Raji Anandaleela’s upcoming Directoral Dr. 56 will see Priya Mani as the CBI officer. After Chowka and Dwaja which released in 2017, Priya is back to Sandalwood with the handful of projects like Nanna Prakara, Dasharatha and Vyuya.

While, Nanna Prakara directed by Vinay Balaji is in the post production stage, Dr. 56 film kicked off today with the Muhurath at Ramanjaneya Temple in Hanumanthnagar.

The film is touted to be a Sci-fi Murder Mystery with Priya Mani in the lead role, playing as a CBI Officer for the first time. Praveen Reddy besides producing the film is also handling the story and screenplay. In the star cast along with Priya, Newbie Praveen, Deepak, Ramesh Bhat, Veena Ponnappa and Akash are sharing the screen.

Nobin Paul of Shuddhi and Anukta fame will be scoring the music for the film, Rakesh C Thilak will look after the cinematography. With the 40 days shoot schedule around Bengaluru and Pichavaram, the team is planning to release the film sometime in May, in both Kannada and Tamil.