As real as it can get b

Gandhinagar Grapevine

As real as it can get b

Director P C Shekar’s latest project ‘Raaga’ has been in the news for a while now.The director has not only attempted to tell a very different kind of story about two people who are visually impaired but has also tried to present his product in a unique format.

Popular Kannada comedian Mitra plays the lead opposite Malayalam actor Bhamaa. The two actors have added their own twist to their roles which is also what makes this a must-watch film.

Apart from the storyline, even the songs have managed to capture the imagination of film buffs.

The songs titled ‘Aalisubaa’ and ‘Manasina’ have been shot in sets that have been especially created for the purpose. Shekar says, “The music has been created by Arjun Janya. He has chosen the tunes according to the emotions in the lyrics. Even the style of acting has undergone a visible change in the songs. Both Mitra and Bhamaa have worked hard to make the characters (in the songs) appear as real as possible.” 

Shekar says that care has been take to match the costumes to the character to give it a believable feel.

About what makes the songs different, he says, “Even the smallest details such as the props, makeup and costumes have been worked upon. The mannerisms and peculiarities of the two characters have been captured well.”  

The director shares that he spent a couple of months researching on the lead characters just to understand how to synchronise the characters and their emotions.

“I’ve attempted a very new style of storytelling in this film, in terms of the script, songs and content. I’ve written the story in such a way that it will appeal to people of all age groups,” he says.

He says that he couldn’t think of anybody else other than Mitra and Bhamaa to play the lead roles.

He feels that these are perhaps the toughest roles the actors have played in their career.
Bhamaa, for her part, had a lot of preparations to do for the role, informs Shekar.

“She went to a school for the visually impaired and spent a couple of hours there to understand their body language, food habits and how they live. She has incorporated whatever she has seen and experienced in her role,” he says.

 Mitra, says Shekar, gets full marks for the way he has portrayed his character. “He has managed to bring in love, joy and sadness in his character,” says Shekar.

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