Upendra’s pan-Indian Kabza to be released in two parts
The gangster period drama, directed by R Chandru and made in seven languages, features Upendra in the role of an underworld don
A lot of buzz surrounds Upendra-starrer Kabza, and the latest update coming from director R Chandru is that the highly anticipated multilingual gangster drama will be out in two parts. A bunch of writers from well-noted director Vijendra Prasad’s team are currently in Bengaluru fine-tuning the script.
“Initially, we had just one film in mind, but the team, which made use of this pandemic time, has brought in more thoughts and inputs to the table. It is shaping up well, and we have decided it’s best for Kabza to be made in two parts,” says Chandru, adding, “I have discussed Part 2 with Upendra too, and he is excited. I will be soon giving a reading to the actor.”
However, Chandru clarifies that even though the writing team is getting ready with two parts, he will be shooting for part one first.
Kabza will be a pan-Indian film releasing in seven languages. It will be shot in Kannada, Tamil, and Telugu, and will be dubbed and released in Malayalam, Hindi, Marathi, and Bengali.
Going by the initial plan, the team of Kabza was supposed to begin shooting in September. It was supposed to commence with a huge jail set at Minerva Mills, where the director planned to start filming with a major action block. However, filming has been postponed to November as the current focus is on bettering the script, says Chandru.
This is the second collaboration between Chandru and Upendra after I Love You.
Backed by MTB Nagaraj under Sri Siddeshwara Entertainments banner, Kabza is a period drama that features Upendra in the role of an underworld don.
With a host of actors, including Naveen, Jaya Prakash, Kaat Raju, Subbaraju, Avinash and M Kamaraj, the film is yet to find its heroine. Ask the director and his one-line answer is: “I am in the process of zeroing-in on a female lead who will be well accepted across India. An official announcement will be made when we finalise the heroine, and she signs on the dotted line.”
Kabza has Ravi Basrur composing the music, while Arjun Shetty will be handling the cinematography.