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'Gesture' 99 Languages

IndiaGlitz [Tuesday, May 14, 2013]

Another record is set in by Kannada film maker Sai Ram Shanthakumar from 'Gesture'. A film based on dumb and deaf trials and tribulations in real life producer and director Shanthakumar is addressing it to the world.

With cloud format of dialogues for this silent film he has roped in real dumb and deaf to act. Dhruva Sharma already familiar from three of his films and ace cricketer at Celebrity Cricket League representing Karnataka Bulldozers team is heading the cast with another dumb and deaf Spoorthi.

The muhurut of this film was held at The Club on Mysore Road. Kichcha Sudeep graced the muhurut to bless his CCL and cinema colleague Dhruva Sharm and his team of 'Gestures'.

Perhaps for the first time in this subcontinent a film in 99 languages is thought. Sai Ram Shanthakumar first making in 15 Indian languages has roped in ace special effects cameraman Santosh Kumar for the shoot.  With a long stint in Ramananda Sagar camp Santosh Kumar worked for various television serials in the national level and he is specialist in giving special effects.

Here in this film Santosh Kumar is using Red Epic digital camera and adjusting the frames to position the cloud system of dialogues to suit comfortably.

Director Sai Rak intends to keep three songs via instruments for this film. The main focus is on the situation of dumb and deaf deformities. How the opponents with normal health reciprocate is also focused in this film. Sai Ram is traveling Bangkok, Malaysia and Indian subcontinent to capture scenes for this film and also to convince that it is world cinema in 99 languages. Important is that he is using the American Sign Language that is widely acceptable for the actors Dhruva Sharma and Spoorthi.

Actor Dhruva via sign language says that it is not a normal film and the people with deformities are given chance to live like normal people from this film. It is the equality in society for such people very important he says.

Spoorthi developed the deformity after catching fever in a young age hails from Bangalore. She is turning heroine for the first time in her life.

Maryadhe Mounts

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