Shridhar, who has earlier written the scripts for movies like
Aa Dinagalu and Slum Bala, is now turning
director. He will direct Hat-trick hero Shivraj Kumar in his debut
venture Thamassu. The movie is produced by Saiyad Amaan
(Bachchan), MS Ravindra under the banner Megha Movies.
The movie was earlier titled as Edhegaarike
(Yedhegaarike) earlier. But Agni Shridhar wanted to have a
unique title for his first movie. So he changed it to
Thamassu. According to him, Thamassu clearly
conveys the mood of the film. Besides direction, Shridhar has also
written story, screenplay and dialogues for the movie. Sources
claim that the script of the movie looks awesome. It deals with
controversial subject like Hindu-Muslim differences.
Director Agni Shridhar says, "Thamassu means a cruel
mind that turns to meditation. Shivaraj Kumar plays a violent man
in the film. But he resorts to violence only to fight the evil." He
adds, "Shivanna will not be seen with sword and sickle in this
film. The movie gives out a positive message."
Shridhar is well known for his realistic stories. He says, “It"s
a real-life incident that occurred in Gujarat and I"ve made it the
premise of my film. But it also has cinematic elements to make it
appealing to viewers."
However, the movie Thamassu has two heroines to support
the hero in his mission. The names of actresses like Navya Nair and
Kamalini Mukherjee are said to be under consideration for the
female leads. Sandeep Chowta scores music for the movie, which is
expected to go on sets from 23rd October.