Tagaru, directed by Duniya Soori with Shivarajkumar in the lead role, has been running in theatres successfully and is turning out to be one of the biggest hits in Sandalwood in recent years.
Released on 23 February, the action thriller has run houseful shows on the weekends in Santhosh and Veeresh theatres located in Bengaluru. It recently completed 50 days in several theatres across Karnataka and it is now anticipated that it will touch 100 days in some single screens and in a number of multiplexes very soon.
The film’s distributor Jayanna told Bangalore Mirror, “The film is set to complete 100 days in Bengaluru, Mysuru, Hassan, Shivamogga, Davangere and Mandya. In Bengaluru, it will complete 100 days in Santhosh and Veeresh and probably Siddalingeshwara. As of now, I see it completing 100 days in 8 to 9 single screens and 5 to 6 multiplexes.”
The duo – director Duniya Soori and actor Shivarajkumar – are teaming up for the second time, having earlier worked together in Kaddupidi about five years ago, which had turned out to be a massive success as well.
Director Soori’s non-linear screenplay is a major strength; the complicated narration is enhanced by his powerful writing. The gangster versus policeman story is a blend of social responsibility message with commercial elements. Bhavana plays a small yet significant role.
The cop drama also stars Dhananjay, Vasishta Simha, Manvitha Harish, Bhavana Menon, Devaraj and others in prominent roles. Lyricist Jayanth Kaikini and composer Charan Raj make a guest appearance in a song.
Mahendra Simha is the cinematographer while Charan Raj of Godhi Banna Sadharana Mykattu is the music director. KP Srikanth, the producer of the movie and a long-time admirer of Shivarajkumar, seems to have gotten admirable results in his second film production.
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