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Prajwal Devaraj is Inspector D Satyanarayana in cop drama Mafia

According to the latest poster he's the devil that the demons have to reckon with.

Prathibha Joy
Jan 13, 2022
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Prajwal in the first look from the film

Mafia is Prajwal Devaraj’s milestone 35th film, which was launched as #PD35 on the actor’s birthday in July last year. Back then, it was still untitled and was to be directed by Gurudatha Ganiga, who had previously made Ambi Ning Vayasaayatho with the late Ambareesh and Sudeep.

By the time it was ready to go on floors, though, there was a change at the helm. Lohith H, who has made a name as a horror flick maker with Mummy -Save Me and Devaki, replaced Gurudatha. Lohith was working on a script for a film with Shivarajkumar, called Satyamangala, but decided to direct this project in the interim, as the Century Star’s dates would not be available till April 2022 at least.

“I was quite excited by the story. The script is by a Chennai-based writer, whose story I have adapted into the screenplay, in discussion with him. I am not hung up about working only on my own stories and believe that good content, irrespective of who has written it, has to be brought to audiences,” Lohith had said about Mafia, when he took up its directorial duty.

Aditi Prabhudeva begins shooting for Mafia

The film pairs Prajwal with Aditi Prabhudeva, who plays an investigave journalist called Shruti, whose first look was revealed a few days ago. And now, the makers have also revealed more details about Prajwal’s character. After the first look poster, which had Prajwal in police uniform handcuffed to a jeep, they have now added that he plays an intense cop character called D Satyanarayana.

What’s interesting, though, is that the new poster, which was released by actor Abishek Ambareesh, was accompanied by a caption that read "The demons don't know they are fighting the DEVIL. Revealing to you the first character sketch of Sathya – SATHYANARAYANA."

Mafia, which explores the subject of human trafficking, has music by Anoop Seelin and includes Devaraj, Sadhu Kokila and Vijay Chendoor, among others on its cast.

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