Major action sequence filmed for Upendra’s Kabza
The fight sequences, which will be completed tomorrow, feature 25 gunmen and sharpshooters along with many weapons handpicked from Mumbai
Director R Chandru is set to complete a hectic first schedule of his upcoming film, Kabza, starring Upendra, on January 29. The shooting of the period drama, which is said to be a fresh take on the underworld, started with a major action block sequence choreographed by stunt master Ravi Varma.
Eight sets, designed by art director Shivakumar, were constructed at Minvera Mills for this particular episode. The fight sequences feature 25 gunmen and sharpshooters along with a big load of old weapons handpicked from Mumbai, all of which cost the producer about Rs 20 lakh per day.
Kabza, made under the Sri Siddeshwara Entertainments banner, will see Upendra in the role of an underworld don. It will be made in Kannada, Tamil, and Telugu, and will be dubbed in Malayalam, Hindi, Marathi, and Bengali.
The makers are planning to bring in seven villains from different languages — Jagapati Babu, Atul Kulkarni, Pradeep Rawat, Samuthirakani, Nana Patekar, Jaiprakash Reddy, and Pradeep Rawat. The film’s music is composed by Ravi Basrur, while Arjun Shetty is handling the cinematography.
Meanwhile, Upendra will join the sets of Buddhivantha 2, directed by Jayaram, following which he will move on to director Om Prakash Rao’s Ravi Chandra. The Real Star will also start shooting for director Shashank’s yet-to-be-titled project, which is set to go on floors in February.