The film is Mollywood actress Ann Augustine’s debut production in Kannada cinema
Last Updated: 04.02 PM, May 30, 2022
Director Chaitanya KM, whose last release was Aadya, starring the late Chiranjeevi Sarja, Sruthi Hariharan and Sangeetha Bhat, directed a romantic comedy with Likith Shetty and Amrutha Iyengar in the lead, when pandemic lockdown relaxations came in force. The film, called Abbabba, marks Mollywood actress Ann Augustine’s debut as producer in Kannada cinema.
In April, Chaitanya and Ann had shared the first look of the film, which, as it turns out, is the remake of the Malayalam film Adi Kapyare Kootamani, hich had Dhyan Sreenivasan, Neeraj Madhav, Aju Varghese and Namitha Pramod in the lead. A horror comedy, Adi Kapyare Kootamani’s story takes place in a boys’ hostel, and follows a bunch of inmates as they devise ways to smuggle out the heroine, whom they’d managed to bring in, without letting too many in on the fact that a girl is in the premises.
In her social media post to share the first look, Ann had written, “In her social media post, Ann wrote, “This is a day that I’ve been looking forward to for a long time. The day I get to show you guys a sneak peek into my first feature film as a producer along with my best friend and brother Vijay Babu & Vivek Thomas. Abbabba! - a full on fun filled entertainer! And just like the film the journey that takes me past this milestone has been quite a ride. Tons of unforgettable moments littered with joy, happiness and genuine fun, punctuated with some difficult and hard ones as well. This is for all of you who’ve been by my side through the journey so far, stood by me and steadied me, guided me and supported me no matter what, through it all. My family, my mentors, my dearest friends. This is for my mum, who’s been the rock on which I stand tall. And my dad, who I’m sure is smiling down on me, looking out for me from up there. Thank you all! There’s a whole lot more on the road ahead!”
Dubbed an insane fun ride, the film will be a KRG Connects release, and Chaitanya, it would seem is busy giving it finishing touches. “Just completed the DTS of #abbabba What a journey this has been on just soundtrack. A comedy film offers very little space for music. Hats off to my music director Deepak Alexander for finding space to turn it into a musical journey. And to DTS engineer Gigumon T Bruce for finding the right balance,” wrote Chaitanya in his appreciation post for the music department.