The Nagendra Prasad directorial is currently in theatres
Last Updated: 08.20 AM, Sep 09, 2022
The Kannada film Lucky Man, which released in theatres today, September 9, is the remake of the Tamil hit, Oh My Kadavule. The 2020 romantic fantasy starred Ashok Selvan, Ritika Singh, Vani Bhojan, with Vijay Sethupathi in a pivotal role. Nagendra’s Kannada version has Darling Krishna in the lead with Sangeetha Sringeri and Roshni Prakash, with the late Puneeth Rajkumar having filled in for Vijay’s role.
The team had been looking at finalizing a release date since May this year, but managed only now. In earlier interviews with OTTplay, Krishna had mentioned that the film’s digital rights had been sold and that earlier theatrical releases would make the OTT outing coincide with that of other big-ticket movies, which they wanted to avoid. Lucky Man, he had said, had been bought by Amazon Prime Video for a 30-day deal. When the makers had earlier planned a May theatrical release, the OTT outing would have clashed with that of KGF: Chapter 2. If this deal still holds good, Lucky Man should be available on the platform in early October. We will keep you updated when we hear more on this.
Lucky Man follows the relationship of Arjun Nagappa (Krishna), who marries his childhood best buddy Anu (Sangeetha), only to find that they have no chemistry. He’d rather be with school senior Meera (Roshni). He then encounters a man who gives him the possibility of a second chance – one in which he can plot the outcome of his life the way he wants it to be, vastly different from how it is at the moment. The only rider is that he is not allowed to tell anyone that he’s doing things differently.
The film opened to great critical appreciation, with fans also loving the late Puneeth’s outing as god. The team had been able to salvage his voice recording from the making, even though it was not shot in sync sound.