Getting back on track

After working on a rather exhaustive list of commercial films, actor Chetan, who has always signed up for only one or two films at a time, has worked on an offbeat, experimental film titled, Dashamukha, slated to release in March.

Experimental : Chetan

Chetan sounds pretty excited about this new project, “Here’s a story of ten people deciding a boy’s fate. Each of these men have their own prejudices, persuasions and incarnations. The boy’s fate hangs in balance until the men arrive at a conclusion,” Chetan tells Metrolife.

The makers of Dashamukha have roped in several senior actors, including Ananth Nag and Ravichandran to play substantial roles.

“I think offbeat films like this one really takes the stress off a producer. This movie is inspired by, ‘12 Angry Men’ but the Kannada version has been tweaked to suit the
Indian psyche. It literally questions the judicial system in the country. It’s a debate
on whether the judgement of one man is correct as opposed to a Gram
Panchayat system where ten men put their heads together to trash out one
issue,” observes Chetan.

The debate also extends to the issue of corruption as well. “Can the judiciary be above corruption? The Gram Panchayats have stood the test of time. The question of who is easily corruptible stares in the face all the time,” adds Chetan. 

Chetan will also start shooting for Mynaa his next project which is another commercial venture.

“The script is based on a true life incident that happened in Bangalore in 2008. There’s the right dose of romance, emotion and all the characters have been given their due in the movie,” says Chetan.

He confesses that he fell in love with the script the moment he heard it, “it really tugs at your heartstrings. It’s about a young man who is genuine and goes out of his way to do anything for those he loves,” he says.

Mynaa has Malayalam actress Nithya Menon in the lead, opposite Chetan,
“I can’t say much about the film but it’s a neat story and I am looking forward to
working on it,” he sums up.

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