Tulu film Soombe ready for Friday release

March 12, 2015 12:00 am | Updated 05:37 am IST - MANGALURU:

Soombe, the latest Tulu film, will hit theatres in Dakshina Kannada and Udupi on March 13.

Soombe (meaning sorry) will be the 54th Tulu film to be released after Madime — directed by Tulu playwright and director Vijaya Kumar Kodialbail and released on November 20, 2014.

Addressing presspersons here on Wednesday, Saikrishna Kudla, director of Soombe and a Tulu theatre artiste, said that the film is a romantic comedy. He said it would be released in 12 theatres simultaneously. Of them four theatres are in Mangaluru, two in Karkala and others in Udupi, Manipal, Moodbidri, Puttur, Belthangady and B.C. Road.

Mr. Saikrishna said the film, produced by Sri Yajnadhya Productions, was shot in Mangaluru, Sakaleshpura and Bengaluru in a period of 38 days.

The story of this Rs. 1 crore-budget film revolves around a team of Kannada filmmakers shooting a Tulu film. “It is a film within a film. It has elements of both action and comedy,” he said.

Rahul Amin from Dakshina Kannada and Shritam Banerjee, a television actress from Mumbai, play the lead roles in the film. Other actors include Srinagar Kitti, Bullet Prakash and Biradar.

Tulu theatre artistes appearing in the film include Devadas Kapikad, Naveen D. Padil, Bhojaraj Vamanjoor, Arvind Bolar, Sundar Rai Mandara and Prasanna Shetty.

There are five songs in the film, with lyrics written by Shashiraj Kavoor and music composed by Edburg Dillon. Dance direction has been done by Madan Harini and Sada Master.

Produced by Kishore Kottari, Soombe’s story and screenplay are by Mr. Saikrishna. Mr. Saikrishna said that Tulu films were doing well these days with the support of Tulu-speaking people.

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