Double Engine directed by Chandra Mohan, began its shoot in 2015 and was one film that was put on hold due to demonitisation. It finally gets to see its release in 2018. However, the film has never lost the hype, reason being, comedy has no time limit and is something that can be enjoyed anytime. City Express speaks to Chikkanna, Ashok Sharma and Prabhu Mundkur on what it takes to part of Double Engine.
Double engine has a humourous take on a serious issue" According to Chikkanna, Double Engine has a humourous take on a serious issue. "The director tries to explore how village youths takes short cuts to make money and the consequences faced," he says. "While I try to make people laugh, the story tries to give out a message and we feel, it is the best way to reach the audience. I am glad to be part of such subjects," says Chikkanna, who is equally glad to work with actor Suman Ranganath.
"She didn't behave like a senior actor with us and we found it extremely comfortable working with her," he says.
I am the last to be picked for Double EnginePrabhu Mundkur, who was then debuting with Urvi was picked up for Double Engine in the last minute. "To my surprise, I was called in for an audition in Mandya. I remember giving auditions from dawn to dusk. The best part is, I got to know that I am part of the film from an article," he says.
Prabhu watched Chikkanna in Masterpiece and was excited to work with him.
" I am equally happy to work with the top most comedians and actors in the industry. The film has Dattanna, Sadhu Kokila, Padmavasanti, Shobhraj, Achyuth Kumar, Biradar and it's a privilege," he adds.
Every scene in Double Engine boosts laughter Director Chandra Mohan approached artiste Ashok Sharma in 2014 after watching his performance in Mr and Mrs Ramachari. He confirmed him for the role after one year."Irrespective of the time of release, every scene in tis film will bring out laughter and that is one of the reasons that made me accept it.Also, I was happy to associate with Chikkanna," Ashok shares.