The film, which released in theatres on October 21, is the first part in the MP Jayaraj biopic based on Agni Sreedhar’s book, My Days in the Underworld.
Last Updated: 11.30 AM, Nov 12, 2022
Head Bush – The Rise and Rise of Bengaluru, is the first instalment of the MP Jayaraj biopic produced by actor Daali Dhananjaya. Directed by Shoonya, the film is based on former gangster Agni Sreedhar’s book, My Days in the Underworld, and traces the rise of Jayaraj as Bengaluru’s first bonafide don. Dhananjaya’s second venture as producer, Head Bush released to mixed reviews and a karaga controversy and while the team claimed that it was doing well at the box office, industry trackers say otherwise. The film is believed to be a losing venture for Dhananjaya, who had said that the possibility of Head Bush part 2 would depend on the box office performance of the first film.
The film, which had been picked by Zee Network for the post-theatrical satellite and digital rights, is believed to be heading to Zee5 Kannada in December. In the meantime, the team has begun releasing music videos from the film, starting with Sakkare Putta, a romantic number featuring Dhananjaya and Payal Rajput. Composed by Charan Raj, the song, written by Nagarjun Sharma, has been sung by Meghana Bhat. The song traces the early days of Jayaraj’s relationship with his wife Reshma and includes several intense romantic moments and lip-locks too.
The real-life Jayaraj was murdered by rival gangs when his son was all of eight months old, something that has not been touched upon in Head Bush, and would have, ideally, been a part of the next instalment. It remains to be seen if Dhananjaya will revisit the subject now, given the film’s box office performance and the backlash he faced following the Karaga controversy.
The actor is currently busy with his second film with KRG Studios, Hoysala, in which he is paired with Amrutha Iyengar. Early next year, he will begin work on Uttarakaanda, his third with the production house and second with director Rohit Padaki, after Rathnan Prapancha. Ramya makes her comeback with this film in the lead, although the makers have not clarified if she will be paired with Dhananajaya.