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Manu Ravichandran’s Prarambha release pushed ahead to May 20

The Manu Kalyadi directorial was initially slated to release this Friday, May 13

  • Prathibha Joy

Last Updated: 02.43 PM, May 09, 2022

Manu Ravichandran’s Prarambha release pushed ahead to May 20
Manu and Keerti in a still from the film

Manu Ravichandran has been keenly awaiting the release of his film Prarambha, which has been ready since 2019. But there were delays in post-production and by the time the film was censored and ready for release, the pandemic struck. Since theatres reopened with 100% capacity, the actor has been waiting for word on when the filmmakers will release the film, and they finally announced May 13, 2022. It seemed that Manu was bracing for two releases on the same day, Prarambha in theatres and his Mugilpete on OTT, but turns out, that the former has been pushed ahead. According to the latest, Prarambha has been postponed to May 20, 2022 instead.

Directed by Manu Kalyadi, the film, which has a U/A certification, and bears the tagline ‘Love Life Begins’ has Manu Ravichandran in the role of an artist. The film has Keerthy Kalakeri in the female lead, in what will be her Kannada cinema debut. The film, made under the banner Jenusri Thanusha Productions, has Prajwal Pai composing the music and Suresh Babu wielding the camera. Had things gone as per plan, Prarambha would have been Manu’s third film after Saheba and Brihaspati. The delay on the part of the team, though, meant that the actor not only completed his next, Mugilpete, but managed to release it last year in November. The Bharat S Navunda film is now coming to OTT also.

While Mugilpete was a comeback vehicle for Manu, it’s been over six months then and the actor is yet to announce his next. The actor, we hear, has been working with a team on the script for his next, details of which are likely to be announced by the end of the month, for the actor’s father, V Ravichandran’s birthday. The film Chillum, which was announced earlier and then stalled, in which the actor was to play a drug peddler, is also likely to be revived sometime this year.