KRG Studios’ second production with the actor in the lead will be in theatres on March 30
Daali Dhananjaya has a lot riding on his next, Hoysala, which, incidentally, is also his milestone 25th film. The actor, known fondly as Natarakshasa for his acting prowess, has had a less than stellar 2022, even though he had multiple releases. In fact, Dhananjaya had the most number of films in theatres, starting with 21 Hours, Bairagee, Monsoon Raaga, Thotapuri, Head Bush and Once Upon a Time in Jamaligudda. It is important for the actor that he now gets a hit under the belt, which makes Hoysala far more special than just being his 25th film.
When it was launched, Hoysala, directed by Vijay Kumar, was meant to be a 2022 Karnataka Rajyotsava release, but then Dhananjaya got busy with his home production Head Bush, which released on October 21 last year. While he was busy trying to finish off Head Bush and some of his other commitments, Hoysala got delayed and had to be pushed ahead. The team eventually announced that they’d shifted it to March 30, 2023 and Dhananjaya has been working hard to complete the film, which is set in Belagavi and has him playing a cop.
Earlier today, the team released a new poster of the film, which has Dhananjaya’s character Gurudev, with blood splatters on his face, running, with what looks like a riot in the backdrop, which could only imply that the film will be intense, bloody and heavy on action.
Hoysala is Dhananjaya’s second film for KRG Studios, after their debut collaboration Rathnan Prapancha. The banner, it would seem is mighty pleased with the actor, as their third production will also have him in the lead. Called Uttarakaanda, the film set in north Karnataka, will have Rathnan Prapancha maker Rohit Padaki in the director’s chair and will also mark the return of actress Ramya to acting.