Pailwaan (transl. Wrestler) is a 2019 Indian Kannada-language sports action film written and directed by S. Krishna. The film is produced by Swapna Krishna under the banner RRR Motion Pictures and bankrolled by Zee Studios. It stars Sudeep, Sunil Shetty and Aakanksha Singh in the lead roles, while Kabir Duhan Singh, Sushant Singh, Avinash, and Sharath Lohitashwa play supporting roles. Pailwan marks Sunil Shetty’s debut in Kannada cinema. The score and soundtrack of the film was composed by Arjun Janya. The film follows the journey of an orphan who goes on to become a wrestler and a boxer while getting into brawls with those who disrupt his personal life.
Initially the film team planned to release it in nine languages, but later it settled for five languages, due to the Hindi language theatrical release. The film released on 12 September 2019, while the Hindi version opened a day later, on 13 September.
|Directed by||S. Krishna|
|Produced by||Swapna Krishna|
Kabir Duhan Singh
|Music by||Arjun Janya|
RRR Motion Pictures Production
|Distributed by||KRG Studios (Kannada)|
Vaaraahi Chalana Chitram (Telugu)
|Release date||12 September 2019|
|Running time||166 minutes|
Krishna, an orphan, is nurtured by the owner of a gym whose name is Sarkar. Krishna rises against all odds to become a wrestler but eventually gets into a conflict with himself when he falls in love.