The Villain (2018 film)

The Villain is a 2018 Indian Kannada-language action thriller film written and directed by Prem and produced by C. R. Manohar, starring Shiva Rajkumar, Sudeep, Amy Jackson, Mithun Chakraborty, Meka Srikanth in lead roles.

The Villain
Villain movie poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed byPrem
Produced byC. R. Manohar
Written byPrem
Malavalli Saikrishna
StarringShiva Rajkumar
Amy Jackson
Mithun Chakraborty
Tilak Shekar
Music byArjun Janya
CinematographyGirish R. Gowda
Edited bySrinivas P. Babu
Release date
  • 18 October 2018 (2018-10-18)
Running time
175 minutes


The story revolves around Rama now changed his name as Ravana (Sudeep) is an international Don. Ramu (Shiva Rajkumar) joins hands with Ravana's enemies. His aim is to protect his brother Rama and unite him with his mother. He uses Sitha (Amy Jackson) for the purpose. Rama has believed that his mother has died in the road accident. In reality she will be alive and waiting for her son from the past 20 years. How Ramu fulfills his promises and unites the mother and the son forms the crux of the story.



Director Prem announced new film starring Shivaraj Rajkumar and Kichcha Sudeepa in lead roles. The film is about a villager who dreams to become an actor. The film is produced by C. R. Manohar and they signed Bollywood actor Mithun Chakraborty in an important role that has been kept as a secret in the beginning, but the news was later leaked to the press.[1] The film was launched by then Karnataka's Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on 13 December 2015[2][3] and the first look was released in March 2017.[4] The film completed a schedule and was reported to have portions in England and two other foreign countries to be shot. By then, the film fetched 5.4 crore as Hindi rights. Actress Amy Jackson was signed as the female lead.[5][6] The song "Jeeva Hoovagide"[7] from Nee Nanna Gellalare composed by Ilaiyaraaja was shot with Shiva Rajkumar and Amy Jackson in replicated costumes of Rajkumar and Manjula from the original film in a schedule where entire talkie portions were shot, except few songs.[8][9] Later, filming the climax was completed on 1 February as per actor Sudeep's tweet.[10]


The Villain
Soundtrack album by
GenreFeature film soundtrack
LabelAnand Audio
Arjun Janya chronology
Kannadakkagi Ondannu Otti
The Villain
Ambi Ning Vayassaytho
Singles from The Villain
  1. "I am Villain"
    Released: 13 July 2018 (2018-07-13)
  2. "Tick Tick Tick"
    Released: 20 July 2018 (2018-07-20)

Arjun Janya was signed to compose music and background score for the movie.[11]

Track list
1."I am Villain"PremShankar Mahadevan4:31
2."Tick Tick Tick"PremVijay Prakash, Kailash Kher, Prem, Siddharth Basrur3:50
3."Love Aagoythe Nin Myale"PremPrem, Chorus4:35
4."Nodivalandava"PremArmaan Malik, Shreya Ghoshal4:11
5."Bolo Bolo Raamappa"PremVijay Prakash, Kushala and Chorus4:22
6."Rana Rana Raavana"PremPrem, Shreya Ghoshal3:13


The Villain released worldwide on 18 October 2018.The film opened for high negative reviews from critics and audience alike.


The film opened on a very high note and collected exactly 12.5 crores on day 1 but couldn't maintain the same momentum and collections fell for 85% on day 2 and 91% day 3 and the first week collection was reported to be around 39.57 crores.


  1. ^ Prasad S, Shyam (4 May 2017). "Mithun makes Kannada debut". The Times of India. Archived from the original on 13 May 2017. Retrieved 6 May 2017.
  2. ^ Upadhyaya, Prakash (1 April 2017). "Sudeep-Shivaraj Kumar's The Villain first look posters take the fans by a storm". International Business Times. Archived from the original on 9 May 2017. Retrieved 6 May 2017.
  3. ^ Sharadhaa, A (2 August 2016). "Prem's choice for the villain may be Tamannaah". The New Indian Express. Retrieved 6 May 2017.
  4. ^ "The Villain first look revealed". The Times of India. 3 April 2017. Retrieved 6 May 2017.
  5. ^ Sharadhaa, A (17 May 2017). "Amy Jackson comes to the villain". The New Indian Express. Archived from the original on 20 May 2017. Retrieved 19 May 2017.
  6. ^ Srivatsan (17 May 2017). "The Villain: Amy Jackson to star opposite Shivrajkumar, Kichcha Sudeep". India Today. Archived from the original on 19 May 2017. Retrieved 19 May 2017.
  7. ^ "Jeeva Hoovagide — Nee Nanna Gellalaare — Kannnada Hit Songs". YouTube. Archived from the original on 20 June 2018. Retrieved 4 February 2018.
  8. ^ "Nee Nanna Gellarare song for The Villain". Indiaglitz. 3 February 2018. Archived from the original on 5 February 2018. Retrieved 4 February 2018.
  9. ^ Sharadhaa, A (28 January 2018). "Prem sets in nostalgic mood for The Villain". The New Indian Express. Archived from the original on 31 January 2018. Retrieved 31 January 2018.
  10. ^ Upadhyaya, Prakash (2 February 2018). "Sudeep wraps up the climax sequence of The Villain, release likely in April or May". International Business Times. Archived from the original on 4 February 2018. Retrieved 3 February 2018.
  11. ^ "Filmibeat on The Villain movie crew" "The villain Cast & Crew, the villain Kannada Movie Cast, Actor, Actress, Director". Archived from the original on 18 April 2018. Retrieved 17 April 2018.

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