Campus thriller Maya Kannadi to hit the screens on 28 February – Beyond Bollywood


Helmed by first–time director, producer Vinod Poojary, the Kannada film stars Prabhu Mundkur, Kaajal Kunder, K.S Sridhar. The presence of a whale in the backdrop of its poster builds great intrigue around the film

By Our Correspondent

maya-kannadi-poster-new-8781180 Prabhu Mundkur in Maya Kannadi [2020]

Siforia Pictures and King of Hearts Entertainment proudly announced the release date of their first venture, a Kannada film titled Maya Kannadi [2020].  Written, directed and co-produced by first-time filmmaker Vinod Poojary, Maya Kannadi [2020] is set to be released on 28 February.

The Sandalwood film comprises of an interesting cast of young and experienced actors. The lead cast consists of Prabhu Mundkur, Kaajal Kunder, Anoop Sagar, Anvita Sagar and seasoned actor-director K. S. Sridhar. They are supported by Ashwin Rao Pallaki and the renowned Karthik Rao.

Mundkur has earlier starred in films like Urvi [2017], Relax Satya [2018] and Double Engine [2018]. Sridhar is an acclaimed director and actor who has worked in marquee films like Sidlingu [2012], Mufti [2017].  Ashwin and Sridhar had both played key roles in the 2016 Kannada romantic comedy Kirik Party. Young Kunder makes her debut in Kannada cinema with Maya Kannadi [2020].

Set in an urban milieu, Maya Kannadi [2020] is a coming of age campus thriller that also has a 2016 global social network phenomenon as a key sub plot. The film has a fine mix of suspense, drama, romance and thrill but it also carries a vital social message. The presence of a whale in the backdrop of its poster builds great intrigue around the film

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First-time filmmaker, producer Vinod Poojary has come a long way to achieve his dreams having started his journey as a technical writer and later spending years in the GCC working as an aviation professional. It is indeed a proud moment for the United Arab Emirates based filmmaker, producer who remarkably struck a fine balance between his job and passion. 

 “To say that this is a dream come true would be an understatement. Independent cinema always presents huge challenges and that’s why it is so special to see all that effort finally come to fruition. If one sincerely believes, dreams do turn into a reality. We hope Maya Kannadi [2020] will not just entertain audiences, but also creates relevant conversations,” said Poojary. 

Siforia Pictures is founded by Vinod Poojary and Sapana Patil.  

Watch the trailer of Maya Kannadi below.