‘I believe in bringing life experiences on screen’
Director Kantha Kannalli's upcoming film, Irruvudellava Bittu has Tamil actor Silambarasan making his Kannada debut
Having made his directorial debut in Jalsa, Kantha Kannalli is now gearing up for the release of his second outing, Iruvudellava Bittu, next week (September 21). The director says he believes in bringing life experiences on screen, and has done the same in the upcoming film. Iruvudellava Bittu is a line from Gopal Krishna Adiga's poem Iruvudellava Bittu...Iradudure Dage tudivudhe jeevana (Life is all about chasing things which you do not have, forgetting about the things you have). However, in his film, Kantha has given the idea a twist, which he feels will work for today's audience. "My film is a complete family entertainer about the fast-paced life we lead today, and its influence on family," he says.
With Meghana Raj, Tilak and Shri Mahadev part of the cast, Kantha says his film does not have an antagonist. "It is all about ourselves -- we are the hero and villain of our lives, which each character brings out."
The small-town boy, who worked for an IT company as a vendor before making his foray into film, says that his varied experiences helped him pen this story. The director has roped in Tamil actor-director Silambarasan, who will be making his debut in Kannada. The latter has also lent his voice for a song. The film's trailer was released by Darshan, and it has voice-over by actor Sriimurali. "I'm thankful for the support of these stars. In fact, the film is creating a buzz only because of the stars coming into the picture," the filmmaker says.
The film has six important characters. Meghana Raj plays Purvi who has three shades. The cast also includes Shri Mahadev, Tilak, Aruna Balraj and Achyuth Kumar. Iruvudellava Bittu's music is by Sridhar V Sambram and its cinematography by Willain David of Rangitaranga fame.