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Devaru Maadida: Sanjith Hegde sings song about the problems faced by MRP’s overweight hero

The video song that was launched today, also features a segment with the late Puneeth Rajkumar, who had seen it prior to his demise, wherein he urges audiences to support the team

Devaru Maadida: Sanjith Hegde sings song about the problems faced by MRP’s overweight hero
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Last Updated: 02.56 PM, Sep 19, 2022

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When the trailer of the Kannada film MRP (Most Responsible Person) came out two years ago, it was described as the industry’s first film about a ‘fat guy’. The protagonist of writer-director Bahubali’s film is Hari, who plays Sheelavanth, an overweight but well-mannered guy. While the trailer establishes Sheelavanth’s struggle with obesity, desire to go on a diet, work out, it also focuses on how a man’s girth should not be held against him – it’s his positive qualities that count, after all.

The film, we hear, was ready for release prior to the pandemic, and that the team has been waiting for a good window to bring it to theatres since then. Today, they released the video song of the song Devaru Maadida, the lyrical version of which has been out for a while. The song, sung by Sanjith Hegde, affirms yet again, how life can be difficult for an overweight person, whether it is about wanting to go on a diet but then binge eating, easily getting exhausted with exercise, not finding perfectly fitting clothes, or being unable to fit into chairs designed for normal-built people, among others. Written by Dr V Nagendra Prasad and Hrudaya Shiva, the song has been composed by Harshavardhan Raj.

Produced by MD Shridhar, AV Krishnakumar (KK), Mohana Kumar NG, Rangaswamy KR for MNY Pictures Productions, MRP stars Hari, Chaitra Reddy, Vijay Chendoor, Raghu Ramanakoppa and Sudha Belwadi, among others. The video that was released today has a short and sweet segment with the late Power Star Puneeth Rajkumar, shot presumably during the lyrical video launch in 2020. Puneeth can be seen wishing the team all the best and urging audiences to support them as well. No release date has been set for MRP yet, but it would be safe to assume that they will target a post-Dasara release.

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