Kannada cinema’s Crazy Star will apparently play a professor in the film.
Head Bush, the two-part biopic on the life of Bengaluru’s first don MP Jayaraj, now has namma Crazy Star Ravichandran V on its ever-expanding ensemble cast. The film, which has Dhananjaya taking on Jayaraj’s role, already boasts names like Vasishta N Simha, Raghu Mukherjee, Sruthi Hariharan, Payal Rajput, Loose Mada Yogi and Balu Nagendra, among others. Everyone on the cast is expected to play a real-life character in this gangster flick. According to a report, Ravichandran will play a professor in the film, although the relevance of the character in the bigger scheme of things remains a mystery.
Directed by Shoonya, Head Bush is based on former gangster-turned-media man Agni Sreedhar’s published account of his time in the underworld, called ‘My Days In The Underworld’. Sreedhar has written the screenplay for the film, which Dhananjaya is co-producing under his banner, Daali Pictures, in association with Somanna Talkies.
Head Bush will focus on Jayaraj’s rise to power in the 60s and 70s, for which the team, led by artiste-production designer Baadal Nanjundaswamy, has been recreating that era in Mysuru and Kolar. The film will have music by Charan Raj and cinematography by Sunoj and will be released in Kannada, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam and Hindi.
Meanwhile, Ravichandran is gearing up for the release of his next directorial, Ravi Bopanna, the Kannada remake of the Malayalam film Joseph. The film was recently censored with U/A clearance. He has also finished shooting for P Vasu’s Drishya 2, the sequel of Drishya and remake of the Malayalam film Drishyam 2. A third project, Kannadiga, which traces the journey of Reverend Ferdinand Kitel, known for producing the first Kannada-English dictionary, in Karnataka, is also ready for release. Ravichandran plays a scholar called Gunabhadra who belongs to a family that preserves the Kannada language and heritage for generations in this film.