NIRUTTARA MOVIE REVIEW
The film talks about friendship, love, live-in relationship and marriage and is meant to be an emotional journey with the woman being the focal point. Pradeep (Rahul Bose), a corporate honcho lives with his wife Hamsa (Bhavana) who is a Hindustani singer. Pradeep is a go-getter in his job and it means everything to him. He doesn’t fulfil his wife’s emotional needs and her need for companionship. When he goes on a foreign tour, things change for Hamsa and that’s when the story takes a turn as well. She meets Achint (Kiran Srinivas) who is in a live-in relationship with Shravya (Aindrita Ray), a documentary film-maker.
The film travels to Himachal Pradesh with Achint and Aindrita which is when Hamsa bumps into the former and become besotted in a relationship. What happens after this is interesting as Pradeep comes back to see his wife in the company of Achint. A series of emotional upheavals engulfs Hamsa’s life and whether she goes back to her husband or forces Achint to accept her forms the remaining part of the story.
The film runs on the premise that a woman is emotional who is in search of happiness and love. The film’s narrative caters to the current generation and the psyche with a bit of raciness. The film’s length doesn’t make a different as the story is carried breezily although sometimes the film is a bit arty because of the dialogues. Apurva Kasaravalli has aptly depicted the current generation that wants to live independently especially the women but they also want companionship and an emotional anchor in someone.
Niladri Kumar’s music looks situational and apt to the narrative. Resul Pookutty’s background score also sets the tone for the film. Both the aspects of music form an important part of the film’s narrative. H M Ramachandra’s camera work is exemplary giving the film an authentic touch and a Bollywood feel. Kiran Srinivas and Bhavana have given superb performances. Aindrita Ray is adequate and so is Rahul Bose who has attempted to dub for himself.
'NIRUTTARA' RELEASING ON DEC 23
The movie stars Rahul Bose, Kiran Srinivas, Bhavana and Aindrita Ray. H M Ramachandra is the cinematographer and Neeladri has composed the music for the movie which has Kaviraj’s lyrics.
Bhavana told reporters on Monday that the cinema industry has been hit hard by demonetization and the film’s release had been postponed already a couple of times. She said the team thought that there was no point in delaying the film’s release again. She said the film will see an international release in January while it will release in single screens in big towns on Dec 23. The film will release in more multiplex screens.
She said she understood the problems faced by the producers and that the film has changed her personality. Aravind Ramanna said it was tougher releasing the film than making it.
Director Apoorva Kasaravalli said the sound design by Resul Pookutty, cinematography by H M Ramachandra and Neeladri Kumar’s music were the highlights of the movie. Rahul Bose has acted in his first Kannada movie and has dubbed for himself which is another highlight. He said the film deals with three kinds of relationships – husband and wife, friendship and love. Husband and wife can be friends and partners while friends go through testing times whereas in love people are in dilemma whether to express their feelings or not.
The film, he said, has tried to challenge the commercial considerations as it has no fights or dances. The film’s music is a conscious effort to take the story forward and added that it will reach different people of different levels. Angelo Fernandes has scored the background music for the film.
He said through this film a number of new singers have been introduced into Kannada cinema. June Banerje, Savni Mudgal, Arjun Nair, Jonita Gandhi, Balachandra Prabhu and Ankita have sung for the movie. The film has also used musicians from the tribal regions of Rajasthan and Himachal Pradesh. Mohan Kamakshi is the editor. The film has been shot in Goa, Himachal Pradesh and Rajasthan.
Kiran Srinivas said he learnt a lot while working with the cinematographer as he has shown all of them beautifully.
H M Ramachandra said Apoorva Kasaravalli has given the film a visual thought at the screenplay stage. Lyricist Kaviraj said it was difficult to pen lyrics for the music that was composed. He said the film has generated hope ahead of its release.
NIRUTTARA TEAM EYES AN OCT RELEASE
Apoorva Kasaravalli told reporters that sound is an important element in the movie. He said the first half has sync sound and the second half has dubbed sound. He said both need to be captured and mixed which has been done by Oscar winning sound designer Resul Pookutty. Kasaravalli said two days of work is pending following which efforts will go towards releasing the film.
Sound designer Resul Pookutty said he hadn’t watched a single Kannada commercial film so far. He said the film Niruttaraa has a lot of music and a different sound with the director narrating a creative story. He said he has used sync sound for the sequences shot in Rajasthan and Himachal Pradesh. He also said Rahul Bose has spoken in Kannada for the first time.
Girish Kasaravalli said he was satisfied with the film and added that the director has exercised restraint in the movie.
NIRUTTARA AUDIO RELEASED ON PEN DRIVE
The team of Niruttara has set a trend by releasing the film’s audio on a pen drive instead of a CD. Sitar maestro Neeladri Kumar who is known for using a different kind of sitar called skitar in the world of classical music has debuted as a music director in Kannada cinema. Velu of Lahari Music, which has bought the film’s music rights, said the songs composed by Neeladri Kumar will stay in people’s memory for a long time.
Neeladri Kumar lauded lyricist Kaviraj’s work in the movie. The film’s music album has eight songs which are sung by newcomers. Arjun Nair, June Banerjee, Sawani Mudgal, Mohan Jonita Gandhi, Balachandra Prabhu and Ankita have sung for the movie.
Kiran Srinivas, Girish Kasaravalli, P Sheshadri, Darshan, Aditya, Loose Maada Yogi, S V Rajendra Singh Babu and Vijayalakshmi Singh were among the guests present at the audio launch.
Niruttara is about four different people and how their paths criss-cross. The film is about relationships. It stars Rahul Bose, Bhavana, Aindrita Ray and Kiran Srinivas in lead roles. The film also marks Rahul Bose’s debut in Kannada cinema. The film is produced by Bhavana and her brother Aravind Ramanna under the banner of Home Town Production. H M Ramachandra is the cinematographer and Oscar award winner Resul Pookutty has worked on the sound design of the film. Vikram Hatwar is the story writer.
NIRUTTARA COMPLETES SHOOT, TO GO TO CENSORS
The film is produced by Aravind Ramanna under the banner Home Town Production. Aravind said the film will go for censor certification soon and will most probably release in June based on the availability of theatres. Oscar award winner Rasul Pookutty is the sound designer of the film.
Apoorva Kasaravalli told reporters that the film is a relationship drama between four characters that crisscross and are interrelated. How the four characters come together forms the crux of the narration. He said the thought process and emotions are communicated through songs with music playing a major role in the narrative.
Aindrita Ray said the film is an emotional journey of four characters and said the film is a visual treat for audiences with song picturisation being realistically done. She said she plays an emotional person in the film who is bubbly and sacrificing much like her own self. She said a lot of girls could relate to her role.
Bhavana said she didn’t want to become overconscious about her role because they were producing the film. She said she waited for the director’s instructions to perform. Bhavana said she was initially uneasy and not getting quite into the role but it took two or three days to become one with the role. She said music is the backbone of the narrative as it would turn out to be an emotional and a musical journey for the audiences as well. Bhavana said she plays a woman who is in her early 30s and what she undergoes as a married woman.
Lyricist Kaviraj said it took him longer time to write lyrics as it was more classical music based. He however felt that he could come into his own as a lyricist and added that the songs will be heard for a long time.
Kiran Srinivas said the movie gave him complete creative satisfaction and that his character was one of the best he had played so far.
Producer Aravind said the film has been shot in Rajasthan, Malpe, Manali, Bengaluru and Goa. H M Ramachandra is the cinematographer and Vikram Hatwar is the story writer of ‘Niruttara’.
RAHUL BOSE DUBS FOR NIRUTTARA
The actor who has featured in a few Indian crossover films said though he did not know the language he felt actors should not shy away from dubbing their portions. He had previously dubbed for his role in Tamil film Vishwaroopam with Kamal Hassan where he did not face any problem.
Rahul Bose, who was also a rugby player, felt that the dubbing experience for South Indian languages Kannada and Tamil were similar but found Kannada comparatively easier. "Dubbing is half of your performance. Someone else dubbing is a waste of an actor's performance. I always insist of dubbing whichever language I act it," he told journalists at a recording studio in Bengaluru.
Bose said he took the help of Apoorva Kasaravalli to dub for his portion. He said he practised his Kannada dialogues by listening to recordings made by the director while also learning the meaning of the words.
Meanwhile, Rahul Bose has clarified reports about his antecedents that could be traced to an online encyclopaedia which says he was born and spent his childhood in Bengaluru. He said he has no connection with Bengaluru whatsoever. "I was neither born here nor do I have any connection with the city. I am a half Bengali, but not a Bengalurean," he said.
However, he says he had visited Bengaluru when he was a rugby player a few times and also too participate in some events later.
Niruttara is directed by Apoorva Kasaravalli and it stars Bhavana, Aindrita Ray and Srinivas among others. The film is produced by Aravind Ramanna.
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