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Fox Star Studios to release Quick Gun Murugan on 28 August

MUMBAI: A character created by Channel V is now a feature film Quick Gun Murugan.


Fox Star Studios has acquired the entire rights of the film and is set to release it on 28 August.

Rajendra Prasad, a veteran Telugu actor, plays the title role and the film is directed by Shashank Ghosh, a former Channel V executive.

Years ago in 1993, Ghosh made a series of spots on Murugran for Channel V. Anand Surapoor was carried away by the idea and decided to adapt it into a full-length film under the banner of Fat Fish Motion Pictures.


“I worked on it for 18 months. The film has been shot in the style of a 70s Westerner though a lot of adaptation and thought went into modifying the cowboy-genre to suit modern sensibilities.”


Ghosh made the character in a South Indianish style, yet possessing features of the ‘Wild West’ to make him look modern. “The film is a tribute to the South Indian genre of movies and I am eager to get the response from the western audiences once it hits the screens,” Ghosh adds.


The film is shot in Mumbai, Hong Kong and Hyderabad. It has been shortlisted among the five films in the South Asian category at the London Film Festival to be held from 14 to 29 October.

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