A film like 'Father' is what we need today: Prakash Raj

The actor, along with Krishna, Amrutha Iyengar, and producer R Chandru, is currently in Mysuru for shooting, discussed the film’s production status, the reasons for choosing the cast, and shared insights about the project
Actor Prakash Raj
Actor Prakash Raj

Production house RC Studios, led by R Chandru, commenced with an ambitious slate of projects, including Father. With its production currently underway in the regal city of Mysuru, the film marks the first of half a dozen films announced by the banner. Father, penned and directed by Raj Mohan, explores the bond between a father and son. The film stars Krishna and the legendary Prakash Raj, sharing the screen for the first time, besides Amrutha Iyengar in the female lead.

Sharing his enthusiasm, Krishna said, "When I first heard the story, my wife Milana loved it even more than I did. She insisted that I do this film. Acting alongside Prakash Raj was a long-held dream of mine, but it was intimidating. Many times, I would get so engrossed in watching him perform that I would forget to react. Father is a film that will leave a lasting impression on audiences."

Prakash Raj, reflecting on his collaboration with RC Studios, expressed his delight: "I was initially supposed to work with Chandru on the film Kabzaa, but it didn't happen for various reasons. Now, I am thrilled to be part of Father. It's a story that connects with the themes of father-son love and modern-day familial relationships. When I heard the story, I felt it was a film that was much needed today. It’s a hauntingly beautiful narrative. I am delighted that Chandru is producing five films under the banner. Having produced several films myself, it's exciting to act in a project being shot in Mysore, a place I love."

Producer R Chandru shared his thoughts on launching the banner with Father: "We can call this film the 'Grandfather' because of Prakash Raj’s involvement. I had planned to make a film with Krishna earlier, and now it's finally happening. Father is an emotional film akin to my previous film Taj Mahal. When the role of the father came up, I thought Prakash Raj would be perfect for it. He graciously accepted the role. We plan to shoot the film in one schedule across Mysore, Varanasi, and Mangalore."

Actress Amrutha Iyengar expressed her joy: "It’s a dream come true to act alongside Prakash Raj. The shoot in Mysuru is an added delight." Director Dayal Padmanabhan reminisced about his journey with Chandru: "Chandru was an assistant director on my film Sakha Sakhi. It’s a matter of joy to work with him again. I am not just the executive producer; I am right beside him in this journey."

The film's technical team consists of cinematography by Sugnan, music by Hari Gaura of HanuMan fame, and editing by Raghunath. Vinod directs the action sequences, while Madan Harini and Santosh choreograph the dance sequences. The dialogues are written by Manju Mandavya.

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