Noted author Sudha Murthy was all smiles and excited when she recently visited the city for the screening of her upcoming film Pitruroon,a Marathi film based on her Kannada novel Rhun.
Sharing her experiences,she said her acting debut in the film has been wonderful.
Many times most of the authors,whose works have been adapted on the screen,end up feeling disconnected with the characters or even disappointed with the outcome. But for me,it was a wonderful experience, said 63-year-old Murthy. I felt my vision and characters from the book came alive on the screen, she added.
The film,directed by Nitish Bharadwaj,narrates the story of an archaeology professor who comes across his look-alike,who is a farmer. Struck by similarities with the farmer,the professor devotes his time to find out the connection between their families. The double role of the professor and the farmer has been portrayed by actor Sachin Khedekar. With the film,veteran actor Tanuja has also made a come-back on the Marathi screen after 30 years,.
Talking about the creative liberties filmmakers took with her novel,the Bangalore-based author said,There were some minor changes made to the story,so that it looked good on the screen. For instance,the protagonist in my story is a bank employee,whereas in the film he is an archaeologist. I loved the script the minute I began reading it. One of Murthys novels Dollar Sose had earlier been adapted as a television series.
Narrating her favourite anecdote about the city,Murthy said,Once,I placed a bet with a friend and watched 365 movies in a year! Almost all the guards and employees at the movie theatres had started recognising me, she said.
Murthy will also be seen playing the role of a judge in her upcoming Kannada film Prarthana.