Mangalore: Tulu Cine Stars to Weave Magic in Sandalwood with 'Chella Pilli'
Daijiworld Media Network – Mangalore (NM)
Mangalore, Sep 22: Stalwarts of Tulu cinema are all set to cast their spell on Sandalwood, with 'Chella Pilli', a film which promises to be a full-fledged comedy entertainer . The USP of the movie is that it will feature a number of Kannada and Tulu artistes in the lead roles.
The movie will be produced by city-based Sudesh Bhandary under the banner of 'Shine City Productions'. Popular Sandalwood actors Vijay Raghavendra and Aishwarya Nag will play the lead.
Producer Sudesh Bhandary and director Sai Krishna
Tulu cinema stars who have time and again won the hearts of the audience with their exceptional talent will now spin their magic in Kannada cinema. Popular comedians Naveen D Padil, Bhojaraj Vamanjoor, Aravind Bolar, Sathish Bandale, Thimmappa Kulal, Sundar Rai Mandara, Jayaram Acharya, Santhosh Shetty and Ashok Shetty will be playing special roles in the movie to lend a perfect dose of humour.
In addition, Sandalwood comedian M S Umesh is also part of the movie. Shobaraj will play the villain along with Naveen D Padil.
It may be mentioned here that Sai Krishna, the director had also worked as the assistant director of Tulu comedy movie ‘Aamait Asal Eemait Kusal’. With ‘Jokulatike’ tele-film, he successfully portrayed his directing skills. Moreover, Sai Krishna also has vast experience as a Tulu theatre artiste.
Mikku Kamal, another popular personality in the field of music direction in Kerala and lyricist M M Manju will be the part of the crew.
Sandalwood cameraman PL Ravi is another star of the movie. He has previously worked in ‘Hodi Maga’, ‘Gooli’ and other movies as well. Moreover, he was the cameraman for ‘Oriyardhori Asal’ Tulu movie, which was successfully screened for more than 100 days.
Most of the shooting will be done around South Canara while Mysore, Chikmagalur and Bangalore may also be some of the other locations.
Producer of the movie Sudesh Bhandary, a city-based businessman has first-hand experience working in one of the Malayalam tele-films. In addition, he has acted in various advertisements.
He also served as the director of KCC channel, Kasargod. "It was my dream to club Tulu artistes with Sandalwood. This movie is going to be a comedy entertainer with a lot of fun and humour," said Sudesh Bhandary.
Muhurat on September 23
The ‘muhurat’ will be held at Shree Somanath Temple, Someshwar on September 23.
MP Nalin Kumar Kateel Rohan Monteiro, Dr Sudharam Rai, Krishna J Palemar, U T Khader, Bolanthur Gangadhar Shetty, Shikar Prabhu, N H Anwar and others are likely to attend the ceremony.