The film, which focuses on technology addiction in children, has been directed by Madhuchandra R
Last Updated: 07.21 AM, Apr 26, 2022
When Srujan Lokesh and Meghana Raj Sarja paired up to play a couple dealing with their child’s cell phone addiction, the pandemic had not even struck the world, and turning to technology for everything was not even the norm then. No doubt, though, the increasing dependence on technology, especially in nuclear families, was a rising cause of concern, which is even more pertinent after two years of lockdowns, online classes, etc.
Srujan and Meghana’s film is called Selfie Mummy Google Daddy, the official trailer of which was released yesterday. Director Madhuchandra R is credited with the story, screenplay and dialogies of the film, which is set to release in theatres on May 13. According to the trailer, Selfie Mummy Google Daddy is a family drama that revolves around cell phone addiction among children, which is as much the fault of the children, as that of the elders in the family who give them access to said technology.
Speaking to the media earlier, Srujan had spoken about how the pandemic had delayed the film, which, incidentally was about keeping kids away from mobile phones and related gadgets and getting them involved in outdoor activities, and how it was, quite ironically, coming to audiences at a time when everything has gone digital.
The film, which was screened at the Bengaluru International Film Festival earlier this year, had received a warm reception, which boosted the confidence of the maker in the universal appeal of the subject. In fact, the film has been produced by a bunch of parents to whom Madhuchandra had narrated the story. Selfie Mummy Google Daddy was also selected for the Toronto Lift Off International Film Festival, but the team had to decide against screening it there, as the promoters of the fest wanted it to be available on open platforms for a month.