The announcement has come after one decade and it has stunned the Kannada film industry. Yes, reigning super star Sudeep and hit film-maker Yogaraj Bhat are teaming up again after a gap of 10 years to work on a movie based on an original script.
The developments happened so fast in a pace of two days that producer N Kumar did not even have time for a formal announcement. If everything goes as planned, the shooting for the film should commence by mid-May or end of that month.
Both Sudeep and Yogaraj Bhat have confirmed that they would be working together. Ten years ago, Yogaraj Bhat had directed Sudeep in Ranga SSLC, a pure commercial film for which Duniya Soori had written the story. The movie bombed at the BO and Sudeep and Yogaraj parted ways.
But now both are at the peak of their careers. While Sudeep has attained super star status, Yogaraj has become a blockbuster film-maker. Obviously, their pairing has created a sensation in Sandalwood.
According to Yogaraj, the plot of the movie is ready, but there is a lot more work for the script to be finalized. N Kumar, who had Sudeep’s dates, had initially zeroed in on another film-maker Prem. However, that project did not materialize.
In the meantime, Yogaraj’s story received approval and at present the commercials are being worked out.
Sudeep’s last three films have been blockbusters and is eagerly anticipating the release of Bachchan. Yogaraj’s last movie, Drama, is still running in theatres, making it one of the blockbusters of 2012.