Set in exotic locales

Director Maadesh, who has blockbusters like Gaja, Raam and Hudugru to his credit, is now geared up for his next release Brindavana.

The movie, that is slated to release soon, is produced by Srinivas Murthy who has earlier produced films like Gaja with Darshan and Raaj with Puneet Rajkumar. The movie is a remake of Telugu hit Brindavanam, which had Junior NTR, Kajal and Samantha in the lead roles. 

Working with a hero like Darshan, who is known for his mass appeal, Maadesh says that the fans will not be disappointed as he has not hampered the actor’s on-screen image. “I want this film to be a bigger blockbuster than Gaja. ‘Challenging Star’ Darshan’s market has gone up by several leaps. I want to use this advantage for this film, which has a very good story,” says Maadesh.

Maadesh says that the entire team has worked very hard in the film and have even erected beautiful sets.

“We have changed 70 per cent of the original movie. And have gone to many exotic locales to shoot as well,” he adds. Says Darshan, “The movie may be a remake but there is not a single frame that is the same as the original and the producer has left no stone unturned to ensure that the movie looks grand on screen. More than a ‘Darshan’ movie, Brindavana is a producer’s film,” he says.

The film also stars Karthika Nair, who has found a strong foothold in Tollywood, Mollywood and Kollywood. Now, the actress is making her debut in Sandalwood with this film. And it was fate that got her the role in Brindavana. “I was getting a lot of offers for Kannada films but I was always busy with other projects. When Brindavana was offered to me, I was free. I had watched the original in Telugu and really liked the film,” says Karthika.

Ask anyone who has been a part of the film and they will tell you that the real highlight of the film is the shoot in Iceland. Being the first Kannada movie to have been shot there, the director says that despite the weather conditions, the shooting went on well. “We had planned to shoot for two songs but it was so cold that we had to cancel one song and go ahead with just one. But shooting there in that weather was a learning experience for each and every one of us,” says Maadesh.

While the expectations from this film are high, one will have to wait for a little while before it hits the screens.

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