Pruthvi Shamanur makes his debut as the film's 'young', boyish hero with fellow debutant Anjali Anish playing the female lead along with Yasha Shivakumar.
By his own admission, filmmaker Hariprasad Jayanna was once considered to be 'overqualified' by the Kannada Film Industry. Having just returned from the United States of America with a filmmaking degree from a reputed film school in his hand, Hariprasad knocked on many doors to foray into the world of cinema. But it wasn't until he met Yogaraj Bhat that things turned around for good and soon enough, he was in the thick of it all, talking and making films.
Thereby, his debut outing Padavi Poorva comes as a 10-year-long labour of love and fittingly, the film's ethos is all about love and romance. Set in the 1990s, the film is an endearing campus love story that takes you on a nostalgic ride to the glory days of the pre-digital era. Pruthvi Shamanur makes his debut as the film's 'young', boyish hero with fellow debutant Anjali Anish playing the female lead along with Yasha Shivakumar. Vijesh, Rajneesh, Mandara, Sharath Lohitashwa, Rangayana Raghu, etc., too, feature as part of the cast.
Following a credible theatrical run, Padavi Poorva is now all set to debut on OTT. The film will be ready to stream on March 3rd, 2023, on SunNXT, with Udaya TV being their satellite partner. Padavi Poorva is expected to have its TV debut at the earliest.
The streaming and satellite rights of Padavi Poorva became a subject of discussion recently, when an audio clip of the film's producer Yogaraj Bhat berating Zee Kannada Business Head Raghavendra Hunsur went viral. Infuriated by the latter's lack of response, Bhat & Co. later brought the Sun Network on board.
Arjun Janya's music is one of the main highlights of Padavi Poorva and so is Sathosh Rai Pathaje's cinematography. Although the film received encouraging reviews from all corners, its theatrical run was stunted by the lack of sufficient publicity and also the fact that it clashed with two other important films (Made in Bengaluru and Once Upon a Time in Jamaligudda) at the box office.