Ajai’s Thayige Takka Maga gets ‘rebel’ mother
The film on mother-son bonding, which will be Ajai's 25th film, brings Sumalatha on board as his mother
Director Shashank, who is starting out with this production house, has chosen to work with actor Ajai Krishna Rao for the film titled Thayige Takka Maga.
While the director for the film has changed, and now Ved Guru will helm the film, the team is particular about having the right cast and especially about the actor playing the mother’s role. After much thought, they have zeroed in on Sumalatha.
In Thayige Takka Maga, the hero’s mother is a prominent character. The producer says the film has a ‘rebel’ mother, who is also a a fiery lawyer.
Ajai Rao is also happy to work with Sumalatha says Shashank. “Ajai’s first film Excuse Me had her playing his mother, and it became a hit combination, especially the song that the two of them are featured in. This is the second time the two are coming togehther, and it is all the more special because this is for Ajai’s 25th film.
Scripting and pre-production work for the film took eight months, and the project will now go on floors from December.
Shashank says, “Production is a hands-on job, much like direction. Though I have a team, I still give creative inputs. I have earned a name for myself as a director and I want to retain that as a producer, and will only be associated with good quality films. I want to be cautious about the projects I take on, and therefore took a while with this.”
The title is inspired from Dr Rajkumar’s classic hit film, but producer insists they have not included any dialogue, song or scene from the previous film. “The title worked for our story, but the story is current and relevant to today’s living,” he says.
Shashank will finalise the heroine for his film soon and get started on the rehearsals, before the team comes together at the sets.