Kiragoorina Gayyaligalu

Kiragoorina Gayyaligalu transl. Rowdy women of Kiragooru) is a 2016 Indian Kannada drama film directed by Sumana Kittur, based on a novel of the same name written by Poornachandra Tejaswi.[2] It stars Shwetha Srivatsav, Sukrutha Wagle, Karunya Ram, Sonu, and Manasa Joshi in the lead roles. The supporting cast features Achyuth Kumar, Kishore, Sharath Lohitashwa

Kiragoorina Gayyaligalu
2016 Kannada film Kiragoorina Gayyaligalu poster.jpg
Film poster
Directed byD. Sumana Kittur
Written byPoornachandra Tejaswi
Screenplay byAgni Shridhar
Based onKiragoorina Gayyaligalu
by Poornachandra Tejaswi
Produced bySyed Aman Bachchan
M. S. Ravindra
StarringShwetha Srivatsav
Sukrutha Wagle
Karunya Ram
CinematographyManohar Joshi
Edited bySuresh Urs
Music bySadhu Kokila
Megha Movies
Release date
  • 11 March 2016 (2016-03-11)
Running time
139 minutes
Box office10 crore[1]




Sumana Kittur, an admirer of writer Poornachandra Tejaswi's works, said his work Kiragoorina Gayyaligalu stood out for her, as it was set in a village backdrop, that she associated to, having had the same origins. She approached Rajeswari Tejaswi, Poornachandra Tejaswi's wife, for the copyrights to adapt the novella into a film.[3] Following this, she announced of the film in January 2015.


"I had much work to do for this film and most importantly, I had to get the accent and body language right, which was straining. All said, I am glad; I was doing a good film and did it out of passion."

 —Shwetha Srivatsav, regarding her work in the film.[4]

Kittur announced that the lead role of Daanamma would be played by Shwetha Srivatsav, and that Achyuth Kumar would appear in a pivotal role.[2] It was revealed in March 2015 that Sukrutha Wagle, Sonu, Kishore and Manasa Joshi would play other lead. Sharath Lohitashwa would play supporting roles, and that Yogesh would appear in an important role in the film. On casting Srivatsav in the lead role, she said, "She has not been exposed to too many films. So, I thought that she would appear fresh in this particular role. Also, she had already read the novel, when I approached her and all she asked me was whether she would be playing the character of Daanamma".[5] The casting of Karunya Ram and Manasa Joshi were confirmed in April 2015.[6][7] Writer Agni Shridhar, who had previously collaborated with Kittur in Edegarike (2012), was chosen to work on the film's screenplay and dialogues. Speaking on the subject of the film, Kittur said the film was "heroine-oriented" and that it would "depict the lives of girls in villages." Speaking to The Indian Express during its post-production stages, Shridhar said, "[T]he film is a mirror of the women folk of any village in India but does not talk about feminism, neither in the story nor through the characters. But the feminist theme Sumana has portrayed would be the answer to the people in all fields, including politics".[8]


Pre-production work of the film began in April 2015.[9] Reports said, prior to the beginning of filming, in preparation for her role, Srivatsav took to villages in Karnataka to get a hold of the village dialect and understand the way of living.[10][11] To resemble the village with environs of Kiragooru as depicted by Tejaswi in his novella, the makers scouted over 50 villages in areas surrounding and in Bangalore and Mysore in Karnataka before zeroing on three villages in Kanakapura of Ramanagara district — Doddabadkere, Goluru and Chikkanawalase — villages close to Bangalore, making the team easier to traverse between them and the latter. Significant portions were also shot in Harohalli in Mysore district.[12]



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  2. ^ a b "'Kiragoorina Gayyaligalu', set to come to a theatre near you". The Hindu. 22 January 2015. Retrieved 14 April 2015.
  3. ^ "Suman Kittur's next is with Shweta". The Times of India. 22 January 2015. Retrieved 14 April 2015.
  4. ^ "Kiragoorina Gayyaligalu is My Debut: Shwetha". The New Indian Express. 28 October 2015. Retrieved 28 October 2015.
  5. ^ Sharadhaa A. (4 March 2015). "Sumana Brings to Life a Literary World". The New Indian Express. Retrieved 14 April 2015.
  6. ^ Joy, Prathibha (11 April 2015). "Why is Karunya Ram working in a small film?". The Times of India. Retrieved 14 April 2015.
  7. ^ "Manasa Joshi Joins Kirugurina Gayyaligalu". 14 April 2015. Retrieved 15 April 2015.
  8. ^ Sharadhaa, A. "Sumana is Determined to Reach Out to Masses with Kiragoorina Gayyaligalu". The New Indian Express. Archived from the original on 23 February 2016. Retrieved 13 March 2016.
  9. ^ "Shwetha's 'Kodak' moment!". 9 April 2015. Archived from the original on 9 April 2015. Retrieved 14 April 2015.
  10. ^ Suresh, Sunayana (13 April 2015). "When Shwetha Srivatsav milked a cow!". The Times of India. Retrieved 14 April 2015.
  11. ^ "ಸಿಟಿ ಶ್ವೇತಾ ಹಳ್ಳಿ ಲೈಫು" [City Shwetha, Village Life]. Vijaya Karnataka (in Kannada). 14 April 2015. Retrieved 15 April 2015.
  12. ^ Prasad S., Shyam (1 February 2016). "The three-in-one village". Bangalore Mirror. Retrieved 21 February 2016.

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