2016 Kannada film ...Re poster.jpg
Film poster
Directed bySunil Kumar Desai
Screenplay bySunil Kumar Desai
Story bySunil Kumar Desai
Produced byLokesh R.
StarringRamesh Aravind
Anant Nag
Harshika Poonacha
Divya shetty Shridhar
CinematographyG. S. Bhaskar
Edited byB. S. Kemparaj
Music byHamsalekha
Sujana Creations
Distributed byJayanna Films
Release date
  • March 4, 2016 (2016-03-04)
Running time
153 minutes

...Re (English: if) is a 2016 Indian Kannada comedy film written and directed by Sunil Kumar Desai.[1] The film has an ensemble cast consisting of veteran actors: Ramesh Aravind, Anant Nag, Master Hirannaiah, Loknath, Shivaram, Tennis Krishna, Ramesh Bhat, Vaijanath Biradar, Sharath Lohitashwa, Suman, G. K. Govinda Rao among others.[2] Harshika Poonacha and debutant actress Suman play female leads in the film.[2] Ace cinematographer G S Bhaskar who has previously worked for Hollywood legends such has Richard Attenborough has handled the camera.[3] Veteran music director Hamsalekha has composed the music for the film. Ananth Nag had revealed that the movie is thematically similar to Badal Sircar's play Ballabpurer Roopkatha.[4]


In an interview with New Indian Express, the director Sunil Kumar Desai said that the film revolves around the "'ifs' of our lives".[5] Lead actor of the film Ramesh Aravind described the film as "an out of the box love story, which has deep meaning with weird characterisations".[1] Anant Nag also felt that the movie had "serious messages" about Indian cultural heritage and Adi Shankara's Advaita philosophy.[4] It has been touted as the comeback film of legends of Kannada cinema such as—director Sunil Kumar Desai, music director Hamsalekha and senior artists Loknath and Shivram.[6] In an interview with the Times of India, Ramesh Aravind said that "Re" may seem like a film from the 70s or 80s and the "old world charm" of the film is intentional.[7] The film makes a sweeping criticism at the state of open defecation in India.[8]



Pre-production of this movie started in 2013 with the title “Thandana Thandanaana”. The film has been produced by Lokesh R under Sujana Creations banner and has mostly been shot in and around Bengaluru.

No. Song Title Singers Lyrics
1 "Nanondu Bilihaale" Badri Prasad, Hiranmayee Hamsalekha
2 "Savi Nenapina" Badri Prasad Hamsalekha


  1. ^ a b "Loving it with Re". The New Indian Express.
  2. ^ a b "'...Re' Desai Trick". indiaglitz.com.
  3. ^ Muralidhara Khajane. "Attenborough as seen through Bhaskar's eyes". The Hindu.
  4. ^ a b Dhwani Desai (28 February 2016). "Lucky to play challenging roles: Ananth Nag". The Times of India.
  5. ^ "'Re' Revolves Around the 'ifs' of our Lives: Desai". The New Indian Express.
  6. ^ "ದೇಸಾಯಿ ರಿಟರ್ನ್ಸ್ ನಾನು ಹೇಳಿದ್ದನ್ನೇ ಮಾಡ್ತೀನಿ". udayavani.com. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 11 November 2015.
  7. ^ Prathibha Joy (2 March 2016). "Ananth Nag, my chemistry shows onscreen". The Times of India.
  8. ^ "Open Defecation in India".

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