Yograj Bhat's new kannada movie 'Pancha Rangi'

After having wrapped up the talkie portions of his latest offering at breakneck speed, kannada hitmaker Yograj Bhat is now in Mangalore to wrap up the film. “We just have a couple of songs to finish and then we’re done. They’re being choreographed by Murali,” says the director. After showcasing the hilly regions of Malnad, this time around, the director will shoot the lesserknown spots in Karavali. “I wanted to capture the pristine beaches of South Kanara on the big screen like never before,” says Yograj, who’s shot major portions of the film in and around Mangalore.

The maverick kanada director is working with his blue-eyed boy, kannada actor Diganth, for the fourth time in this movie. “There’s so much difference in the Diganth I met during the making of Mungaru Male and now. He’s matured so much that I find it hard to believe it myself. He was a kid back then. But the way he’s transformed into a serious actor today is unbelievable. Avnanna nodode ondu majaa,” observes Yograj. As for the lead actress, Nidhi Subbaiah, the director wonders why her talent remained untapped all this while. “She’s a face to watch out for. I’m sure Diganth and Nidhi will be the next hot pair. It’ll be tough for me to get their dates,” he laughs.

His other favourites like Sudha Belawadi, Padmaja Rao and Anantnag will team up once again in this film after Gaalipata. “The audience loves them and can’t get enough of all three. Besides them, there’s also Raju Talikote from Manasaare to provide comic relief. It’s a huge supporting cast of 17 people,” explains Yograj.

Kannada film Pancha Rangi has been shot in sync sound, a fact that the director is proud of. “This, coupled with Mano Murthy’s music, is bound to leave viwers spell bound,” says a confident Yograj. “The youngsters in particular, will relate to it wholeheartedly. I make movies mainly for youth and will do so even when I’m 70,” he tells us. But that doesn’t stop the family audiences coming in droves to the theatres. When he made Mungaru Male, it rescued the industry from a dry spell. “My team tells me Pancha Rangi will evoke a similar response as the industry is once again going through a bad patch. Let’s hope history repeats itself,” he tells us.

The kannada movie, which has also been produced by the director, is slated to release in August. Listen to Pancharangi songs online and download Pancharangi movie song lyrics.