Shooting of Avane Srimannarayana’s climax will be a challenge: Director
Debutant director Sachin BR talks to us about the Rakshit Shetty-starrer that he believes will take the actor's career to the next level
Shooting for Rakshit Shetty-starrer Avane Srimannarayana began in March this year. And ever since, the team has been shooting day and night for the big-budget film. The film is a joint venture between Rakshit Shetty, Pushkar Mallikarjunaiah and HK Prakash, with cinematography by Karm Chawla and music by Charan Raj and Ajaneesh B Loknath.
The shoot of the first half of the film has been completed, and as the makers begin shooting the second half, they are simultaneously starting the post-production work. Cinema Express speaks with debutant director, Sachin BR, who gives us a sneak-peak into the film.
Narayana will be fondly remembered for Avane Srimannarayana
Sachin tells us that Rakshit’s character (Narayana) is bound to create a mark. "Just like Rakshit shot to fame with Richie in Ulidavaru Kandante, Narayana in Avane Srimannarayana will take his career to the next level. This is the popular opinion of those who have been involved in the shoot," says the director about the visual effects-heavy film.
Narayana is unpredictable
It was Rakshit who sketched Narayana’s character of a smart cop, and discussed it with the team, the filmmaker reveals. "The same image that was picturised in his mind will be visualised on screen. Narayana’s moves are very unpredictable and therein, lies the curiosity factor of the film," he says.
Rakshit is willing to experiment with roles
The inspiration for Narayana’s character is apparently not drawn from any real-life incident. "Rakshit is adaptable and is willing to fit himself into various characters. He is willing to experiment with roles. He has been wanting to play a character like this for a long time now. Personally, I feel that he’ll pull off Narayana’s character ten times better than he did Richie’s," says Sachin.
Shooting climax of Avane Srimannarayana will be a challenge
Though he is not ready to reveal the exact plot-line of Avane Srimannarayaana, the filmmaker says he is the way film has been shaping up gives him confidence. The challenge for him, he tells us, lies in the filming of the climax sequence. "It is a 20-minute climax, and it is going to be an intelligent climax, which blends action with adventure. We are planning to shoot it next month and it is going to be quite a task from a director’s point of view. We are coming up with a big fort-like set up, and the entire climax will take place inside it with 150 to 200 characters."
Rakshit’s character is introduced through the gun, which also has a name
With 85 per cent of the film shot indoors, Sachin says that production design has been given a lot of importance. He tells us that in the film, Rakshit will carry a gun along with him throughout the film. "Rakshit’s character is introduced through this gun, and it holds a special significance in the film. In fact, even the gun has a name, but we want to keep it under wraps until the film’s release," he says.
Every character has a graph of his/her own
Each and every character in the film that revolves around five to six characters is given equal importance, according to the director. "Heroine Shanvi plays Lakshmi, Balaji Manohar essays the role of Jairam and Pramod Shetty plays Tukaram. Achyuth Kumar plays a constable, who is a friend to Rakshit, and he will be seen accompanying the hero through the film. All the characters have their own graphs in the film," says Sachin.