Praneeth Media proud to announce that it acquired USA theatrical rights of “Karma Do you believe?”
Karma and destiny are generally considered high philosophical concepts and though they figure in daily conversations and life, it’s not often that films are solely made on them.
Sesh Adivi, a filmmaker based in the United States, is made one such film called Karma in Telugu. He has donned the hat of an actor too along with Jade Tailor.
Sesh Adivi comes from the Family of famous Telugu novelist, poet, play writer, painter and art director, Adivi Baapiraju (1895 – 1952). Adavi Baapiraju was born on October 8, 1895 at Sarepalle near Bheemavaram in West Godavari district of Andhra. He is known for his works like Gonaganna Reddy, Narayanarao, Himabindu etc.
Sesh has attended a film school in San Francisco where he studied direction and acting. He has written and directed many plays and short films before debuting with Karma. Incidentally, Sesh has won Mr India San Francisco and Mr India Waves titles.
Jade Tailor was born in Hollywood, California. Her mother, Sally, was an actress and ballet Captain in the Ice Capades. Having been born in the movie capital of the world to artistic parents, Jade showed a passion for the arts at a very young age. She had her first ballet recital at the age of four, her first singing recital at age 8, and began taking acting classes at age 11. She continued to study acting, voice, music, and dance throughout her life, attending a predominantly performing arts based high school. At the age of sixteen,Jade had her first professional recording session with George Brown from Kool & the Gang and was soon after invited to sing the National Anthem at a Los Angeles Clippers game. After a few years studying theater in New York City, she decided to return to LA to pursue her career on the big and small screens. Today, Jade is successfully working in Hollywood.
The film is presented by Saikiran Adivi (director of Vinayakudu and Village lo Vinayakudu) and produced by Bhavani Adivi, Harsh Singh and Sher Ali. The film is shot entirely in the US.
A car accident in 2007 which Sesh survived miraculously set him thinking about karma. "The car was completely shattered but I did not even have a broken bone. I wondered how I survived. I also thought of my karma — what caused the good luck which helped me survive. This set me thinking about the reality and the world. So I worked on the concepts," says Sesh who categorises Karma as "a supernatural thriller with a romantic angle."The film is shot in scenic areas like Carmel and Bigsur."
The story is about Padma, whose father was murdered by a Brahmin priest who was also a drug peddler, who settled in Shamrock with her mother. Years later after her mother death, Padma, who is a pre-medical student by now, meets a mysterious stranger Dev. Being her case-study, Dev ‘shows’ his supernatural abilities and Padma falls in love with him. Though she tries to understand him on a rational basis only as a science student, she is unable to explain Dev’s strange and inexplicable actions.
Another interesting aspect of the film is its music score composed by three international American music directors — Peter One (hip-hop producer who has worked with over 100 hip-hop artists), Leland Thunes (experienced DJ and teacher of music well versed in Jazz, European classical and Indian Fusion) and Justin Durban aka Edgen (who has scored music for several Hollywood films and trailers like Taking Lives, Firecracker, Harry Potter- Order of the Phoenix, Hulk and Mummy 3.
James Laxton is the cinematographer of the film which is shot completely in RED One system and has an all American technical crew.
Karma is slated for Release in last week of Nov in USA.
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