Last Bus is very important in many occasions. When the last bus is not caught for reaching the destination the life becomes horrible. It is not horrible but horror says director of Jugari in his second film ‘Last Bus’. The shoot has been completed for this film with six prominent actors.
The grand children of Hasyachakravarthy Narasimharaju – SD Aravind, Avinash and Samarth are part of this film. Six strangers in the ‘Last Bus’ travelling to Malanad reach a bungalow. They witness lot of strange developments in the stay. Pravin D Rao has scored background music and K Y Narayanaswamy has lent three songs. Aravind has composed songs.
Avinash Narasimharaju is expecting high from this film. Deepa Gowda admitted that she had taken 35 takes for first shot. Manasa Joshi, Meghasri Bhagavathar explained happiness while working for this film. Rajesh is playing Kerala Mantrik role. Third generation from Narasimharaju family Samarth is in a prominent role.
It is psycho suspense cinema according to Prakash Belawadi. P Krishnappa, BNS Reddy and Gururaja Kulkarni are producers of this film.
In a rare and rather spectacular achievement, the team of the Kannada film Last Bus managed to bring us a glimpse of what we might have to wait another 12 years to see again. The story of this film, directed by SD Aravind, is set against the backdrop of a quaint village called Devaramane, located in the Western Ghats. This, incidentally, is the place where these unique purple flowers, called Haarlu, blossom once every 12 years.
“Haarlu is quite similar to the Kurunji flowers that grow in the Himalayas. Devaramane belongs to the Mudigere Taluk in Chikamagaluru. It covers the vast area between Shiradi and Charmadi Ghat. We were thrilled to have shot at this location just when these flowers had bloomed, almost giving the entire hill a carpeted look,” says Aravind, who feels that it adds to the theme of the film itself.
What do you do when someone close to you has a supernatural experience and you are inclined to believe the person, but not so much the incident? That’s what the team of the upcoming Kannada film, Last Bus — produced by Goals and Dreams — has set out to explore.
“The story transpires on the last bus to a certain destination. An accident interrupts the journey, and while many passengers make their way home, six get caught in an abandoned house. What happens then forms the rest of the tale,” says director SD Aravinda, adding that he tackles the psychological mystery thriller genre with this film. The trailer of the film, which stars Avinash Narasimharaju in the lead, hits theatres toda
Lance Kaplan is director of Photography for latest hit film Rangi Taranga and his work is appreciated by everyone NYC DP with a RED EPIC DRAGON with Zeiss primes. Features, commercials whose recent films include Butterflies of Bill Baker, Trapped Girl, and Do You Believe in the Devil — to India to shoot for a project in a language he hadn’t even heard.
The cinematographer has enjoyed working in Karnataka and” he says. “Scouting around a palace in Mysuru or a temple in Mangaluru were experiences of a lifetime. And the food was certainly the best I’ve ever had on-set!”
the project had many firsts for him, the cast and crew had something to learn from him as well. the actors told that this was the first time he had ever acted in a film with source lighting — where the lighting seems to come primarily from a visible source, “This reflects the tradition of lighting that I come from and love, Having 15 years of experience fallowing are the award winning films
Butterflies of Bill Baker 2013
Bill Baker, a kind, sensitive and content man, enjoys life’s simple pleasures, such as tilling his garden or playing with butterflies. His seemingly fulfilling life is disrupted by Pavornocturnus – a night terror disorder that causes Bill to commit violent acts while asleep. His disorder can only be relieved with a unique, dangerous, and mind-altering technology.
Shooting Johnson Roebling (2007)
In the far-reaching labyrinth of the New York City streets, life can be tough. Especially if you’re not exactly sure where you fit in. Meet Charles Pavolski, just another Polack from Jersey, whose greatest achievement was 4th place in the potato sack race finals at Seashore Day Camp. Age 9. On the brink of a network deal, life finally seems to be falling into place for the young film student. There’s only one problem. He doesn’t think so. Sacrificing his integrity in a world of reality TV, Charles feels trapped. Breaking free, he kicks in a door to the underbelly of the city on a hunt for his missing mentor. Embarking on this journey of self-discovery will change the course of his life forever.
Tenkabailu Kalinga Bhat Is postmaster in Kamarottu Grama in Rangitaranga, he is Bhagavata or singer in Yakshagana Troup in same locality His is living lonely in his hansisteral house in Kamarottu village His friend is retired school head master .
Tenkabailu Kalinga has mysterious past life. His wife Anunsuya Bhat died suspiciously while went to delivery to her mother place.
Sai Kumar has given an amazing performance; his gusty tone has added value to his performance. Sai Kumar- the dialogue king stole the show In contrast to his usual power-packed roles with heavy dialogues, Sai Kumar in Rangitaranga essay the role of a postmaster in a village who is also a singer in a Yakshagana troupe. “When director wrote the role, he was thinking of a personality like Kamal Haasan and Mohanlal who can essay the role of Tenkabailu Kalinga Bhat .Director while searching the actors while browsing the Internet, Sai Kumar’s picture popped up. He looked perfect for the role and the actor has never played such a role before.
Kudos to Kannada film buffs on Social media… Lucia, UK and Rangitaranga were probably the most benefited films.. It took 3 films and 3 years to finally achieve this sort of an international release. The processes have to be documented, and the people working on this should start looking at it as long term business plan, raise some investment, burn some cash for now… but at the end.. it will benefit all.
SO… lesson to learn… Active social media involvement today decides the film’s fate. If the film is good… then social media can take it to another level altogether. Posters on the FB’s wall are lot more effective and environment friendly. I guess the next risk taking producer should divert the street publicity budgets to online marketing activities. I believe the new age films like this don’t have to follow the traditional marketing routes.
Rangitarang’s success is also not based on the songs, though the songs are catchy, they were not the ones which pulled the audience to the theatres.. WHICH IS A VERY GOOD SIGN. Lucia generated the hype with songs and then the trailer… while UK did it with trailer and then the songs… while Rangitaranga did it a bit with the trailer (pre release it did go viral but not as much as UK, so tht had worried me a bit) BUT.. they emerged as a bigger winner at the end. Its the snowballing effect.. Many films since 2012 are slowly creating a group of audience… the social media active audience… its not done by one particular film… many good films which didnt do well at boxoffice are also part of this success… like Gombegala love, Jatta.. and many more.
We need to soon find a way to preserve this category of audience, create channels to reach out to them a lot easily.. Looking fwd to the next big thing
Rangi Taranga depicts fictional village Kamarottu. Enriching this setting is the backdrop of vibrant culture of coastal Karnataka. it is the same name of the village in Guddada Bhoota. Kamarottu was haunted by Guddeda Bhoota Angara and every body knows that some thing is happens very year during the month OF July and some unwanted incidents happens
Ghosts and spirits haunt the village. Gautam (Nirup Bhandari), who is to fulfill his pregnant wife’s wish. Gautam’s wife Indu (Radhika Chetan) is hallucinated that she is being haunted by spirits and requests Gatuam to perform Bhootaradhane (worship of divine spirit), at her native Kamarottu in Dakshina Kannada.
Kamarottu is a small village near Puttur (Perla) has a police station, a post office , Govt School, Govt HospitalKamarottu is very famous for its Tulunadu rituals Bhootada kola and yakshagana
RangiTaranga is striking back and it is now stealing shows from Bahubali and Bhajaragi Bhaijaan and in bangalore itself multiplex shows increased to houseful 50 shows today 27.07.2015
On the weekend where Baahubali got released, Rangitaranga was fighting out hard to maintain the number of screens, as most multiplex owners were biased to screen Baahubali. But Rangitaranga,owing to it’s outstanding word of mouth and media reviews, it could sustain those numbers of shows as well improve it at few centers. The movie is consistently maintaining top 2 position in BMS (bookmyshow) bookings for Bangalore region. Even in Mysore and Mangalore multiplexes it’s doing great.
This has been a huge victory to Anup Bhandari and his team, fighting tooth and claw against a giant. It’s a general phenomenon to have the multiplexes brimming with activity on weekends. But with Rangitaranga, all weekdays right from last Saturday is filling in excess of 90%. The movie is doing extremely well in single screens as well mainly in Bangalore and other main towns. It got affected at few tier 2 and tier 3 towns. But with the kind of talks spreading around, there is a hope that it may do well in those centers as well in the coming days.
Those of you who are yet to watch Rangitaranga,just rush to your nearest screen and catch a glimpse of “Guddada Bhootha” and rejoice the “dennana dennana” theme.
Multilingual movie “Baahubali” ruled the box office nationwide in its first week. However, its success affected the business of low-budget movie “Rangi Taranga”.
But, it seems like “Rangi Taranga” has survived the “Baahubali” storm due to good word-of-mouth. The business of the movie, featuring youngsters, is now slowly picking up, with multiplex audience and Sandalwood celebrities appreciating the film.
Shortage of theatres have been a major issue in Karnataka. Whenever a big budget non-Kannada film hits the screens, the local films get hugely affected as theatre owners prefer the other language films to Sandalwood flicks.
“Rangi Taranga” has also been affected as “Baahubali” has taken away majority of good screens. The high-scale promotions almost took away the fortunes of the latest Kannada movie. But the good support from the responsible Kannada cinema lovers and celebrities helped the movie stay in theatres even though it has got minimum screens to survive.
“Rangi Taranga” will continue to face competiion as Bollywood movie “Bajarangi Bhaijaan” is set to release soon and in Karnataka, it is expected to have a grand opening. And, the situation is likely to remain same.
“Rangi Taranga” is a mystery thriller written and directed by Anup Bhandari, and produced by HK Prakash. Nirup Bhandari, Avanthika Shetty, Radhika Chetan, Saikumar and others are part of the cast.
Hollywood’s Lance Kaplan and William David have handled the cinematography and Praveen Joyappa has edited the movie. Director Anup Bhandari has also composed the music and Ajaneesh Loknath has scored the background music.