R Chandru’s ambitious pan-Indian underworld project has an ensemble cast including Sudeep, Kabir Duhan Singh, Kamraj, Danish Akhtar Saifi, Sunil Puranik, Anup Revanna, Pramod Shetty, Jagapathi Babu, Ravi Kishan, and Kota Srinivas.
Kannada filmmaker R Chandru’s most ambitious project till date, the pan-Indian project Kabzaa is set to resume for a fifth schedule on October 4. The film, which has Real Star Upendra in the lead, has an underworld subject and has already been shot for over 110 days. In fact, so far, Chandru has only revealed that Upendra will play an underworld don who reigned over south India. No further details about the story or other characters have been made available yet. Earlier in September, Chandru had told OTTplay that he would have a 40-day schedule in Bengaluru to finish most of the principal photography and then another 30 days in Hyderabad for the songs.
The Bengaluru schedule will include most of the film’s ensemble cast, including Kichcha Sudeep, who plays a pivotal role in the film. This time around, Bollywood actor Nawab Shah will also join the set of the film, along with Kabir Duhan Singh, Kamraj, Danish Akhtar Saifi, Sunil Puranik and many others. “Since Kabzaa is a period film spanning the 1940s to early 80s, it could only be shot in sets where the era was recreated. Right now, multiple sets are being erected in Bengaluru, which is a time-consuming process, as we cannot afford to get any element of that era wrong and need to maintain utmost quality in the production, given the film’s pan-Indian status. Art director Shivakumar is, no doubt, one of the heroes of Kabzaa, as he has meticulously produced my vision for the film,” Chandru had told us earlier, adding, “We are hopeful of also finalizing a leading lady to be a part of this schedule. Discussions are still on and an official announcement should happen soon.” Kabzaa’s ensemble cast also includes Anup Revanna, Pramod Shetty, Jagapathi Babu, Ravi Kishan, and Kota Srinivas. The pan-Indian film will be released in as many as seven languages.