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Action-packed:The crew shot from 6 a.m. to
BANGALORE: The Kannada film industry, which created a record of sorts by canning Sugreeva, produced by Anaji Nagaraj in 18 hours, has broken its record by shooting Police Story 3 in just 11 hours 52 minutes.
The film, part of the eponymous trilogy, again stars Saikumar and is directed by noted stunt master Thriller Manju and produced by Shivananda Madashetty.
For Police Story 3, Manju, leading a team of six directors, started the shoot at 6 a.m. on June 5 and ended it at 6 p.m.
The directors, six cinematographers, six action directors, 80 artistes and 650 other members of the crew worked from dawn to dusk with 15 cameras to complete the film.
It was shot in Bangalore, at Palace Grounds, Ulsoor, M.G. Road and Old Airport Road.
Popular actor Sudeep, Trishul Onkar and Shravant Arun are in the lead roles, with Manju, Vijayasarathi, Bullet Prakash and Shankar Bhat also starring in the film. Neha Patil and Disha Poonaiah play the two female leads.
Sudeep said he was apprehensive of the experiment when Manju narrated the story to him. However, he decided to be a part of the venture considering the enthusiasm of the team.
Speaking to The Hindu, Manju said of his film: “It is a story about four young men who want to join the police force and serve society. Sudeep and I play the role of senior police officers who guide them towards their goal.”
He said he took up the project to demonstrate that the Kannada film industry could do wonders. He worked on the story for nearly three months.
“There are two songs in the film, one of which is an item song. The rest of the film is full of action. The first copy will be out in the next 11 days and in all probability, the film will hit the theatres in July,” he said.
Rain disrupted the shoot for a while, but the crew still completed the film eight minutes ahead of schedule. “Had there been no delay due to rain, we would have finished shooting in 11 hours. The credit for the achievement should go to the team,” said the director.
In 1989, Dinesh Baboo directed Idu Sadhya in 48 hours with Shankar Nag and Anant Nag, Ramesh Bhat, Revathi and Mahalakshmi in the cast.
Later, Richard Castalino directed September 8, a Tulu film in 24 hours with Sunil and Shruti in the lead. Another producer announced he would can Theertharoopu in just nine hours, but did not see plan through.
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