The actor-director’s film will be in theatres on April 7
Last Updated: 07.33 AM, Apr 06, 2023
The Good Friday weekend starting on April 7 is a busy one for Kannada cinema. There are 4-5 confirmed theatrical releases, one of which is Nimbehuli fame Hemanth Hegde’s Nam Nani Maduve Prasanga. Hemanth plays the lead in the film that he has directed. The film features three leading ladies, namely Shruthi Nandish, Shreya Vasanth and Gitanjali Mangal.
In an earlier conversation with OTTplay, Hemanth had explained that his film explores a pertinent subject about the difficulty in finding brides. Hemanth, who hails from the Sirsi belt of Karnataka says that he’s often observed how eligible bachelors from the area, especially those who choose to pursue agriculture as a means of livelihood, do not find suitable brides. “The problem is that girls from such places want to escape from there and would rather marry someone who lives and works in a city. Similarly, girls from a more urban upbringing will not marry and relocate to a village. As a result of this, there are many unmarried men in their late 30s in such areas. This, I believe is a problem across the state in areas where farming is a mainstay for its local populace. I have picked this subject for Nam Nani Maduve Prasanga, and presented it in humorous fashion,” says Hemanth.
The trailer of his film provided a sample of the kind of comedy the actor-filmmaker has adopted. Does the entire film have an adult comedy tone? “I would not call it adult comedy. The humour in Nam Nani Maduve Prasanga borders on naughty, no doubt, but it is not obscene. This film is a laugh riot that audiences will enjoy,” he says, adding that the film was given a clean U/A certification.
The film, meanwhile, is getting a limited release across the state. “There is no point in having it play at 10 theatres with barely any occupancy. Instead, I’d rather have 100 people coming to one theatre,” says Hemanth, about his film, which also stars Padmaja Rao, Rajesh Nataranga, Madhu Hegde, Giri Shivanna, Sunetra Pandit, among others.