annada film ‘Jerk’ was launched at a temple in Bengaluru. MLA Munirathna sounded the clapboard. The film is written and directed by Mahantesh Madakari, who works as a technician with Bengaluru Metro Corporation. The film is produced by Ravi and Bhagyamma. The film stars newcomers Krishna Raj, Padmashri, Asha Bhandary and Sachin among others. Chandru Sondekoppa is the cameraman.  

Director Madakari told reporters that the film talks about the jerks that happen that everyone’s lives when they are on a journey called life. Jerks come in the form of humps and tigers and even accidents. The director said the hero comes to Bengaluru from Chitradurga and what happens to him is what the story is all about. The film also revolves around the smuggling of ruby stone and the youths getting caught in the forest during the journey. The film also deals with accidents and why they happen.  

Director Madakari said he has written five plays and dialogues for four upcoming films. He said he has taken special permission from his employer to work in the film. He said his employer – BMRCL had readily agreed and encouraged him because of his involvement in the company’s cultural activities including the production of a video for the corporation without taking any remuneration. He said the film’s budget will be in the range of Rs 40 lakh to Rs 70 lakh as the team had got encouragement from many.  

Madakari said the film has three songs including an item song and Edward Shah has scored the music. He said the film will be shot in Bengaluru, Mandya, Chikkamagaluru and even in the Bengaluru Metro.  

Krishna Raj said he plays a KAS aspirant who comes to Bengaluru and faces problems. Sachin said he plays the son of the landlord where the guy from the small town comes from. He said the movie moves despite the jerks. Padmashri said Jerk is her second movie after Karmoda. She said she plays a normal girl who spreads social awareness and added that the film has a horror touch as well. Asha Bhandary said she is a classical dancer from Kodagu and Jerk is her second movie in which she plays the second lead. She said she is playing the lead in Paduvarahalli Pandavaru in 1989.

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