'Madve looks at how the institution of marriage has changed from our parents' generation'
...says debutant director Hindu Krishna, whose film stars mostly non-actors except for the heroine Aarohi Gowda, who is a stage artiste
The trailer of Hindu Krishna’s upcoming film, Madve takes us back to the critically acclaimed Thithi, especially with the style of making. However, the first-time director says that he has not followed any sort of conventional pattern or style. “Thithi was an out-and-out entertainer, which dealt with the idea of death, and blended in humour. My film traces the idea of marriage from 50 years ago, and looks at how the institution of marriage has changed from our parents’ generation,” says the debutant director, adding, “I have tried to explore the culture of Mandya, Chamarajanagar and surrounding areas in my film.”
The film starts with a groom who is hunting for a bride, and lands up in Chikkhankanhalli. “We look at groom and bride hunting and what ensues,” says Hindu Krishna. Having learnt about films at Dr Rajkumar Institute in Mysuru, the MBA graduate quit his corporate career to follow his passion. He has previously assisted director Baraguru Ramachandrappa before turning independent director with Madve.
Except for the heroine Aarohi Gowda, who is a stage artiste, the director has roped in mostly non-actors for Madve, including the hero Arya. “Since they were all very new to the camera, everyone was trained for three months before they went on the sets,” says Hindu, who has used sync sound and live instruments in the film.
Produced by Paramesh and Pushpa under Maata Pithru Entertainments, Madve as cinematography by Amar Nag and music by Prashanth Aradhyaa.
The film is now doing the festival rounds. It was screened at the Calicut Film Festival and has made it to the final list of Kolkata Film Festival. Madve is also be getting international recognition with the film getting a special screening in California.