Viraat is a 2016 Indian Kannada-language action drama film directed by H. Vasu and written by M. S. Ramesh. The film, produced by C. Kalyan under Theja Cinemas banner, features Darshan as the lead protagonist whilst newcomers Vidhisha Srivatsav, Isha Chawla and Chaitra Chandranath play the female lead characters. P. Ravi Shankar, Suhasini Maniratnam and Sumalatha play crucial supporting roles. It was dubbed into Hindi under the same title Viraat.
The film which was earlier slated for a 2012 release underwent significant delays during the making due to the earlier producer and director tussles which ended up in the producer Sandesh Nagaraj walking out of the film. The film was eventually shelved and later was taken up by C.Kalyan, a Tollywood-based producer. The film finally released on 29 January 2016.
- Darshan as Viraat Prasad
- Isha Chawla as Preethi
- Vidisha Shrivastav as Spoorthi
- Chaitra Chandranath as Keerthi
- Suhasini Maniratnam as Chief Minister
- Sumalatha as Viraat's mother
- P. Ravi Shankar as Surendra Singh
- Srinivasa Murthy
- Sadhu Kokila
- Bullet Prakash
- Chitra Shenoy
- Padma Vasanthi
- Bank Janardhan
- Thulasi Shivamani
The official launch and the first schedule shooting of Viraat began on 27 February 2012. The film considered to be a big budget venture with a big glass house worth crores of rupees is being made at the Bababudangiri Hills for the first 15 days shooting schedule. Actress Suhasini Maniratnam played the role of a powerful Chief Minister for the first time in her career.
The Bangalore Mirror gave the movie 3 stars. Its review said, "[T]he film has its moments but the film isn't exactly a must-watch, except for the hero's fans", and added, "[T]he plot is more like the TV reality show The Bachelor".
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|Released||12 January 2016|
Music for the film is composed by V. Harikrishna who is the regular composer for Darshan's films. A single song is composed and sung by Raghu Kunche, making his debut in Kannada cinema. The song "Gandasu Safety Pin" is a recreation of Kunche's Telugu song "Ramanamma" from the film Bumper Offer.
|1.||"Bombdi Bajaaysu"||Yogaraj Bhat||Tippu, Priyadarshini||4:24|
|2.||"Gandasu Safety Pin(composed by Raghu Kunche)"||V. Nagendra Prasad||Raghu Kunche||4:21|
|3.||"Ivanobba Olle Huduga"||V. Nagendra Prasad||Ramya NSK||4:04|
|4.||"Le Le Avnu Nanna Would Be Kane"||V. Nagendra Prasad||Shashank Sheshagiri, Sangeetha Ravindranath||4:10|
|5.||"Maathella Marethe Hoythu"||Kaviraj||Karthik, Anuradha Bhat||4:11|
|6.||"Munjaane Suriva Manjali"||Kaviraj||Santhosh Venky, Anuradha Bhat||3:57|
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