Kannada actor Ganesh's
solution to his fans
this hot summer is his tanda tanda film
Kool. The film is in its post-production stage,
and is expected to hit theatres soon.
Kool is Ganesh's first directorial venture,
and fans and industry people are very curious
about the film.
Kool is a breezy college
love story. It is about a guy who manages to remain cool in any
situation. To fit into the role, Ganesh has lost oodles of weight.
Sana Khan, who has acted in Tamil films, is his leading lady.
is said to enrich the story is the songs composed by Harikrishna. There
are five songs in the film and the title track is slowly moving up the
With cinematographer Ratnavelu at the helm of affairs, it won't come as a surprise if these songs are a visual treat.
The songs have been shot abroad, including Jordan and Dubai
This location offers a view of five surrounding countries according
to the team. They also say that it was for the first time that an Indian
film was shot there.
An old British bungalow in Sakleshpur, Karnataka was also used to shoot a song.
The Lawrence School, Ooty, also features in the film. The environs of the school are said to be akin to Scotland.
Kool is Ganesh's second home production. His first home production Maleyali Joteyali ran for over a hundred days.
Ganesh stepped into director's
shoes following his producer wife Shilpa's disagreement with Mahesh, who
was initially roped in as the director. But he now claims that his wife
always wanted him to direct the film. It was his commitment to other
films that had stopped him from calling the shots this early, he adds.
Hits have been eluding Ganesh for a while now. Both his recent movies Ullasa Uthsaha and Eno Onthara were duds. With Maduve Mane, a future project stalled and the remake of Tamil film Myna is yet to go on floors, Kool seems to be Ganesh's only respite from a lean phase.
now remains to be seen if the director in him will rescue the actor in
him? At least Ganesh seems confident. He says after all, he started his
film journey as an assistant director and thus has a hang of the medium.
And there is rain (his lucky charm) to the rescue this time round too.
Will Ganesh then strike gold again?