The muhurtha of Mareyalaare was held at the Gandhi Bhavan near Shivananda Circle, Bangalore on last Sunday evening. The movie is the maiden venture of Sharat and Gouri Khadri, who are aspiring film-makers with experience in documentary film-making. Now they have taken a detour from corporate work to make a lasting impression in mainstream Kannada films.
Besides playing the hero, Chetan has also contributed to the screenplay and dialogues of the film Mareyalaare. Talking about the film at Muhurtha, he said "I'm fortunate to work with producers like Sharat and Gouri Khadri. They've given me complete freedom in all aspects of the Mareyalaare i.e penning story, screenplay and dialogues.
The Birugali star added, “Mareyalaare narrates the conflicts between what mainstream society deems as successful and our individual pursuits of happiness. I play the role of an idealistic architect. The film has a backdrop of the catastrophic floods that took place in northern Karnataka around October 2009."
However, Mareyalaare is being directed by debutant Sharat Khadri and produced by Sharat and his wife Gouri Khadri under the banner Surabhi Talkies. Chetan, Sindhu Lokanatha, Satish Chandra, Padmaja Rao are in the cast. It will be shot in 45 days and is anticipated to release in November.