Two heroines for Pradeep Varma’s musical Brahmi
The Urvi-fame director starts work on his second venture; the woman-centric film will have Suman Nagarkar as one of its heroines
Pradeep Varma, who made his directorial debut with the critically acclaimed Urvi, is back to helm his second project. Titled Brahmi, this film will be a musical with a women-centric story that has two protagonists.
While Suman Nagarkar will play one of the leads, the team is still searching for the second heroine, who should be in her early 20s. Suman Nagarkar, better known as the 'Beladingala Baale' of Sandalwood (for having starred in the film of that name), is currently shuttling between US and India. The Nishkarsha actor, an NRI, has opened a production house in her name and its first venture is a film titled Babru. This film, which has been entirely shot in the US, is now in post-production. While Suman has been doing character roles in various films, Brahmi will feature her in a lead role again.
Brahmi's director tells us more about the film. “It’s about a 42-year-old independent woman and 20-year-old girl. Their relationship is that of a guru and discipline, similar to Ekalavya’s story.”
Pradeep adds, “While the story was being written, I happened to give an outline of it to Suman. She and her husband heard the script and gave it the green signal.”
Shooting for the film is tentatively scheduled to start from May. Pradeep has decided on locations in Mangaluru and the Karnataka-Goa border.
Brahmi is written by Abhishek Iyengar, whose claim to fame is the short film Anjali. Abhishek, who is from a theatre background, is also writing the dialogues for the film.
Since the film is a musical, Pradeep is taking time to rope in the right composer. “There are so many masters here and talks are on to rope in the best,” he says.
Gururprasad Narnad, who was associated with Pradeep for a short film, will be the cinematographer.