Director Jacob Varghese who has earned a name with his different treatment of themes in films like Savari and Prithvi is upbeat about his upcoming film Savari 2 with Puneeth Rajkumar lending his voice for a song in the movie. Jacob, glad with the outcome of the song says, “To begin with, it is due to the cordial relationship actor Srinagar Kitty and I share with Puneeth that he accepted to be part of this project. Of course, there is always a certain hype when a big star comes up for a song and also adds value,” says Jacob, who made Puneeth sing to ‘motu beedi hachkundu, lungi tight maadkondu, naalku step hakona, ontaite savari.’ “This is a peppy song, a catchy number which people like to hear, more often. We call it a peepi song,” says Jacob.
Interestingly, the lyrics of the song were penned by winners of a contest they had run on one of the radio channels. “We had invited people to write lyrics for one of the songs and we had two winners. Manju from Davangere and Anupama from Bangalore. We considered the lyrics written by both of them and came up with this song. We wanted normal people to connect with our music and they were glad to know Puneeth had rendered his voice to the lyrics written by them. They were also present at the recording studio and met Puneeth,” he says.
Jacob who is completing post production is looking forward to a grand summer release. “We have put in a lot of effort to create a good product for the public. The outcome will now be decided by the audience,” he says.