BHUJANGA MOVIE REVIEW
Prajwal Devaraj and Meghana Raj are the major attractions of the movie that is directed by debutant Jeeva. For Prajwal, this movie seems to be even more important as it is his 25th film in his decade-young career. Though the film is weighed by this expectation the movie does not disappoint the audiences in providing entertainment. Although one can say that this is not an unusual love story the film still does engage audiences’ attention.
The hero is a slum dweller and a petty thief but the girl is rich and educated. The element of freshness comes in the form of a police inspector who helps the couple in love.
Prajwal Devaraj has sported a beard and is lively in his performance. He is at ease in the fight sequences. Meghana Raj has put up a matured performance. Bullet Prakash as hero Bhujanga’s friend and Santosh as the cop are adequate and so are Padmavasanthi as the hero’s mother and Chitra Shenoy as the heroine’s mother. Sadhu Kokila is hilarious as ever. Poornachandra Tejaswi’s music is relaxing. Gundlupet Suresh’s camera work passes muster.
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The film also stars Jaijagadish, Bullet Prakash, Sadhu Kokila, Tabala Nani, Santosh and Padmavasanthi among others.
Producer Varuna Mahesh told reporters that the film will see Prajwal sporting a new look in dhoti (panche) with a moustache and a fully-grown beard. He will be seen as a small time village petty thief while Meghana comes from a respectable family in the film. He said the highlight of the movie is the performance given by the hero and heroine. He said the film with a village nativity has all the ingredients of a mass entertainer with love and sentiment in it. Mahesh said the film has been made at a budget of Rs 4 crore.
Writer B A Madhu said the producer had not compromised on the quality of the film and what is required to make it a good film. He said it is important for the producer to have a good taste. He said Prajwal sports a different look and mouths a different language.
Director Jeeva thanked Prajwal for supporting him in his first film as a director. Tejaswi’s music has two good songs and camerawork by Suresh is splendid. Meghana has also acted well, he said. He said the first half is funny which turns serious in the latter half.
Music composer Poornachandra Tejaswi said all the five songs in the movie have been picturised well. He said it is a big budget movie for a new producer.
Cameraman Suresh said it was challenging to shoot a lorry fight for four days.
Meghana Raj said she was eager to know the audiences response as Bhujanga is releasing almost immediately after Lakshmana. She said director was a perfectionist for a debutant and knew what he wanted from all of them. She said she was a big fan of Tejaswi’s music as he had created an identity of his own. She said Prajwal was her childhood buddy and added that the pairing clicked because of the comfort level between them. She said she plays an innocent and a gullible girl in the movie which is in contrast to her character in real life.
Prajwal Devaraj said he plays a petty thief and a bad guy in the movie who earns his living for the day. The film is about how he changes with the entry of the girl into his life which is narrated humourously. He said for the first time he felt scared while doing the action scenes and shouted at the production crew. He said he accepted the offer because of writer Madhu who is the backbone of the film. He said Santosh is also convincing in the movie.
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The film also stars Sadhu Kokila, Bullet Prakash, Jaijagadish, Tabala Nani, Santosh and Padmavasanthi among others. Poornachandra Tejaswi has composed the music for the film and Gundlupet Suresh is the cameraman. Mass Maada has composed the fights. Kalai, Ramu and Tribhuvan have choreographed the songs. Soundar Raj is the editor.
Aishwarya Sindhogi has performed to an item number in the film with Prajwal. The song is written by V Nagendra Prasad and choreographed by Ramu. A film with three action portions, comedy, mother sentiment and a love story forms the main substance of the film.
The movie was shot in Bengaluru, Mysuru and Talakadu.
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Producer Varuna Mahesh feels that the mother-son sentiment is so strong in the movie which will be good enough reason for the audiences to watch the movie. Besides sentiment the movie is also an action film on the lines of being a desi Dhoom film. Mass Maada has composed the fights and has given the action sequences an authentic rural feel, according to producer Mahesh.
Aishwarya Sindhogi’s song and dance sequence is also set to captivate the audience. The producer says the highlight of the movie is the songs composed by Poornachandra Tejaswi that are situation based and apt with the film’s narrative. He said the songs will linger in people’s minds for a long time. Gundlupet Suresh’s cameraman is also another standout aspects, points out the producer.
Bhujanga marks Prajwal Devaraj’s 25th film which is another milestone in the actor’s career. Sadhu Kokila, Bullet Prakash, Tabala Nani, Kuri Pratap, Padmavasanthi, Chitra Shenoy, Santosh Aryavardhan and Mico Nagaraj among others are also in the cast.
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Bhujanga has got a U/A certificate from the censors. The film stars Prajwal Devaraj, Meghana Raj and Santosh among others. The film is directed by Jeeva and produced by Varuna Mahesh. The film is a desi version of Dhoom series. The film is written by B A Madhu.
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The film’s music launch happened on the stage that was specially erected for Aahara Mela that is going on in Mandya.
Prajwal Devaraj addressed the Mandya crowd as ‘Annthamma’ that has been made famous by Yash. He said good things happen when they are started in Mandya. He said as a child he had visited Mandya with his father for a shoot and added that people of Mandya had looked after his father very well. Prajwal said he had a wish to have the audio launch in Mandya and also shoot in Mandya which had come true.
Meghana Raj who was accompanied by her parents Pramila Joshai and Sundar Raj said she couldn’t address the crowd as Annthamma which evoked laughter. She said she had shot in Mandya for Raja Huli which became a hit. She thanked people of Mandya for ensuring that Raja Huli became a success and appealed to people to watch Bhujanga.
Santosh who is playing a cop in the movie said he had accepted the acting offer for the sake of his friend Prajwal Devaraj.
Music composer Poornachandra Tejaswi said he hailed from Mandya. He said the famous Tamte song from Lucia was shot in Mandya and its surroundings.
Tabala Nani also spoke and sought people’s blessings for the movie Bhujanga.
Director Jeeva and producer Mahesh were also present. The audio has been brought out by Anand Audio.
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Madhu said Bhujanga will be a unique story involving police and robber that many wouldn’t imagine having seen.
Prajwal Devaraj said Bhujanga is a big action film and has an exciting storyline. He said he has tried performing some stunts including one that required him to jump from one building to another using a rope and without using a dupe.
Speaking about the fight sequence that was being picturised in Talakaadu on Monday, he said the heroine would have met with an accident before he takes her to the hospital for treatment. A cop arrives then and a fight ensues between the two which was being filmed. He said the film has been shot in Talakaadu, Mysuru and Bengaluru and old Mysuru dialect has been used.
First-time producer Varuna Mahesh said they had completed a shoot in Barachukki where the heroine meets with an accident.
Debutant director Jeeva expressed happiness with the producer and the team for the smooth conduct of the film.
Cinematographer Gundlupet Suresh said he was working in a big budget film for the first time.
Stunt composer Mass Maada said he had finished work on three fights and added that Prajwal had done exceedingly well in the stunt sequences.
Santosh said he plays an encounter specialist in the movie and promised that his performance will remain etched in the audiences’ minds.
Meghana Raj was not present at the shoot.
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The film is being produced by Karuna Mahesh and directed by debutant Jeeva. The film is based on a story written by B A Madhu.
Addressing a press meet, Madhu said Bhujanga will be a desi version of Dhoom or a village version of Dhoom where the hero is a smart conman. But, then Madhu clarified that Dhoom is not an inspiration for the movie but is based on what he had seen as a young boy in Chamarajanagar.
The film he said takes a turn with the conman getting acquainted with a girl and subsequently falling in love with her. He said the Bhujanga team wanted to cast a girl for the female lead with a sound knowledge of Kannada. Madhu said they zeroed in on Meghana after seeing her performance in Raja Huli.
Poornachandra Tejaswi will be scoring the music for five songs in the movie.
Debutant director Jeeva who has worked as an assistant director and an assistant cameraman for a few films said Bhujanga has a good storyline, producer and Prajwal will be seen in a new avatar.
Prajwal Devaraj who is sporting a beard for the film said Bhujanga will be a new attempt and that he is eager to see himself in a new avatar. He said he plays a simple conman in the movie.
Meghana Raj said she was apprehensive about signing another Raja Huli kind of role but agreed to do Bhujanga after listening to the story. She said she plays a simple college going girl who is brought up by her grandparents. Meghana said Bhujanga will be a love story with a lot of fun.
Chetan who debuted with Bajarangi in a negative role is playing a positive role after doing eight films as a baddie. He said it was his dream to become a cop but couldn’t and that he is now happy to be playing the role of a cop in the movie.
The film will be shot in Srirangapatna, Mysuru, Madikeri and Chikkamagaluru.