Gurunandan is upbeat about his movie Raju Kannada Medium hitting the silver screens soon. Happy over the way the film has shaped up, the actor has said that it would be a complete laugh riot just as its prequel 1st Rank Raju, which was a big success.
While Gurunandan plays the main lead in the film, it also has Kiccha Sudeep in a pivotal role. According to the filmmakers, Sudeep’s character will be introduced post interval and will be seen till the end. On sharing the screen space with the top actor, Gurunandan said that working with him was a pleasurable experience and he got to learn a lot.
Written and directed by Naresh Kumar, who had also directed the prequel, Raju Kannada Medium stars Avantika Shetty as the female lead. Others in the star cast also include Ashika Ranganath, Achyuth Kumar, Suchendra Prasad and Sadhu Kokila in supporting roles.
Kiran Ravindranath has composed music for this venture with Shekar Chandra cranking the camera and Giri Mahesh editing it.
Gurunandan, a popular TV actor, shot to limelight for starring in the soap Lakumi. He forayed into the film industry with Cyber Yugadol Navayuva Prema Kavyam in 2014 and tasted biggest success with 1st Rank Raju released the next year.
On his acting career, Gurunandan had told in an interview that his entry into the film industry came without a godfather and he did not have any film background.
Produced by KA Suresh under his banner Suresh Arts, the film is scheduled for release on January 19th. 2018. It may be mentioned here that film had its share of negative publicity with heroine Avantika Shetty claiming that she was treated unfairly by the filmmakers, particularly producer KA Suresh and filed a legal complaint. However, the issue was resolved with the Producers’ Council stepping in and settling it amicably.