What happens when two of Kannada film industry’s biggest stars come together for a movie? Read our article about one of the biggest kannada movies of the year, which is now available on Zee5
We for one were thrilled when we heard about Shivanna & Sudeep starring in a movie together. We couldn’t control our excitement post The Villain’s release & rushed to the theatres to see the movie. Two of the biggest stars of the Kannada film industry coming together in a movie created unparalleled excitement among their fans. One can say these two stalwarts coming together for a movie is as big as Salman & Shahrukh or Captain America & Iron Man being seen together in a movie.
While Shiva Rajkumar or Shivanna as he is called by his fans, may be the son of megastar – Rajkumar, one can’t deny that he has built a loyal fan base for himself through sheer talent over the years. He debuted in the year 1986, with Anand. But his biggest hit till date has been Om. People say that if Om – directed by Upendra, were to release even today, it would run to packed houses. It was Om that set the trend for all the action movies to come. The movie even inspired the Sunny Deol starrer – Arjun Pandit.
While Shivanna has tasted success in various genres like family dramas, comedy & romance, it is his action movies which are his mainstay. His last two releases were Mufti & Tagaru are some of the best action flicks that the Kannada Industry has seen in recent times. In Mufti, where he took the backseat & let Sriimurali shine, was a runaway success. In short, one can say that Shivanna is at home ground when it comes to action movies.
Sudeep a.k.a Kiccha Sudeep, as he is called by his fans, on the other hand, too is a superstar with a great track record with action movies. He boasts of a huge fan following in Karnataka that has expanded to other states too now. For example, his Telugu movie Eega garnered him acclaim across the country. He has often inspired style trends in Kannada pop culture. Like the time, his Hebbuli hairdo was a rage among youngsters in Karnataka. Known for his powerful voice, fit physique, good looks, he is now winning hearts as the host of Bigg Boss Kannada for the last 4 years, while also breaking box office records.
If the Shivanna-Sudeep combo wasn’t enough, the movie also boasts of the blockbuster combo of director Prem & Shivanna. The last time they worked together was for the cult action classic – Jogi in 2005. Shivanna’s flair for action combined with the acting prowess of Kiccha Sudeep can make even a dull script come to life. Imagine these two superstars clashing against each other on the big screen! Kiccha Sudeep’s baritone vs Shivanna’s dialogue delivery. Now, that’s just wow. The Villain also has the very beautiful Amy Jackson, who plays a pivotal role and further increase the hype for the movie. Bollywood legend Mithun Chakraborty too is part of the cast. So it was no surprise when the Villain managed to pull in some good reviews not only among the public but also among the critics.
So who do you think will win the clash of the titans? Who gets the girl in the end? Who is the hero & who is an eponymous the villain? Watch The Villain on ZEE5 to find out!