The Shankar S Raj directorial, which was based on a script by filmmaker Shashank and produced by Guru Deshpande, is available to stream from today
Last Updated: 06.20 AM, Feb 14, 2022
One of the 2021 year-ender Kannada releases was the Krishna Ajai Rao and Rachita Ram starrer Love You Rachchu. The film, directed by Shankar S Raj, was based on a story by Shashank, who had given the script to Ajai Rao, as he was busy with other commitments and could not direct it at the time. While Ajai’s plan was to produce the film under his home banner, the responsibility was eventually given to filmmaker Guru Deshpande.
The fact that three Kannada filmmakers were involved in making Love You Rachchu was a major talking point in the run-up to its release, but also became a bone of contention between lead actor Ajai Rao and producer Guru Deshpande. In fact, closer to the release, Ajai refused to promote it along with the team, choosing instead address the media separately. The actor had claimed that since Shankar was a debutant, he had stepped in and co-ordinated the shoot of several sequences, but that the team did not acknowledge his efforts, among others.
While the film was initially believed to be a romantic drama, it was only when the trailer came out that it became clear that it was a thriller with a love story at its crux. The story revolves around a couple played by Ajai and Rachita, whose happy life is thrown into turmoil, when she has to commit a crime in self-defence. Their attempts to cover this up, though, doesn’t work out, as they soon become victims of a blackmailing racket. Can they get out of this mess unscathed?
Missed watching Love You Rachchu when it was in theatres? Not to worry, as of today, the film is available to stream on SunNXT. A television premiere on Udaya TV is also expected shortly. The film, which has music by Kadri Manikanth, also stars Achyuth Kumar, Raghu Shivamogga, among others.