The director brothers say they selected to make a comedy as most different movies primarily based on the lockdown are critical
In the previous two years, filmmakers have explored nearly each theme associated to the pandemic and lockdown. The Kannada film Ikkat, which suggests congested, is the most recent entry to the record. Directors Esham and Haseen Khan describe the film as an outright comedy.
The film, the brothers say, is about a couple getting ready to divorce as they’re caught with one another within the lockdown. “The wife’s lover is also locked in with the couple hiding in the tiny two-bedroom apartment. Will the couple reignite their romance? Or will the boyfriend’s presence be discovered?”
The director duo beforehand directed a internet sequence referred to as Loose Connection and the yet-to-be-released Hate You Romeo, which options Arvind Iyer (Kirik Party, Bheemasena Nalamaharaja ) within the lead function. They additionally labored as editors on the Kannada film, Run Antony (2016). Ikkat is the brothers’ first characteristic film, which will get an OTT launch on July 21. The film stars Nagabhushan, Bhoomi Shetty and RJ Vicky.
The story was conceptualised, written, directed and produced by the Khan brothers. Esham says they selected comedy as a result of, most movies primarily based on the lockdown are critical. “We wanted to do something different and look at the flip side of the effect of the lockdown on relationships.”
Though the brothers come from a non-film background, they are saying they had been enthusiastic about making movies from after they had been youngsters. “Our father had a video rental store,” says Haseen. “That gave us the opportunity to watch every kind of film. We started off as technicians and have dabbled in practically every department of filmmaking in the Kannada film industry since 2006.”
“Sadly, some of the films did not see the light of the day,” says Esham. “A few relationships turned sour in the process. Making a film is not as tough as releasing one, which saps one’s energy.”
The purpose, Haseem says is one wants additional funds to advertise and market the film. “Support from the industry is crucial, as it paves an easier path and helps beginners get a exposure.”
The brothers describe their journey so far as difficult. “We have crossed many hurdles. Ikkat was made during challenging times. We had to work as soon as the lockdown was lifted and used the rest of time in post production work. We had to work with the bare minimum of cast and crew.”
Ikkat streams on Amazon Prime Video