RangiTaranga (2015) is a Kannada movie. Anup Bhandari has directed this movie. Nirup Bhandari,Radhika Narayan,Avantika Shetty,Sai Kumar are the starring of this movie. It was released in 2015. RangiTaranga (2015) is considered one of the best Mystery,Thriller movie in India and around the world.
Gautam, a novelist leads a reclusive life in Ooty. Gautam's latest novel is titled RangiTaranga, a word which might hold the key to his past. Indu, a soft natured girl, paints the cover pages of all Gautam's novels. Sandhya, a self proclaimed journalist, is in search of an anonymous writer who goes by the pen name "ANASHKU". Unforeseen circumstances lead Gautam to Indu's ancestral home in the village of Kamarottu. Upon his arrival in Kamarottu, he befriends the post master, Kalinga, and the elderly school head master, Shankara. Gautam experiences a lot of strange occurrences and his investigation into these incidents irks the powerful men in the village. Meanwhile, Sandhya's trail leads her to Kamarottu. And then, the unexpected happens!!!
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There are horror movies which offer mainly jumpscares and there are some which will be haunting even after the movie. And then there's this new wave called RangiTaranga – which offers brilliant jump-scares and leaves you haunting even after you come out of the theatre. Not many movies can do that. RangiTaranga doesn't stick to one genre. Director Anup bhandari has played with the genres according to the neatly written and twisted but brilliant screenplay. The good news is Rangitaranga satisfies all kinds of audience be it frolic seeking janata or experience seeking world cinema followers. While normal audience can soak in the brilliant BGM and the creepy scares with frequent twists, the latter who can appreciate the technicality and the writing of the movie! There are actually more than one story to this movie. The main plot is about the haunted house 'Kamaruttu' and the theories and mysteries surrounding it! Like other movies even this had a similar format but interesting thing about this is the premise. It's surely something new to our audience and there's a lot of detail involved. And the director establishes some really good things and characters in the premise that keeps you thinking. Another story is about Gautham(Nirup bhandari) and Indu(Radhika Chetan) who come to Kamaruttu for a different purpose. And they have their own dark past to worry about. And the final arc is about Sandhya(Avanthika Shetty) looking for a writer called Anashku, who also heads to the same place. The purposes of these main characters, the mystery surrounding the place, their dark past and how these arcs connect together forms the main crux of the plot. Anup Bhandari has cautiously tried to narrate all these stories with a gripping screenplay and he has pulled it off brilliantly. Right from the first scene, the movie starts to cast its spell on the audience.The first half is mainly about introducing the characters,establishing the premise, providing clues and ending with a great twist while the Second half caters to revelations and connecting all the loose ends! Frequent twists keep the viewers intriguing till the end. Some scenes are really spine chilling, thanks to the amazing BGM by Ajaneesh Loknath who is definitely the third hero to this movie.Technically the movie is just perfect and they have not compromised anywhere. Cinematographers Lance Kaplan and David Williams should take a bow. The light setting, the camera angles are different and it uplifts the movie to a whole new level. People often confuse rich visuals with richly spent visuals but this movie defines what rich visuals and cinematography is. And the scares wouldn't have been this extremely effective if it wasn't for the editing! It is perfectly done most of the time! The pure Kannada lyrics for all the songs by Anup Bhandari is one more plus point to this movie. They are mostly situational. Coming to the performances, Nirup Bhandari looks good and for a debut he does a good job but should have done better in a few sequences. The two lead actresses are another great find after Nabha(Vajrakaya) & Priyanka(Ganapa). Avanthika gets to shine more than Radhika and they were great in their roles. Ananth Rao plays a good intimidating cop and other supporting actors do their job well. And there's another important character called KaaLinga Bhat played by Sai Kumar. After Kalpana he comes back with a brilliant role to play. His dialogue delivery, his presentation and his variation in acting is exceptional. There are minor negatives – Some dialogues lacked the feel and punch while a few questions are left unanswered, maybe they weren't relevant to the main plot nevertheless it's easily one of the strongest content dependent movie to come in the recent times after Krishna Leela.
The movie definitely lived up to the hype. Brilliant, it was just brilliant! Acting, story, screenplay, music, scenery, and most importantly, the mystery - everything helped in making it a gripping movie 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 - for the mystery, that kept everyone speculate among each other for more than two hours, that was finally revealed, and for the happy realization that the money paid for the movie was pretty damn worth it. Could have shortened the movie a little bit, and this is possibly the only thing one would find, if they dig deep to find a negative about the film. What are you waiting for? Go watch RANGITARANGA. Here is a potential 100-150 day movie. Make it reach there. I am watching again for sure. Sakkath movie guru!
What an experience !!! A top class Kannada movie in the midst of all Big budget nonsense movies around. A standing ovation to the Director/Story teller-Anup Bhandari , Terrifying Banckground Music- Ajaneesh, Excellent Camera work-Lance and Williams and a new breed of genuine actors.. Radhika Chetan , Avantika and Nirup. Also Saikumar playing the role of his life... Right from the first frame until the last one, I never even turned my head .. so much glued to the screen!!! every point when the story seems to be familiar.. there you go with a twist... this keeps you on the edge of your seat... well done team and hearty congratulations. Lucia , Ulidavaru Kandante and now Rangitaranga.... takes the Kannada film industry to totally a different level !! As a viewer... both my time and money well spent !!!
It's been a while since I saw a Kannada thriller movie. And, this movie exceeded all my expectations. Kudos to the entire team who gave us such a brilliant movie. This is not exactly a non-linear storyline but, the way Anup Bhandari has taken it is really fantastic apart from couple of goofs. What's a movie without any goofs and continuity misses? Newcomers Nirup Bhandari, Radhika Chetan and Avantika Shetty delivered top notch acting too. And Sai kumar, a round of applause to you Sir! As a thriller, it keeps the audience engaged with every scene and guessing every moment of the movie. Instead of the two quick songs in the second half, the director could've concentrated on going easy on two different story lines. Apart from these and extra spooky effects, this movie did a great job for a thriller genre! Ajaneesh Loknath did an excellent job for the BGM(Didn't find much of UK's BGM similarity though). Stunning DOP by Lance Kaplan and William David. Overall, I'd go with 4.5 out of 5 stars. Must watch for the Kannada movie fans.
I saw the movie First day First show. I had high expectations for this movie when i saw the trailer. I fell in love with the Cinematography in trailer itself. The film didn't let me down, There are few Horror-Suspense movies in Kannada like "Aparichita" "Shhh" and this is one of those movies. Those who would want to see a movie which doesn't has crap love story which other movies focus on so much that they go out of the story line. Love story should be a part of movie not the whole movie. Most of the actor and director of this movie are newcomers and they have done an excellent job with this movie. I would say please go watch this movie in theater itself to get that thrilling experience and encourage them. The best part of the whole movie is the Cinematography which was the plus point and makes you not move your eyes away from screen. Go for it guys watch it. To those guys who like movie having over-fighting where all of them fly 5 feet from ground so called as "mass" this is not for you.