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On Making Sapta Saagaradaache Ello – Side A with Hemanth M. Rao

We return after a long long time. Various commitments kept us busy but we are back with a new season and we couldn’t have picked up a better film to start.

Hemanth M. Rao’s Sapta Saagaradaache Ello – Side A released on September 1st and later on Amazon Prime, and at least for me it is one of the best films of the year from India. A romantic tragedy starring Rakshit Shetty, Rukmini Vasanth, Pavitra Lokesh, Achyutha Kumar among others, the film boasts of compelling writing by Hemanth and Gundu Shetty and excellent filmmaking from Rao, and shot by Advaitha Gurumurthy.

Side A is also first of a two part film. The story of Manu (Shetty) and Priya (Vasanth) isn’t over and we get to see their journey continue in Side B that releases on October 27th.

Director Hemanth M. Rao joined us for the episode to talk about writing and making Sapta Saagaradache Ello and we talk about everything from workshopping with actors, some writing decisions, characters and the ideas behind some filmmaking and shots. Listen on!

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Aditya is also joined by pod regular, journalist Subha Rao

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