'MMCH is based on a real incident that took place in the late 70s'
...says director Musanje Mahesh as he talks to us about his forthcoming release which stars four female leads
Musanje Mahesh's suspense thriller MMCH will be released this week and the director has managed to keep the title's meaning under wraps.
"I have given the audience some time to crack the full-form of MMCH. There are people coming up with their own assumption of what this title means -- it might be a formula or a place or name. We didn't want to go with a regular title, so we decided to experiment with the alphabet. Apart from that, I can confidently say the cinema viewing experience will be easy with simple narration," says Mahesh.
The film features four heroines--Meghana Raj, Samyukta Hornad, Nakshatra, Prathama Prasad Rao--and all of them are star kids and daughters of yesteryear heroines. MMCH also has Ragini in a special role.
Mahesh says MMCH is based on a real incident that took place in the late 70s and still holds relevance today. Without revealing the place of the incident, he says it happened at one of the most prestigious colleges of Karnataka. “It was sensational news of that period and the particular college managed to close the case. Since electronic media was not popular during the time, it didn't come to people's notice in a big way,” adds Mahesh.
"A male officer investigated the story. However, we changed that part in the film. Since we had four heroines playing the protagonists, we decided to have a woman as the investigative officer and that's how Ragini came into the picture," says Mahesh, who tells CE he has not deviated from the true story.
"It is an incident that took place in my native place and this helped me get to the roots of this story. However, it is portrayed in contemporary times," the director informs us, adding that MMCH has a youth appeal, and is a must-watch for all college students as the film talks about friendship during that period.
The cast also includes Yuvaraj and Raghu Bhat. The music is by Sridhar Sambram, while cinematography is by Nagesh Acharya.