Movie Name: Vikrant Rona
Directed by: Anup Bhandari
Starring: Sudeep, Nirup Bhandari, Neetha Ashok, Ravishankar Gowda, Madhusudan Rao, Vasuki Vaibhav, Jacqueline Fernandez
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Release Date: 28 July, 2022
Running Time: 135 minutes
Vikrant Rona is an upcoming Indian Kannada-language Action-Adventure Mystery Thriller film directed by Anup Bhandari. It features Kiccha Sudeep, Nirup Bhandari and debutante Neetha Ashok in the lead roles. Jacqueline Fernandez is making an extended cameo appearance. The film is now confirmed to hit screens on 28 July, 2022.
Primary photo shoot began on 1 March 2020, and filming started on 2 March at Hyderabad under the title Phantom. Actor Sudeep began filming Kotigobba 3 and Phantom simultaneously. Nirup Bhandari was cast in the role of Sanjeev Gambhira. When the team preparing for 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 pandemic at Annapurna Studios, Hyderabad, by constructing huge dense forest set. Most of the filming done in Annapurna Studios and Ramoji Film City Hyderabad. Other shoots were done in Malshej Ghat, Mahabaleshwar and Kerala. Jacqueline Fernandez plays prominent role along with a song appearance. Now the movie is ready to hit screens on 28 July, 2022.
Music director B. Ajaneesh Loknath composes songs and background music for the movie and its his first collaboration with actor Sudeep.
The film was scheduled to be released worldwide on 24 February 2022 in 10 languages with 3D version, but as of now got delayed due to the second wave of the ongoing pandemic. The film is now confirmed to hit screens on 28 July, 2022.
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.