'Tiger Masque plays an important element in Garuda Gamana Vrishabha Vahana'
...says Raj B Shetty, who has unveiled the second poster of his upcoming gangster film
Raj B Shetty has unveiled the second poster of his directorial, Garuda Gamana Vrishabha Vahana, starring himself and Rishab Shetty. The picture, which represents Pili vesha (also known as Hullivesha), has further raised curiosity about this gangster film.
"Hullivesha, which is known as tiger dance, plays an important element in our film. What started as a culture in the coastal areas, has now been taken over by gangsters and bigshots, who have been part of the procession for decades. They participate during Navarathri festivals in Mangaluru and during Krishna Janmasthami in Udupi. The tiger dancer troupe has an important placement in our film, and they elevate the characters played by Rishab and me," says Raj, who has brought in expertise from different troupes that have been part of Hullivesa for many years.
The title, Garuda Gamana Vrishabha Vahana, is sourced from a sequence in Sri Devi Mahatme, a Yakshagana play that narrates an ego clash.
The film, made under Lighter Buddha Films, is produced by Raj B Shetty, along with his friends, Ravi Rai Kalasa and Vachan Shetty. The film will not feature a lead heroine. It will, however, star a female actor, who plays the mother’s role.
Praveen Shriyan is the film's cinematographer and editor. The music has been composed by Midhun Mukundan.
The makers are planning to release Garuda Gamana Vrishabha Vahana in June.