A slice of reality

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Last Updated 28 September 2017, 19:42 IST

Director Hemanth M Rao not only believes in telling a story through his films but he wants all his stories to send out a strong message to the people. After ‘Godhi Banna Sadharana Mykattu’, which delved into the life of a man affected with Alzheimer‘s disease, Hemanth is now exploring the life of those serving in the police department in his next project ‘Kavaludaari’.

The ‘muhurtha’ of ‘Kavaludaari’, produced under the banner of Puneeth Rajkumar, was held recently. Actor Rishi, who plays the role of a traffic cop, says that he was thrilled when he heard about his character.

“The character that I play is unique because it throws light on the life of a traffic cop. There is so much work involved in directing and managing traffic but these people never get appreciated for their efforts. I play a young traffic cop who wishes to get into the crime section of the police service because he feels that his skills are better suited for that department,” says Rishi.

Rishi didn’t have to undergo too many changes for his character. “The director wanted a very ordinary looking cop and not someone with a muscular build. I had to portray a character who is shrewd, intelligent and inquisitive. These traits are what make this character special,” adds Rishi.

Asked about how he chanced upon the idea for the script, Hemanth says that he has been interacting with officers at all levels in the police department for a while and he found that they had interesting stories to narrate.

“There is both the good and bad side in every department. What we have done is to try and portray a realistic picture of the events that happen in the life of a cop,” says Hemanth.

The director states that there are two cop roles in the film- Rishi will be playing the role of a young cop and senior actor Anant Nag will essay the role of a retired police personnel.

“Anant Nag has retired from the police department but he still has an investigative bend of mind and this is what brings him together with Rishi,” says Hemanth.

The director has also roped in actors Roshini Prakash and Suman Ranganath to play significant roles.

“Roshini portrays the struggles of a woman who is the only breadwinner of the family. There is a twist in the tale when Suman enters the scene,’ adds the director, who says that he doesn’t intend to send out any message of sorts through the film.

Hemanth also informs that the style of narration is different. “We don’t want to stick to the routine method of storytelling but have written the script and conceptualised the characters in such a way that the audience can connect to it. We wanted to film to be a real and relatable one,” adds Hemanth.

(Published 28 September 2017, 15:50 IST)

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