RangiTaranga (English: Colourful Wave) is a 2015 Indian Kannada language mystery thriller film written and directed by Anup Bhandari in his debut, and produced by H. K. Prakash. It features debutantes Nirup Bhandari, Radhika Chetan and Avantika Shetty, and Saikumar in the lead roles. Anup Bhandari said that in writing story for the film, he took inspiration from "Dennana Dennana", a track that featured as the theme song in the 1990s Kannada television soap Guddada Bhoota. In addition to directing the film, Bhandari also scored for its soundtrack, also penning its lyrics. It featured cinematography by US-based cinematographers Lance Kaplan and William David, the former of who, had previously collaborated with Bhandari on a short film.
RangiTaranga is set in Kamarottu, a fictional village in the Tulunadu region of Karnataka, as Indu's (Radhika Chetan) ancestral village. Her husband Gautam (Nirup Bhandari) and she decide to perform a ritual to ward off evil spirits. The story follows Gautam uncovering a mysterious trail of crime on finding his wife missing and the final discovery of the criminal. Parts of filming took place in Mysore, Bangalore, Madikeri, Puttur, Sira, Ottapalam, Alappuzha and Ooty. Upon theatrical release on 3 July 2015, the film opened to overwhelmingly positive response from audiences and critics alike. Critics acclaimed the film's screenplay, direction, film score, cinematography and the acting performance of Saikumar. The film made it into the list of productions eligible for the 88th Academy Awards but did not make it into nomination list.