Yuvarathnaa to James: Here's the list of upcoming films of Puneeth Rajkumar
Puneeth Rajkumar’s calendar is full this year with back-to-back projects; here are details of each of his upcoming films
Puneeth Rajkumar’s Yuvarathnaa, directed by Santhosh Ananddram, is slated for release on April 1. Production house Hombale Films, which had initially planned a mega pre-release event in Mysuru, has now cancelled the plan. Instead, the team, along with the lead actor, plans to visit each district. Meanwhile, the makers are releasing a video song, Feel the Power, from the film’s album today. The song, which is said to be a dance number, has lyrics written by director Santhosh Ananddram, and is composed by S Thaman and sung by Shashank Sheshagiri. Produced by Vijay Kirangadundar, the film has Sayyeshha making her Kannada debut and also features Dhananjay, Diganth, Sonu Gowda.
James, directed by Chethan Kumar, is now halfway through filming. The makers recently completed a schedule in Kashmir, where they filmed a song, a fight sequence, and a few talkie portions. Director Chethan, in an earlier interview with Cinema Express, had said that the shooting experience has been exhilarating. The film, produced by Kishore Pathikonda, stars Priya Anand as the female lead. The team is coming up with a special poster to celebrate Puneeth's birthday.
Untitled Dinakar Thoogudeepa film
Puneeth will be collaborating with Saarathi director Dinakar Thoogudeepa for a film which will be bankrolled by Jayanna Films. This project will mark a fresh combination of the actor and director. The film’s shooting will begin this year, and according to the director, most of it will be canned in Bengaluru on huge sets. The team, which will officially make the announcement today, will be revealing further details about the technical crew and cast.
Untitled S Krishna film
Pailwaan director S Krishna will be directing Puneeth in his next. An official announcement made on the actor’s birthday described the film as ‘Espionage — The war that never ends.’ This will be the second production from the director’s home banner and will be produced by Swapna Krishna. The yet-to-be-titled film will feature Puneeth as a RAW agent, and the actor has been doing a lot of groundwork for this role. This is going to be a commercial entertainer, but the story will depict things close to reality. It is about how intelligence agencies are important to safeguard our country. The film will have Pallavi Rao, Deepu S Kumar, Sagargowda and Devaraj Subbanna in prominent roles.