Director Shashikant to relive his horrifying days with Ranchi
The film will feature Prabhu Mundkur along with newcomer Sindhu Murthy, and Bengali actor Tota Roy Chowdhury, who makes his Kannada debut
With the Kannada film titled Ranchi, director Shashikant Katti (of Ball Pen fame) is all set to relive the horrifying days of his encounter with dacoits. The film is based on true events that happened to the director himself.
In 2009, Shashikant had received a call from a person in Ranchi who claimed to be calling on behalf of the government. He showed interest in making a documentary. The director then visited the place, only to be shocked. To his dismay, he realised the people who had called him were actually dacoits. He somehow managed to escape from this situation and helped the government and police nab the gang. The director will now helm a film on this same subject.
The project will be launched on Sunday in Ranchi, and Raghubar Das, Chief Minister of Jharkhand, will also be part of the event. The film will be shot at the same places the real events took place in, but under tight security since it is a Naxalite area.
Featuring Prabhu Mundkumar in the lead, the makers have also roped in newcomer Sindu Murthy for the film. After having worked in a web series for Netflix in Mumbai, this will be her first stint in a feature film. Ranchi will also star Bengali actor Tota Roy Chowdhury in a pivotal role.
The film has music by Sandeep Chowta, who returns to Kannada cinema after a long hiatus. The team will start the shoot immediately after the launch. Produced by Rudranand and Arun Kumar, Ranchi will be shot in Ranchi and Bengaluru.