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'Pailwaan', 'Gajakesari' director S. Krishna and Abishek Ambareesh to collaborate on a period romance

According to a recent online report, the story will be set against the 1990 Cauvery riots backdrop

  • OTTplay Team

Last Updated: 05.35 AM, May 11, 2022

'Pailwaan', 'Gajakesari' director S. Krishna and Abishek Ambareesh to collaborate on a period romance
S. Krishna and Abishek Ambareesh

Cinematographer-turned-filmmaker S. Krishna, known for directing films like 'Gajakesari', 'Hebbuli', and 'Pailwaan' is now back in the news for his next. According to a recent online report, S. Krishna has decided to work with the young and rising star Abishek Ambareesh for a romantic love story titled 'Kaali' - set in the '90s the film is said to be set against the backdrop of the Kaveri River water conflicts that took place in Karnataka.

While an official confirmation from the makers stands pending as far as 'Kaali' is concerned, the same report reveals that both S. Krishna and Abishek are currently involved in discussing the prospects. The rest of the cast and crew of 'Kaali' will be soon finalized and the film, reportedly, will go on floors in June. R.R.R Motion Pictures will be producing the film.

The latter is currently busy wrapping up the shooting of Bad Manners which sees him collaborate with the maverick Duniya Suri for the very first time. A gangster film with all the quintessential "Suri" elements, Bad Manners also stars Rachita Ram and Priyanka Kumar with Abishek Ambareesh sporting a rugged and mean look. National award-winning actress Tara too plays a key role in the film that has been shot extensively in Mandya and the neighboring towns.

S. Krishna, on the other hand, was all set to direct Puneeth Rajkumar in a snazzy espionage thriller. The team has also unveiled a poster of the untitled poster but owing to the Powerstar's tragic passing in October of 2021, the project was eventually shelved.

A seasoned cinematographer, S. Krishna began his career back in 2002 and has been part of many memorable projects in Kannada cinema. He would rise to prominence for his splendid work on Yogaraj Bhat's 'Mungaru Male' and later on 'Drama', 'Kaddipudi', and others.