Kranthiveera Sangolli Rayanna (2012)

 ●  Kannada ● 3 hrs 4 mins

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Set against the backdrop of India in the 1800's, this period biographical movie delves into the life of Sangolli Rayanna, a prominent freedom fighter from Karnataka. This exquisitely crafted tale of heroism and bravery, depicts his exemplary story, displaying his great courage and valour as he fulfil his role the army chief of the Kingdom of Kittur ruled at the time by Rani Chennamma. He relentlessly fought the British until he was captured and executed in 1831. This deeply patriotic tale is a grand tribute to one of India's greatest martyrs.

Cast: Darshan Thoogudeep, Jayapradha, Kiccha Sudeep

Crew: Naganna (Director), Ramesh Babu (Director of Photography)

Rating: U/A (India)

Genres: Drama, History

Release Dates: 01 Nov 2012 (India)

Tagline: An epic story of a warrior

Kannada Name: ಕ್ರಾಂತಿವೀರ ಸಂಗೊಳ್ಳಿ ರಾಯಣ್ಣ

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as Sangolli Rayanna
as Kittur Rani Chennamma
as Narrator
Supporting Actor
Supporting Actor
Supporting Actor
as Channabasava
Supporting Actor
as Kenchamma

Direction

Director

Production

Producer

Writers

Story Writer

Camera and Electrical

Director of Photography
Film Type:
Feature Film
Language:
Kannada
Colour Info:
Color
Frame Rate:
24 fps
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1
Stereoscopy:
No
Archival Source:
QubeVault (Real Image Media Technologies) [Digital]
Tracklist
Music Director: Sabina Karki
01 
05:04
Music Director: Sabina Karki
Lyricist: Keshavaditya
Playback Singer: KJ Yesudas
02 
05:36
03 
05:06
Music Director: Sabina Karki
Lyricist: Keshavaditya
Playback Singer: Sonu Nigam, Anuradha Bhat
04 
05:53
Music Director: Sabina Karki
Lyricist: Keshavaditya
05 
04:59
Music Director: Sabina Karki
Lyricist: Keshavaditya
Playback Singer: SP Balasubramaniam
Taglines:
An epic story of a warrior
Trivia:
Seven cameras including the latest Photogenic 500, not to mention small cameras fitted onto horses and even a heli-cam were pressed into action in this movie.

As many as 30 elephants, hundreds of horses, thousands of soldiers, 320 fighters were flown in from places like Bangalore, Hyderabad and Mumbai to take part in some risky shots.

Special shooting took place in the historical Murugod cave, while Mysore was another key shooting location..

Veteran actor Srinivasa Murthy fell down from a speeding horse at Jaipur during filming, and was saved by Darshan.

Fake human body parts were designed by Rajasthani artists for the war scenes to make the war sequences look real.

The production team shot for 40 days in a desert village called Thula to effectively capture the war scenes, which were filmed with great realism and authenticity.

A large section of the movie was filmed in Jaipur (Rajasthan), with more than thousand artists including horses and elephants.

Veteran actress Jayaprada portrayed the role of Kittur Chennamma. The same role was filled by B. Saroja Devi in the classic tale Kitturu Chennamma (1962).

To fulfil the requirements of this movie, a white horse was purchased at a cost nearly INR 1.7 million (US$29,000).

This movie was hailed as one of the biggest blockbusters in the history of Kannada cinema.

This movie was such a phenomenal success, that the theaters screened five shows a day instead of four shows, despite the duration of the film being three hours.