Devaraj, Kannada cinema's permanent cop, is now in Mestru by director Mahadevu. Mestru, meaning teacher, takes Devaraj to a different area of acting. Now the hands that wielded a lathi grab a cane to discipline students, remarks a very amused Devaraj.
Kanteerava Studios was the scene of the film's mahurat. Devaraj, in the outfit of a typical corporation school teacher, was in the first shot to be shot. The clap board was sounded by senior cinema publicity officer Nagendra.
The story itself is based on a corporation school teacher. In the late 70's, says director Mahadevu, a school teacher calmed a rowdy harassing a common man in the then Hosahalli (Vijayanagar) colony. How the teacher tamed the rowdy and the ensuing twists and turns make up the story. Mahadevu is shooting three schedules for this film. The shoot will also take place for a few days in Hindalga.
Devaraj's love interest is Bhanupriya. Tamil film actor Mansoor Ali Khan's role of rabble rouser suits him well. Devaraj is ably assisted by Dilip Pai.
Music for the movie is by K.M.Indra.