From song releases to the trailer of Side A, lots in store in the next couple of weeks
Filmmaker Hemanth M Rao has exactly one month to go before the first instalment of his two-part Sapta Sagaradaache Ello (SSE) hits theatres. Called Side A, SSE1 releases on September 1 and Hemanth is now looking at stepping on the gas as far as promotions go. “It is going to be a very busy August for all things Sapta Sagaradaache Ello. The film has 12 songs in all, six of which are in Side A. We have released only one song, Horaata, so far, and are looking at dropping three more before September 1. While two will, most definitely, be lyrical videos, we may have one with actual visuals from the film. The plan is to release one song this week, then 3-4 days later, the next, and by mid-August, present the trailer, and wind up with one more song; dates and details will be announced shortly. Of course, there will be routine promotions with media interviews, etc., also, but as far as publicity material goes, this is the plan as of now,” Hemanth said.
Sapta Sagaradaache Ello, produced by leading man Rakshit Shetty’s Paramvah Studios, has two leading ladies, namely Rukmini Vasanth, who plays Priya, a singer, and Chaithra J Achar as Surabhi, whose character remains shrouded in mystery. The film, which Hemanth describes as an intense love story, is set in two distinct time periods – one in 2010 and the other in 2020. The film was shot over 137 days, and had Rakshit gain considerable weight for the portions set in 2020.
In earlier interviews with the media, Hemanth has been quoted as saying that SSE is a script that he wrote straight after assisting director Jacob Varghese on Prithvi and had initially considered Puneeth Rajkumar to play the lead. But when the film didn’t take off then, he continued rewriting and bettering it, so much so that today, he says it is far more poetic than it was over a decade ago.