|Directed by||Shaji N. Karun|
|Produced by||Wahiida Productions|
|Screenplay by||Anjum Rajabali
|Story by||T. Padmanabhan|
by T. Padmanabhan
|Music by||Zbigniew Preisner|
|Edited by||Sreekar Prasad|
Gaadha (English: Legend, Malayalam: ഗാഥ) is an upcoming Indian feature film to be directed by Shaji N. Karun and produced by Wahiida Productions. The film is bilingual, in Malayalam and in Hindi. It is a cinematic adaptation of writer T. Padmanabhan's short story "Kadal",to be set to Indian classical music in symphony orchestra by Zbigniew Preisner.
Gaadha is a cinematic adaption of the short story "Kadal" by celebrated Malayalam writer T. Padmanabhan.The adapted screenplay is by Anjum Rajabali. The plot has a strain of spirituality which needs to be fused with music, says the director. "It is pretty much like a blend of Carnatic, opera and symphony. This was indeed a great challenge, and it was at this juncture that I zeroed in on Preisner, whose music has always amazed me. I sent him a mail detailing the script and asked him if he could do the music for it. He just replied, 'perfect'," said Karun. The film is being shot at various locales including Varanasi, Ajmer, Leh, Ladak, Lakshadweep and Kerala. Director Karun says he had been stuck with the idea of this film for quite sometime. "There were a lot of factors that had prevented me from going ahead with this project. I have to come up with a visual splendor that would perfectly back the music set by Preisner. Now everything seems to be slowly falling in place. I am glad I now have a wonderful team to work with," said Karun.
Polish composer Zbigniew Preisner comes with an impressive repertoire of work behind him — he has scored the music for many of director Krzysztof Kieslowski’s films such as the Three Colours trilogy and many others’ films.His awards include Silver Bear from the Berlin International Film Festival, two César Awards, and three consecutive citations as the year’s most outstanding composer of film music in The Los Angeles Critics Association Awards. Preisner was honoured by the International Eurasia Film Festival for his contribution to cinema and arts.