Raghavendra Rajkumar’s 25th to be a thriller
Director Phaneesh Bharadhwaj will bring on board six more actors for the film, which is titled Aadisidaatha
Raghavendra Rajkumar, who started off as a child artiste in his father, Dr Rajkumar’s Sri Srinivasa Kalyana in 1974, is now gearing up for his 25th film. Titled Aadisdaatha and directed by Phaneesh Bharadhwaj, this landmark film will be a thriller. A first attempt by Raganna, the makers say the screenplay revolves around ethics and money.
Phaneesh has 12 years of experience in the industry as an associate with various directors. The director’s debut project, Mylapura, is a film based on real events which is now in the post-production stage. Aadisidaatha will be his second project. “An actor like Raganna coming back to the screen is good news. Directing him is a great opportunity. However, I wanted to portray him in a different light, and I thought a film with a social message would be apt for him,” says Phaneesh, adding that the story is made in such a way that Raganna’s presence in the film will be a question mark till the interval.
Aadisidaatha will also feature six other characters, playing by the supporting cast. “We are bringing in actors who are one to two films old. As of now, Abhi, Shri, and Arjun have been finalised,” says the director.
The makers have brought on board Manikanth Kadri to score the music and Uday Ballal as cinematographer. The film was formally launched earlier today, with the first look of Raganna being shared by the team. Filming will begin later this week in and around Bengaluru, which will be followed by shoots in Mysuru and Madikere, among other places.