From the director of smash hit Lifeu Ishtene, Pawan Kumar, comes Lucia, the industry's first crowd funded film. An usher at a decrepit cinema suffers from insomnia. His life changes when he starts getting weird and wonderful dreams but with a caveat. Set in the teeming young metropolis that is Bangalore, the film is a turbulent ride where the lines between dreams and reality are blurred to delirious effect. Prepare to be surprised, very surprised.
Directed by: Pawan Kumar
Satheesh NeeNaSam
Sruthi Hariharan
Achyutha Kumar
Produced by: Audience
Music by: Poornachandra Tejaswi

Video: Lucia Trailer

Why Lucia?

  • Directed by the most brilliant director of sandalwood, Pawan Kumar.
  • Lucia is the 1st crowd-funded kannada movie. Yes, Audience themselves are Its Producers.
  • World Premiere at London Indain Film Festival 13, where it won audience covoted best film award.
  • Lucia's cast n crew entirely consists of new talents who are chosen like pearls.
  • Lucia's music by new talent Poornachandra Tejaswi won every kannadiga's heart.
  • Lucia is available to view online in HD Quality.
  • Lucia's plot is a psycho thriller, which keeps you stick to your couch.
  • The first thing the critics praise about Lucia is Its Camera work, credits to Siddartha Nuni, who have also worked for Life Of PI.
  • Many bollywood icons like Irfan Khan, Anuragh Kashyap praised about Lucia.
  • Lucia (2013) on IMDb

Lucia Making

  Lucia, is a feature film written and directed by Pawan Kumar of Lifeu Ishtene fame and produced by the audience themselves. Yes, you read that right! This is the first Kannada feature film to be completely Crowd Funded ! No offence to what is currently produced in the Kannada Industry, there are audiences who appreciate that content and the producers are making profits, but is everyone happy? There is a big chunk of audience who are looking for something else, something more subtle, mature, intelligent and real. Can’t a Kannada film ever be any of that? Can’t it speak of contemporary stories and personal disturbances of today’s times? Is there really no educated Kannada audience as it is believed in the industry? This is an attempt to find those audiences. No regular producer is willing to win this set of audience back. Through Project Lucia, the audiences are making a point loud and clear that they exist and they do support Kannada films made with good intentions and in good taste.

  On Feb 24th 2012, Pawan Kumar decided to go public with the making of the film Lucia. He invited audience to chip in funds and become producers for the film, and they came in big numbers and Rs. 51 Lakh was raised in just 27 days. The project became a reality with no producer/star but just with the help of the audiences who wanted a change. British Council awarded us with International recognition for initiating this project.

Lucia New Animated Poster

Lucia Release Update

Here is the list of theatres where Lucia is releasing outside Karnataka. Share this image and this PDF ( ) in your network.

Its a subtitled Kannada film... so anyone in the country can watch it. We just have to make them aware. If these shows attract a good audience, then more Kannada films can be released similarly in the future. So its very important that we create good ticket sales in all these cities.

Team Lucia has done almost everything that was promised. - Pawan Kumar

Lucia Set To Release

LUCIA releasing on Sept. 6th (theatrical)...

Bangalore...Mumbai...Delhi NCR...Pune...Chennai.. Ahmedabad...Surat...Cochin...and Hyderabad.

The list of cities where LUCIA (with eng subtitles) will have a simultaneous release. Thanks to PVR DIRECTORS RARE. Lucia will be the first kannada film to be part of directors rare on the first week of release. They saw the trailer n the LIFF result n readily accepted. - Pawan Kumar.

Pawan Kumar says on his FB

   Lucia is declared as universally safe for viewing by the CBFC. When it hits the theatre, kindly bring your children and their children without any worries.

And it implies you can watch Lucia with your family members at home when it releases online.