Mr. Airavata is a 2015 Indian action-thriller Kannada film directed & written by A. P. Arjun and produced by Sandesh Nagaraj. The film stars Darshan, Urvashi Rautela and Prakash Raj in the lead roles and also stars Darshan’s son Vineesh making his acting debut. The music is composed by V. Harikrishna.
The film was released to 450 screens worldwide with 45 screens in the United States, 5 in Australia, and in 50 screens outside Karnataka and 350 screens in the state.
The film opens with the chief minister and IG of Karnataka coming to the house of Vitta Gowda (Ananth Nag) to request him to send his grandson Airavata (Darshan) to duty as soon as possible. He agrees but with certain reasonable conditions. Outside, a reporter asks her senior the reason for such a fuss. The senior explains the story. 6 months earlier, Airavata had joined Bangalore police as the ACP. He brought over a big change to the crime filled city and slowly eradicated all signs of criminal activity. He brings up new rules that serve the public without consulting higher officials and does these through his own money. These rules cause huge losses to several criminals, mostly to Prathap Kale (Prakash Raj) who immediately calls upon an enmity with Airavata. During this while a reporter Priya (Urvashi Rautela) falls in love with Airavata, and is later shown to be the girl Airavata had saved previously from an accident, hence the reason for love. Despite this, Airavata does not reciprocate her feelings. During the preparations for a government event, Airavata is arrested by the force and is revealed to be a bogus officer. He reveals his story during an open court session. Airavata was a farmer who had gone to Bangalore to solve the problems of a few farmers. His sister Charu (Sindhu Lokanath) gets raped by their workers when she goes to plough the fields. A corrupt cop refused to take the family’s complaint which results in Charu’s suicide. Their friend Prakasa (Bullet Prakash) kills the inspector and is shot dead in the process. Airavata vows revenge and when Karnataka police gives a job opening in Bangalore, Airavata gets himself posted there by wrong means. The court declares Airavata innocent and sends him back to his village. On the request of the people, Airavata writes the civil service exam and is reposted as ACP. Now the story comes back to the present. The reporter is curious of what will be Airavata’s next move. Airavata slowly begins to take down Prathap Kale’s empire once more. He also accepts Priya’s love. Towards the end, Prathap Kale kidnaps each and every police officer’s daughters along with Priya intending to sell them abroad. Airavata arrives in the nook of time and saves them and kills Prathap Kale. At a felicitation ceremony, he submits his resignation form, saying that should crime rise again, then he will join the force once more. The film ends with Airavata and a child (Vineesh Darshan) saluting towards the screen.