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The film is directed by Gurudatta Ganiga of 'Ambi Ning Vayassaytho' fame.

Abhishek Ambareesh’s debut movie Amar hit the marquee last month and the young actor is already busy with his second assignment. Sources in the know say that the leading producer in the Kannada film industry, Rockline Venkatesh has signed up Abhishek for his next project. The producer was keen on having him on board so much so that the deal was struck even before the completion of Amar. Reports are that he was paid a whopping Rs 2 crore to star in the movie that will be directed by Gurudatta Ganiga of Ambi Ning Vayassaytho fame. It may be noted here that Abhishek made it to the headlines during the making of Amar that his pay packet for starring in the film was Rs 1 crore.

Amar was bankrolled under the banner Sandesh Productions. The film’s technical crew comprised Arjun Janya for composing music, Satya Hegde to crank the camera and Sania Sardhariya to design the costumes. Tanya Hope paired up with Abhishek to play the female lead in it. The film had Darshan in a cameo. It was a crucial role that included the ‘Joruu Paattu’ song sequence. Darshan’s dance with the hero for this Kodava song in the film turned out to be a hit among the audience. The ‘Joruu Paattu’ song has been sung by Jassie Gift, with lyrics penned by Kiran Kaverappa, and music by Arjun Janya. A major portion of this film was shot in Switzerland.

Director Gurudatta Ganiga’s last release was Ambi Ning Vayasaytho that had Ambareesh reprising the role done by Raj Kiran in the original titled Pa Paandi and Kiccha Sudeep doing the role done by Dhanush. Suhasini Mani Ratnam paired up with Ambareesh in this entertainer. The technical crew of Ambi Ning Vayassaytho included Arjun Janya for music, Jebin Jacob for cinematography and Kiran for editing.

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