Next destination for Sanchari Vijay is 6ne Maili
The film, which is set to be released this week, is a suspense thriller based on real incidents
Sanchari Vijay's next release is 6ne Maili (6th Mile), which will be out in theatres this week. Touted to be a suspense thriller, 6ne Maili, according to the actor, is a take on real incidents from the director See Ni’s life, presented on screen. “The film is about trekkers and is about a particular spot called 6ne Maili at Dhavalagiri where people go missing. Sixty per cent of the film is based on incidents at this spot while forty per cent is fictional,” says Sanchari, adding, “See Ni took help from a cop named Annamalai for the story. We were also told that there had been cases where Naxalites were also responsible for the trekkers' disappearance.”
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Sanchari plays a trekker who leads a team to the spot. “A lot of people go trekking to many places not aware of their fates. The film sort of spreads an awareness message to be cautious,” he says.
The second strength of 6ne Maili is the non-linear screenplay, says the actor. “The director has tried to connect the audience with every character. We have at least 100 artistes in the film, mostly from theatre background, and each one has an important role to play.”
With music composed by Sai Kiran, the only song in the film is in the death metal genre, a first in a Kannada film. They associated with Hollywood musicians for this song and the producer himself visited Metropolis studio in London to get this song done.
6ne Maili is produced by Shailesh Kumar, a neurosurgeon, and has Radio Jockeys, Nethra and Sudesh, and doctor-turned-actor, Jhanvi Jyothi, as part of its cast. They play themselves on screen.
Though the incident took place in Dhavalagiri, the makers however shot the film at locations at Sirsi and Yellapura. “The entire shoot mostly took place during the night. It was an exhilarating experience,” says Sanchari.