There has been a lot of curiosity with regards to Bairagee that marks the Kannada directorial debut of cinematographer-filmmaker Vijay Milton SD. The film also brings together Shivarajkumar and Dhananjaya after Tagaru for the first time, along with a big cast. Additionally, the team has kept most details of the film closely guarded. There were doubts whether the film would be a remake of one of Milton’s Tamil films and it is. This is his 2017 film, Kadugu, mounted on a bigger scale.
Bairagee is a faithful remake, but it does incorporate enough mass elements that one expects from a film starring heroes like Shivarajkumar and Dhananjaya.