Tagaru (lit. Ram) is a 2018 Indian Kannada film directed by Duniya Soori and produced by K. P. Srikanth. It features Shiva Rajkumar, Bhavana and Manvitha in the lead roles along with Dhananjay, Vasishta N. Simha and Devaraj in key supporting roles. Shivakumara Swami of the Sree Siddaganga Mutt appears for three seconds in the film while lyricist Jayanth Kaikini and composer Charan Raj make a guest appearance in a song sequence.
The soundtrack and score are composed by Charan Raj and the cinematography is by Mahendra Simha. The film was officially launched on 22 August 2016 and the first look was released the following day.The project marks the second collaboration between Soori and Shiva Rajkumar after Kaddipudi (2013).
It was reported that for the first time ever, multiplexes across the state are seeing standees of an actor draped in garlands of flowers and money. Outside Karnataka the film released in Mumbai, Thane, Pune, Sangli, Dudhani, Miraj, Chennai, Coimbatore, Delhi, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Ahmedabad, Chandigarh, Goa and Kasargod. Tagaru was also reported to have emerged as the biggest ever Kannada film in the opening weekend outside Karnataka. The movie was reported to be the first Kannada movie to be released in both Kenya and Japan. the film successfully completed 100 days in 15 centers