The Pavan Wadeyar directorial has been ready for a year and waiting for a good window to release in theatres
It’s almost a year since Kannada filmmaker Pavan Wadeyar finished up work on his next directorial, Raymo, which has Rogue-actor Ishan CV and Ashika Ranganath in the lead. Pavan has been trying to figure out a release plan for the film since and spoken about tentative dates too, but with so many Kannada films lined up for release every week, including some biggies, he decided to wait it out and concentrate on his first production venture instead.
Dollu, which Pavan produced with his wife Apeksha, not only won a couple of National Awards and several recognitions during its film festival run, but it has also opened to positive reviews and feedback in its theatrical run. The film was released in select multiplexes in Karnataka on August 26. And with Raymo held up, Pavan also began planning his next directorial, which, incidentally, will take him to Bollywood. Called Notary, the film will have Bengali star Parambrata Chatterjee in the lead and is about a man who cannot lie no matter what.
We now hear that Pavan is looking at bringing Raymo to theatres after the Deepavali festivities. With September taken up by films like Luckyman, Monsoon Raaga, Guru Shishyaru, Kantara and Thotapuri, early October has a few open windows, but the Deepavali festival slots at the end of the month have been booked by Head Bush (October 21), Gandhada Gudi (October 28) and Banaras (November 4). Pavan, we are told, is considering November 25 for his film, which is a musical love story between a rock singer and a classical musician. The film has music by Arjun Janya and has been produced by CR Manohar.
Raymo is Ishan’s second Kannada film. The actor has been signed up for a film with the makers of the late Puneeth Rajkumar’s James, director Chethan Kumar and producer Kishore, next. Ashika, who was last seen in Garuda, has films like O2, Gathavaibhava and Avatara Purusha 2 lined up next.