Mangaluru: National award winning film Paddayi is all set to release in Dakshina Kannada and Udupi districts on July 13. Director Abhayasimha said that the Tulu film is an adaptation of William Shakespeare’s play ‘Macbeth’. The screenplay of the 100-minute duration film has been recreated so as to touch upon the regional aspirations.
Mohan Sheni and Bindu Rakshidi are in the lead roles, enacting Madhava and Sugandhi, parallel roles of Macbeth and Lady Macbeth. Both are from a theatrical background and are trained at Ninasam. Chandrahas Ullal, Gopinath Bhat, Ravi Bhat and others are in the cast. Most of the artistes are from the theatrical background, he said.
The film has been shot in Mangaluru and Malpe and it has English subtitles. The film has obtained ‘A’ certificate from the Censor Board.
The film has been selected for official screening at Bengaluru International film festival 2018, New York Indian Film festival 2018 and Austria Film Festival 2018, to name a few. The film has also been recently selected for screening at ‘Pêcheurs du Monde’ in France, where the films related to the fishermen community are screened exclusively.