Ugramm

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Ugramm
Ugramm.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed byPrashanth Neel
Screenplay by
Story by
  • Prashanth Neel
  • K. Ram ShriLaxman
Produced byInkfinite Pictures
Starring
Cinematography
Edited bySrikanth Gowda
Music byRavi Basrur
Production
company
Inkfinite Pictures
Distributed byThoogudeepa Distributors
Release date
  • 21 February 2014 (2014-02-21)
CountryIndia
LanguageKannada

Ugramm (Furious) is a 2014 Indian Kannada-language action thriller film directed by Prashanth Neel and produced under the banner Inkfinite Pictures with his brother Pradeep Neel as the executive producer. It stars Srimurali and Haripriya as the lead pair, supported by Thilak Shekar, Atul Kulkarni, Avinash, Jai Jagadish and others. Bhuvan Gowda was the main cinematographer, while Ravi Varman was a guest cinematographer, marking his debut in Kannada cinema.[1] It completed a run of 150 days in some theatres across Karnataka.[2]

A sequel to the film titled Ugramm Veeram to be made in 2015, was announced by Srimurali in July 2014.[3] It was remade in Odia as Agastya starring Anubhav Mohanty.

Plot

In 1994, Shivarudra Lingaiah was a ruthless gangster in the Bangalore crime syndicate, who agreed to take up a big smuggling deal, for which he approached Prabhakar, who is an owner of a shipping company to be under his payroll and smuggle the goods through his ships. However, Prabhakar rejects the offer. Angered by the rejection, Shivarudra Lingaiah killed Prabhakar's wife and also threatened to kill his infant daughter, Nithya, for which Prabhakar accepted Shivarudra Lingaiah's offer. While working with Shivarudra Lingaiah, Prabhakar stopped a ship coming from Dubai, which contained the smuggled goods belonging to Shivarudra Lingaiah and loaded 90% of the smuggled goods into another ship where he sells it to a third party and escapes to Australia, along with Nithya to start a new life. Shivarudra Lingaiah is arrested from a tip-off by Prabhakar. However, he continues his activities from the prison through his son, Dheeraj.

In 2014, Shivarudra Lingaiah is now an MLA candidate, who along with Dheeraj, is awaiting to extract vengeance upon Prabhakar. A grown-up Nithya arrives at Bangalore to Talagavara to visit her late mother's grave and is kidnapped by Dheeraj's gang on the way. Agastya is a automobile mechanic, who saves her from Dheeraj's gang. He takes her to his house for safeguarding as advised by Prabhakar's family-friend Vishwa. Meanwhile, a cat-and-mouse game ensues between Shivarudra Lingaiah and Agastya, where Agastya manages to save Nithya again. Nithya, who has fallen for Agastya learns from Vishwa about his dark past in Mughor, a region ruled by the blood-ridden syndicate. Agastya's old promise to his friend, Baala, had pushed Agastya to enter the crime syndicate.

Within just a few years, Agastya managed to capture the entire region for Baala, against all odds. This earned him fearful respect and fame. However, Agastya's skirmish with Baala's younger brother Maara, leads to Maara's death. Agastya had forced an exile upon himself, respecting his mother's vow to live a life free of violence. Dheeraj kills Shivarudra Lingaiah, deeming him weak and captures Nithya and relocates to Mughor, under the orders from Mughor's crime syndicate to seek vengeance on Agastya. Agastya returns to Mughor where he faces the entire Mughor's criminal fraternity, where he kills Dheeraj and saves Nithya again. Though still holding a deep grudge against Agastya for Maara's death, Baala allows them to leave, as a show of friendship towards Agastya. Agastya leaves Mughor to starts a new life with Nithya.

Cast

Production

Filming

Ugramm was the first film ever to be shot outside the Bharat Gold Mines Limited cyanide dumps at Kolar Gold Fields. The other locations where the film was shot at include Kalaburagi as showcased as Mughor in filmand Bijapur District Chintamani, Kolar, Mysore, Gargeshwari, Nandigrama and Bangalore.[4] Eight different cameras were used to suit different situations and locations.

Soundtrack

Ugramm
Soundtrack album by
Ravi Basrur
Released21 February 2014
GenreFeature film soundtrack
Length23:37
LanguageKannada
LabelD Beats

The songs and background score were composed by Ravi Basrur with lyrics written by Ram Narayan, S. Sarvesh and Basrur.[5] The soundtrack has six songs.[6]

Track listing
No.TitleLyricsSinger(s)Length
1."Legend of Narasimha"Ravi BasrurRavi Basrur4:08
2."Chanana Chanana"Ram NarayanAnuradha Bhat4:40
3."Ondu Hudugi"Ram NarayanRavi Basrur, Anuradha Bhat3:37
4."Chittara Moodo"S. SarveshPriyanka Bharali3:46
5."Ugramm Veeram"Ravi BasrurRavi Basrur3:48
6."Chittara Moodo Unplugged"S. SarveshPriyanka Bharali3:38
Total length:23:37

Reception

Reviewing the soundtrack album, Kavya Christopher of The Times of India wrote, "Apart from the title track – Ugramm Veeram – which rightfully captures the essence of the title, translating to aggression, the rest of the numbers take you into a romantic journey of dream sequences that many stories try to rely on to bring in some breathing space in an otherwise adrenaline-packed plot."[7]

Release

The film made its theatrical release on 21 February 2014 in 142 theaters across Karnataka.[8]

Reception

Upon its theatrical release, Ugramm received positive reviews from critics who praised the cast performances, writing, cinematography and direction. B. S. Srivani of Deccan Herald wrote of the film, "The screenplay is a beauty .. and dialogues .. do their job very well." and concluded by writing, "An overdose of violence to simple-minded families, Ugramm, however, is a treat for those looking for instant kicks."[9] A. Sharadhaa of The New Indian Express wrote, "This is a landmark gangster film that balances commercial elements with a stirring screenplay." and concluded writing, " A very well-made film, Ugramm is full of action, drama and fleshed out characters."[4] Shyam Prasad S. of Bangalore Mirror gave the film a rating out 3/5 and wrote, "The film is technically brilliant, but what it lacks is a style to the excessive energy that is drummed up."[10]

Box-office

Ugramm opened strongly at the box-office and collected 5.5 crore in Karnataka on first week.[11] It completed a 150-day run in theatres in Karnataka.[12]

References

  1. ^ "Ram-Leela famed Ravi Varman makes debut in Kannada". The Times of India. 30 December 2013. Retrieved 20 February 2014.
  2. ^ "The best of Sandalwood, 2014". Bangalore Mirror. 29 December 2016. Retrieved 31 December 2014.
  3. ^ "'Ugramm' sequel to be made in 2015". daijiworld.com. 22 July 2014. Retrieved 19 August 2014.
  4. ^ a b "A Grand Avatar of Sri Murali in 'Ugramm'". The New Indian Express. 22 February 2014. Retrieved 22 February 2014.
  5. ^ "Ugramm songs lyrics". Kannada Song Lyrics. 15 March 2014. Retrieved 22 March 2014.
  6. ^ "Ugramm (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) – EP". iTunes Store. Retrieved 21 August 2014.
  7. ^ "Ugramm Music Review". The Times of India. 21 February 2014. Retrieved 21 February 2014.
  8. ^ "Ugramm Creates New Records at Box Office!". oneindia.com. 6 March 2014. Retrieved 6 March 2014.
  9. ^ "Shaping rage into strength". Deccan Herald. 22 February 2014. Retrieved 22 February 2014.
  10. ^ "Movie review: Ugramm". Bangalore Mirror. 12 February 2014. Retrieved 22 February 2014.
  11. ^ "'Ugramm' Box Office Collection: Sri Murali Starrer Performs Well; Earns Rs. 5.5 Crore in First Week". International Business Times. 6 March 2014. Retrieved 6 March 2014.
  12. ^ "Pirate Helps Ugramm Assess Losses". The New Indian Express. 6 September 2014. Retrieved 26 September 2014.

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