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First Look: Ramesh Arvind's Venkata In Sankata

Director Ramesh Aravind is ready with his fourth Kannada film, Venkata in Sankata (Venkata in Trouble) which sees him in the lead role as well. He plays a traffic cop beset with many problems.

"Venkata is a traffic police cop. He always gets into trouble. Venkata is demoted because of the mistakes he commits while on duty. He also has two wives. There are many comical situations which are sure to evoke laughter in the theatres," Ramesh says of this new film.

He is directing the film for a new corporate firm, Sinema House. The film will have simultaneous release in India and the US on February 6.

Ramesh Aravind's first two directorial ventures -- Rama Shaama Bhaama and Sathyavaan Savithri -- were comedies and had fair degree of success at the box office. His third directorial venture Accident was a critically acclaimed thriller that however failed to entice the audience.

Veteran comedy actor M S Umesh who was introduced as a child artist in the fifties classical Kannada film Makkala Rajya is doing a special role in the film. "In a career spanning over five decades, this is the first time that I am experimenting with such a role. When Ramesh told me about this role, I was quite excited. I think this film will be memorable in my career' says Umesh.

Sharmila Mandre, model Anusha and new actress Meghana Mudhiyan are the heroines. Another well known Tulu theatre artist Devadas Kappikad plays an important role in the film.

Well-known Telugu film writer Thotapalli Madhu who has written the story and screenplay for over 190 films has penned the script of the film. Mickey Kej is the music director, P K H Doss, the cameraman and Ravi Varma the stunt director.

Text: R G Vijayasarathy

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