Samantha Ruth Prabhu, one of India’s top actors, has boarded the cast of feature film “Arrangements of Love.”
Philip John, a BAFTA-winning Welsh director, is directing the film. “Downton Abbey” “The Good Karma Hospital.”
The film is produced by Sunitha Tati’s Indian outfit Guru Films, whose “Oh! Baby,”The 2019 Telugu-language adaptation to the 2014 Korean film “Miss Granny,”It was a commercial success. “Oh! Baby”Samantha is a star, but she is only known by her first initial.
The actor won much acclaim for her antagonist’s role in the second season of Amazon Prime Video series “Family Man,”streaming began earlier in the year. Active in both the Telugu Telugu language industries, Samantha’s credits include S.S. Rajamouli’s “Eega,” “Super Deluxe,” “Janatha Garage” and “Mersal.”
Samir Sarkar, of Singapore’s Magic Hour Films, has joined the project as executive producer. Sarkar produced the Rotterdam winner in the past. “Nasir,” Mumbai winner “Jonaki”Winner of Kolkata “The False Eye.”
‘Arrangements of Love” is an adaptation of the bestselling 2004 novel of the same title by Indian author Timeri N. Murari (“The Taliban Cricket Club”) by John and British Sri Lankan actor Nimmi Harasgama, who played the female lead in Deepa Mehta’S “Funny Boy”This is a series of regular on “The Good Karma Hospital.”
The story follows a Welsh-Indian man who sets out to find his father. He makes an unexpected visit to his home country to do so. Samantha portrays a 27 year-old funny, strong-minded force of nature who starts her own detective agency and is part of the search. She is a progressive bisexual Tamil girl, and her traditional Tamil parents want her to get married. While she is determined to please her parents, she also wants the freedom to make her own decisions in her life.
“A whole new world opens up for me today as I start my journey with ‘Arrangements of Love,’ which has such an endearing and personal story,”Samantha told Variety. “I am excited to work with Philip John, whose projects I have closely followed for many years, being a big fan of ‘Downton Abbey.’ I am looking forward to collaborating with Sunitha once again and I hope for only more success than we previously had with ‘Oh! Baby’. My role is a complex character and it will be both a challenge and an opportunity for me to play it. I cannot wait to get on set.”
“Having Samantha on board is indeed serendipitous. I have worked with her before and must say that she always brings her curiosity and talent to the project,” Tati told Variety. “I can already visualize the life that she will breathe into the character. It is a pleasure to work with her again as we explore the international waters together.”
“Arrangements of Love”The Toronto International Financing Forum in Toronto, where it sits alongside the Toronto Film Festival, selected the only Asian project. The film will begin shooting in August 2022.