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Techie Samarth Naik turning filmmaker with Yatna

By: By: Shekhar H Hooli
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When big producers, directors, heroes and heroines are after remake movies, here is a guy who dares to do a straight movie (Swa-make). Moreover, he has done all the works of filmmaking on his own and has silently completed a movie without getting any publicity. You must be thinking he is the son of a big film personality? No!!! He is a Software Engineer named Samarth Naik.

Techie Samarth Naik is now all set to enter Kannada film industry with his debut directorial venture Yatna. He has already completed the shooting of the film and is busy doing its post-production works. The specialty of the film is that Samarth himself has written the story, screenplay and dialogue for the movie. Besides directing it, he has also alone handled the technical works like cinematography, editing and choreography.

For Samarth, the word 'IMPOSSIBLE' means 'I'M POSSIBLE'. Another surprising thing about him is that he does not have a formal training in any section of filmmaking. Talking to Oneindia, he says that his burning passion for films, that he nourishes since his childhood days, is the reason behind making this movie. He says, "I have put in a lot of time and effort for my movie Yatna. I've done everything with genuine passion and I want to become a successful director in the film industry."

He says, "Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts. A person, who is determined to succeed in life overcomes all the hurdles to reach his destiny. Yatna is a movie about an ordinary person, who makes it big in the IT industry. The movie is about the 5 friends, who step aside their mundane life to create a world class company."

Samarth has done BE in Computer Science and MBA in Marketing. He has 4+ years experience in IT Industry. He says, "I"ve learnt all aspects of filmmaking on my own, by researching books and the internet. Before doing this movie, I didn't even know how to handle a camera and after completing it I know the ABC"s of filmmaking. It is my love for films and film-making that has motivated me to do Yatna."

Yatna is a 110 minutes Kannada movie. The debutant director does not have enough money to promote and release it in theatres. So he is planning to release it directly into leading Kannada TV Channels. Meanwhile, he has shown trailers of Yatna to one producer. Impressed by his work, he has agreed to produce his next film. He has even asked him to begin scripting work for his next movie.

Now, Samarth is very satisfied and he says, "With this, I want to say nothing is impossible. Only thing, we need to do is give our 100% and that is possible only by loving and enjoying what you do." Now the question is: Will somebody come forward to his help to release Yatna in theatres? Will Kannada audience watch his movie and encourage him?

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