Tagaru (English: Billy Goat) is an upcoming Indian action Kannada film directed by Duniya Soori and produced by K. P. Srikanth. It features Shiva Rajkumar and Manvitha in the lead roles along with Dhananjay, Bhavana Menon, Vasishta N. Simha, Devaraj and Suhasini Maniratnam in key supporting roles. Shivakumara Swami of the “Sree Siddaganga Mutt” is said to have appeared for a brief length of the film.
The soundtrack and score is by Charan Raj and the cinematography is by Mahendra Simha. The film was officially launched on 22 August 2016 and the first look was released the following day.The project marks the second collaboration between Soori and Shivarajkumar after Kaddipudi (2013). The first schedule was held in and around Bangalore and Tumkur while the second schedule scenes were canned at Mysore, Mangalore and other coastal belt regions of Karnataka.

Shiva Rajkumar
Vasishta N. Simha
Suhasini Maniratnam


On 3 November 2015 an article was published with an announcement that after the success of the crime drama film Kaddipudi in 2013, director Soori would again collaborate with actor Shivarajkumar for an action film titled Tagaru. However it was reported that the film would go on floors only after both of them complete their pending projects. On 22 August 2016 the film was officially launched in Bangalore with all the lead cast being finalized. The first schedule was wrapped up on 26 November 2016. The second schedule began on 12 December and was held in Mysore, Udupi, Gokarna and other coastal areas. From 3 March 2016 the third schedule was filmed with actress Bhavana joining the team.

After finalizing Shivarajkumar to play the lead role, producer K. P. Srikanth, a former associate of Kanakapura Srinivas, took up the project to finance. This film marks his second independent film after Shiva which was directed by Om Prakash Rao. Actress Manvitha Harish was selected to play the female lead, marking her second association with Soori after the successful Kendasampige (2015). Later actors Dhananjay and Vasishta N. Simha were roped in to play antagonist roles. Dhananjay’s hair style was modified to suit for the role. During the third schedule of the shooting, actress Bhavana Menon was roped in to play another pivotal character.Veteran actors Devaraj and Suhasini Maniratnam were signed in to play key supporting characters with Devaraj working together with Shivarajkumar after a gap of 20 years. Suhasini was selected to play the sister role to Shivarajkumar.

Charan Raj has been signed to compose the score and songs for the film. The lyrics for the songs are written by director Soori, Yogaraj Bhat and Jayanth Kaikini.

Source : Wikipedia

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