Yuvarathnaa, the Kannada action drama film, will release on Amazon Prime Video on Friday, the streaming platform announced on Thursday during a press conference.
The film, starring Puneeth Rajkumar, Sayyeshaa, Prakash Raj, Sonu Gowda, Dhananjay in pivotal roles, is written and directed by Santhosh Ananddram and produced by Vijay Kiragandur under the banner Hombale Films. Yuvarathnaa will mark its digital premiere eight days after its theatrical release. Sayyeshaa makes her Kannada debut in Yuvarathnaa.
According to the streaming platform’s statement, the film “revolves around a reputed college that is now on the verge of closing due to the privatisation of the education system linked to politics. The principal of the university fights against privatisation and Arjun aka Puneeth Rajkumar who joins Rashtrakuta University as an engineering student supports his mission.”
in the midst of troubling times for his college, a man takes on many a forces to fight back. but who is he really? #YuvarathnaaOnPrime, April 9@PuneethRajkumar @VKiragandur @hombalefilms @SanthoshAnand15 pic.twitter.com/eYO8bwm3i1
— amazon prime video IN (@PrimeVideoIN) April 8, 2021
Producer Vijay Kiragandur said that they decided to premiere the film on a streaming platform keeping in mind the Covid-19 situation in Karnataka. In a bid to curb the surging Covid-19 cases, the Karnataka government on April 2 released a new set of SOPs that implemented 50% seating occupancy in cinema halls. According to the state health and family welfare department, the state reported 6,570 new cases on Wednesday, taking the number of active cases to 53,395.
According to a report by India Today, Rajkumar had requested the government to rethink the guidelines for theatres as his movie released just a day before the new guidelines were issued. However, later the makers decided upon a digital premiere to reach larger audiences.
Rajkumar said that the film highlights “relevant and important topics”. The director-actor duo had earlier collaborated for Raajakumara, a 2017 Kannada action-drama film.
Delighted to inform you all that @hombalefilms is all set to launch #Yuvarathnaa on @PrimeVideoIN.
The movie will continue to be screened in theatres. We seek cooperation from all fans, the film fraternity, and all our well-wishers.#YuvarathnaaOnPrime from April 9. pic.twitter.com/b6cSoNZmQC
— Hombale Films (@hombalefilms) April 8, 2021
Yuvarathnaa’s technical crew consists of Venkatesh Anguraj as cinematographer and Jnaneesh B Matad as the editor. The film’s music is composed by S Thaman.
Rajkumar has another action drama film James in the pipeline.