Sandalwood is ready to take movie enthusiasts on a fantastic journey with a several big budget films this year. The first looks for these movies have been released and these are schedule for a 2015 release:
- ‘Uppi 2’: Upendra is busy with ‘Uppi 2’ that is a sequel to the 1999 ‘Upendra’. It was a psychological thriller starring Upendra along with Raveena Tandon, Damini and Prema. Other than acting in the film, Upendra was the director, wrote the script and the songs as well! This Kannada Film bagged Filmfare Award in the category of both Best Film and Best Director. It was in January of 2012, that Upendra announced he is working on the script of the film’s sequel. It is being directed and produced under the banner of his home production Upendra Productions. The posters had been released way back in 2012 and made quite the headlines as they featured mathematical formulae! Then he launched the film in Kanteerava Studios in Bangalore on 18th September the following year. Other than the actor-director, the film features Kristina Akheeva and Parul Yadav.
- ‘Rathaavara’: It stars Srimuarli in a dynamic role. The actor has made a comeback with the action entertainer ‘Ugramm’ that showed him in a very violent character. He gained a lot of fame for this power-packed performance. The Kannada thriller completed a theater run of a hundred days and was declared one of the best Kannada films of 2014. Now Srimuarli is ready for another superb role in the upcoming ‘Rathaavara’ this year.
- ‘Vajrakaya’: Shivarajkumar has had just mediocre success with his 2014 release ‘Aryan’. He would be making a comeback this year with ‘Vajrakaya’. It would be an action film and is already creating the buzz on the social networking sites. This Harsha directorial would be released this year. The song ‘No Problem’ has gone a long way in promoting the film. After all, it has been sung by Dhanush! He has lent his voice to a Kannada film for the very first time. He is a huge fan of Shivanna and agreed at once when he was given this opportunity. Another special aspect of the movie is that it features a song having stars of the other industries accompanying Shivarajkumar.
- ‘Masterpiece’: Actor Yash has been loved for his Kannada flick ‘Mr and Mrs Ramachari’. He busy working on his ‘Masterpiece’ that would be a big budget film. This one too, is in for a 2015 release. It was reported that the cast and crew have already started the filming on 9th March. Manju Mandavya has directed and penned the script for this film. Manju has written the dialogues and the screenplay as well. It would be an action thriller. The female lead would be played by Shanvi Srivastava. There had been speculations that Priya Anand and Anushka Shetty- either of the two would get the female lead. But Shanvi Srivastava was the filmmaker’s finale choice and the actress was signed in December last year. Suhasini Maniratnam would be seen in the role of the mother of Yash. The film was announced on 21st October last year and the announcement coincided with Diwali. ‘Masterpiece’ is being produced by Vijay Kiragandur under the banner of Hombale Films.
- ‘Ranna’: This one is a remake of the Telugu film ‘Attarintiki Daredi’ that went on to become a super hit and also the highest grosser in Telugu cinema. The upcoming ‘Ranna’ stars Kiccha Sudeep, Haripriya, Madhoo and Rachita Ram. Nanda Kishore is directing this film that has been made at a whopping budget of Rs 17 crores. It would be released on 27th March.
- ‘Rana Vikrama’: This is an action movie directed by Pawan Wadayer. Its poster is out and the first look itself guarantees that the movie would be a high-voltage drama to send thrills down the spine. It features Adah Sharma and Puneeth in the male lead roles and Anjali would play the female lead. Director Pawan Wadayer says that this film would be a very different one in Puneeth’s filmy career. It is expected fIt would hit the theaters in April this year.
- ‘RX Soori’: This is a 2015 film of Duniya Vijay. It has been reported that he has even lent his voice to one of the songs in the movie. This upcoming film would be a mix of action and romance. Yet another film that the actor had been filming for was the H Vasu film ‘Cobra’. But this one has been delayed now. Another project that the actor is working on is ‘Ring Road Shubha’, that is in the post production stage.
- ‘Airavata’: Darshan would be playing the lead role in this movie. It is an A. P. Arjun directorial and the filming is reported to be 60% complete. The actor would be seen plating a cop which would be quite different from the romantic roles her has done. The ‘Challenging Star’ is ready to don the cap of a cop and play a challenging role in this upcoming flick.
- ‘Style King’: Starring Ganesh in a cool role, this film breaks the old image of the actor. He has been seen as a lover boy for several of his roles. But this time, he grabs the cigarette to pose as a gangster. He would be seen in a negative role this time, as the posters show. The ‘Mungaru Male’ actor is currently filming for the upcoming ‘Style King’.