Jaguar (2016 film)

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File:Jaguar Film Poster.jpg
Promotional Posters
Directed byMahadev
Produced byAnitha Kumaraswamy
Screenplay byMahadev
Story byK. V. Vijayendra Prasad[1]
StarringNikhil Kumar
Deepti Sati
Music byS. Thaman
CinematographyManoj Paramahamsa
Edited byRuben
Channambika Films
Release date
  • 5 October 2016 (2016-10-05) (USA)
  • 6 October 2016 (2016-10-06) (India)
Running time
144 minutes
Box office200 million[2]

Jaguar (ಜಾಗ್ವಾರ್) is a 2016 Indian Kannada-language romantic action film, produced by H. D. Kumaraswamy[3] under his banner Channambika Films and directed by Mahadev. It features Nikhil Gowda, who is the son of the producer H. D. Kumaraswamy, and Deepti Sati in the lead roles, while Tamannaah made a debut in Kannada-language and was seen in an Item number. The music was composed by S. Thaman, and the fight scenes were choreographed by Ram-Lakshman masters.[4][5][6] The film was released worldwide on 6 October 2016[7] and was dubbed into Hindi and Telugu under the same title.

Plot[edit | edit source]

The movie opens with a lawyer suggesting his friend over the phone to watch "SS News Channel" to watch a live murder being shown. He cuts the call, saying that he will call after watching the murder and switches to that channel, when the power is cut. He commands a computer repairman who had come to repair his PC to check out what happened to the power and tells him to turn it on when lightning strikes and the repairman's face is shown. The repairman (Nikhil Kumar) then reveals that he is the one who hacked the channel and put that notification there and tells the lawyer that he is the one who is going to die and eventually manages to kill him while broadcasting it through a drone camera and escapes after defeating all of the security guards. The next day, a CBI officer (Jagapathi Babu) arrives to solve the case and names the case and the killer as Jaguar.

The next day, there is an speech ceremony by SS Medical College's topper Arya (Aadarsh Balakrishna), who gets elected as the student leader and vows that there will be no ragging in the college hereafter and proceeds to welcome the first years. One of the first years happens to be Krishna (Nikhil Kumar) or "SS Krishna", as he likes to call himself, and stages a drama saying that ragging is essential to a college since it bridges the senior-junior gap and provides a platform for juniors to display their talents, to which the rest of the first years agree.

Krishna then walks towards Arya and tells him that he will go after his sister Priya (Deepti Sati) next and bets that he will make her fall in love with him to which Arya's friend, who is apparently in love with Priya, gets enraged and is about to attack Krishna when Arya prevents him, saying that his sister is not that innocent. The next day, Krishna follows Priya, gets a pizza, and proposes to her friend (Vidyullekha Raman), to which Priya gets enraged and tells that she knows his techniques and that she will not fall for him. Krishna then acts like crying and leaves the place while the other girls tell Priya to apologize. The next day, Krishna makes fun of Priya in class and also teases Arya. Priya later reciprocates his love after he treats a poor man, which was impossible, and gives the credit to Arya. Later, Krishna murders a police officer in the same way.

It is later revealed that Krishna is the son of Dr. Ramachandra (Rao Ramesh), a person who cared for poors and was cheated in the name of sexual harassment by Sreekar Prasad and Somnath Prasad (Sampath Raj and Adithya Menon), for which he committed suicide. His mother (Ramya Krishna) then looked after him. Finally, Krishna kills both the villains (Sreekar and Somnath) and reconciles with his mother, Priya (who had left him thinking that he will leave her for money), and Arya, who now accepts to give Priya to him.

Cast[edit | edit source]

Production[edit | edit source]

In December 2015, it was revealed that Nikhil Kumar, son of H. D. Kumaraswamy and grandson of Devegowda, would be making his acting debut with the film titled Jaguar for which the story was written by Vijayendra Prasad. H.D Kumarswamy invited Tollywood actor Pawan Kalyan to attend the audio function.[9][10]

Release[edit | edit source]

The film was released worldwide on 6 October 2016 in over 1000 screens and approximately across 16 countries.[11]

Music[edit | edit source]

Soundtrack album by
Released2 September 2016
GenreFilm soundtrack
LabelLahari Music
DirectorS. Thaman
S. S. Thaman chronology

The film's soundtrack album and background score are composed by S. S. Thaman. The soundtrack comprises six tracks.[12]

Kannada Tracklist
1."Get Set Go Ready"Chethan KumarChandan Shetty03:46
2."Priya Priya"Chandan ShettyRahul Nambiar05:24
3."Selfie"Chandan ShettyMika Singh, Kanika Kapoor04:48 [12]
4."Mamaseetha"Chethan KumarKarthik, Megha04:39
5."Sampige"Ramajogayya SastryDeepak, Sammeera04:41
6."Theme" (Instrumental)  01:25
Total length:24:43

All lyrics are written by Ramajogayya Sastry.

Telugu Tracklist
1."Get Set Go Ready"Ranjith03:46
2."Nammave Bujji Thalle"Rahul Nambiar05:24
3."Andaniki Selfie Ve"Mika Singh, Kanika Kapoor04:47
4."Ma Ma Mama Seetha"Karthik, Megha04:39
5."Mandara Thailam"Deepak, Sanjana04:41
Total length:23:17

Reception[edit | edit source]

Awards and nominations[edit | edit source]

Award Category Recipient Result Ref.
6th South Indian International Movie Awards Best Debut Actor - Kannada Nikhil Kumar Won [13]
Best Debut Actor - Telugu Nominated

References[edit | edit source]

  1. "Gowda plans grand film debut for grandson, Baahubali writer has penned script".
  2. Upadhyaya, Prakash (26 October 2016). "Jaguar box office collection: Nikhil's film earns over Rs 20 crore, to be affected by Santhu Straight Forward, Mukunda Murari". Retrieved 29 November 2016. So far, Jaguar has minted over Rs 20 crore...
  3. "Kumaraswamy invites Pawan Kalyan for his son's Jaguar Audio launch".
  4. "LAUNCHED: HDK's Son Nikhil Kumar Debut Movie 'Jaguar' (Video)". 17 December 2015.
  5. "IndiaGlitz — Jaguar is HDK son Nikil — Kannada Movie News". 11 June 2015.
  6. "H. D. Kumaraswamy's son Nikhil debuts with Jaguar". 17 December 2015. Archived from the original on 17 August 2016. Retrieved 27 July 2016.
  7. "Jaguar Releasing On October 6". Chitraloka. 22 September 2016.
  8. "Tamannaah charges a bomb for item number". DC. 1 September 2016. Retrieved 6 September 2016.
  9. "IndiaGlitz - Jaguar is HDK son Nikil - Kannada Movie News". 11 June 2015.
  10. "Deve Gowda's grandson set for big screen debut". 15 June 2015.
  11. "1st ticket of jaguar finds Rs 10-lakh bid".
  12. 12.0 12.1 "Jaguar - All Songs - Download or Listen Free - Saavn". 8 October 2016. Retrieved 7 November 2018.
  13. "Nominations list for the SIIMA 2017 announced!". Archived from the original on 5 June 2017.
  14. "SIIMA 2017 Day 1: Jr NTR bags Best Actor, Kirik Party wins Best Film". India Today. 1 July 2017. Retrieved 19 January 2020.

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