The film, which has Darling Krishna and Roshni Prakash in the lead, is currently in post-production.
Like his father, Mugur Sundaram, and siblings Prabhu Deva and Raju Sundaram, dance (and choreography) is Nagendra Prasad’s first love. He’s been a choreographer in cinema for close to 15 years, something he says he will never give up, and has also tried his hand at acting, specifically in Tamil and Kannada films. Filmmaking has also been an area of interest, especially after assisting Prabhu on some of his Hindi directorials and learning choreography and filmmaking in London.
Interestingly enough, Nagendra is making his directorial debut with a Kannada film, a language that he says his family has a close connect with, given that they also have roots in Mysuru and one that he says is in his genes. The film, Lucky Man, is Nagendra’s version of the Tamil hit Oh My Kadavule, and has Darling Krishna and Roshni Prakash in the lead, with Power Star Puneeth Rajkumar in a pivotal role. Oh My Kadavule is a 2020 Tamil romantic fantasy by debutant Ashwath Marimuthu, with Ashok Selvan, Ritika Singh and Vijay Sethupathi on the cast.
Nagendra really completed principal photography on Lucky Man with a schedule that included a special song in the film, featuring Puneeth and Prabhu Deva. Given that both are fantastic dancers, this peppy number is already touted to be one of the biggest highlights of the film. In an interview with The Times of India, the filmmaker said that the film has been lucky for him on many levels, starting with it being his directorial debut and getting Prabhu to return to Kannada cinema for the special number, among others. He added that the fun storyline apart, the cast and the music by newbie Vijay Vicky will be talking points about Lucky Man.