Sharan’s Guru Shishyaru to be a sports-comedy
Tharun Kishore Sudhir, who is joining the project as a creative head, will also produce it in association with Sharan’s production house
Guru Shishyaru will be Sharan's next, after Avatar Purusha. The motion poster of the film was unveiled by veteran actor-director Dwarakish today. The title has been drawn from the 1981 classic comedy-drama, starring Vishnuvardhan and Dwarakish, that was produced by Dwarakish Chitra.
The upcoming Jadeshaa K Hampi directorial of the same name is a sports drama, which carries the tagline, ‘Long Long Long ago in 1995’, implying that the plot is set in that period. Guru Shishyaru is being made by Sharan’s production house, Laddoo Cinemas, in association with Tharun Kishore Kreatiivez, a production venture of Roberrt director Tharun Kishore Sudhir. The latter is also working as a creative head for the film, which explores a conflict between a PT master and his students.
“A tug of war between a teacher and his students is featured in our poster, and this forms the film’s backdrop. A PT master’s best companion is a whistle, and it plays an important part in our movie,” says Tharun.
Talking about the 1990s period in which the film is set, he adds, “PT masters were popular then, we also wanted to set the story during the pre-mobile phone era, and we felt it is best to place it in 1995.”
With a title that takes audiences back to the Dwarakish comedy and reminds them of the popular song, Doddavara ella jaanarala, Guru Shishyaru will also feature the popular local game of Kho Kho.
Tharun says this storyline was discussed during the pre-lockdown period, when he was busy with Darshan’s Roberrt. “The story was developed during the lockdown period, and since there was a lot of time, we were able to conceive it quickly. Once we realised it is not a regular comedy film, we decided to come on board for production instead of looking for producers,” adds Tharun.
The team plans to begin the shooting in mid-January. The makers have already roped in music director Ajaneesh Loknath and cinematographer Sudhakar Shetty.