It is the life sketch of the former reformed underworld don Muthappa Rai in Ravi Srivatsa, bombastic writer and full of energy director. Ravi Srivatsa is back in the commercial feast after three years.
In the 1952 to 1989 life of Muthappa Rai is the young, handsome and lanky Dixit, producer Shoba Rajanna son taking on the big task. The muhurut for MR was held at Shakthi Hill Resorts in Best Club, Bengaluru. Ravi Srivatsa mentor KV Raju, Producer Ramu and others graced the occasion.
It is 20 years long waiting for this film to happen. First it was producer Ramu, then producer Dharaj, director Dinesh Baboo in Upendra playing title role and recently it was RGV who wanted to make this film. Ravi Srivatsa in fact has discussed with Muthappa Rai on making the film. Is it possible to make with such truths Muthappa Rai checked with Ravi Srivatsa.
With the passing away of Muthappa Rai, I have the way clear now. I checked with some of the senior cops on placing my ideas and got a green signal, says Ravi Srivatsa addressing the media. All the prominent dons of this period of 37 years you find on screen. At places the ‘Tiger Galli’ style and in other places the stylish and classic touch is adopted in the screenplay. Apparently I am not touching on any of the scripts prepared in the past, says Ravi Srivatsa.
Ravi Srivatsa is no doubt a storm in narration. He recalled how the evolution of this film happened with the producer in a trip to Udupi. Dixit was driving the vehicle when Ravi Srivatsa narrated it to producer Shoba Rajanna.
As soon as 1952 to 1989 part is brought on silver screen, 1989 to 2004 will be second part and rest will be in the third part of this sequel film ‘MR’ says Ravi Srivatsa.
Ravi Srivatsa was discussing with Prashanth Sambargi on legalities of making this film and in the process of discussion he traced some skill of acting in him. The offer of Oil Kumar contemporary of MR was made to Prashanth Sambargi which he happily accepted.
Aravind Rao in ‘Bekkina Kannu Rajendra’ (right role as he has cat eyes), Natana Rajesh is fixed for Jairaj role, ACP Praveen role is played by journalist Chandrachud and others add up in the coming days.
Gurukiran is joining Ravi Srivatsa after 15 years. He is giving violence and I am playing violin, he says. We jell well and give good music too for this film as there is a romantic portion.
Dixit is six feet and one inch tall and is happy to accept this role. I was Chik Soma in ‘Deadly Soma’ by Ravi Srivatsa and I am in the MR have to work hard, he says.
Sowmya Menon residing in Dubai is female lead for MR. Mathew Rajan is working behind the camera for this film.
Producer Rajanna feels the title is the first catch of this film. He is very cautious on making this film from every angle and his son appearing as MR is another responsibility on his shoulders.
The shooting begins in the month of January 2021 at Dubai and it is a 20 days schedule.