21 UK-based Kannadigas come together for Londonalli Lambodhara
The film is directed by debutant Raj Surya, who has previously worked with directors Sadhu Kokila and Suni
Raj Surya’s directorial debut has an interesting title - Londonalli Lambodhara. The reason is that not one, but 21 Kannadigas, residing in UK, are investing in the film.
Santhosh, who brought these investors together, plays the lead along with Shruti Prakash of Bigg Boss fame, who is making her debut with this film.
The director has previously been associated with filmmakers Sadhu Kokila and Suni for six years. Londonalli Lambodhara, according to him, is a family entertainer, which, he tells us, he has presented in a humourous way. “This is a film about those who leave their country hoping that they will return one day. How they lead their lives abroad and the circumstances they face becomes the crux of my film, which is layered with elements of love and suspense,” says Raj Surya, who had a list of scripts but decided to pick this subject for his debut, due to the background of the producers.
“Pavan N Iyengar, the music director of the film, connected me with Santhosh, who then got his friends to invest in the film. Since the actor and producers were from there, I was obligated to shoot in London. In a way, it helped to locate the best spots in UK for our film,” he says, adding, “The film has come out really well.”
The cast also includes Sadhu Kokila, Achyuth Kumar, Sampath Raj and Sudha Belawadi. The film has cinematography by Phanidhar Revanu, Raj’s friend who is also making his debut with the film.