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Late Puneeth Rajkumar’s passion project, Gandhada Gudi to release on November 1?

The documentary, which the Power Star shot with Wild Karnataka maker J Amoghavarsha, highlights the jungles, beaches and underwater world of the state.

  • OTTplay Team

Last Updated: 07.29 AM, Jun 16, 2022

Late Puneeth Rajkumar’s passion project, Gandhada Gudi to release on November 1?
The Late Puneeth Rajkumar in the teaser of the wildlife documentary

On October 27 last year, two days prior to his untimely and tragic death, Power Star Puneeth Rajkumar had excitedly tweeted about his dream project, the teaser of which was to be released on November 1, on the occasion of Karnataka Rajyotsava. When OTTplay reached out to him after this post, Puneeth had said that it would be best discussed after the teaser comes out on November 1. That was not to be, as the actor passed away following a massive cardiac arrest on October 29.

The teaser was, eventually, released on December 6 and had audiences in awe at the actor’s dream project, which celebrates Karnataka and its legends. A full-length feature shot in documentary style, Gandhada Gudi had Puneeth on a journey with Amoghavarsha across the length and breadth of the state, capturing its natural beauty. Amoghavarsha has always been clear that Gandhada Gudi will be a big screen release and after months of literally no news about the project, the buzz is that PRK Productions, the late actor’s home banner, will bring it to theatres on November 1 this year, shortly after his first death anniversary. It was Puneeth’s dream to present a glimpse of his passion project to audiences on November 1 last year, so it is only apt that the film comes to theatres on this date.

There’s been no official confirmation on this, but Amoghavarsha’s teaser had stated that it would be a 2022 release. If Gandhada Gudi does, indeed, release on November 1, it will be the late Power Star’s last theatrical outing. While James was his last commercial film that came out on his birthday, fans will see him onscreen again this August when Lucky Man releases. Gandhada Gudi, though, will be the ultimate treat, as it has Puneeth being himself and enjoying the glorious sights and sounds that the Karnataka’s wild has to offer. And even though the entire film was shot outdoors, his voice has been captured clearly enough to be used in the final film.