Good South Indian movies have often drawn the attention of Bollywood filmmakers, and Kannada film "RangiTaranga" is the latest to join the list of such movies.
Rumours are rife that there is a good demand for the remake rights of "RangiTaranga". While the talks for Tamil and Telugu versions are yet to begin, there seems to be some progress in the discussion related to the Bollywood version.
Leading filmmaker Ashutosh Gowariker of "Lagaan" and "Jodhaa Akbar" fame has reportedly expressed his interest in the project and has already reportedly begun talks with "RangiTaranga" makers. However, the director has refused to open up about the matter at this stage.
"RangiTaranga" has turned out to be a big hit in Kannada. The newcomers' film performed well for weeks despite getting a poor start at the collection centres. The good word-of-mouth from the audience and celebs along with positive reviews from the critics have played a major role in its success.
The small-budget Kannada film is a mystery thriller that has been written and directed by Anup Bhandari and produced by HK Prakash. Nirup Bhandari, Avanthika Shetty, Radhika Chetan, Saikumar and others are part of the cast.
Hollywood's Lance Kaplan and William David have handled the cinematography and Praveen Joyappa has edited the movie. Director Anup Bhandari has also composed the music and Ajaneesh Loknath has scored the background music.