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Vikrant Rona

July 28, 2022
2hr 27min
Status: released

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Vikrant Rona Movie Details:

Country India
Language Kannada
Dubbed inHindi, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam
GenreAction, Thriller
Release Date28 July 2022
Running Time2hr 27min
Nirup Bhandari
Neetha Ashok
Jacqueline Fernandez
Directed by Anup Bhandari
Written byAnup Bhandari
Produced byShalini Manjunath
Jack Manjunath
Alankar Pandian
Cinematography by William David
Edited by Ashik Kusugolli
Music byB. Ajaneesh Loknath
Production CompanyKichcha Creations
Shalini Arts
Invenio Origin
Distributor Zee Studios
Budget₹95 crore
Box Office Collection₹158.50-210 crore

Vikrant Rona Movie Cast and Characters:

  • Sudeepa as Vikrant “Vicky” Rona
  • Nirup Bhandari as Sanjeev “Sanju” Gambhira/Raghava
  • Neetha Ashok as Aparna Ballal aka Panna
  • Jacqueline Fernandez as Racquel D’Coasta / Gadang Rakkamma /Sapna
  • Ravishankar Gowda as Vishwanath Ballal
  • Madhusudan Rao as Janardhan Gambhira
  • V. Priya as Shantha “Shaku” Gambhira
  • Vasuki Vaibhav as Baalakrishna “Baalu”
  • Siddu Moolimani as Mohanchandra “Munna” Ballal
  • Ramm Bogadi as Mahabala
  • Chitkala Biradar as Baby Ballal
  • Milana Nagaraj as Renu Rona, Vikrant’s wife
  • Samhitha as Geethanjali “Guddi” Rona, Vikrant Rona’s daughter
  • Ramesh Kukkuvalli as Eknath Gambhira
  • Vajradheer Jain as Lawrence Pinto/Madhava
  • Dushyanth Rai as Moose Kunni
  • Karthik Rao Kordale as Fakruddin aka Pakru
  • Ranjan Shetty as Rudramani Bhavikatte
  • Vishwanatha KC as Manche Gowda
  • Yogish Shetty as Nittoni, Madhava and Raghava’s father
  • Achinthya Puranik as Young Sanju
  • Anup Bhandari as Old Photographer (cameo)


Almost half a century ago, a remote village in the middle of a tropical rainforest starts witnessing a series of unexplainable events which they attribute to the supernatural.

About Vikrant Rona Movie:

Sudeepa and Anup Bhandari were to collaborate for a project titled Billa Ranga Baasha; however, the film was put on hold as Sudeepa heard another script from Anup Bandari. Sudeepa decided to produce the film with newcomers playing the lead roles but decided that he himself will star in the film after listening to the script. Vikrant Rona is produced by Manjunath Gowda’s Shalini Arts. Alankar Pandian of Invenio Origin joined the film as a co-producer.

The primary photoshoot began on 1 March 2020, and filming started on 2 March at Hyderabad under the title Phantom. Actor Sudeepa began filming Kotigobba 3 and Phantom simultaneously. The producers originally planned to cast Sudeep’s nephew Sanchith Sanjeev but went with Nirup Bhandari instead. When the team preparing for the second schedule COVID-19 pandemic hits badly and the works stopped. On 13 June, the crew announced they would resume shooting in July.

Then on 16 July 2020, they resumed their work amid the pandemic at Annapurna Studios, Hyderabad, by constructing a huge dense forest set. Most of the filming was done in Annapurna Studios and Ramoji Film City Hyderabad. Other shoots were done in Malshej Ghat, Mahabaleshwar, and Kerala.

The film was made on a budget of ₹95 crore (US$12 million), making it one of the most expensive Kannada movies.

This was the first Kannada movie to use the advanced real-time 3D creation tool Unreal Engine.

The film was released worldwide on 28 July 2022 with the 3D version in more than 3000 screens. Earlier the film was scheduled to release on 19 August 2021. However, it was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic to 24 February 2022, and later to 28 July 2022. In addition to the original Kannada, the film was dubbed and released in Tamil, Hindi, Telugu, Malayalam, and other languages. The film was released on 3000 screens including 450 in Karnataka. The film was released on 87 screens in Kolkata.

The film was initially planned to be made on a budget of ₹15 crore, however, the budget was increased to ₹95 crore due to the scale of the film including the promotional budget. The Telugu version was released on 370 screens in the first week and continued to be screened in 320 theatres in the second week. The film received mixed to negative reviews from critics but received positive responses from the audience and thus became the third highest-grossing Kannada film at the time of its release.

In an interview with News 18, Sudeepa had asserted a possibility of a sequel to Vikrant Rona.

The satellite and digital rights of the Kannada version have been purchased by Zee Kannada and ZEE5, respectively. It was officially announced by Zee Kannada head Raghavendra Hunsur in his channel’s show, Zee Kutumba Awards in 2021. The film was digitally streamed on ZEE5 on 2 September 2022. The Hindi, Tamil, and Telugu versions were digitally streamed on Disney+ Hotstar from 16 September 2022.