Kirik Party makers script movie's theme in real life too

Kirik Party makers script movie's theme in real life too

The producers of Kirik Party, a 2016 blockbuster Kannada film, have fulfilled the promise they had made about a vintage car they had used in the film.

The car is central to the film’s theme. In the movie, Karna, the protagonist, auctions the vintage car to fund the education of sex workers’ children. Rishab Shetty, the director, and G S Guptha and Rakshit Shetty, the producers, had declared that they would auction the car in real life too, to fund the education of sex workers’ children if the movie became a hit.

“The car was put up for auction online about two months ago and was sold two weeks ago,” Rishab told DH.

The car is auctioned for Rs 4 lakh in the movie and the team wanted to raise the same amount in real life too. The producers fixed the base price at Rs 3 lakh in real life. “Ravi Kore, a software engineer from Belagavi, bought the car in the auction for Rs 3.15 lakh. We added Rs 85,000 from our pockets and made it Rs 4 lakh,” Rishab added.

The producers got in touch with the Karnataka State Commission for Protection of Child Rights and identified Jyothi Mahila Sangha, which works for the welfare of children of sex workers. The proceeds were handed over to the organisation.

“We wanted to fund the education of one child. It is up to the sangha to decide how to use the funds,” Rishab said.

Rishab and his team bought the car from a person in Bengaluru for Rs 1.5 lakh and spent Rs 3 lakh to refurbish it and make it look like a vintage car. Kirik Party, made at a cost of Rs 4 crore and released on December 29, 2016, is the second highest-grossing film in the Kannada film industry by netting Rs 65 crore and running for 100 days in over 25 cinemas across Karnataka.
DH News Service

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