Set in North Canara, the film’s plot revolves around the inability of young men from the farming belt in finding suitable brides.
Director-actor Hemanth Hegde, best known for films like Nimbehuli, Sa, among others, is gearing up to release his next, Nam Naani Maduve Prasanga. The film, in which Hemanth is playing the lead, was launched early last year and was then shot in locations across Sirsi. Although the story is set against the north Canara milieu, Hemanth says that the subject has a much wider appeal. “I truly believe that the subject will resonate with people across the country. Nam Naani Maduve Prasanga is about the fact that young men who pursue agriculture as a livelihood in villages, struggle to find brides. Girls don’t want to marry and move to a village. Farming maybe considered the backbone of the economy, but farmers get absolutely no respect. I saw this first-hand in my hometown Sirsi, where a cousin who’s into agriculture, remained unmarried till he was about 36-37 years old. This got me thinking and I wanted to present it in my trademark humorous style,” Hemanth had told OTTplay when he launched the film.
The film, which has three heroines, Shruthi Nandish, Shreya Vasanth and Gitanjali Mangal, also stars Padmaja Rao, Rajesh Nataranga, Madhu Hegde, Giri Shivanna, Sunetra Pandit, Suchendra Prasad (voice over), among others. Nam Naani Maduve Prasanga is complete and was recently censored. “We got a clean U/A certification and received much praise for the choice of subject from members of the censor Board. This has boosted my confidence in its universal appeal and I am looking at giving the film a wide-spread release. We are targeting end of March or early April to bring Nam Naani Maduve Prasanga to theatres,” says the filmmaker, adding that his movie brings back V Manohar as composer. “He has composed two beautiful songs, which we will release in due course of time,” he adds. The film has cinematography by Krishna Bhanjan.