| November 2015 (2015-11)|
Thottikkutale Ide Nettaru
by Agni Shridhar
Silent Sunila Wikipedia
Silent Sunila is an upcoming Indian Kannada language film based on the non-fiction book Thottikkutale Ide Nettaru written by Agni Shridhar, and directed by Duniya Soori. It stars real life gangster Sunil Kumar aka Silent Sunila who plays himself in the titular role.
Sunil Kumar as Silent Sunila
Gangster-turned-writer Agni Shridhar had previously collaborated with K. M. Chaitanya in making Aa Dinagalu (2007) based on his book Daadaagiriya Dinagalu and writing its screenplay, and D. Suman Kittur with Edegarike (2012) based on his book of the same name. Suri who had read his work Thottikkutale Ide Nettaru, "found it to be quite interesting" and "wanted to bring the story on screen" who asked Shridhar for the rights. The latter suggested that he take up the subject of Silent Sunila. They co-wrote the film's screenplay together with D. Suman Kittur following nine months of collecting details from Silent Sunila aka Sunil Kumar.
Following screenplay writing, Sunil Kumar was cast to play himself on-screen by Suri. The latter lost 8 kilograms in preparing for the role. It was also revealed that the film would be shot in real locations of the events. By the end of February 2015, one schedule of filming had been completed. Suri revealed that the second schedule would begin in April 2015.
The first look promo of the film was released on YouTube on 3 March 2015.