ame, a murder mystery will be releasing all over Karnataka on February 26 in about 120 theatres. The film is directed by A M R Ramesh who earlier made Cyanide and Veerappan Attahasa. Game is a bilingual movie made in Kannada and Tamil. The Kannada version will be releasing on February 26

Game is a murder mystery that involves a high profile woman and her killing. Arjun Sarja and Manisha Koirala are in the lead roles. Shaam, Aqsa Bhatt, Neha Saxena and others are also in the cast. Manisha Koirala put off her Hindi film with Rajkumar Santoshi to do this movie in what could be called a comeback film for her. 

Ramesh’s classmate Sriram has done the cinematography and Krishna Reddy is the editor. Ilayaraja has scored the background music. A forensic lab was created by art director Anandan. 

The film is produced by Deshraj. Indumathi Ramesh is the executive producer along with Dhananjay.

ame, a murder mystery directed by A M R Ramesh of Cyanide and Veerappan Attahasa fame, will release on February 26 across Karnataka. The film is a bilingual made in Kannada and Tamil and only the Kannada version will be releasing for now. 

Director Ramesh said Game is a murder mystery that involves a high profile murder of a woman. He said he thought of Arjun Sarja the moment the script was ready. But,  Sarja was not ready to do the role, he said. Ramesh thanked Arjun Sarja’s daughter for convincing her father Arjun to do the film. Ramesh also thanked Manisha Koirala for putting off her Hindi film with Rajkumar Santoshi to accommodate her dates for this movie. 

Ramesh said his classmate Sriram’s cinematography and Krishna Reddy’s editing work were the highlights of the song besides Ilayaraja’s haunting background music score. He said Game is a technically well made film with the budget of the movie touching Rs 9 crore. He also said a forensic lab was created by art director Anandan. He said wax 3D dolls of Arjun Sarja will be put up in theatres. 

Arjun Sarja said he was passionate about his mother tongue Kannada and he thought a lot whenever he did a Kannada film. He said all the family members heard the story and wanted him to say yes to the project. He said he thought for a while as he had never acted in such a role. Background music is the hero of the movie, he said. Art direction is another highlight besides Manisha Koirala’s presence in the movie. 

Neha Saxena said the film was close to her heart as she got a lot of support from the team when she was in distress. She said although she had limited screen time she enjoyed it and considered herself to be lucky working with Arjun. 

Aqsa Bhatt said she was a fan of Arjun Sarja and Manisha Koirala and added that it was extraordinary to share screen space with them. She thanked Arjun for referring her name to the director for a role in the movie. Aqsa said Game is a technically different film. 

Producer Deshraj said everything had gone according to plan and schedule. Executive producer Indumathi said it was a blessing to have Arjun on board for the second time. Executive producer Dhananjay said Arjun’s presence was a morale booster and added that the movie has a message for society.

‘Attahasa’ fame director A.M.R.Ramesh directorial, Arjun Sarja-Sham starrer ‘AMR’s game’s muhoortha took place in The Big Bull temple at Basavanagudi today (February 16).

Addressing the media, ‘This is my sixth movie as a director. The movie is of murder mystery and shooting will commence fromMarch 1 for 35 days. We are planning to release the movie at the end of June month’ A.M.R.Ramesh, director of the movie said.

‘To finalize the script, we have done eight years research, eight months eight hours script work. Symbolically we have mentioned that on posters’ he clarified.

‘Whenever I do a movie, I contact Hucchanna for his suggestion. Since my ‘suicide’ movie, he has co-operated with me with his valued suggestions’ he lauded.

‘Krishna Reddy who has edited ‘Anjali’, ‘Mangalyam’, ‘Arundhathi’, ‘Okkadu’ and many more movies in Tollywood is the editor of the movie. Along with him the prominent Cinematographer Sethu Sriram is working behind the camera. Music Maestro Ilayaraja is composing the music. There will be two songs in the movie’ he told.

Arjun Sarja, hero of the movie told, ‘in early days, I use to have long breaks of nearly 8 to 10 years for the comeback to Kannada Film Industry. Fortunately, this time I am getting offers frequently’ he said.

 ‘Since today though I have acted in many of action thriller movies, the role I am playing in ‘AMR’s game’ movie is literally a distinct role. The team is composed with very good technicians and it is definitely going to be recognized as very good action thriller movie’ he expressed confidence.

‘After ‘Thananam Thananam’, this is my second movie in Kannada. It is a great pleasure and honor for me to be associated with Arjun Sarja like great actor. I have got challenging role in the movie’ Shaam Said.

Producer Roopa Deshraj, Co-producers S.Indumathi and Dhananjay Kundapur, Hucchanna, Cinematographer Sethu Sriram, Editor Krishna Reddy and others were present in the press meet.
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rjun Sarja plans to produce and direct a Hindi film later this year. Talking to journalists on the sidelines of the launch of his new Kannada film Game that is being directed by A M R Ramesh, Arjun Sarja said the Hindi film will be based on relationships which will have the actor himself play an important role.

He said the film will be targeted at the world audience and will be a family drama. He said the audiences will be able to relate to the film which will be give a more realistic feel. He said it is not possible to have all the elements in the film as is required for any commercial film. “We will have to sacrifice some of the elements for films that need a different kind of treatment,” he said.

Arjun Sarja dismissed that he was stressed out carrying out so many roles as an actor, director, producer and distributor. “Things become easy when you write down what you are supposed to do. When you finish every task you tick against it and then I have realized that I have finished so many things without getting worked up about taking on responsibilities,” he said.

Arjun Sarja said he had no goals when he got into films. He said he was pushed into films although his father was an actor. “Initially, I used to get so tensed before a scene was getting canned that I used to wish that the scene gets over soon. I was not a good actor but somehow things changed after some time when I realized that I had to survive as an actor. I don’t know what I am up to but I am continuing to do whatever I can in the cinema field,” he said.

Talking about his other forthcoming projects, Arjun Sarja said he will produce and direct a bilingual film in Kannada and Tamil that will see the launch of his daughter Aishwarya in Kannada cinema. He said the film will be a love story with a newcomer likely to act opposite Aishwarya. “Though we have two actors in the family it will not be possible for them to act with her as they are cousins,” he said.

Arjun also said another contemporary film with himself and both his nephews in another film will take off later during the year.

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