The Ramesh Aravind-starrer, is currently in production, with major portions being shot across locations in coastal Karnataka
Last Updated: 08.09 AM, Mar 01, 2022
Director Akash Srivatsa is currently neck-deep in the production of his next Shivaji Surathkal film. The franchise, led by Ramesh Aravind as the quirky detective, will follow Case No. 103 this time around, and has been titled The Mysterious Case of Mayaavi. Although the sequel to Case No. 101 Ranagiri Rahasya was launched last year, the team began shooting later, with about 40% done so far.
Akash and Ramesh have been taking to social media to update fans about the progress, with the odd image from the shooting locations. For instance, a few days ago, Ramesh had posted a picture of him in character as Shivaji that he’d captioned ‘Shivaji trekking in Yellapura’. In the last three weeks, the team has apparently been shooting in pristine locations of Karnataka’s coastal belt, like, Murdeshwara, Malpe, Kapu, Marvanthe, etc., as well as in the Yellapura forest range.
On the occasion of Mahashivratri, which also marks two years since Shivaji Surathkal: Ranagiri Rahasya came out, the team revealed a new poster from the film, featuring Ramesh as the maverick detective. According to reports, beside the case to be solved, this instalment of the franchise will deep-dive into Shivaji’s life, spread over multiple timelines. While audiences are familiar with Shivaji’s late wife Janani (played by Radhika Narayan), this time around, they will also be introduced to his father, Vijendra Surathkal (Nassar) and daughter Siri. This will mark Ramesh’s first onscreen collaboration with Nassar.
Produced by Rekha KN and Anup Gowda, Shivaji Surathkal 2 has music by Nakul Abhyankar, while Darshan M Ambat, the son of veteran cinematographer Madhu Ambat, makes his Kannada film ebut as DOP. The film’s ensemble cast also includes Meghana Gaonkar, Suman Bhat, Rakesh Maiya, Vinayak Joshi, Raaaghu Ramanakoppa and Vidya Murthy, among others.