GIFT FROM JASSIE GIFT
The much sought after music director hailing from Thiruvananthapura in Kerala, Jaasie Gift finding a good placement in Kannada cinema industry has offered a gift to the New Year. Jassie Gift has started a studio near Hebbal for his musical compositions and post productions of Kannada cinema.
Jassie Gift is getting busy with one after the other offers in Kannada make him to take the decision of setting up this studio.
RAGINI BRAND AMBASSADOR
The ravishing beauty Ragini scoring a good fortune in cinema and spreading to South India from her acting potentiality and looks has another big assignment of brand ambassador for Times Asia Wedding bride for 2015.
GDC COMES TO BENGALURU
The internationally acclaimed Global Digital Creations that has Hong Kong as head office come to Bengaluru to provide 3D technology screen for Arjun Arts ‘Renukamba Theatre’ in Malleswaram.
GDC official Mr Sachin Shetty gave audio video presentation. The 3D at the preview theatre Renukamba was exceptionally good. GDC is currently the largest supplier of cinema servers throughout Asia and in world market it is in No.2 position. GDC holds virtual Print Fee agreements with major studios and acts as a third party for major deployment of digital cinemas systems in Asia and North America.
KANFIDA RIGHT PATH
The captains – directors fraternity has come out with a boon to the film industry personalities. That is the Free Health camp for one day at Sri Gururaja Kalyana Mantapa situated near Apex Body KFCC office.
ANAND - PARUL RECEPTION
The young lad in the family of Mohan Chabria of Anand Audio Anand got married to Parul was reported long back. On Sunday it was a grand reception hosted by Mohan Chabria for his son wedding at Gayathri Vihar Palace in Bengaluru Palace.
BOOK ON AMBARISH
At the ‘Mandya Utsava’ (75 years of district) Karnataka chief minister Siddaramaiah released a book on life sketch of Dr Ambarish ‘Dildarana Antaranga’. It is brought to the market by Rajhans Publication.
DR RAJ AUDITORIUM
It is at a cost of Rs.1.7 crores the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike has spruced up Dr Rajakumar Auditorium in the heart of Bengaluru – next to Rajajinagara shopping complex near KLE College.
The spruced up Dr Rajakumar Auditorium is declared open again with latest facilities on Monday evening in the presence of Rajajinagara BJP MLA Suresh Kumar and other Bengaluru City Corporation officials. Crazy star V Ravichandran will be chief guest.
RAVI-SHIV ON WAGE HIKE
The ongoing tussle between Kannada film producers and Cinema Workers Association on the wage hike gets new guidelines from new team constituted in the leadership of crazy star V Ravichandran and Dr Shivarajakumar.
The 15 days discussion in fact resulted in stopping of shooting of medium scale films. The big stars films continued to shoot on the demand made by OKKUTA.
FILM CITY AT MYSORE
The Karnataka chief Minister Siddaramaiah feeling pride for the two years state awards presentation at his home ground in Mysore has announced happy news for the Kannada cinema industry on Saturday night.
At Immavu 100 acres of land has been selected for construction of Film City of Kannada cinema industry. The DC of Mysore has been asked to prepare the necessary papers. It was a very jubilant mood for those who attended the two years Karnataka state Film Awards.
AWARD TO VILLAIN – BAIG
Like in adjacent Tamil film industry the Kannada cinema awards given by the state government will be having an award for ‘Villain’ – actor in negative role from 2015 state awards.
AVINASH FLOATING STUDIO
Grandson of Hasyachakravarthy Narasimharaju – Avinash Narasimharaju has made a grand move in his professional career.
The setting up of ‘Floating Studio’ worth Rs.55 lakhs is for the first time in India and it works for the medium scale and low budget movies very efficiently with gadgets fitted inside and outside.
SUPRABHATA ON DR RAJ
What an admiration from a Kannada professor Krishnamurthy from Chitradurga the stone city of Karnataka. A ‘Suprabhata’ like how we hear on Gods and Goddesses, the similar one in praise of Dr Rajakumar. This is coming after nine years of passing away of icon of Kannada cinema. In the Indian cinema industry a ‘Suprabhata’ on a film personality is for the first time in Kannada.
RADHIKA GIVES TICKETS
There are several tricks to sell tickets. This one is heroine coming to the theatre counter to issue tickets. In the past Pooja Gandhi and Poonam Pandey issued tickets at the counter for their films. The result was not that good.
On Friday 1.30 pm show actress Radhika Kumaraswamy issued tickets sitting at Narthaki theatre counter for her film ‘Rudra Thandava’.
‘OM’ 551ST RELEASE
Perhaps this ‘Om’ directed by Upendra in 1995 starring Shivarajakumar and Prema in Dr Rajakumar family production is the only film that has released 550 times in the last 20 years.
In the 551st time it is coming with new addition of technology. It is DI with 5.1 sound systems for the film.
NAGTHI DAUGHTER KANASU TO WED
One of the accomplished directors of Kannada cinema Nagathihalli Chandrasekhar of top films like ‘America America, Amrutha Dhaare’ etc is making preparations for his daughter Kanasu wedding with Sai Vavaswath Omkar.
One of the early pillars of Kannada cinema Honnappa Bhagavathar who is also known in Tamil cinema is remembered for his birth centenary by Karnataka government, Karnataka Chalachitra Academy and Kannada cinema industry.
The birth centenary of legendary actor, musician and director Honnappa Bhagavathar is celebrated on 22nd of March at Jnanajyothi Auditorium in Central College campus.
The maiden film of fourth generation of actor from Dr Rajakumar family = Vinay Raghavendra Rajakumar film ‘Siddartha’ with Apoorva Arora has completed 50 days screening at one of the biggest theatres Kapali in Bengaluru.
GOAT GIFT FOR PUNEETH
Power star of Kannada cinema Puneeth Rajakumar 41st birthday celebration was quiet and hugely attended by fans at his Sadashivanagara residence.
‘J M’ GOOD GESTURE
The first time producer and hero of Kannada cinema Harish Jalagare has lived up to the expectations. After the polite return of a silver crown by Kichcha Sudeep given to him as a memento on the advice to do support the needy people, Harish did exactly so on Monday night.
‘LODDE’ TRIBUTE TO DR VISHNU
Some people live even after death. There are quite a few examples. In that Dr Vishnuvardhana is also one. The top star, great human being is now remembered by Komal Kumar popular hero of Kannada cinema in his film ‘Lodde’.
DARSHAN SON VINEESH IN ‘AIRAVATHA’
The super star of Kannada cinema and challenging star Darshan young son Vineesh makes debut in ‘Airavatha’ as a ‘Chota cop’. The photographs released to media shows the young Vineesh in cop role with his father. ‘Airavatha’ stars challenging star Darshan in lead in AP Arjun direction and it is produced by Sandesh Nagaraj.
PAPA ACTOR SON DIRECTOR
In the second week of April another good development in TNS family is his son TS Sathyajit maiden directorial venture ‘Hingyake’ hitting the silver screen. From his debut Sathyajith has beaten his father as the Telugu and Tamil rights of the film is sold even before the release of Kannada version release.
‘MR AND MRS RAMACHARI’ 100
As expected the rocking star Yash and Radhika Pandit combination has completed 100 days screening and going great. ‘Mr and Mrs Ramachari’ a bumper crop for the producers has made a gross of over Rs.30 crores in 100 days. It is the best earner for Jayanna Combines so far.
FILM IN 20 LAKHS – KAUSHIK
I have set a trend to make a meaningful Kannada film in just Rs.20 lakhs. Let anyone come with subject and producer I would complete the film in the prescribed amount. MD Kaushik a magician on stage, actor, director and studio owner throws a challenge for producers.
RK NARAYAN HOUSE MONUMENT
One of the topmost literary personality of this country R K Narayan house is now a monument in Mysore on the similar lines of Shakespeare in England.
RK Narayan best novels like ‘Guide’, ‘Malgudi Days’, ‘Financial Expert’ and various others were used for film and television serials in the past.
BHAT TO DISTRIBUTION
Another area of expansion in the life of Yogaraj Bhat! An eminent director, producer, writer, actor Yogaraj Bhat turns distributor in the wake of initial success of his latest directorial venture in Yogaraj Movies.
‘RANA VIKRAM’ MEET GREET
The power of ‘Rana Vikrama’ is increasing with the entry of Tata Teleservices – Tata Docomo opening huge publicity avenue for the film. Via 10000 towers in Karnataka the reach is expected to cross 50000 outlets besides publicity for ‘Rana Vikrama’ in media stated Ashok Ghosh of Docomo.
DARSHAN ON SIX PACKS
The challenging star Darshan known for his terrific build is working on six pack abs for ‘Airavatha’ Kannada cinema it seems.
As a prelude to six pack abs Darshan in muscular build photos were released to media on Wednesday from the team of ‘Airavatha’
DR RAJ PUNYABHUMI ROAD
The road leading to Nayandanahalli from Dr Rajakumar Memorial (Kanteerava studio) is named as ‘Dr Rajakumar Punyabhumi Road’ on the 9th death anniversary of legendary Dr Rajakumar on Sunday morning.
NO PARTIALITY – V RAVICHANDRAN
Heading as one of the three judges for the first time in a television channel of ‘Dancing Star 2’ V Ravichandran feels comfortable and happy. For the frank reactions he has given the competitors should not feel upset. We are here to give right judgment and partiality is having no room. We three in the panel – Priyamani and Mayoori do not discuss but so far come to right verdict.
TOWN HALL READY
The spruced up Town Hall auditorium with 79 years of history is with latest gadgets and seating capacity has been increased from 700 to 800. Known as ‘Puttanna Chetty Town Hall’ near Bengaluru City Corporation office is one of the majestic buildings and next to it is Ravindra Kalakshetra that is also getting new facelift.
IT IS COLORS KANNADA NOT ETV KANNADA
The ETV Empire headed by Ramoji Rao has shifted its business to Colors channel owned by Viacom 18 three years ago. The regional branches of ETV are now called as ‘Colors’ one by one. Colors was evolved six years ago on July 21, 2008.
SRIVATSA TRIBUTE TO DR RAJ
All over Karnataka Dr Rajakumar icon of Kannada cinema is remembered on 24th of April for his birth anniversary in several ways.
Here is a still photographer and mainly in to corporate photos Srivatsa Shandilya bringing in ‘House Full’ musical evening in memory of Dr Rajakumar 87th birth anniversary.
NEPAL RELIEF FUND STARTS
The Kannada film industry has woken up to the situation rather quickly. Nepal Relief Fund has been set up and the KFCC has come forward to contribute Rs.5 lakhs first. A decision to this effect was taken on Wednesday at KFCC meeting. The fund would be handed over to Karnataka chief minister Siddaramayya says KFCC President Thomas D Souza.
SHRUTHI 25 YEARS IN CINEMA
A talented actress of over 150 films in various languages in 25 years celebration year Shruthi (original name Girija) has decided to appear as mother for a bad image son on silver screen. I am fed up at this stage of silver jubilee year in my career to take up such roles.
MALASHRI 25 YEARS IN CINEMA
We are not talking about the age of this yesteryears heroine Malashri who ruled the industry in 90’s. It is 25 years of Journey of the renowned actress, better half of renowned producer Ramu.
Malashri was Durgi before coming to films completes 25 years. It is ‘Nanjundi Kalyana’ that has given a strong foothold for actress in the cinema field. The song “Olage Seridare Gundu….she performed was talk of the town in the film ‘Nanjundi Kalyana’ that ran for more than one year starring Raghavendra Rajakumar in home banner.
Dhuniya always rises to the occasion. He has been helping hand to poor people from his earnings and charity has come in his blood it seems. Anyone come with difficulty he has always given support and solves the crisis. On the sets of his recent film ‘RX Soori’ one of the technicians Venkatesh met with an accident and injured his left hand. On Workers Day – May 1, Vijay handed over Rs.50000 to injured Venkatesh at the audio release of RX Soori Kannada film.
‘OM’ AS MOBILE GAME
The most popular film in the career of Dr Shivarajakumar ‘Om’ Kannada cinema recently released for 551st time in a big way and grabbed good revenue in the box office. Although action filled underworld subject is evergreen cinema in the history of Kannada cinema. In the last two decades the film ‘Om’ of Dr Rajakumar family banner is now adding one more feather in the cap.
KCA SINGH BABU NEW AVATAR
The national acclaimed director SV Rajendra Singh has listed his new ideas to moot for the coming months as head of Karnataka Chanalachitra Academy (KCA).
‘KRISHNA LEELA’ 50
While romantic thriller of Krishna Ajay Rao ‘Endendigu’ is going good in the box office, the previous film of the actor in his home banner ‘Krishna Leela’ has reached 50 days. It is running in over 25 plus theatres in different parts of Karnataka.
KFI SPORTS MEET
Two major wings of Kannada Film Industry (KFI) Producers council and Karnataka Film Chamber of Commerce jointly organizing a sports day for its members on May 24 at Dr Ambedkar Grounds in Basaveshwaranagara, Bengaluru.
DR VISHNU MEMORIAL – LAND SOON
The Mysooru District Deputy Commissioner C Shikha, IAS and district magistrate has assured to find suitable land for Dr Vishnuvardhana Memorial in two or three days time. A letter from the chief minister of Karnataka Siddaramaiah has reached the DC and she is quick on job to find a land that is free from any hassles.
SUNNY LEONE IN ‘LYA’ COMES AGAIN
The actress with pornography status in the past Sunny Leone comes to Kannada for the second time. She was seen in a song in ‘DK’ with director cum actor Prem. Sesamma Bagilu Tegeye Sesamma….was the song number of sexy siren Sunny Leone in Kannada.
COWAN THEN CAPLAN TODAY
The film well talked about in the Kannada cinema circle ‘Rangi Taranga’ introduces Hollywood cameraman ‘Lance Kaplan’ for the film. In the clips shown Kaplan delivered a few Kannada words and showed his dexterity in the work.
Way back in 1970 the path breaking Kannada cinema by Pattabhirama Reddy in Dr UR Ananthamurthy ‘Samskara’ introduced Tom Cowan as cameraman. Cowan used Arriflex camera for ‘Samskara’ a national award film in 1970.
The prolific actor in character roles Sharat Lohitashva making it in Tamil films with some of the finest roles to his credit has opened up as a singer. A long standing wish of Sharat Lohitashva is fulfilled by his best friend KM Chaitanya. Sharat Lohitashva has delivered a song ‘Priti Endarenu….the song penned by National Poet Dr GS Shivarudrappa.
DR SHIV-GEETHA CELEBRATION
The 29th wedding year celebrations also coincide with the long stint in cinema of Dr Shivarajakumar. He and Geetha were in celebration mood and platform was created by fans association in Bengaluru at two different places on Tuesday. Dr Shiv entered the cinema industry from ‘Anand’ that was released on June 19, 1986.
LAHARI BAG ‘BAHUBALI’ AUDIO
It is whopping Rs.3 crores for audio rights of ‘Bahubali’ Telugu film says the sources in Bengaluru and the big catch with many competitors goes to Lahari Recording Company of three decades old audio house in Karnataka. ‘Nenokkade, Race Guraam and a few others are the audio rights acquired by prestigious Lahari Recording Company headed by Manohar Naidu and G Tulsiram Naidu (Velu) in the recent times.
NIKIL TO WED SWATHI
The grandson of former Prime Minister of India Nikil Gowda – son of producer and former chief minister HD Kumaraswamy and Anitha Kumaraswamy exchanged engagement ring with Swathi granddaughter of KCN Gowda – Swathi is daughter of producer and exhibitor KCN Mohan and director Poornima Mohan.
MEMORABLE RAGINI BIRTHDAY
Doing well to the needy people of the society at a very early stage in the career of ravishing actress Ragini Dwivedi has taken place from her 24th birthday celebrated in a meaningful style by fans on Sunday.
Ragini in six years of her career with 25 films to her credit has showed doing nice things to people gives satisfaction in life. For elderly people, children and others Akhila Karnataka Ragini Fans Association extended support.
The popular fatso comedy actor of Kannada cinema Bullet Prakash was injured on the shooting spot at Mysooru on Tuesday afternoon. It was the last scene and last shot of ‘Bhujanga’ Kannada cinema.
TSN DRAMA FEST IN USA
Amidst busy schedules while shooting for his upcoming movie “Allamma”, renowned Kannada director Sri Nagabharanais on a cultural visit to the U.S. Bannadavesha, a Kannada theatre group led by Smt. Padma Kadur from Northern California is conducting a 3-day multi-lingual drama festival from 29th to 31st May of this month featuring plays in English, Hindi in several regional languages including Kannada. Nagabharana has been invited as a chief guest for this event and will be sharing his immense knowledge on the nuances of the art form of theater at this event and other programs arranged by Kannada theaters connoisseurs in California.
RAJAN 80 – SPB, SHIVAMANI ATTEND
On rainy Sunday evening it was rain of applaud for eminent music composer Rajan (of Rajan Nagendra fame) on his 80th birthday at Premachandra Sagar Auditorium of Dayanand Sagar College.
Top personalities Dr SPB, KSL Swamee, Ramacandra Guruji, Shivakumaraswamy joined on the stage for lighting the lamp.
ROOPASRI ENGAGED TO NEERAJ
The actress from ‘Chandavana’ (Sandalwood) Roopasri engagement took place with Neeraj in a simple style. Roopasri shared the photographs of her engagement in face book and other social media networks.
KRISHNA TO TV
S Krishna made a leap in to direction from cinematography (Mungaru Male cameraman and state award winner) in ‘Gajakesari’ starring Yash and Amoolya and found a big success in the box office. He is up to direct Kichcha Sudeep in ‘Hebbuli’ for SRV Productions. Here is news of S Krishna directing a television serial titled as ‘Gruhalakshmi’.
‘Gruhalakshmi’ is on air from June 8 in Zee Kannada from 6.30 to 7 pm. Swapna Krishna is producing this in RRR Creations.
JOHNY HARSHA TURNED PRODUCUER IN TV ‘Sriman Srimathi’.
Navarasa Nayaka Jaggesh turns grandfather. It is not for any film but in real life. Jaggesh first son Gururaj and Holland based Katie Pyle turned parents on last Monday for a male baby.
SESHADRI ‘CINEMA SAMAYA’
It is a three days festival of films from topnotch director of consecutive eight national award winners for best regional cinema. That is P Seshadri the class film maker is having smile on his face for three days festival of his films at city of palaces Mysooru.
MONEY MINDED CINEMAS –BYRAPPA
The noted literary personality Dr SL Byrappa has condemned the main motto of film makers ‘Making Money’ and nothing helpful to the society from cinema. He was speaking at the Mysooru Film Society, Belli Mandala and information-broadcasting joint event of ‘Cinema Samaya’ of P Seshadri.
3 POLITICIAN SONS DEBUT
While the political field is not cozy for three of the sons of politicians, they are now in another popular field – Cinema. It came up from the address of politician HM Revanna that today joining politics and flourishing is very difficult. I intend to retire and it is only question of time he says on the uncertainty of his political field. Revanna is a senior congress I politician.
HRUDAYASHIVA TURNS DIRECTOR
Well known lyricist with hundreds of songs to his credit in Kannada cinema Hrudayashiva takes the chair of director very soon from ‘Modala Male’. Starting from ‘Satya in Love’ Hrudayashiva has given many meaningful songs. He is ready with script, screenplay, dialogues to direct the film. The problem is not getting the right hero for his subject
BULLET FORMALLY JOIN BJP
The famous comedy actor Bullet Prakash has officially joined Bharatiya Janata Party on Thursday. Former deputy chief minister R Ashok, MP PC Mohan, former minister Narasimha Nayak (Raju Gowda) invited Bullet Prakash in the BJP office.
‘KRISHNA LEELA’ 100
The first production of noted actor Krishna Ajay Rao ‘Krishna Leela’ in the direction of series of winner Shashank reached 100 days. In 105 theatre it completed 50 days, 28 theatres it reached 50 days and 10 theatres it is 100 days prestige for Sri Krishna and Creations.
‘BAHUBALI’ RAGE IN KARNATAKA
The online booking for biggest venture of South India Telugu film ‘Bahubali’ of SS Rajamouli have started from Monday. On 6th of July the booking was open and tickets were sold out for 10th July release in Karnataka area. For distribution of ‘Bahubali’ in Karnataka the estimated figure is Rs.18 crores from RS Productions Kanakapura Srinivas says the sources
‘CHALI POLILU’ 250
One of the four recognized languages of Karnataka – Tulu language film ‘Chali Polilu’ crated history running successfully for 250 days. The film directed by Veerendra Shetty Kavoor and produced by Prakash Pandeshwar in just Rs.60 lakhs was first screened in 11 theatres. It completed 75 days in five theatres, 100 days in three screens.
‘BHAJARANGI BHAIJAN’ – ROCK
The first Hindi film of Kannada’s noted producer Rockline Venkatesh ‘Bhajarangi Bhaijan’ in association with box office king Salman Khan is all set for 17th of July in over 5000 screens all over world according to one estimate.
SANDALWOOD CRICKET LEAGUE
The Sandalwood Cricket League was officially launched on Saturday with not much of sandalwood stars. Mumbai Legendary Entertainment Private Limited is organizing the Sandalwood Cricket League.
MLE is headed by Gajanana SK. Brand promotion; event management, advertisement and cinema production are activities of MLE. It is organizing the first Sandalwood Cricket League.
RELIANCE TO DISTRIBUTION
The prestigious multinational company of our country Reliance Group has acquired the rights of distribution of a Kannada film ‘Kanasu’…Kannu Teredaaga. This is the first Kannada film Reliance entered in to distribution network in Karnataka.
‘RANNA’ 50 DAYS
Kichcha Sudeep starring ‘Ranna’ in Nandakishore direction has reached 50 days of screening. It is going good in more than 50 theatres. A film by producer Chandrasekhar released after hassles by Sri Gokul Films is of course a remake of Telugu film ‘Attarintiki Daredi’.
The novel based director Kodlu Ramakrishna has reached quarter century in his career of films. The 25th film of Kodlu Ramakrishna is Tulu film. ‘Eregla Pannodim’ that has meaning of Kodlu Ramakrishna hit Kannada film title ‘Yarigu Helbedi’. Kodlu directed ‘Yarigu Helbedi’ 20 years ago with versatile actor Ananthnag in hilarious style. He is bringing the same film in Tulu.
HDG MEET RAJANI-KAMAL
The newly elected South Indian Film Chamber of Commerce President H D Gangaraju met the Tamil legendary actors Rajanikanth and Kamal Haasan in Chennai soon after taking over the office. HD Gangaraju sought the blessings of Rajanikanth and Kamal Haasan in his functioning of responsibilities.
Not seen for a long time sandalwood queen, former MP Ramya (Divya Spandana) surfaced at Mandya on Monday at her home constituency.
The reason for Ramya to appear at Mandya is the suicide of farmers in her region for crop failure and no proper government attention.
OM SCREENING IN USA MILIPITAS
The block buster Kannada film in the combination of Shivarajakumar and Upendra ‘Om’ is showing for three days in Milpitas of USA at Serra theatre. The popularity of ‘Om’ is so high that in the last 20 years it was released over 500 times in various places.
PUNEET DONATE TO FARMERS
The power star of Kannada cinema Puneeth Rajakumar is doing almost what his icon father was doing in his younger days. It seems Power star Puneeth Rajakumar is raising to the occasions. As a politician and actress Ramya came down to Mandya to donate Rs.50000 to a few of the suicide farmers’ families.
‘GANAPA’ 50 DAYS
One of the good earners of 2015 ‘Ganapa’ by Prem and Paramesh as producer has reached 50 days. It is a grand hit claims the producers. The film starring Santosh son of noted producer Anekal Balaraj and Priyanka in the lead roles besides the underworld subject was crisp and tidy in narration. There was good music and cinematography.