| Manju Mandavya|
| October 2015 (2015-10)|
Masterpiece (stylized as Master Piece, Kannada: ) is an upcoming Indian Kannada action thriller film written and directed by Manju Mandavya. It stars Yash and Shanvi Srivastava in the lead roles. The supporting cast features Suhasini Maniratnam and Chikkanna.
Masterpiece (upcoming film) Wikipedia
The film was announced on October 21, 2014, to coincide with the occasion of Diwali, a Hindu festival, by film producer Vijay Kiragandur that the film would be titled Masterpiece and would be produced under his banner Hombale Films. Dialogue-writer Manju Mandavya was chosen to direct, making his debut, who also wrote the screenplay and dialogues for the film. On titling the film as Masterpiece, he said, "Masterpiece was a spontaneous title that somehow clicked when I was getting into the structure of the story and when the heros character was developing in my mind." V. Harikrishna was chosen to compose the music for the film and Chennai-based P. V. Shankar as the cinematographer.
During the announcement of the film, it was also announced that Yash would play the lead role in the film and that Suhasini Maniratnam would portray the role of his mother. The director said that two actresses, Anushka Shetty and Priya Anand were under consideration to play the female lead. Following speculations, Shanvi Srivastava was signed in late-December 2014.
It was announced that the filming was scheduled to begin in November or early-December 2014, following the filming of Mr. and Mrs. Ramachari, another Yash-starrer. However delayed, reports said filming was to begin in the second week of January 2015. In the midst of its filming, The New Indian Express carried a report in July 2015 suggesting that Yash could be playing a negative role in the film, which was however did not receive confirmation by the makers.
The first look poster of the film was released on 21 October 2014, by the official Twitter handle of the film. The first teaser of the film was released on YouTube on January 7, 2015.
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