Director Suri has managed to sustain the suspense around his film Kendasampige: Part II Ginimari Case for a long time. The film starring a host of newcomers has a whole lot of buzz around it. Suri is allowing his work to do the talking and has kept the interest going by revealing one detail at a time. “The movie has finally shaped up and is now at the dubbing stages. I will release my first trailer soon which will only add to the suspense. I am left with three days of patch work and the film will be ready soon. I am hoping for a release during the early part of 2015,” says Suri.
“Kendasampige is a thriller that deals with a police case and focuses on the preliminary investigation around young run away boys and girls who are around 18 to 19 years of age. In such cases, they don’t mention the actual names of the girl and the boy. My film deals with such an issue and is an adaptation of a short story written by S Surendranath,” he reveals.
Except for known faces like Rajesh Nataranga, Prakash Belawadi, Chandrika, the rest of the film consists of newcomers including Santosh Reva and Shweta Kamath. “Santosh Reva has worked as an associate with Yogaraj Bhat and later he joined me. He has been assisting me in all my films. I saw some spark in him and chose him to be in front of the camera as well. Likewise I have chosen around six newcomers for the film,” he says.
This director who is six films old, established himself with his very first film Duniya and later worked with well-known faces of Sandalwood like Puneeth Rajkumar, Shivarajkumar among others. However, he feels that it’s a change working with newcomers. “When it comes to the story of Kendasampige, my film captures a week-long journey between Bangalore and Belgaum which took 90 days to shoot. I could not have managed this if I had taken some established actors as I would have had to work around their dates. Even otherwise, this film needed fresh faces to take it forward. Cinematographer Sathya Hegde, music director V Harikrishna and I have come together a to make a good film. We wanted to go with the story without considering the stars or the budget,” he says.
Suri admits that making this film was a totally different experience. “Thankfully, the characters have worked out well for the movie and I have learnt a lot from the newcomers, who have lent a realistic touch to the film with the right kind of expressions. Everything in the film was very realistic and we shot the scenes exactly like they happened in real life,” he says. Suri has decided that he will make the film in three parts. “Right now I have completed shooting for the first part. In between, I will take a break to work with Puneeth Rajkumar for Dodmane Huduga after which, I will come back to do parts 2 and 3,” says Suri.