In Conversation: Mahesh Sukhadhare speaks about his upcoming film Happy Birthday

DECCAN CHRONICLE. | SHASHIPRASAD SM
Published Aug 25, 2016, 5:08 pm IST
Updated Aug 25, 2016, 5:31 pm IST
The director is launching ex-minister N. Cheluvaraya Swamy's son Sachin in the film.
Mahesh Sukhadare had also helmed the popular romantic film 'Sambhrama'.
 Mahesh Sukhadare had also helmed the popular romantic film 'Sambhrama'.

Bengaluru: Known for his unique blend of content based and unconventional filmmaking style, K Mahesh Sukhadhare is back with yet another project. This time, in his comeback venture, he is celebrating former minister N. Cheluvaraya Swamy’s son Sachin's 'Happy Birthday' on the silver screen! Even as the film 'Happy Birthday' is set for release on Friday, the director shares his journey from 'Sambhrama' to 'Happy Birthday'.

"I went through a difficult phase after I survived a road mishap. It was virtually an dead end while I suffered financial loss after venturing into production and then the accident kept me away from film activities. It is when I gathered myself and started writing on various subjects and thereafter I got indulged in what I loved the most - making documentaries. I had great time working with scholars, filming documentaries on multiple subjects. Apart from work satisfaction, I could earn a fair amount of money considering the recent loss in films," says Mahesh Sukhadhare.

 

However, the director shares that once after working as a film director, it is very hard to stay from it, and thus his directorial instincts inspired him to pen another pure content based script. "I always believed that the audience always support content based film. It depends on it is made along with other essential framework. It is always the quality films which is remembered for long. Though 'Happy Birthday' which marks the debut of Sachin, is a love story but it revolves around emphasising the local customs and tradition. The entire film is shot in Mandya and surrounding areas," he adds.

In 'Amabreesha', Mahesh Sukhadhare talked about the burgeoning land mafia in Bengaluru, his earlier movies – ‘Sainika’, ‘Sarvabhouma’ and ‘Siddhu‘ were largely based on patriotism. A great admirer of Academy award winning composer A R Rahman, Mahesh stresses the importance of music which is why most of the songs from his films are evergreen hits. In Happy Birthday, V Harikrishna who is inching towards 100 films as a composer has composed unique folk based numbers, which runs parallel with the story of ‘Happy Birthday’.

The director has left no stone unturned to make 'Happy Birthday' a real happy venture, he has even managed to get five top stunt choreographers - Ravi Verma, Ram-Lakshman (twins), Jolly Bastin and Thriller Manju for special fight sequences. Mahesh is indeed hoping for a happy ending with this comeback.

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