Such is Manjunath Shivalingegowda’s craze towards filmmaking that he took a break from his banking job to make his directorial debut.
An aspiring filmmaker with no industry connection, believes that his learnings of filmmaking are from watching movies regularly.
While Manjunath used to work on short movies, he is now making his first movie under his banner Tryamak Productions Pvt Ltd.
And what makes this debut even more exciting for him is that he succeeded in bringing together legendary singers Yesudas and Chithra for the movie. He humbly credits this feat to his music director Devanand Ramasandara.
“Initially Deva and I were contemplating to bring fresh voices for all the songs. We held voice tests, listened to many demos, but they never clicked. I proposed that it will be better if we go for experienced singers. And immediately the names of the two legends were brought up,” says Manjunath, who has managed to rope in K Kalyan to write the lyrics.
As for the casting, for this yet to be titled thriller, the makers will be holding an
audition next month for pivotal roles in the movie. “Initially, I wanted to rope in Shivarajkumar for the lead, as I thought it would be a perfect role for him. I would admire him in that role. Since this is a low budget movie, and we have to strongly rely on the honest subject matter, we are still looking for potential backers through crowdfunding,” he says.
The film also brings in Karthik Ram, who is making his entry into films as a cinematographer.