Shivarajkumar’s Inspector Vikram makes a comeback with 'IV Returns'

In his directorial debut, backed by Mylari M, Laki Gopal brings back the beloved cop after 34 years

Published: 12th July 2023 08:49 AM  |   Last Updated: 12th July 2023 08:49 AM   |  A+A-

IV Returns
Express News Service

Shivarajkumar celebrates his birthday today, and the Century star is brimming with energy and enthusiasm as he is embarking on a series of projects, each different from the other. Now, the actor has announced his next intriguing venture. 

Titled IV - Returns, this upcoming film will mark the directorial debut of Laki Gopal. Backed by Mylari M, the project has garnered attention for a couple of reasons. Firstly, Shivanna played the titular role in Inspector Vikram, which was a delightful thriller comedy. Directed by Dinesh Baboo, the 1989 film was based on a story written by Chi. Udaya Shankar.

Laki Gopal’s project aims to bring back the beloved Inspector Vikram to the silver screen after 34 years. An official announcement was made on Shivarajkumar’s birthday, accompanied by an intricately designed poster that unveils the title IV Returns, symbolising the return of Inspector Vikram. 

Laki Gopal and his team are diligently working on the screenplay and dialogues of the film. Shivarajkumar will work on this film after he concludes his existing commitments. Meanwhile, the makers of Ghost, helmed by Srini, are also planning to release a glimpse from the film on his birthday. Referred to as the Big Daddy teaser, it will be out today. 

Apart from IV Returns, Shivanna is set to star in films like Karataka Dhamanaka, directed by Yogaraj Bhat, Arjun Janya’s 45, Narthan’s Bhairathi Ranagal, and his Tamil projects, Jailer (Rajinikanth) and Captain Miller (Dhanush).

Follow The New Indian Express channel on WhatsApp


Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp