Private Project

PINGARA (Areca Flower)

Tulu Naadu, is a region in the coastal belt of Karnataka of India, which has a unique culture of people worshipping DAIVA/BHOOTA (spirits); more than worshiping God itself.Dalits (the societally termed “backward ethnic community”) are believed to have the ability of summoning spirits on to their bodies at will and hence are considered Godly/Divine; momentarily.The film PINGARA’s story is woven around this unique culture.When a spirit speaks the truth through the bodily medium of Taniya, a person from the Dalit community, 3 individuals from the supposedly upper caste get guilt ridden. The story interestingly unravels how each of them is affected, how ego & class discrimination practices result in injustice and finally, how nature at the end of the day uses the same bodily medium to deliver justice.

  • R Preetham Shetty
  • R Preetham Shetty
  • Avinash U Shetty
    Harivu, Aa Karala Ratri, Puta 109,
  • Manjunatha Reddy D N
  • Neema Ray
    Key Cast
  • Sharan Shetty
    Key Cast
  • Usha Bhandari
    Key Cast
  • Guru Hegde
    Key Cast
  • Sunil Nelligudde
    Key Cast
  • Prashanth C K
    Key Cast
  • Sinchana Chandramohan
    Key Cast
  • Ranjith Suvarna
    Key Cast
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    1 hour 47 minutes 50 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    December 30, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    110,000 USD
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  • Bangalore International Film Festival 2020
    February 28, 2020
    World Premiere
    NETPAC International Jury AWARD (Best Asian Cinema)
  • Bangalore International Film Festival 2020
    February 28, 2020
    World Premiere
    Official Selection_Kannada CINEMA COMPETITION_BIFFES2020
  • Bangalore International Film Festival 2020
    February 28, 2020
    World Premiere
  • 67th National Film Awards
    New Delhi
    Best Feature Film Tulu
Director Biography - R Preetham Shetty

R Pritham shetty as been awarded as best Director of Small screen for Serial Meera
Madhava in 2014 by Karnataka government art and culture department and also
worked as associate Director for Office Office which is one of the India’s most
awarded Hindi TV show Directed by Rajeev Mehera .
He started his career by stepping towards Bollywood in 2004.
At first R Pritham Shetty worked as assistant Director in the production house of
Eagle films , Life out of control, which was Directed by Rajeev Mehara and
telecasted in star Plus. Later he worked as associate Director for famous TV Serials
like Shannu ki Shadhi, Office office, Full toss, Agdam Bagdam Tigdam, sunn yaar
Chill maar, shararath And he also worked as co-director for the movie Chala
Musaddhi office office.
In 2010 R Pritham shetty continued his journey as Independent director in
Kannada Industry. His first serial was Radha kalyana with successful 1000
episodes. Later Pavithra bhandana,Meera Madhava, ondooralli Raja Rani, Kinnari,
Kanmani, Meenakshi Maduve(produced and Directed)was Directed by him.
In 2019 he directed a Tulu/kannada art movie named Pingara. this film is about the
custom and tradition of Tuluva ‘s and also about the cast system which was
practiced in early days of Tulunad.
At present he is Directing a movie Named Sadhguna Sampanna Madhava 100%
which all about day today life of a Normal person, with a moral message.

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