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Touted to be a romance-action-comedy entertainer, the film will reportedly be set between 1995 and 2000, during which paging services were popular.
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A recent announcement revealed that director Nagasekhar’s next will be titled Sanjay Alias Sanju. The film is set in the 90s, during which paging services were very popular. The pager helped several lovers keep in touch easily and the film’s concept is said to be based on that. Reports say that it will be a romance-action-comedy entertainer and that the director is infusing all these elements to attract the young audiences.

Apparently, the film will be set between 1995 and 2000, during which period paging services were at their peak. Sources in the know say that thorough research is going into this project as it is set in a different time period. The title poster of Sanjay Alias Sanju was unveiled recently, creating a high level of curiosity among film buffs.

It may be noted here that director Nagasekhar’s last release was Amar, which marked the directorial debut of late veteran actor Ambareesh and Sumalatha’s son Abhishek. The film hit the marquee on May 31 amidst a lot of expectations but has received a mixed response from critics and movie buffs. Amar was bankrolled under the Sandesh Productions banner. 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 the film.

The film had Darshan in a cameo. It was a crucial role that included the Joruu Paattu song sequence. Darshan’s dance number with the hero for this Kodava song turned out to be a hit among the audiences. 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.

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