Besides direction, Samarth Naik himself has written story, screenplay and dialogue for Yatna. The story is all about an engineer"s effort to establish a big software company. Along with his four friends, the hero starts a company after he is forced to quit his previous company. But the economic upheaval in the international market lands the company in trouble and makes his colleagues leave it. How the hero continues his efforts and makes it an international company will be an interesting part of the film.
Yatna has three beautiful songs, which have been penned by Ravi Kamati and Vinay Nag J, and upcoming musician Vineeth Raj Menon is composing them as well as background score for the film. According to Samarth, two songs like 'Jaya Nammade Yasha Nammade Guri Sadisona…" and 'Omme Hagomme Higomme Matomme Summane…" have already been completed and composition of one more song is now going on at Eden Digi Studio.
The film has total of 76 artistes. Newcomers like Girish Bhat, Lashma, Vijay Kalkundri, Ravi Kamati, Mahesh Hiremath, Deepak Prabhu, Vedavendra T N are in the leads. Samarth says that Yatna is a low budget film and due to financial problems he is planning to release it on leading Kannada TV channels.
The director says, “Yatna is my first attempt and other than music and acting, I have handle all other works like story, screenplay, dialogue, direction, cinematography and editing. According to me, the film has come out very well. All the actors have delivered wonderful performance."
Recently, Samarth released the first trailer of Yatna on India"s leading website Oneindia.in. He has shown the trailer to a producer. Impressed by his work, he has come forward to produce his next film. He has even given his consent to start his script works for his next film. The confident director now says, "Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts."
Software Engineer Samarth Naik's debut directorial venture Yatna has completed its shooting and currently, is in post production works. The Kannada film is being produced by SGN Entertainment Works and now its dubbing works are going on at Eden Digi Studio for it. The director is planning to release it in January.