Ajai’s Thayige Takka Maga gets ‘Rebel’ mother

Movie on mother-son bonding brings Sumalatha on board; this is actor’s 25th film

Published: 08th November 2017 12:37 PM  |   Last Updated: 08th November 2017 12:37 PM   |  A+A-

Krishna Ajai Rao

Express News Service

Director Shashank, who is starting out with this production house, has chosen to work with Ajai Krishna Rao for the film titled Thayige Takka Maga.While the director for the film has changed, and now Ved Guru will helm the film, the team is particular about having the right cast and especially about the actor playing the mother’s role. After much thought, they have zeroed in on actress Sumalatha.

Sumalatha

In this movie, the hero’s mother is a prominent character. This film has a ‘rebel’ mother, says the producer. Thayige Takka Maga has Sumalatha playing a fiery lawyer.Actor Ajai Rao is also happy to work with Sumalatha says Shashank. “Ajai’s first film Excuse Me had the actress playing his mother, and it became a hit combination, especially the song two of them are featured in. This is the second time the two are coming togehther, and it is all the more special because this is for Ajai’s 25th film.

Scripting and pre-production work for the movie took eight months, and the film will now go on floors from December.Shashank says, “Production is a hands-on job much like direction. Though I have a team, I still give creative inputs, especially since my name goes with it. I have earned a name for myself as a director and I want to retain that as a producer, and will only be associated with good quality films. I was cautious which movies I would take on and therefore took a while with this.”

The title was inspired from Dr Rajkumar’s classic hit film, but producer was insistent not to include any dialogue, song or scene from the previous film. “The title worked for our story but the story is current, relevant to today’s living,” he says.Shashank will finalise the heroine for his movie soon and get started on the rehearsals, before the team comes together at the sets.

Stay up to date on all the latest Entertainment Kannada news with The New Indian Express App. Download now
(Get the news that matters from New Indian Express on WhatsApp. Click this link and hit 'Click to Subscribe'. Follow the instructions after that.)

Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

facebook twitter whatsapp