Suri to bring in a hilarious twist with Kaage Bangara
The recently-released Popcorn Monkey Tiger gave a clue about the director’s next outing, which features Poornachandra Mysore and Prashanth Siddi in lead roles; makers are planning to release the film
Director Suri had earlier announced his plans of making Kaage Bangara, which was initially considered to be a part of Kendasampige trilogy. However, the film could not take off and he planned to shelve the project, as it did not find the right kind of producers. But the release of Popcorn Monkey Tiger has brought this movie back to life, thanks to a few sequences and credits included in the Dhananjay-starrer.
The sequence featuring Poornachandra Mysore and Prashanth Siddi as Bablu and Haav Rani carrying a bag full of money, the lines that read, ‘Let’s burn the city’, and the logo of Charlie Chaplin, give a clue about Suri’s next and have raised the curiosity. This has helped in the revival of the project. Now, Suri and his team have come with a theme and started working on it. They aim to bring out the film this year.
“The script is ready and we can start the shooting. However, we didn’t want to shift our mood from Popcorn Monkey Tiger and waited until its release. The preparation work is going on, and we will start shooting as soon as we finalise the locations,” says the director.
Talking about the various actors who will be part of the cast, he adds, “While Poornachandra Mysore and Prashanth Siddi will be playing the lead roles, the character of Mooga, played by Goutham, will be among the few characters from Popcorn Monkey Tiger who will spill over to Kaage Bangara.”
Unlike PMT, the next film of Suri will be on a lighter tone - “With Kaage Bangara, I will be letting go of the anger and cruelty that was shown in Popcorn Monkey Tiger. The upcoming film will be full of humour. The way Charlie represented humour through his body language and this is what I would like to bring out through my lead characters, which will give the audience ROFL moments,” says the director, who also reveals that the theme song, Maadeva in PMT will be used in full force in Kaage Bangara. “The entire technical crew who worked in Popcorn Monkey Tiger will be working for Kaage Bangara,” he adds.
Suri is evaluating the response coming for Popcorn Monkey Tiger in a positive way. “I am liking these mixed reactions about my latest release, which I feel is good. I can’t satisfy everyone. Having said that, the thought that people think that I have something to say through my films is a good feeling, and that is something I will never give up till the end of my career,” says Suri.