Krishna's historical project, Halagali, officially launched

Actor Krishna, teaming up with Sukesh DK, is prepared for another challenging role where he will portray a courageous warrior. Titled Halagali, the film story penned by the director and it revolves around a significant event from the pre-Independence era of 1857, featuring the local villagers of the state engaging in guerrilla warfare against the British. “It’s an intriguing tale deeply entrenched in Karnataka’s history, showcasing the valour and hardships of our forefathers,” explains DK Sukesh, who has meticulously prepared for the project.

Produced by Kalyan Chakravarthy under the Duhara Movies banner, the film recently commenced shooting with a muhurath pooja. The inaugural shot occurred at Lalith Mahal Palace in Mysuru. More than 200 American and Russian artists, alongside local talents totalling over 500, participated in scenes directed by Sukesh and choreographed by Dhanu Master, respectively on day one. The production house is coming up with four major village sets, particularly the Halagali village set in Tiptur, and it is taken care of by art director Nandhi. The makers are planning to produce it in Kannada and Telugu and later dub and release it in multiple languages.

Team Halagali are bringing strong technicians on board including names like cinematographer Dasaradhi Shivendra, who has worked on the recent blockbusters Hanuman, Kalki, and Na Samiranga. The film marks his Kannada debut. The makers, who are planning to make this film with a huge budget which might extend to Rs 80 crores, and the film is shot with five cameras and three units. Halagali has music by Vasuki Vaibhav and stunt choreography by National Award winner, Vikram More as part of the technical team. Currently in the filming stage, Krishna is set to join the sets of Halagali in mid-March, commencing with the action sequences.