The maiden trailer presents the protagonist's underdog story, set in the world of orchestras in Mysuru
Last Updated: 07.28 AM, Jan 04, 2023
Raghu Dixit's maiden production venture Orchestra, Mysuru! is an ode to something that he has immense love and respect for - the vibrant orchestra or live music culture in his home city. Mysuru, he says, has been home to some of the most talented orchestra groups and as this bustling scene now faces the threat of obscurity, his endeavour as a composer/co-producer is to capture it on celluloid for posterity.
Orchestra, Mysuru!, co-written and directed by debutant Sunil Mysuru, follows an aspiring singer who is hellbent on breaking through into the orchestra scene and the heart of the story lies in the many struggles that follow him in his pursuits. Poornachandra Mysore, who is credited as one of the three screenwriters of the film (along with Joesph K Raja and Mahadeva Prasad), plays the protagonist with Rajalakshmi, Dileep Raj, and several other talents, including real-life orchestra artists, as part of the exciting ensemble. Orchestra, Mysuru! releases in theatres on January 12 and the makers released the first trailer of the film earlier today, on January 4.
The trailer offers a peek into the unique world of the film and reveals a never-seen-before world of Mysuru as its main backdrop. The neighbourhood of Gandhi Nagar in Mysuru, which is said to be the nucleus of all the Orchestra/Live Music activity, is seen as a prominent feature of this story as it captures the many ebbs and flows in the life of Poorna, the aspiring singer. The trailer of Orchestra, Mysuru! also shows how Poorna faces and overcomes setbacks in his journey as he rises from being an underdog and forms a rival orchestra group to challenge the local bigwig.
One of the main highlights of the film will be Raghu Dixit's funky, James Brown-meets-Ilaiyaraaja/Hamsalekha kind of soundtrack which includes 8 different tracks. Daali Dhananjaya, who presents the film in theatres along with KRG Studios, has penned the lyrics of all the tracks and one is likely to be pleasantly surprised by his talent as a wordsmith.
In a recent interview with OTTplay, Raghu Dixit shared that the entire team has striven hard to capture the authenticity of the orchestra culture and overcame financial barriers by adopting the ethos of guerilla filmmaking.