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Raj B Shetty’s Toby to be made on a big canvas

Directed by debutant Basil Alchakkal, the shoot of the film, which also stars Chaithra Achar and Samyukta Hornad, has been completed  

Published: 27th March 2023

We had earlier reported about Raj B Shetty headlining a revenge drama, which will be directed by his erstwhile associate Basil Alchakkal.

Titled Toby, the film has been written by Raj, who is also playing the titular role.

The latest is that the makers have roped in Chaithra Achar (Sapta Sagaradaache Ello) and Samyukta Hornad (Love Birds) as the leads. Interestingly, Raj, who is known for working on films with budget constraints, is set to work on a film on a big canvas. Our source informed us that the budget of Toby’s climatic stretch is more than the investment of Ondu Motteya Kathe and Garuda Gamana Vrishaba Vahana combined.

Raj, who is known to choreograph stunts for his projects, has roped in a stunt master to handle fight sequences of Toby. “The team put in efforts to elevate the film to the next level, and it will be a new experience for the audience,” our source reveals.  

Earlier, while announcing the film, Raj had posted a cryptic message on social media that read,  ‘When you hurt an artist, a poem comes.’ So, it will be interesting to see if the story, penned by Raj, will have a personal element to it, or if Toby will be a fictional story.

Midhun Mukundan is the composer of Toby, which has cinematography by Praveen Shriyan.

Meanwhile. Raj B Shetty has completed his upcoming directorial (Swathi Mutthina Male Haniye), which is the maiden production of actor Ramya under the Apple Box Studios banner. The film is currently in the post-production phase, and the filmmaker is simultaneously working on his first Malayalam film, Rudhiram, and is camped in Kerala till the first week of April. Raj is also part of music director Arjun Janya’s debut directorial, 45, which also stars Shivarajkumar and Upendra.

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