A heist thriller directed by Sunil Kumar Desai, ‘Nishkarsha’ starred Vishnuvardhan, Anant Nag and BC Patil in the lead roles.

Digitised version of Vishnuvardhans 1993 film Nishkarsha to be released
Flix Sandalwood Monday, September 02, 2019 - 18:13

Releasing digitised versions of yesteryear classics has turned out to be a big hit in the past. In order to cash in on the trend, plans are on to release the digitised version of the 1993 Vishnuvardhan starrer Nishkarsha. The technical work pertaining to the digitised version has been completed and the film is scheduled to hit the marquee on September 20 to coincide with the legendary actor’s birth anniversary.

A heist thriller directed by Sunil Kumar Desai, Nishkarsha starred Vishnuvardhan, Anant Nag and BC Patil in the lead roles. The story is about a bank robbery where terrorists become trapped with the hostages. The film had Vishnuvardhan playing anti-terrorist commando Ajay Kumar, Ananth Nag as Police Commissioner Subhash Chandra, BC Patil as Devraj, Suman Nagarkar as bank employee Suman, Ramesh Bhat as lift mechanic Gundanna, Prakash Raj as anti-terrorist Commando Suresh and Avinash as bank architect Ramakrishna.

Guna Singh had composed music for this flick with P Rajan in charge of the cinematography and Janardhan R editing it. Nishkarsha was produced by Doddagowda C Patil and GM Jayadevappa under the banner Srushti Films. Nishkarsha won three awards at the 1993–94 Karnataka State Film Awards for First Best Film, Best Screenplay (Sunil Kumar Desai) and Best Sound Recording (R Kannan).

Last year Vishnuvardhan’s all-time classic Nagarahavu was re-released. Released in the year 1973, the film was bankrolled by N Veerasamy under his banner Eshwari Films. The re-release was bankrolled by the producer’s sons Balaji and actor V Ravichandran. The film was so popular among the masses that it was remade in different languages. While it was titled Zehreela Insaan in Hindi, it was released as Raaja Naagam in Tamil and Kode Nagu in Telugu. Naagarahavu went on to win several awards including the Karnataka State Film Award for Best Actor for Vishnuvardhan.

With Nishkarsha all set for a re-release, movie buffs, especially Vishnuvardhan’s die-hard fans, are waiting for it eagerly.

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