BANGALORE: Simpleagi Ondhu Love Story, directed by Suni, created a new trend in the Kannada industry. And for the director, his second outing Bahuparaak was not as simple as his debut in terms of story, characters, investment and making. “There was a lot of talk after I released Simpleagi.... that my film was based only on dialogues. To fix that, I was looking for a story that had depth and that is when Bahuparaak came about. I had written this story a long time ago. When I shared the script with the team, they were all thrilled and wanted to be part of the film. They felt that the theme of the story was different and also thought it was a commercially viable entertainer,” Suni explains.
He further adds, “Initially, I had planned a different story for my second film. But some media gossip changed my mind. They said Simpleagi... was on the lines of the English film 50 First Dates, which is not true. Bahuparaak is truly a new subject that nobody would have thought of. I wrote it in a stroke of madness. I wanted to prove that I have original ideas and that is why I put myself into this.”
The film that went on floors last July took a year to get completed. The audio launch of the film took place on Sunday. Why did it take so long for Bahuparaak to be made? “In the middle of the making, I turned producer for Ulidavara Kandante (UK). Both the films were ready at the same time. Since UK’s trailer was scoring high, we decided to release that first,” says Suni, who started as a director and then turned producer and is now directing again. In time, he has understood the risk of investing in films and has also learnt direction.
“The director will always remain the captain of the film, but it is a risky job to be a producer. However, the director has to take responsibility for the success and failure of the film and satisfy the audience,” he says.
Bharath B J has scored the music for Bahuparaak, which has nine tracks of love, mass appeal, melody and a song with a message.
“Two songs have lyrics by P Lankesh and Shishunala Sharief. There are five full songs, three that come in bits and a theme song that is for 30 seconds. The item song was required as it represents the character of Bhavana Rao, who play a prostitute,” he says.
Suni, who watched the film during the re-recording stages, is happy that it has come out the way he imagined. “The film will be censored soon and I plan to release it sometime this month,” he says.