We had earlier reported that director Santhu and Kendasampige Vikky were teaming up for a film to be produced by MR Pictures. Team had not confirmed a title or heroine then, and were in the lookout for suitable one.
Latest news is that film has been titled as Kaleej Kumar and Samyuktha Hegde who made impressive debut with blockbuster Kirik Party will be playing the female lead opposite Vikky.
Santhu who had good debut with Alemaari, couldn't get success with his latter outings Darling and Dove which failed at box-office. Since then, there were several rumours of him directing Sri Murali and Dhruva Sarja but none of them materialized.
Vikky delivered good performance in his debut film Kendasampige was on the lookout for good scripts but he failed to get one. Finally he liked the script narrated by Santhu and he accepted to be part of it.
Santhu reveals that this film will have a love story which will happen in a college and hence he felt the title Kaleej Kumar suits his script. As this is a local love story, director used Kaleej in title (college as pronounced by local boys).
Santhu will be taking care of story, screenplay, dialogues and lyrics apart from directing the film. Arjun Janya, Santhu's regular has been roped in to compose the music. T Alagan will be making his debut as director of photography.
L. Padmanabh, K. Girish and C.N.Shashikiran are bankrolling the film under MR Pictures which is named after Muthappa Rai who is presenting the film. Team starts shooting from the first week of May once the rest of cast and crew are finalized.