Flooded with calls

Flooded with calls

buddies Appu and Pappu.

What has raised curiosity all around is the casting of an Orang-utan, a chimpanzee, which plays the central character in the film. “There were several movie makers from North who inquired about the Orang-utan and how I managed to get one and why I chose to use the Orang-utan,” Jagadeesh says. “I am excited that the subject and the theme has grabbed a lot of eyeballs. The movie will be made in five languages and I have pooled in more than four crores into the making of the movie. It hasn’t been easy with the Orang-utan, which needed a host of trainers and doctors at its disposal all the time.”

Jagadeesh is working out the details for publicity, “it will be done on a large scale. I am yet to finalise the finer points,” he says. The movie has been shot in several parts of the world including Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand and Cambodia.

Talking about seven-year-old Snehith who spent most of his time with the Orang-utan, Jagadeesh says, “The two became inseparable toward the end and parting ways was tough. The movie has several angles to it. It delves into the psychological state of mind of children who are witness to constant fight between their parents. The second angle is compassion towards animals. I hope these two aspects are brought out well in the movie.’’
 The movie will be released in the second week of June.

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