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Tuesday, April 23, 2013 12:23:18 PM (IST)  

Dubai: Exclusive - On the sets of Tulu movie 'Nirel'

Dubai: Exclusive - On the sets of Tulu movie 'Nirel'

Daijiworld Media Network - Dubai

Dubai, Apr 23: When a team of 4 young Mangalorean boys were planning to make a Tulu movie entirely in Dubai, there was talk that it would be a wasted effort. They had a dream project and wanted someone to make it real. The first person they thought of was Shodhan Prasad, a well-known person in social circles. A non-business man and hard worker himself, he never thought he would be producer of this movie titled 'Nirel'. Even though the cost of filming is very high in Dubai, he as an ardent supporter of Tulu language in this part of the world, instantly agreed to support the idea of these 4 young Tuluvas without giving a second thought.

Daijiworld, the exclusive official media partner of the first-ever international Tulu movie 'Nirel', met the movie team to learn about the progress and development of the film in the UAE.

The first international Tulu movie, Nirel made a lot of buzz when it launched during the recent 'Tuluvere Parba' event, and also started getting lot of enquiries from the readers about the progress of the movie. Though it was difficult to get through, we caught up with Ranjith Bajpe, director of the movie for an exlusive interview.


 

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How much of the shooting has been completed?

We are progressing very fast and have completed almost 75% of the movie, except the songs. Till now we had 17 days (only Fridays) of shooting and the progress is very satisfactory. So hopefully within another 10 Fridays we will complete the shooting.


So that means the movie will not release as per plans?

Yes, I agree, we had planned to release the movie in April or May, but once we started the project and seeing the huge expectations from the movie, we had a serious meeting among our team members and decided to concentrate on quality rather than time frame. Luckily we have Shodhan Prasad as producer of the movie, who has always supported us in our concern for quality making. So once we complete shooting, editing has to be done, re-recording and also color grading of the movie. As everyone in the team are employed and we work for movie only on Fridays, obviously it will take time.


When can we expect the audio release of the movie?

We have already received the shooting tracks of Nirel movie. So once we finalise the date of movie release, we will plan a grand music release function in Dubai.


So now that you have the shooting tracks of Nirel, are you happy with the songs?

Of course I am happy and the team too. Songs will be the highlight of Nirel movie. Tulu industry had a golden era of music a few decades ago, I am sure Nirel will bring that glory back. There is no doubt about our music director Abhishek S N's talent. He is all set to release his first independent Kannada album, “Neralaagi”. Abhishek S N has composed 5 beautiful songs for Nirel movie. I am sure the audience will love our Nirel songs. All singers of the movie are first time playback singers and you will be surprised to see the result.


Will Nirel be a serious love story or is there any scope for comedy?

No, rather than calling it serious love story or comedy, I can say it's an entertaining love story. We have leading comedy actors like Deepak Paladka, Subhash Bangera, Claudy, Rajendra Pai, Jameel Ahmad and moreover the naughtiness of Anoop, Varuna and Dipti will surely make Nirel a joyful watching. Screen play of the movie is written by Karthik Gowda, the movie will be the first attempt at non-linear story narration in Tulu. And this movie has mixture of all emotions.


You have a team of inexperienced fresh faces, is that a major challenge for you?

Yes, it was for the first two days of shooting. It is also the first movie for me, hence we struggled a lot. But when everyone started understanding how it has to be done, it became easier. Today we can complete 3- 4 scenes per day.


Tell us more about your lead actors in the movie

You might have seen our hero Anoop dancing in various stage programmes here in Dubai. He is a very good dancer and talented actor too. His screen presence is the most positive point about him. Varuna is an MBA student in Dubai, and her pretty face has already been accepted by many movie lovers and also there are lot of opportunities coming her way. You can soon see her acting in a Tamil movie too. Dipti Karkera understands the scene and gets into her character very easily. Actually, we selected her after photo shoot, so you won't find her on posters. She is the second lead actress in the movie. People will love her acting for sure.


More about Nirel crew

I feel this is the first movie being made with such less manpower. Everyone does more than what they have to, mostly this passion makes this movie-making experience joyful. Ashwath Samuel, our editor, daily arrives at the set and guides us, so it helps me a lot. Mani Kookal is our power horse. Really amazed at his energy. He is the last person to get tired. We forget our tiredness when we look at the footages. Neha Bangera is assisting me and her observing skills helps us avoids mistakes during the shoot. Being in production team Ramya Rajneesh and Ashwini Santhosh helped me. Luckily we have got all good hearted people around us, like our makeup artist Diana Saldanha and even all our actors who are working on this movie as if it is their own baby.


The team and their support

San Poojary is the backbone of Nirel movie. Actually it is his dream and passion which have transformed into Nirel. He is responsible for making all the arrangements for the shoot. Sachin Padil who is part of the team is a multi-tasking guy, very passionate about movie making. It is fun to watch him prompting the dialogues to actors. Rajneesh Amin, our art director is always busy making frames look beautiful. Being a commercial artist too, he can create his own stuff to get the required look and feel to the set.


So far how was your shooting experience in Dubai?

Really amazed at the response and support from Tulu loving people here. People helped a lot in providing shooting locations, items and transport. It will be a big task to name them all, but we expect more support from all people. Movie making is not an easy task, but your support will make it easier to achieve.


You are working here in Dubai and at the same time you are involved with this project. How do you manage your time?

It's not only me, our entire team is working with dedication on this movie project. All of us work in some or the other company, and we have to reduce our sleeping time and use it for the movie. All have been working for long without a break. It's really a hectic schedule, but we enjoy every bit of it.


What are your upcoming projects?

Talks are on for a Kannada movie project, it is too early to disclose it. My first aim is successful completion of this project and to make it a huge success. Success of this movie is very important for each and every person involved in its making. I am really happy that Nirel has already created a lot of buzz in our Tulu movie industry. People are waiting its release. I am really proud to see the messages on Facebook and the wishes expressed there will surely help us in achieving success.


Perhaps the most heartening part of this project is that the crew is made of artistes who belong to different castes and religious sects of Tulu Nadu.

Daijiworld being the official website of this prestigious movie hereby wishes the Nirel Team all success and hope this movie will surely be a turning point in the Tulu movie Industry.

 



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Comments on this article
NIREL TEAM, Attavar/Dubai
Thursday, April 25, 2013

Thank you all for the good wishes which is most important to us. Keep supporting Tulu Movies & God bless you.

Tariq , Mumbai
Wednesday, April 24, 2013

All The Best..........
The HOPE, The STRUGGLE and The HARD WORK towards a goal/ success is part of the rewards. Achieving goal itself is not the whole reward........ BEST WISHES

balu shetty mundaje, mundaje
Wednesday, April 24, 2013

jai hoooo nirel..Good Luck and best wishes for a huge success of Nirel..all the best for nirel....

Sandeep Gujaran, Bajpe
Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Good to see the progress nirel team.
Eagerly waiting for movie release. Loved watching pics.
All the very best.......

Prakash Naik, Kundapur, Muscat
Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Good Luck and best wishes for a huge success of Nirel. I am sure, the Cameraman would have captured the beautiful structures and places of Dubai and the whole world would be able to enjoy the beauty of Dubai through this movie.

Nirel team could even shoot some scenes in Muscat as Muscat's natural beauty is something unique compared to other gulf countries.

Hearty congratulations to my dear friend Shodhan Prasad for his initiative and love for Tulu Nadu. It is great to see him progressing from height to height. My best wishes once again for Nirel to achieve tremendous success.

Diyon Jaison, Mangalore
Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Am eagerly waiting for the release of this movie... All the best, and keep moving team Nirel...

Roshan Shetty, Bahrain
Wednesday, April 24, 2013

All the best for the entire crew of Movie Nirel..This will be new break to Tulu movies industry as it would be the first overseas Tulu Movie Shoot..This is not a easy Job..Hats off to you guys..specially to San Poojary a man Behind this entier project..NIREL the name itself Rocks..

Ananth, Dubai
Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Movie will be always master mind of Director.. All the best to the team Good work...

Jameel Ahmed Sheikh, Jeppu/Dubai
Tuesday, April 23, 2013

"Nirel" rocks,it is my Pleasure to be a part of this movie,I thank entire team of "Nirel",It will be a super Duper Hit.Insh Allah.all the best.Cheers.

Claudy D'leema, Abu Dhabi
Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Dear Nirel team, it is a pleasure to be involved in this mega project.Thanks for all the love and support.

Jyoti bs, Faridabad
Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Congratulations Nirel Team! All of you make us proud. Go ahead. We are with you. May you spread joy and harmony not only in Dubai, but all over the Tulu World. With best wishes and blessings of God.

Evans Christopher Sumitra, Udupi/Dubai/New York,USA.
Tuesday, April 23, 2013

All the very best to the NIREL team. It is a great achievement that a Tulu movie exclusively shot in the beautiful city of Dubai. We all are anxiously waiting for the release of the movie. Good pictures taken on the sets and the movie will be successful. Good Luck and God Bless.

Sureshkumar M Shetty, Mangalore/Dubai
Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Eagerly awaiting release of "Nirel". Very best wishes for an outstanding and successful Tulu film in Dubai and hope for some more by the Nirel team.

Stephen, Moodbidri / Dubai
Tuesday, April 23, 2013


Hope this project bring entire team of Nirel, from "Nirel" to "Limelight"

Wishing worldwide success for the movie.

Roshan Serrao, Paladka
Tuesday, April 23, 2013

All the best to Nirel team. Eagerly waiting for the first show.....hope for the great success.....

Sundeep Rao, Mumbai/Sharjah
Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Dear Nirel Team, we are proud of your achievement. It takes special dedication and perseverance to get through such a demanding challenge you people have taken. We congratulate you and wish you the best. May your future efforts be equally successful and rewarding. God Bless all.

UMESH SALIAN, Uppala / Dubai
Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Good luck to the entire crew of "Nirel" and wishing you all the very best... see you guys on big screen.. A BIG thank you to Daijiworld for wholehearted support

PELCITA D'SOUZA, Paniyur/Saudi Arabia
Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Good luck Nirel team..... nice pics...!! Waiting for the release of the movie...!!!

Antony D'Cunha, Permude/Muscat
Tuesday, April 23, 2013

"Nirel" in the desert, truly inspiring.

ralph, udupi /mumbai
Tuesday, April 23, 2013

all the best

Melwin Dsouza, Dubai
Tuesday, April 23, 2013

All the best & wish u good luck to Nirel team. Deepak Paladka the Ever shine man Keep Rocking.

Chethan , Moolur
Tuesday, April 23, 2013

All the best & Good luck to u Guy's...

Ishwar M Ail, Mumbai
Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Good Going Ranjith. All the best. Keep it up.

Manoj Menezes, Shirva/Abu Dhabi
Tuesday, April 23, 2013

All the Best to Team Nirel. Nice report and pictures by daijiworld.com Sure this movie will be a super hit. Happy to see our friends Deepak and Claudy to be part of this movie.

Cynthia Goveas, Sullia / Sharjah
Tuesday, April 23, 2013

All the best guys.eagerly waiting for chalo fastttttttttt. hope for good success may god bless you all
once again gud luck cheers guyssssss

Shodhan Prasad, Attavar/Dubai
Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Thank you Walter Sir & Daijiworld Team for all the support and wishes. Also thank you for being with us as exclusive media website. Thank you Ranjith Bajpe, San Poojary, Rajnish Amin, Sachin Padil & All the Crew/Artistes involved in this project who are so lovable as one family and shouldering their responsibilities in true spirit. Keep up this and you will reach great heights. All the best.

Jasmine Reshma, Moodbidri/Kuwait
Tuesday, April 23, 2013

All the very best Nirel team, hope and wish all of your hardwork will make the movie superhit, can't wait to see the movie.

Naveen Serrao, Paladka
Tuesday, April 23, 2013

We are eagerly waiting for the release of this movie. Wishing all the very best to Nirel Team. Deepak special thanks to keep us updating and some of the best pictures. Keep going...Nirel....

Meena serrao Barboza, Tanzania
Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Dear Nirel team , Think success and it will happen….If you love what you are doing, you will be successful... Good Luck to you Guys.....Great support by Daijiworld.. YOu all ROCK..Cheers...

Deepak , Paladka
Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Dear Nirel team, it is pleasure to be involved in this mega project. Thanks for involving us.Thanks for all the love and support.

Paul, Dubai/Mangalore
Tuesday, April 23, 2013

All the best for nirel. i am sure all the efforts what youll have taken will make a big sucess

Ranjith Bajpe, Bajpe -Dubai
Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Thank u Daijiworld for the Support, And Thank you Deepak for the pics :)

 
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