The film is an anthology that includes stories helmed by five different filmmakers, along with their individual selection of actors
Last Updated: 12.28 PM, Mar 19, 2023
Guru Deshpande's Pentagon, an ambitious anthology project featuring five different directors (including Deshpande himself), has been in the making for quite some time. The film is a collection of five promising short films helmed by five different filmmakers and their own individual selection of actors, including Kishore (of Kantara fame), Pruthvi Ambaar, Prakash Belawadi, P. Ravi Shankar, and many others.
Having endured a delay in its release, Pentagon is finally to hit the big screens: the makers took to social media recently to unveil a new poster of the film which also carries the release date. Pentagon will arrive in cinema halls on April 7th.
In his recent media interactions, Guru Deshpande, who also serves as the film's creative director and producer, shared that the idea of Pentagon was conceived during the lockdown and that the concept of death binds all five films of the anthology. Deshpande's own film features Kishore and Pruthvi Ambaar and that particular segment became a subject of controversy when it drew the ire of Kannada activists.
Kishore plays a former underworld don in the film who later assumes the role of a custodian of the Kannada language and culture through an organization. Many real-life Kannada activists, including Rupesh Rajanna (who interestingly plays a role in the film), were offended over their alleged misrepresentation in the film.
The cast of Pentagon also includes Pramod Shetty, Tanisha Kuppanda, Pritika Deshpande, Prerana Kambam, Sagara, and several others. Kadri Manikanth has scored the music for the film.
Raghu Shivamogga, Akash Srivatsa (of Shivaji Surathkal 2 fame), Kiran Kumar and Chandra Mohan are the four other directors involved in Pentagon.