Express news service
Puneeth Rajkumar’s PRK Productions, which focuses on releasing content-based films, will fund Rama Rama Re director D Satya Prakash’s upcoming film, Man of the Match. The film is produced by Ashwini Puneeth Rajkumar in association with Satya and Mayura Pictures.
The project, launched on March 18, was put in place in April but was halted due to the lockdown. The director, who resumed filming after the relaxation, will complete the entire film today. Interestingly, Puneeth had visited the sets a few days ago and wished them luck.
Director Satya is delighted that his film will be presented by the Puneeth production house.
âI was in talks with Puneeth sir to run a project for him, and have been discussing it for almost a year. However, Covid caused a delay and the project was postponed. I was free for three months when the idea for the Man of the Match story hit. I thought it was a good topic to explore. And when the first lock was lifted, I returned to Puneeth to discuss his movie, and I also shared with him the story of Man of the Match. It caught his attention. I even shared a few scenes from the movie that made him even more excited. He found the content to be quite fresh. Like he was related to several projects, he suggested that I resume this film and he would support it. The moment I got a green signal from, I took it, “Satya says.
The director says Puneeth has been there since the moment he discussed the lone liner, and his support helped him finish the film in one fell swoop. Interestingly, the whole movie was shot at Kanteerava Studios. This is the first time that an entire image has been taken under one roof. The social satire, done on a decent budget, mainly includes artists who worked at Rama Rama Re. At least 120 artists are part of the film, which has a lot of freshers.
âAs the shooting took place in one place, we didn’t keep the monotony and offered different sets. We also played with the lighting, âexplains Satya.
While the term ‘man of the match’ is commonly associated with the game of cricket, Satya’s film refers to everyday life. âLife is a game, and we are the players. A person can play the game without values, but cannot become the man of the match. This is the theme of my film, âsays Satya.
Actors include K Jayaram, Dharmanna Kadur, Nataraj among others. Music directors Nobin Paul and Vasuki Vaibhav mark the music, while cinematography is handled by Lavith Kumar and Madan Katokar.
The film is edited by BS Kempraju, while the artistic department is handled by Varadaraj Kamath.