‘Maaricha’: A thriller on honeymoon

Director K Sivasurya’s new film, starring Mithun Tejasvi and Madhurima Tuli, presents the problems of newly-wed couples.

Published: 29th November 2011 03:03 AM  |   Last Updated: 16th May 2012 04:01 PM   |  A+A-

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Mithun and Madhurima|Nagesh Polali.

More than five years ago, director Narendra Magadi handled the megaphone for ‘Honeymoon Express’ with Jaggesh, S Narayan, Deepu and Santoshi. The humour-oriented ‘Honeymoon Express’ succeeded in receiving rave reviews by critics. Now, the shooting for a thriller on honeymoon is set to commence in Sakleshpur shortly.

'Varshadhare’ fame Mithun Tejasvi and ‘Nimbehuli’ heroine Madhurima Tuli are the lead pair while Tamil actor Vivek plays a key role in this romantic thriller. Kishore, who earned name and fame with film ‘Dhuniya’, has been assigned to play a guest role in this film.

According to Mithun Tejasvi, the film ‘Maarichaa’ will be bilingual — Kannada and Tamil. “It is not a re-make version. Its script and screenplay were prepared by Anbu Chezhian and AK Sivasurya,” says Tejasvi. Most of the shooting is expected to be done in a car itself and 20 or 30 percent will be held outdoors.

“It is about a newly married couple who go to Sakleshpur for their honeymoon. We want to narrate the problems of a newly-married couple to society, especially the youth, through this film. I am sure about its success at the box office,” explains Tejasvi.

AK Sivasurya will make his debut as a director in Sandalwood with this film. It was said that Sivasurya had worked as an associate for a few Tamil film directors. With this film, one more land developer K G Krishna makes his debut as a producer in Kannada film industry. What made Krishna become a producer?

“Tejasvi is my friend. I could not refuse to be a part of the ‘Maarichaa’ team. When he narrated the script, I found it quite interesting,’’ narrates Krishna adding that he is yet to decide about its budget and also not worried about the outcome of this film.

However, Madhurima Tuli is bullish about ‘Maarichaa’ and hopes that it will be a right platform to showcase her acting skills. “Director Sivasurya and hero Mithun Tejasvi came to know that I am acting in film ‘Nimbehuli’ by Hemanth Hegde. I am very happy to be a part of this team and grateful to Vivek sir for a being part of this film. I have learnt a lot from Vivek sir,” says Madhurima with a smile.

Does ‘Maarichaa’ offer scope for Madhurima to prove her acting skills? ‘“Yes, there is a lot of scope in this film to showcase my skills even most of its shooting is to be held in a car,” says Madhurima.

Can Madhurima elaborate on the scope of opportunity to prove her mettle?

“There is a lot of scope in a vehicle too. We will not remain in the car throughout the shooting. We will come out of the car and enjoy the scenic beauty of Sakleshpur and there is a scope even to beat hero Tejasvi whenever he attempts to cross the Lakshman Rekha,” signs off the actress from Mumbai.

According to director Sivasurya, each of the scenes will be shot twice — in Kannada and Tamil.

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