Enable Javscript for better performance
Now in the making, 1992 Once Upon a Time in Mangalore- Cinema express

Now in the making, 1992 Once Upon a Time in Mangalore

Ajith Jayaraj will play a gangster Amar Alva in Lokesh Shetty’s directorial venture

Published: 03rd June 2020

The underworld seems to have become an interesting subject for filmmakers. While R Chandru’s Kabza, starring Upendra, portrays the life of a gangster, Rishab Shetty has also been in the news for playing the don, Amar Alva, in a film to be made by debutant director Nitesh.

Now, yet another film based on Amar Alva is in the making. Producer Lokesh Shetty, who had earlier initiated a project on Kambala jockey Srinivas Gowda, has pushed that project to a later date and is all set to take up a subject around the yesteryear gangster. Lokesh Shetty, who is making the film under the banner of Lemon Grass Studios, has penned the story and is doubling up as the director as well.

Lokesh Shetty tells CE that he had planned a film on Amar Alva two years ago, and was waiting for everything to fall in place. “I had registered the title, 1992, with the Karnataka Film Chamber, with the tag line, Once Upon a Time in Mangalore. It will be based on true incidents,” says the producer-director, who is planning to make a bilingual in Kannada and Hindi. “We have finalised MP Jayaraj’s son, Ajith Jayaraj, to play the role of Amar Alva. Sushant Pujari and Tumul Balyan will also be part of the cast. We are in the process of zeroing in on the rest of the actors,” he says.

1992 will have music composed by AT Ravish, while the cinematography will be handled by Sapan Narula.

Related Articles


Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.


How many times did you watch KGF: Chapter 2?

4 or more