Published on September 18, 2007 by R.G. Vijayasarathy
Film: "Anatharu"; Cast: Upendra, Darshan, Radhika, and Samghavi; Director: Sadhu Kokila; Music Director: Sadhu Kokila; Producer: Muniratnam
Upendra rescues "Anatharu" from the fate of ending up as just another of the dreary, dime-a-dozen remakes the Kannada film industry is churning out these days.
Published on August 28, 2007 by R.G. Vijayasarathy
Film: "Mathadu Mathadu Mallige"; Cast: Vishnuvardhan, Suhasini Mani Ratnam, Sudeep and others; Director: Nagathihalli Chandrashekhar; Producer: K. Manju; Music: Mano Murthy
"Mathadu Mathadu Mallige" comes as a surprise offering from a mainstream filmmaker like Nagathihalli Chandrashekhar. The film about a Nandigram, a special economic zone (SEZ), in Karnataka is the director's fervent plea against what he considers reckless globalisation.
Published on August 21, 2007 by R.G. Vijayasarathy
A number of trade unions in Karnataka have come together to promote and arrange the screening of director Baragooru Ramachandrappa's award-winning Kannada film "Thaayi", which failed to hit theatres despite a copy being released 20 months ago.
Based on Maxim Gorky's Russian classic "Mother", the film has won two National Awards and a State Award.
Published on August 18, 2007 by R.G. Vijayasarathy
Construction magnate and filmmaker Ashok Kheny is planning a film on the vexed Cauvery waters issue between Karnataka and Tamil Nadu.
Kheny, CEO of the Nandi Infrastructure Construction Enterprise, made news recently when the Karnataka High Court and the Supreme Court upheld his right to continue the Bangalore-Mysore Highway project.
Published on August 10, 2007 by R.G. Vijayasarathy
Like the film, the album of "Cheluvina Chiththaara" is also doing great business in Karnataka. Its catchy numbers have caught the fancy of music lovers in the state.
1. "Cheluvina Chiththaara": 'Ullasada hoo male', 'Kanaso idhu', 'Janumada gelati', and 'Iralaaare cheluve' have become top hits.