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Gilky song establishes relationship between an intellectually-challenged person and one with cerebral palsy

The film has Tarak Ponnappa and Chaitra Achar in the lead.

Prathibha Joy
Nov 24, 2021
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Tarak Ponnappa and Chaitra Achar in a still from the song

Tarak Ponnappa is quite excited about his next, Gilky, in which he plays a character with intellectual disability. Directed by YK, the film also stars Chaitra Achar and today, the team released the first song from it, called Aa Devare.

The song introduces Tarak and Chaitra’s characters, with the latter playing someone with cerebral palsy in a wheelchair and establishes the relationship between the duo. “Gilky is a romantic dark comedy story, where I fall in love with a girl who has cerebral palsy. They are social outcasts, with no one to take care of them and that’s when they start liking each other and building their own world. They enjoy looking at things in their own perspective. The director, YK, was an associate on my next release, Amruth Apartments, but I have known him much longer. We’ve been talking about doing a content-oriented film for a while and Gilky is the product of those discussions. I have finished shooting and post-production is on currently. We are hoping to release the film in early 2022,” says Tarak.

The song that dropped today has been composed by Adil Nadaf and has vocals by Ananya Bhat and Raghotham. The visuals by Karthik S, capture the relationship between the lead pair, as they communicate without words in a language of their own.

For Tarak, Gilky is an extension of his attempt to stay clear of being typecast. “Although I have played a lead role earlier, I followed that up with a few grey characters. But even within that I have been trying to do a variety of roles, instead of sticking on to a macho image. It is not easy to break free from a certain image, so, it’s been my conscious effort to mix up my filmography with commercial flicks and content-oriented cinema as well,” he signs off.


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