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Luckyman teaser: Puneeth Rajkumar, as ‘god’, seen doling out a second chance; fans upset he didn’t get that

The film, which has Darling Krishna in the lead is likely to be a September release

  • Prathibha Joy

Last Updated: 12.05 PM, Jul 25, 2022

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Luckyman teaser: Puneeth Rajkumar, as ‘god’, seen doling out a second chance; fans upset he didn’t get that
Puneeth plays god in the Kannada remake of Oh My Kadavule

Today, the team of the upcoming Darling Krishna-starrer Luckyman released a teaser of the film, which featured a few glimpses of the late Puneeth Rajkumar. The film is the official Kannada remake of Oh My Kadavule, in which Vijay Sethupathi played ‘god’, a role that went to Puneeth. In the teaser, Puneeth is shown giving the protagonist a second chance to rectify his mistakes. The scene, of course, has got the late Power Star’s fans emotional and upset that he himself did not get that opportunity from god. Puneeth passed away last year, following a massive cardiac arrest, aged only 47.

"Neevu ellargu second chance kotri but aaa devru nimge second chance kodlilvalla bosss..... U r my real God," wrote a fan, while another added, "God Appu arrived in style..💫.his screen presence is phenomenal , irreplaceable gem. Abhimaanigala devaru🙏pls Come back Boss ♥"

Puneeth’s presence in the film makes it extra special for fans, who will, no doubt, throng theatres to catch their favourite actor play god. One of the highlights of the film is a dance number featuring Puneeth and choreographer-actor-director Prabhudeva, an addition that happened because the Kannada film has been directed by the latter’s brother, Nagendra Prasad.

Although Puneeth had finished shooting for his portions of the film prior to his demise, he had not dubbed for the same. However, given that most of his portions were shot indoors, the team was able to salvage the audio of his voice recorded during the shooting and fine-tune it for the final version.

The film was initially meant to be a May theatrical release, but the team figured that its OTT deal would bring it to the platform too close to KGF: Chapter 2. It was then learnt that they would wait out the Vikrant Rona release as well and then choose a suitable date. It is being rumoured that Luckyman will release in theatres in September.

Luckyman also stars Roshni Prakash, Sangeetha Sringeri, Nagabhushana, Rangayana Raghu, Sadhu Kokila, among others. The film has music by Vijay and Vicky, with Sadhu Kokila chipping in for the background score.

Luckyman will be Puneeth’s last appearance in a commercial feature film. His dream project, the docu-feature Gandhada Gudi will be his last big screen appearance and is coming to theatres on October 28, on the occasion of his first death anniversary.

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