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The film is set for release on November 8.

Well-known music composer Ravi Basrur made his directorial debut with Gargar Mandala and the ace musician is now all set to release his next directorial titled Girmit, named after a popular snack in Karnataka. The film is in the post production mode and is set for release on November 8.

Girmit stars Ashlesh Raj, Shlagha Saligrama and Aradhya Shetty in pivotal roles and has about 280 children. The film will be presented by the Power Star of Sandalwood, Puneeth Rajkumar and is produced by N S Rajkumar and Ravi Basrur under the banners Omkar Movies and Ravi Basrur Movies respectively. Ravi Basrur is in charge of the music, sound designing and screenplay, and his brother, Sachin Basrur, is cranking the camera.

Interestingly, the child artistes will have a strong resemblance to the stars who will give the voice over. This will be a unique experience for the audiences watching the film.

An interesting fact about Girmit is that Puneeth Rajkumar will be singing a song for the album. The film’s title will be Pakka Mass in Hindi and Telugu and Podi Mass in Tamil and Malayalam. There are also plans to release its English dubbed version.

On making this unique film, the director has said that he drew inspiration from a commercial on an e-commerce platform. He was quoted by the Cinema Express as saying, “Besides the ad, I was also inspired by the reality show Drama Juniors, wherein I watched some extraordinary performances from children.”

Getting to work with about 280 kids, the director pointed out, “Working with these kids gave me a nostalgic feeling, and reminded me of my school days when I participated in stage shows, which have become a rare thing today.”

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