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Kiccha Sudeep on his 2 films per year promise – ‘Hope my teams are listening too’

Kiccha Sudeep's Max was supposed to be completed quickly, but has been in the works for 7 months and counting. 

Kiccha Sudeep on his 2 films per year promise – ‘Hope my teams are listening too’

Kiccha Sudeep

Last Updated: 01.52 PM, Feb 15, 2024


When #Kiccha46, which we now know as Max, was launched, the buzz in industry circles was that the Kannada superstar had allotted only a finite number of days for the project, and that the team was looking at winding it up in 2-3 months, at the most. It’s been more than 7 months since, and the film directed by debutant Vijay Kartikeyan is finally in the last stretch of production. Sudeep, who was last seen in 2022’s Vikrant Rona had said that he was looking at doing at least 2 films a year, but given the pace at which Max has been going, that seems unlikely.

Sudeep, who has been doing quick #AskKichcha sessions on X, a social media platform that he’s quite active on, was asked today about his now unfulfilled promise of doing 2 films a year, to which he responded that he’s been trying his best and that he hopes that the teams of these films are listening and doing the needful to rectify this. “It’s not just me, everyone on set need to push it fast too...,” wrote Sudeep.

When another fan then chimed in asking him to do at least one film a year, the star joked saying that he was taking the “warning” to heart and that he will make it happen. Max, we hear, will be a summer of 2024 release, following which Sudeep is likely to begin work on his return to direction, King Kichcha.

There are supposed collaborations with Tamil director Cheran and Kannada maker R Chandru also in the works, but what will definitely happen is another film with Vikrant Rona maker Anup Bhandari. This will most likely be the futuristic Billa Ranga Baashaa, although a timeline on this project is yet to be ascertained.

Considering that Max has been in the making for a while, Sudeep was asked if he found the process stressful at any point, but he corrected the fan saying that it was not stressful, but rather tiring and that it isn’t good work if it doesn’t tire you.

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