Veera Madakari: The Sudeep Show!
‘Veera Madakari’ is a remake of the Telugu superhit ‘Vikramarkudu’, which had Ravi Teja and Anushka Shetty in lead roles. The Kannada version is being produced by Dinesh Gandhi, and his long time friend Sudeep plays two roles in this film, his first dual role. He directs the film as well. Raagini plays his love interest.
Veera Madakari’ tells the story of a small-time thief and a tough cop. Dharma, Vanishree and others forms the rest of the cast.
Sudeep returns to wield the megaphone after the hit, ‘My Autograph’, and the not so successful ‘No 73 Shanthi Nivasa’. The film was earlier supposed to be directed by music composer-turned-comedian-turned-director Sadhu Kokila. However, due to date clashes, Sadhu couldn’t come in and Sudeep stepped into his shoes at the last minute.
‘Veera Madakari’ has been in the news, as writer B.L.Venu had objected to titling the film on a historical person like Madakari Nayaka. He had even complained to the Karnataka Film Chamber of Commerce against the title, but Sudeep managed to get past the obstacle.
Keeravani's tunes for the Telugu original are retained in Kannada too. Rajesh Ramanath is in charge of the background score.