movie is very rich, thecamera-work is treat to watch with beauty of Malanadu. Kudos to thedirector who delivered such an amazing movie in his first attempt.Songs are melodious, catchy and lyrics is fresh and meaningful. Storyis so gripping it keeps you guessing you the next scene, but most ofthe time you will fail with unexpected twists Fantastic movie, grippingstoryline and screenplay. Technically the movie is very rich, thecamera-work is treat to watch with beauty of Malanadu. Kudos to thedirector who delivered such an amazing movie in his first attempt.Songs are melodious, catchy and lyrics is fresh and meaningful. Storyis so gripping it keeps you guessing you the next scene, but most ofthe time you will fail with unexpected twists
I really liked this movie. we haven’t seen a movie like this in recenttimes.the movie holds your pulse till climax. saayikumar appeared inkannada screen after a long time & is matured and beautiful. listeningto his kannada is so pleasing. the total story of the movie isinnovative and a must watch for all movie bees. Also It’s a familyentertainer and not for faint hearted. who say’s sandalwood lack ofcreative directors? watch this kind of movies and support our industrywe simply complain about other language movies harming our kannadamovies. but if you give good movies people never turn back.so Don’tMiss this movie.. Angaara is waiting 🙂
An epic true concept, excellently put into cinematic fiction!!!! heartemoticon
I absolutely don’t intend to reveal anything about the movie, not eventhe character names of the leads in the film. Title track picked byleading serial of 90’s – Guddada Bhoota is very apt for the movie.While Goosebumps are guaranteed as you experience this well scriptedfilm, there are parts when you lose track of base plot(scepticallyfirst few minutes of second half), when you feel too many majorunexpected changes occur in the basic idea of identity of people. Whenyou are busy digesting this fact, the story is back to it’s originalmystery zone! Back ground music is great in the climax! The best partof the movie is it’s third act, where you become aware -why thingshappened a certain way! The movie excels in this part, since the basicmaterial itself is so strong! Director Anoop Bhandari, Actors NirupBhandari, Avantika Shetty and Radhika Chethan, and Saikumar areexcellent in their roles! Climax should have been more dramatic, whichwould have added more value! I guarantee you, there’s no movie inrecent past, that has been so gripping! A must watch.! No wonder if youwatched it more than once!
Nice camera work, excellent screenplay, Fabulous acting, pure Kannadasongs,the way story twists can’t even predict that,every time youpredict something you will be wrong,a superb mystery thriller..thestory goes like this – there will be one writer named anashku (Gautama) leaving happily in one place,his wife(indu) will be pregnant &she gets the unusual dreams& she believes thist is due to some godwhose Worship was not done for many years,she desires to go to hernative place (kamarottu,mangalore) to make pooja of the god…so theythey goes there,at the same the same one lady journalist (sandhya) willbe searching the this anashku,the writer since she is impressed withhis novels……in kamarottu some unusual things happens& how the herofinds out the cause of that unusual thing is the story & in betweenstory takes a twist………..overall its a fantastic film………
I would say this comes as a surprise gift to Sandalwood cine goers whoare deprived of originality in the industry. Absolute thriller whichkeeps you wondering if the movie belongs to horror or psyche genre tillthe end. Good creativity used by Bandari Brothers in bringing themeaningful twists in the movie. The songs are much more than justreciting a few rhymes to match the drum beats or guitar strings. Songsare beautifully written, and ‘Kariyole’ stands out as the best for mewith almost every word of the song starting with ‘Ka’. In short, itshas good story , great screenplay with catchy music. Go ahead and watchit…
After Lucia(2013), we have a movie worth a watch and praise.
Pros: Multi-talented Anup Bhandari has proved himself to be the bestup-coming Directors in Kannada Film Industry. Brilliant lyrics andmusic composition by Anup. Especially Kareyole, Dennana and KeleCheluve. Mind-blowing BGM by Ajaneesh Loknath. Excellent cinematographyand well-framed shots by Lance Kaplan and William David.
No issues even if the Director was inspired by Guddada Bhoota. Hispresentation of the concept is completely different and interesting.Makes you stick to your seat till end.
Most of the main cast are new-comers, which you do not feel at anypoint of time. They have done a brilliant job.
Cons: Though at some point of time there are too many things happeningand confuses a bit. This could have been a place for improvement. AlsoSai Kumar is a wonderful actor whose potential could have been utilizeda bit more.
IMDb rating proves that good talent is always appreciated well.Expecting much more treat from Anup in future. I give a Big High- Fiveto the complete cast and crew for their hard work.
Its an excellent horror-suspense-thriller with a good screenplay –direction-excellent narration. music-lyrics-story-screenplay byDebutant director anoop Bhandari – doesn’t seem like a debutant – didan amazing job . Camera work by william/Lance is so beautiful that itmade frames on- screen so colourful – it justifies the title rangitaranga. All actors -Hero – Nirup did an excellent job with hislooks./acting and vioce,and heroines did justice to their roles andsurprise is saikumar…all acted so naturally that it feels like theyare just talking normally or something is happening around us. its amust watch for all the who love good movies – after long time there’ssome bold attempt made again in kannada.
I rarely watch regional language movies but i saw this movie afterrecommended by one of my friend.
The movie is about an Author and his wife going to a place and the wifegets lost and the Author(husband) how he finds out who kidnapped andsaving her… The Story initially starts with the Introduction ofsecond heroine Sandhya who is a journalist and trying to meet herfavourite author whose identity is hidden under the name of (ANASHKU)and she catches every trail and tries to reach mean while theAuthor(Sid/Guatham) who is soon going to become a father he tries tokeep his wife(Indu/Harini) happy and takes her to her native(Kamarottu)where she wants to perform a ritual which was long forgotten after herforefathers. so as per the locals around they will say that the houseis haunted but the bold author does not listen to it and stays in thathouse and the wife sees the Man(Devil assumed by her) dressed as Bhootakola but the author never believes her and one day he kidnaps her andand at last the story is how he investigates with the help of Sandhyaand gets to the deep and saves her from the danger.
This movie is a must watch…
The Plus of the Movies: Story, Direction, Cinematography, Editing,Location
An Excellent script backed by some outstanding Background Music whichhaunts even after you are out of the movie. The Director does aexcellent job in keeping the audiences on their seat till the lastminute & some mind-blowing, tongue twisting songs add on which needs aspecial mention in this review. Acting front – Nirup, Sai Kumar takesaway all the laurels, but for me the stand out performance was byAvantika Shetty who made the movie look like a cute love story….shehas carried her role with so much ease. Cinematography also deserves alaud applaud & also the performances by others in all the technicaldepartments. Scenic Locations(Thanks for showing Karnataka soooobeautifully & Of course ”OOTY”), Spine Chilling Dramatic Situations.Yakshagana among other make me give a rating of 10 on 10 for thisSpecial Movie……WORTH A WATCH! CERTAINLY GIVE A TRY AND GO WATCHIMMEDIATELY – WATCH OUT FOR UNEXPECTED TWISTS & TURNS THROUGHOUT…”KAMAROTTU” & ”THENKABAIL” will find a special place in the mindof the viewers
One of the best Kannada movie of recent times. Saw a Kannada movie intheater after 15 years. (The last Kannada film I saw in theater wasYajamana).
This movie has nice acting by all new comers. They have showed Tulunaduvery well. This film has nice cinematography, thanks to DOP fromHollywood. You feel as if you are in movie rather than in theater.
Dennana song brought back the memories of Gudda Bhootha. Backgroundscore was also good.
Nice direction by Bhandari.
Overall this movie was worth both the time & the money.
I want to rate this movie with 100 stars but no option It is movie withits own kind I can’t compare with nay other movie, Shhh, Om,A,Upendra,Mungaru Male,Simpllag ondu love story.Lucia. and nowRaniTaranga etc.are crown to Kannada Film Industry. Very good effortsfrom youngsters, Cinematography is Excellent maintain Suspense till theend of the movie in each and every movement All the actors acted verynicely Location is Fantabulous. Songs are melodious, catchy and lyricsis fresh and meaningful. I hope it will grab the all sandalwood awards.Excellent must Watch Movie,
All the very best
This movie is one of the best i have watched in recent times. ‘Expectthe Unexpected’. I am proud to say this is a Kannada movie. Whole moviewill carry away to whole different world. Background music by Ajaneeshis marvelous. the music bit in the climax is very good. never thoughtsai kumar ll portray this kind of character. The main attraction ofRangitaranga is it’s amazing cinematography. For the first time aKannada movie has brought Hollywood Cinematographer Lance Kalpan to themovie. Rangitaranga is a feast to watch. Viewers will enjoy watchingeach frame on the big screen.The song ‘Akka Pakka’ is one of the bestchart busters of 2015, which has been penned and sung by director AnupBhandari.
Make no mistake. Rangitaranga is not the best film ever made, but itskind of a redemption for new-wave Kannada filmmakers who for long hadbeen battling for a space of their own. Anup Bhandari, the latest entryinto Sandalwood New-Wave offers post-modern Kannada audience theirsweet slice of pie in the form of a mystery-thriller.
It’s flaw lies in most of its casting choices, except for one – SaiKumar as Thenkabaila Kalinga Bhat. He ends up owning the entire movieafter despising the monotony of amateurs in principal roles. Had AnupBhandari been a little unbiased about casting his own brother NirupBhandari and looked for someone brilliant instead, the film would havelooked a lot better.
The screenplay is nothing more than potpourri of both necessary andunnecessary elements stuffed around the legend of ‘Guddada Bhoota’ (the90s TV show), so much that some elements don’t play any bigsignificance on the narrative (e.g. the sand mafia angle). Though AnupBhandari deserves his own share of credit for the movie’s success, hecan’t help but admit that it was the brilliance of Sai Kumar andcomposer Ajaneesh Lokanath is what saved his day. The Hollywood duocinematographers have done a good job, only to be let down by thepost-production team.
Overall, in spite of its flaws and biases, Rangitaranga is a must watchfor the fans of the original ‘Guddada Bhoota’ and those who likesuspense-thrillers alike.
Only One Word- SUPERB!! From starting till the end Anup has succeededin keeping the audience guessing of what happens next and guess what?You cannot guess what is going to happen next!. Thats the level ofcuriosity it creates and every one in the theater gives his own way ofstory once the first half concludes.Second half is more griping andconcludes with a beautiful message.Technically movie succeeds in allaspects.Cinematography,Story,ScreenPlay,Music,Lyrics,Dialogue,costumes,location,choreography,stunts,editing and the Actors. Anup shouldcontinue making such movies in Kannada and take KFI to entire world.
Rangitaranga is was just awesome! Acting, story, screenplay, music,scenery, and most importantly, the mystery – everything helped inmaking it a gripping movie that kept us at the edge of our seatsthroughout.
What are you waiting for? Go watch RANGITARANGA. Here is a potential100- 150 day movie. Make it reach there. I am watching again for sure.
I have to say that watching this movie gave me the same chills as theone given by the fight club or the silence of the lambs. Probably,forgetting the honor of watching such a masterpiece in my mother tongue Iwould rate it to be even better.
Story keeps unwinding as if it were a complex mathematical in- equationwith which the audience will be busy simplifying out, but as soon asthey feel they got it, the script adds more variables to it. On apersonally disappointing note, I felt for the second female lead but Iconvinced myself with that for it is necessary for the presence of anIndian touch.
Got many non-kannada friends to watch this movie but not a single onewas disappointed.(I took the pain of explaining whenever they were leftout) Such was the grip with which the director holds on to his audiencetill the end or even beyond.
Congratulations to Anup Bhaandari and team.. Would like to appreciatefor the best Scrpit and making and to taking the story in a Mysteriousway to lead Success..and each and every characters are fulfilled byteam. Songs and Lyrics awesome Thanks to Dilouge king Saikumar for hiswonderful job. Best film in Kannada Best Acting Best team performanceVery good story..
Rangitaranga has brought Lance whose recent films include Butterfliesof Bill Baker, Trapped Girl, and Do You Believe in the Devil to Indiato shoot for a project in a language he hadn’t even heard.citationneeded ”I had a translation of the script, and Anup and I spent weekson the production,” he says. ”Anup’s father, Sudhakar patiently taughtme many Kannada words and phrases. ”This reflects the tradition oflighting that I come from and love, and I think it’s one of the reasonswhy Anup wanted me to work on his film.
A wonderful movie! the true depiction of nativity and strong story linewith marvelous performance. A thriller which kept me guessing whathappens in next scene and a superb twist. all leads to finding thetruth! A Kannada movie of international standard.Cinematography andbackground score are plus points.If you watch this movie, it createscertain kind of awsum feeling in ur and tempts to watch again andagain.The direction and the whole crew is superb. I hope this moviewill attract all audience from around the world and may select forOscar award from Indian category. The movie is such a kind where itcarry you along with the movie from beginning till end. Congrates towhole team.
Back Home after watching RangiTaranga Movie at Cinepark KArben,Frankfurt. No Kannada movie has given me as many goosebumps as this onehas. Great Story.
A truly colorful mixture of Mystery, Horror, Comedy and a pinch ofRomance. Music is easy on the ears and has amazing variety. Watch theKele Cheluve with Yakshagana beats. Nirup is excellent in that! Highquality lyrics with good choice of Kannada words(Yes, A Kannada moviewith beautiful pure Kannada Lyrics). Good mix of singers. Inchara Rao’sKareyole still haunts. And Dennaana Dennaana is thrilling!
In terms of acting, doesn’t seem like many are newcomers. NirupBhandari’s confidence shows and his screen presence is awesome.Avantika Shetty is Brilliant. Very Impressive. Radhika Chetan isexcellent with her facial expressions and dance. And Of course, SaiKumar is a legend. He is mind blowing in this movie. Like Never before.
Cinematography, locales, visuals terrific. I have probably used up allthe adjectives in my vocabulary! Go Watch it if you haven’t already.
For a Kannada movie lover this was a breath of fresh air. One that doesnot suffocate you in theater and makes you run out by half time.
The story is engaging. It keeps you hooked for most of the time. Thescreenplay is tag slow. I don’t understand why most people have ratedin 10. Almost 5 minutes to the halftime the plot/story could be easilyguessed.
Most of the suspense were already lifted from other movies. For me itwas like a male version of Apthamitra. Story was not new, it was atried and tested formula but the presentation was very good. And asusual the lead actor disappointing. Sai Kumar and other femalecharacters stole each scene while hero had no emotions and most of thetime looked constipated First half pretty much was boring by givingeerie scenes, but it would have been better and put much moreauthenticity if the director/writer had explained the reasons for theeeriness in the second half or after showing Sai Kumar as the psychoticcharacter. For example, who was the guy running with fire or who wasthe guy in the house, how was she kidnapped, how the recorder startedto play on its own and many more such scenes. A small image runningaround would have been better and instead of those pathetic songs, ifthis was given more emphasis on, my review would have been at least 7to 8.
Well, at least after a long year we have a pretty decent movie.
I watched this movie after my friends’ serious advice and they wereright. Such a technically and structurally perfect movie, after so muchtime in Kannada. Hats off to every person in making this movie soperfect, that, I could not find a single flaw in the whole movie. Andkudos to Anup Bhandari for the outstanding songs only in Kannada (onein Tulu), and his selection of the right people for the movie. A worthmention is the flow of the story, the locations taken for the movie,Nirup and other newcomer’s acting and Sai Kumar’s ultimate dialoguedelivery and facial expressions! Waiting for Anup Bhandari’s nextmovie!!!
First and the foremost I would like to thank all the crew members ofthis film. This is an excellent movie, must watch movie by allyoungsters to the old. Songs are awesome. I love watching mysterymovies but this is an ultimate movie. Even watched for more than 10times is worth for money. I ones again thank all the crew for stealingthe people’s heart and soul to watch this movie. In fact I was notfinding to time to watch it as I was busy even during weekends. But Imade it a point to go for the evening show at least on any weekdays. Iwatched the movie just about 2 days back. But dilkehetahe to see manymore times but any day, any time it is housefull. Hopefully I willwatch it again next week.
ALL THE BEST R A N G I T A R A N G A. You are rocking.
I wish to see many more movies of this kind.
All the best.
Two waves struck Kannada Film Industry(KFI) 1. Mungaru male in 2006 – ARevolution wave 2. RangiTaranga in 2015 – A Tsunami wave
Pure passion for the movie making is RangiTaranga. This Tsunami wave iscrossing many borders(India,Europe,Singapore,USA), breaking records,creating buzz, surpassing competitors and setting new benchmarks forKFI. Well deserved name and fame.
Well done Anup and team. This movie is definitely an example tomotivate every one who fear competition/struggles not only in filmmaking but in other areas as well.
Most of the +/- review points are already covered by many people butstill like to mention: awesome movie, technically rich,good songs andfinally I liked the usage of text display in both English and Kannadaincluding numbers.Rare to see…
Witness yourself in theaters, what is this new wave is allabout……….
In Indian cinema I must say this is the best thriller. It matchesHollywood all time great thrillers Special mention to the story writer,we need more more movies like this Simply outstanding movie please guyssupport movies like this Must watch Excellent Mind blowing Don’t haveenough words
Since the beginning till climax, movie keeps you nail biting on theedge of your seat. It takes 99% of screen time to understand whetherits a horror, psych, or a thriller movie. The twists in the movie willdefinitely encourage Abbas Mastan to try remaking this (May be Race-Taranga :P). Direction / Narration is the key. Actors have complimentedthe director with mind blowing performances. Back ground score is icingon the cake. Just Brilliant.
Audience will be left scratching their head at interval. And they willbe wow stuck in the end. Another feather on SaiKumar’s cap for hismagnificent role.
Technically, the movie is great. Photography, proper mix of light anddarkness just to arouse that creepy fear among viewers, perfect soundmixing are its features. All Actors have performed well. It’s theperfection that a debut director has achieved is a wonder. Please gowatch it in a multiplex or a good theatre is my plea, without which,the sound and light effects might go unappreciated.Pass the word aroundso that the movie reaches maximum viewers. Music is a treat to earswhich will surely linger for a long time due to its sensible lyrics.
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Not often we see a thriller of this league. The movie kept me engagedthroughout and there wasn’t a moment of dragging. Script is excellentand delivers different paradigms of psychological thrill in the twohalves. Kudos to the entire team of RangiTaranga. Its almost a wellconceived and well made thriller. Would have been a great moviedeserving 10/10, but for one scene. I am deducting a score of one unitfrom perfect ten for a scene in movie that makes it fall short of beinga great movie. For the rest, watch a well made movie. I still cant getthat ridiculous scene out of my mind; only if that scene hadn’t been inthe movie, I would have sung songs about the movie.
ohhh!!, the movie takes some of your breath, beware!!! wonderfulcasting,direction and cinematography. probably one song could have beenremoved, other wise the songs are too melodious , it will stay in yourheart for long time.
coming to movie the story ,locations are outstanding , you will be tiedto the seat watching movie.
the story is well crafted and the director will go long way in thelikes of hitchkock and nolan kind.
the climax length and story could have been better to make it stillbetter, but the unfolding of mystery is just awesome .
great show, must watch .
A revolutionary movie in Kannada industry, there is no lack of storiesand innovations in Kannada industry but just need opportunities i guessand Rangitaranga has proved it. Watch it guys or you’ll regret formissing it.
Coming to the movie its just awesomely brilliant. when the movie startsthe screen turns to a canvas with the directors imagination comes outas a beautiful painting, every frame is picture perfect.
Story & screenplay is no less than a Hollywood movie believe me its asgood.
A fresh concept and story which will leave you spellbound.Cinematography is at its best, A horror thriller with superb sceniclocations and brilliantly captured in camera. Background score isbreathtaking and spine chilling as well as perfect for every shot Iloved it, the flavor of South Kannada music and the Yakshaganabeautifully used through the movie.
Anup Bhandari has done a Classy professional veteran kinda work, askilled promising director after Pavan & Rakshith for Kannadaindustry’s future to be bright as we can see. one question for Anupwhen is your next movie starting. Great job hats off.
Despite majority of cast being new everyone has done justice to theirroles, Nirup has done excellent job, Radhika & Avantika too have donegood job. SaiKumar well just amazing, being the most experienced in thecrew has done fantastic job and great timing n dialogue’s hats off sir.
Music again is fresh different with a south Kannada touch simplysuperb.
Overall a Superb Fantastic Amazing Kannada movie. Great job guys keepit up team Rangitaranga.
Well first of all the new kids on the block Anup and Nirup who alsohappen to be siblings are here to stay. Impressive story line and crispscreenplay keeps the viewer on the edge of the seat except a couple ofunnecessary songs which does not serve the purpose. Avantika shettylooks cute and does her job as a ”journo on a mission” well. Radhika onthe other hand is more impressive and makes her presence on screenfelt. Nirup is alright but needs to put a little more effort. Theveteran Saikumar as Kalinga has put his best foot forward with thismovie and probably reminded the audience how much we missedhim.Hollywood Cinematographers Lance Kaplan and William David rose upto expectation and have shown what difference inculcating technology infilm making can make to the still largely star power dependentindustry.The final 20mins is a roller coaster ride!!
After a long time, Kannada film industry got a master-piece in suspensethriller genre. Thanks to Anup Bhandari for this awesome movie.
Every time when you assuming some thing is going to happen, the movieamazes you with some other things.
I don’t wanna tell much about story lines, the camera work, the makingof the movie, acting from Saikumar and new comers and the way theycarried the story is too awesome.. Definitely no one wanna miss thismovie, must watch.
Afte Lucia and Ulidavaru Kandanthe, another awesome movie in Kannadaindustry.
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Hope everybody who watched this movie will have satisfaction on theirfaces when they come out from theater .
First Highlight : Cinematography – Lance Kaplan William David
Second Highlight: Direction – Anup Bhandari
Third Highlight: Scripting – Anup Bhandari
Fourth Highlight: Songs(Proudly) – Anup Bhandari
Fifth Highlight: Costume Design – Pran & Team
Sixth Highlight: Casting the roles Roles have been carried excellentway.
Seventh Highlight: suspense , thrill & Twists till the end
Eight highlight: Most of the Team is new
Ninth highlight: Screen Play with Story
Finally: If you don’t watch then You will regret for sure!!!!
Based on experiences, I had decided not to have great expectationsbefore watching ”so called great” movie since sense and sensibilitydiffers from person to person. This movie which is supported byimmensely both by critics/audience all over the world is said to be oneof the best regional movie in past few years. Seriously? Is this movieworth all the hype around it? Have seen lots of mystery thrillers inpast few years which claim to hook you thru’ the end but fails (or) myexpectation is sky high. Does this match to thrillers like Gupt,Kahaani where the climax elevates to the move to different level? Notethat this is regional move and not Bollywood to have huge canvas & makesurreal profits.
lots of thoughts racing in my mind before I hit thetheater. Does this movie surpass all the expectation? Yes, a BIG Yes.Techy Anup Bhandari’s magnum opus RangiTaranga is one of the bestmystery thrillers I have seen recently. The intriguing story is veryfresh, rich, vibrant and keeps you hooked till the end. The highlightof the movie is definitely the impeccable technical department ,particularly cinematography and background score. The exotic locationsof Dakshin Kannada and horrifying sound complements the narrative. Theonly minus is the additional songs in second half. This regional moviedefinitely has standards to give takkar to apna Bollywood. What nextAnup?
It is great to see new directors and produce great exciting Kannadamovies. Anup Bhandari has done a good job.
– Superb photography – The beauty of the Kanara districts come alive inthis movie with the visualization by Lance Kaplan. Coming from SK, itwas special to see this. – Good songs – it is still ringing after a day– Anup did a great job with the lyrics and music (Denanna denanna –good tulu song from another serial but nice photography) – Nice acting– Kannada industry has gained some stars in this movie. Sai Kumar isvery good. – Jerks and Jumps of the seat – It has been a long timesince we had a good Kannada movie which gave you the chills till thevery end – Awesome suspense. – Most importantly the portrayal and usageof a culture that is dying – the only way our kids will ever get to seea bhootha dance.
Could it have been shorter by half hour and cut off the bathroomscenes- absolutely but overall a satisfying movie.
This movie is brilliantly made. Screenplay and direction is a geniusstroke.
First half of the movie sets the tone for the movie. Second half of themovie, directors takes the audiences on a wild roller coast ride (allfor good entertainment). Every tiny little detail is captured. Everycharacter that enters the scene is important in the movie.
Nirup Bhandari, Avantika Shetty and specially Radhika Chetan have donea commendable job in acting.
Anup Bhandari will go a long way in movie making. I wish he makes ofsuch movies in Kannada.
We are proud of such movies. ENTIRE India SHOULD BE.
I would urge everyone to watch this movie. Keeps you on the edge. Keepsyou so curious and yet patient. I would say being a debutant, Anup andthe crew has given this movie a great making.
Screen play is excellent, music is melodious and even the songs aresuperb.
I know people who make movies merely to make a living. But this is oneof the many masterpieces.
Go and watch it in theater.
And please do share your review with your friends and neighbors.
Lets make this reach every kannadiga, specially those who keep watchingother language movies
A tight thriller script and good background score with some spectacularperformance by the saikumar and other leads.Movie keeps audience fromguessing about the plot. Engrossing script promises entertainment andmoreover the natural locations make it a treat to watch. Songs are goodwith lyrics carrying truthful meaning tied to rural values. Scriptexposes the prevalent superstitions and the system that tries to shieldthose practicing under the same.
A must watch for all the kannadiga and non-kannadiga lovers. Sandalwoodindustry needs such scripts to push the envelope and keep the audiencetied to the industry. Way to go Anup bhandari. Your direction rocks.
It brings u to the edge of the seat giving many twist and turns makesthe viewer think I got to know what happens next but u fail to do so ucan’t guess. Director has done a good job in his first venture andactors complimented the director with there acting especially SaikumarSir has done a great job though it’s a newcomers movie they are notless then any others finally its a must watch movie need much moremovies from the director finally Kannada movies are not less then anyother movies around the world so please make some time and do watch themovie movie and also songs are excellent and they are pend by thedirector Anup Bhandari especially the toung twister Akka pakka
There is nothing much to talk about this movie, simply go watch it andenjoy. One of the best movie in recent Kannada history. Proud momentfor all Kannada movie fans, for once you can flaunt some movie withother regional friends and show them we got talent too. Bravo Bhandarybrothers. Direction , acting , cinematography and songs are allflawless, there is always scope for improvement though but this is oneof the finest movies in recent times. Some of the scenes are reallyscary and make you jump out of your seat,Nirup sure can improve hisacting but Anup has shown his class in direction, and super creativityin lyrics chosen for the songs. Must Must watch for all.
It is an amazing movie, absolutely flawless. A perfect suspensethriller where in until the end there is no chance anyone could guessthe mysterious killer. A fantastic job by the director. He is the wholeand soul of the movie, as he has not only done direction but alsomusic/lyrics. Dennana dennana just stays in your mind all the time. Itis a haunting song, very well composed/conducted. Makes you listen toit more and more. Very well written script, a fresh story based in andaround mangalore, brings to light the culture of bhuta kola, have madegood use of it. May be could have edited out the back to back song inthe second half of the movie to keep the viewers glued to the suspenseand eagerness of knowing the reasons behind the incidents. But overallit beats the expectations, surprises and satisfies the viewers. Hope tosee many more such movies from this director. Kudos Anup Bhandari
Did we go back to our Kannada dictionary to check the exact meaning ofthe word Rangitaranga? Yes, here is a movie which actually made us tolook back at our Kannada words which we have completely forgotten touse in the recent times.
Here is my review but not about the movie, it is about few points thatmakes this movie different from other movies being made in recentyears.
1. First song ‘Kariyole kareva ole’ had a magic in its lyrics. Imight take a month’s time to get the meaning of each ‘K’ words whichare beautiful bound together to form a meaningful song. 2. Hero ‘Gautam’ did not enter with a bang nor did he use punch dialogue toimpress the ‘ Mass’. He did not require any of these because his bodylanguage and his voice took care of his entry. 3. Costume How muchmoney was spent to make the actor look like a ‘ HERO”’ Here hero worechecks shirt and a trouser in the entire movie . ‘ Silk dhoti andshirt’ was the expensive clothes he wore I guess and no actor couldhave looked handsome in silk clothes with coolers. 4. Supporting actors Supporting actors weren’t just playing supporting role. Their scriptwas well written. Or else I wouldn’t have admired Rapiq ( Rafiq),Pandu, doctor and their effortless acting. Oh, I forgot anotherfavorite supporting actor here. Yes, the man at post office and hisstruggle to converse in English language. There were no forced comedyscenes or dialogs. 5. Dance/Action scenes Lead actors look liketrained dancers as they danced as if no one is watching them. ‘ Akkapakka ‘ song is enough to showcase Nirup’s dancing skills. 6.Thrill/Mystery It is just perfect. Nothing more, nothing less. Justperfect 7. Romance Romantic dialogue by Siddharth about his weddingplanning with Sandhya. 8. Nostalgia Yes, it is Dennana Dennana. Thesong will bring back your childhood memories and it will remain in yourmind for at least few weeks after watching the movie. Using this songin the movie was a brilliant idea.
If a movie makes you think about it even after leaving the theater itis definitely a well made movie It is a MUST watch movie according tome because this movie made me think/talk about the story for more than2 weeks.
nothing but brilliant, no nonsense complete family entertainer. Fullcredits to the entire RANGITARANGA unit for this lovely SANDALWOODKODUGE.
Will I pay to watch it again? – absolutely.!
It has got fresh music which sounds very catchy and trendy with strongKannada poetry. After Upendra’s Shhh..! this movie has all that qualityingredients to reach the top in BOX OFFICE.
What are you waiting for? Go watch the movie on big screen and shareyour first hand experience with the world.!
cheers to entire RANGITARANGA unit Special Thanks to the organizers forscreening this amazing movie in Perth.
WTF – Never expected a Kannada movie will be such a thriller… Reallyliked the movie, especially Sai Kumar’s acting who steals the show.Good performance from the cast. Very nice locations, really i wasexpecting movie will take some twist but actual it took lot many twistand turns. A classic example for thriller and suspense movies… Wow!!!There are quite a few good things about the film apart from the story.The cinematography makes the film look like a live presentation ratherthan something happening on the screen. The background music is equallyapt and very well ingrained into the film. The editor should have stoodhis ground and prevented some unnecessary scenes. The songs are goodbut out of place in a suspense thriller. Since most of the actors arenewcomers the characters they play become believable
Thrillers are usually hit or miss affair. Sometimes, plot, script andcast are good but it will just be short of the oomph factor which makesit a hit, ie, a particular twist which will have everyone talking.Sometimes, everything is about average but it will make the grade, thereason which no one can truly pinpoint.
I feel RangiTaranga falls into the 2nd category.
Pretty much everything is average, plot, cast, acting, script,direction. Maybe songs are above average, thats all. But it all comestogether well for debut director Anup Bhandari. The flow is fairlysmooth. Actors fill their roles well. The complex but hackneyed plotdoes enough to keep the audience guessing. Music and camera work do afair job to make the scary bits scary. But no single reason for it tobecome such a hit.
As many reviewers have pointed out, the plot has many many holes. Theauthor has chosen to ignore them and stick to ”thriller” part of thetale. So, Don’t ask too many, ”how did the…”, ”what happened to…”,questions. Just go with the flow if you want to enjoy the movie. Thetwists are good and worth being patient until the end.
If the script could have been tighter (~2hrs) and the plot moresophisticated but simpler without any holes, this could have easilybeen a classic in spite of the average cast. The author needed a coupleof revisions to have reached that state.
Still a very promising start and I hope more and better fare will comethrough his lens!
rangitharanga reviews wa wa wa what a reviews and marketingstrategy…?
i have watched 12am madhyaratri kashinath sir movie directed by hisstudent… 3 times…guys if you would have seen…1st half is same as12am released dated 2012 ..??? 2nd half is different but i bet its samefeel of 12am 1st half… but 12am rocks….
who pulled her into the well?
while entering to the village she saw a guy in the middle of the roadbut the hero does not see him that’s fine but .. is it real orimagination?
if real how did saikumar know she is pregnant as he does not know whoshe is… if imagination how can she imagine herself in that costume asshe is entering the village for the first time…
after viewing all the reviews posted by the members are new to IMDb whowrote a review most of them who rated i guess they are close to thegroup of rangitharanga as you guys can check the member joining datesis less than the released date…
but It is a brave effort from the director and the cast and I would bevery happy to see the improved efforts in their next projects withrespect to reality checks, overall flow to rectify the mistakes of thecurrent project. It will be useful to think each character and itscultural background and psychological state while depicting it. Thefilm may not need many characters but if the ones depicted are madereal it appeals a lot (here Rafiq was so naturally played that itconnected with the audience immediately).
The film made me to believe Kannada film has the capacity to go in theright direction.
RangiTaranga is a good suspense thriller.Very rare to see such a goodmovie in Kannada film industry.Credit to the director for coming upwith such a subject.
Good BGM,Good Cinematography,Good songs.
Editing should have been better,specially in second half. 2 songs insecond half was not necessary. Performance wise,everyone does goodjob,Nirup can improve.female leads justify the role.Special performancefrom Saikumar. Only problem was with the Mangalore ascent of somecharacters.it was not suiting some characters.
Overall a good movie.Kudos to the team.
Rangitaranga- Must watch movie. It is a kind of movie which will noteasily fade away from your mind. Nicely composed movie and the thingwhich we would like the most is story line.The song of this movie willbe playing in your mind even after the movie gets ended.All thecharacters of the movie are good and especially the character of thevillain. I would also like to appreciate the camera-work of the cameraman. It is very difficult to predict what will happen next. The firsthalf is haunting and will scare the hell out of you at some scenes.Irate this movie a complete 10.We need more and more such movies to comein Kannada.Excellent Job- Respect!
I never write a review about a movie but this movie made me to writeone. I am really impressed with the narration of this movie, the camerawork, direction is brilliant I never expected this from a Kannada movieeven the cinematography, location is superb. when it comes to actingskills most of them are new comers and you can feel they lackexperience (in some scene) but with the story line so strong you willnot mind these flaws. The twists and turns are really good and apt tothe situation, after watching the movie I was trying to find a flaw inthe narration but didn’t find one. The direction is brilliant from adebut director (as a movie director apart from documentary) and you canfeel the richness of Malnad/Mangalore. One thing I felt is the languageused could have been Mangalore/Udapi Kannada, I don’t know why theymissed it. Again, doesn’t matter with the strong storyline. hope to seethese kind of movies in near future from Kannada industry.
I have watched this movie in Stockport UK, its an amazing movie. Thedirector Anup Bhandari has done an excellent all round job and the restof the cast have done a great job as well. This is must watch for allMangalorians and I am certain others will enjoy as well. The actorNirup Bhandari and Avantika Shetty were excellent and stood out for me.Its a very gripping movie from the first scene and yes it will leave alot to think about and figure out after the movie as well.
I would request the director to arrange more showings in the UK as wewould like to watch again and all the shows are fully booked with nofuture showings. Also please add your Music album with allinstrumentals to spotify, Amazon music etc. so pleople can purchase ahigh quality audio all over the world.
I was very much excited to watch rangitaaranga after its rating on IMDb9.1 but all my expectation failed. Expect for the song andcinematography the entire movie is overrated i don’t understand whykannada people have lost there mind there is nothing new in the moviejust by giving 2 twist doesn’t mean the movie is the best in thehistory of KFI there far better movies done in kannada… and not tomention the acting of lead actors totally worst acting by both hero andheroine except for saikumar. it don’t even deserve a udaya film awardnomination.. wasted my 900 rupees. none of my friends liked the movie atotal waste of time.
it is better to skip or watch it in TV
Well done, and a great applause for the team of RangiTaranga……
I had high expectations and they were successful in keeping it .
Hope we get more movies like this in Sandalwood.
I really loved the song ”Nee Kele Vadhuve”.
Great acting by Nirup Bandhari Awesome sandhya and indu………lovedthem As usual saikumar sir was absolutely fantastic Really thrillingAnd in one word it was ” A well-made Movie” Hope fully we get moremovies like this I am looking forward for anup bandhari’s nextHopefully he also meets our expectations…!
”If you write a spoiler without warning readers, your name will beadded to a blacklist and all your future reviews will be discardedautomatically and unread. ”
And for this I would like to say and confirm that there are no spoilersin this review
A different and fresh approach. Good to know all the new people are sotalented.Especially, most of them coming from IT background.
But it is little bit lengthy and I feel some parts of the story couldhave been edited and removed. Other than that,movie looks promising.Nice Mangalore touch and depicts our cultural richness. Nice songs. Ipersonally like the ‘dennana dennana’ song. This movie gives anotherreason to go watch Kannada movies and to be proud of.Hoping that thedirector sir will come up with many such projects and make the audiencehappy.
Tired of all the boring old masala flicks. This movie indeed is in adifferent track. The first plus point is location and theme set to thestory. If this movie is going to be made in another language in I’msure it won’t be as successful as it was in Kannada. I’m a tamilian andI felt the entire movie will suit only for the language ”kannada”. Thesecond plus point is the entire casting. The complete narration of thestory is also a new attempt and creates different plot twists. Thenegatives are mainly the songs which disturb the thriller factor. Theanother point is the way many all twists are added to the main plot. Itkind of makes us deviate from the plot. Which could have been avoided.The director needs to learn a lot of techniques in direction as themovie is still feels a bit amateur. Overall the writing of the movie iscompletely new and appreciative. But the direction could have been morecrisp and could have avoided the unnecessary plot twists and make it aclear thriller.
Journalist Sandhya is on a mission to find out an anonymous novelistnamed Anashku. Meanwhile, Gautam who writes under the name Anashkutakes his wife Indu to visit Kamarottu. The journey gets complicatedwhen they start to experience some unnatural occurrences. Anup’sstorytelling style was really impressive and he has brought back someart forms like Bhootaradhane and Yakshagana into play which was kind ofhaunting too. The story is enough to keep you occupied throughout themovie and the background score, cinematography also plays vital rolesin the movie. Overall, It’s an engaging, mysterious thriller movie anda must watch.