Rathaavara starring Srimurali and Rachita Ram, seems to be having a delayed release, but the actor emphasises that the film is on track with just two songs left to be shot. Reasoning out the delay, Srimurali says, “I was very particular about one song in the film for which I have rendered my voice. I was figuring out the lyrics for a long time. I wanted to capture the essence that had to be conveyed while singing and picturising it. And as they say, when you stare at the abyss for long enough, it looks back into you; the lyrics stared back and I got clarity as it all came alive. I am sure it will definitely be a talking point of the film.”
Directed by Chandrashekar Bandiyappa, the song in Rathaavara will be shot in a big set from August 20 and will be a tappagunchi number, created to catch the attention of the masses. “The line Hudugi Kannu Loaded Gun-u... will go with tamate beats. The costume will be Indian and designed by my wife, Vidya,” he says.
The actor along with the director has also made sure to limit the frills. “We have not taken too many commercial elements into consideration nor have we gone overboard with action sequences. We don’t even have foreign locations. From the beginning, we were clear about keeping the Karnataka flavour for Rathaavara. We have even cut one song for the sake of the script. The album will not have more than three songs,” he reveals.
The actor is also clear that he does not want to hurry and follow one release after another, as is the usual trend in Sandalwood. “People are thinking that the film has been delayed because I have not followed up with any movie after my last release. I am not working on the strategy to have a release after three months of a previous release, which is the trend,” Srimurali clarifies and hopes that the film will hit the screens by the nd of this year.
While he admits that a lot of his time is spent with his children, he is also on the verge of finalising other scripts. “It will be officially announced once we make the final agreement,” he says.