The movie marks the directorial debut of short film maker Samarth
A first of a kind science fiction movie is in the making in the Kannada film industry. Directed by debutant Samarth, the movie is gearing up for a direct to OTT release. Samarth, who has made short films, also wrote the movie and will also star in it.
The film made under the banner of Seetharama Shastri productions is titled Consilium, meaning wisdom or advice in Latin. The film was shot in different parts of Karnataka and its shooting was completed in March 2021.
The debutant director in a report on The New Indian Express was quoted saying, “As the movie is now in its post-production stage, the makers are in talks with an OTT platform, looking for a direct OTT release”.
The movie stars Samarth along with Archana Lakshminarasimhaswamy, Kushi Achar, Preetham and Jagadish Malnad. Dwaipayan Singha, film mixer and mastering engineer, will be the music composer for Consilium. Dwaipayan also has over 100 singles to his name. Sudharshan G Yadav, another debutant, who has assisted various cinematographers, is the director of photography for the movie.
Science fiction is not the most popular genre in Indian cinema, neither with the audience nor the makers. But there have been a few notable sci-fi movies in the past like Mr. India, Koi Mil Gaya, Enthiran, and Dasavatharam.
In the past few years however, sci-fi movies have been steadily growing in number in the South Indian movie industries. Movies like I, 24, Indru Netru Naalai, Okka Kshanam, Miruthan, Who, and Android Kunjappan Version 5.25, were all appreciated by the audience.