‘Watching Rajkumar's film is as good as a university degree’
Director R Chandru talks about upcoming film Kanaka, which will be released this week
Kanaka directed by R Chandru draws special attention for its tag line Annavara Abhimani, for the hero Duniya Vijay is a big Rajkumar fan. CE, in a conversation with the director, gets to know how did he got about carrying the goodwill of Rajkumar through an auto driver played by Vijay.
The director, who had met Rajkumar just once says that his on and off interactions with people who have associated with the legend for over forty years, helped him to know Rajkumar better. “His simplicity, how he built relationships, and how he has been an inpiration on and off screen was something, I got to know from the people who have seen him up close. This is something, I have threaded into the story. Another reason was that I wanted to talk about Rajkumar for the new generation,” says Chandru.
The filmmaker feels Rajkumar films are the best teachings one could ask for, and watching one film of his is equal to procuring a university degree. “He always gave life lessons through his films. Spending two-and-a-half hours to watch one film of Rajkumar's is equal to spending five years for a degree course,” he says.
Kanaka has Manvitha Harish and Hariprriya as the female leads, with music scored by Naveen Sajju and cinematography by Sathya Hegde.