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Manuranjan Ravichandran's Prarambha to release in theatres on May 13

Directed by Manu Kalyadi, the film pairs Manu with newbie Keerti Kalakeri

  • Prathibha Joy

Last Updated: 12.07 PM, Apr 22, 2022

Manuranjan Ravichandran's Prarambha to release in theatres on May 13
Keerti and Manu in a still from Prarambha

Manuranjan Ravichandran, who was last seen in Mugilpete, which was his first release in nearly three years, is all set for the release of his next. Called Prarambha, the film, directed by Manu Kalyadi, is set to release in theatres on May 13. Manu had earlier told us that the film was supposed to come out in March 2020, but had to be pushed ahead owing to the pandemic. Mugilpete, which was still in production at the time, came out ahead of Prarambha eventually. “Prarambha is a very good subject and I hope it comes out soon,” he had said back then.

Talking about his choice of films, Manu had said, “There’s been a lot of discussion about the fact that my first two films were not hardcore commercial flicks. I tried something different with my debut Saheba, a subject I quite liked, but didn’t work out. I have vowed not to do remakes again, after Brihaspati (the remake of the Tamil film VIP). Prarambha also has a unique subject. Going forward, I want to be a part of good content, wherein I don’t repeat myself.”

Manu has been credited with the story and screenplay of Prarambha, while newcomer Keerti Kalakeri is the leading lady. The Hubbali based actress was chosen after several rounds of intense auditions. Shambhavi Venkatesh and Kaddipudi Chandru play pivotal roles in the film that has music by Prajwal Pai, with action sequences choreographed by Vikram Mor.

Incidentally, several reports earlier stated that Prarambha is the remake of the Telugu film Arjun Reddy, which Manu has refuted. He also said that the film was initially supposed to have four lip-lock sequences between the lead pair, which he then cut down to one only. The film was certified U/A, which the makers are happy with. In earlier conversations with the media, Manu had said that he had written the script for Manu, knowing fully well that his earlier two films hadn’t done well at the box office. The filmmaker added that he was hopeful of giving Manu a step up in the right direction with Prarambha.