The Anup Bhandari directorial, which has Kiccha Sudeep in the lead, along with Nirup Bhandari and Neetha Ashok, is coming to theatres on July 28
Last Updated: 09.00 AM, Jul 21, 2022
Anup Bhandari runs a tight ship in the editing suite, no doubt. His two films so far, Rangitaranga and Rajaratha, were both a tad under two-and-a-half hours long each at 2.29 hours and 2.23 hours respectively. His next, Vikrant Rona, also falls in this category; it’s been censored U/A with a run time of 147.39 mins, (2.27 hours), including credits. It had earlier been reported that the film would be Anup’s shortest ever at 2.15 hours, based on information on ticket booking sites, but the final edit, it seems is a few minutes longer. Under two-and-a-half hours is quite decent for a mystery thriller and is inclusive of the songs.
Vikrant Rona, which has Kiccha Sudeep in the title role, with Nirup Bhandari and Neetha Ashok in pivotal roles, is releasing in theatres on July 28. Boasting cinematography by William David, which has been converted to 3D for the big screen, the film has music by B Ajaneesh Loknath, for who Vikrant Rona is the third collaboration with Anup.
Rumour has it that Vikrant Rona has a strong connect to Anup’s first film, Rangitaranga, which was set in a village called Kamarottu and has a vital scene playing out in a well. There is a mention of Kamarottu Junction in the Vikrant Rona trailer (in the fleeting glimpse of a news clipping), and that the mortal remains of a police officer were found in a well.
In order to reach maximum audiences, the filmmakers have associated with CineDubs, an app that will enable a user to watch the film in the language of his/her choice, provided, he/she is at a movie theatre. The digital and satellite rights of the Kannada version of the film have been sold to Zee5 Kannada and Zee Kannada respectively. The Hindi OTT and satellite rights are likely to be picked up by Sony/SonyLiv.