It had been reported that Amazon Prime Video was the digital partner, but when there was no sign of a streaming date, it was assumed that the deal had fallen through
Last Updated: 06.10 AM, Mar 14, 2023
Prime Video today announced the India streaming premiere of Gandhada Gudi – Journey of a True Hero, a docu-feature starring ‘Karnataka Ratna’, the late actor Puneeth Rajkumar along with award-winning wildlife photographer-filmmaker, Amoghavarsha, who is also the writer and director for this film. Produced by Ashwini Puneeth Rajkumar under the banner of PRK Productions, in association with Mudskipper, and the music by B. Ajaneesh Loknath, the docu-feature is an epic musical celebration of Karnataka. After winning audiences’ hearts in the theatres, audiences can now enjoy the late actor’s last project exclusively on Prime Video in India from March 17.
As a sweet treat to late actor’s fans on his 48th birth anniversary, Gandhada Gudi – Journey of a True Hero gives a glimpse of the Puneeth Rajkumar’s zeal and love for nature and his native land. In the docu-feature, the Power Star actor and filmmaker Amoghavarsha set out on a trip in Karnataka to capture the region’s abundant wildlife, scenic beauty, water bodies, and the forgotten tales. The duo also broaches environmental concerns around plastic use, water conservation and deforestation. Adding a personal touch, the feature gives interesting insight into Puneeth’s extraordinary lineage, his father, the legendary actor Dr Rajkumar.
Speaking about Gandhada Gudi’s streaming premiere on Prime Video, Ashwini Puneeth Rajkumar said, “The film was Appu’s dream project and he always wanted to do something about environmental conservation. The film was showered with an overwhelmingly positive response by Appu’s fans and audiences in Karnataka, and we felt it was a natural progression for the world to witness this beautiful journey. We are grateful to everyone who has supported us throughout the journey of this film. We have collaborated with Prime Video many times in the past and are thrilled that through our long-standing association we can take Appu’s last film to his fans and audiences across the country on his birth anniversary.”
Director Amoghavarsha added, “It was heartening to see Gandhada Gudi receiving tremendous love from the audience. I feel extremely lucky to have had this wonderful experience working with Puneeth, who was passionate about everything in life. The film presents a very raw and real persona of Rajkumar, who always felt strongly about nature. His love for his native state, Karnataka is well reflected in the film, and I am glad that the audience is able to watch him talk about things that he absolutely cherished and cared for. I am thrilled that through Prime Video the docu-feature will reach out to a wider audience in the country.”
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Speaking about the film’s digital premiere, Music Director, B. Ajaneesh Loknath said, “Gandhada Gudi is my first collaboration as a music director with Puneeth Rajkumar and I feel lucky to have worked on this special project. Composing music for this was extremely unique and integral to the docu-drama. I have incorporated a lot of folk tunes to elevate the experiential experience of the flora and fauna showcased in the film. With the film’s streaming premiere on Prime Video, I am glad that more audiences will be able to witness this beautiful immersive experience about Karnataka.”