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  • Censor Officer Natasha Dsouza Transferred - Exclusive

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    Sources say that Regional Censor Officer in Bengaluru, Natasha Dsouza, who was appointed less than a six months ago, has been transferred. It is also learnt that one Mr Srinivasappa has been appointed as the new censor officer.Dsouza's term has been marked by controversies including a not so cordial relationship with the Karnataka Film Chamber of Commerce. Some producers also alleged that she does not know enough Kannada to certify Kannada films.The censor office in Bengaluru has been struggling for the last two years with

    The censor office in Bengaluru has been struggling for the last two years with shortage of members. The new regional officer is said to be from direct recruitment unlike previous officers who were deputed from other central government departments.

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  • KFCC Supports Permanent Water Supply To Kolar District

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    The Kannada film industry will be closed on the 12th of June and no activities excpet the film exhibition will be held as the Kannada film industry will be supporting permanent water supply to Kolar district.

    On Wednesday, the Karnataka Film Chamber of Commerce had held a meeting and it was decided there to support the agitation held in view of permanent water supply to Kolar district. The industry will shut down for one day and will be supporting the cause on that day.

    Many artistes and technicians from the Kannada film industry will be travelling to Kolar on the 12th of June and will be participating in the rally

  • Sa Ra Govindu Promises Memorial For Soldier Sandeep Shetti

    sa ra govindu promises memorial for soldier sandeep shetti

    Sa Ra Govindu and his friends including producers Praveen Kumar MG Ramamurthy, NM Suresh, KM Veeresh, Ramesh Yadav, Bhojaraj and others met the family members of soldier Sandeep Kumar Shetti at his native village Devihalli in Hassan.

    sa_ra_govindu_soilder_1sand.jpgSandeep is one of the soldiers who died in Jammu and Kashmir last week after an avalanche struck the Indian Army camp at Gurez Valley. Sandeep was only 28 years old and was in the Indian army for 8 years. 

    sa_ra_govindu_soilder_2sand.jpgGovindu and the producers met his parents Puttaraju and Gangamma and his sister. They have promised to build a memorial including a statue for Sandeep in the village. Govindu and the producers met the parents and made the promise in their personal capacities and not as representatives of the KFCC.

  • ಫಿಲಂ ಚೇಂಬರ್ ಗೆ ಮಣಿವಣ್ಣನ್ ಮೊದಲ ಭೇಟಿ


    ವಾರ್ತಾ  ಮತ್ತು ಪ್ರಚಾರ ಇಲಾಖೆ ಕಾರ್ಯದರ್ಶಿಯಾಗಿ ಅಧಿಕಾರ ಸ್ವೀಕರಿಸಿರುವ ಮಣಿವಣ್ಣನ್ ಅವರು ಇಂದು ಸಂಜೆ ಕರ್ನಾಟಕ ಚಲಚಿತ್ರ ವಾಣಿಜ್ಯ ಮಂಡಳಿಗೆ ಭೇಟಿ ನೀಡಿದರು. ಅಧ್ಯಕ್ಷ್ಯರಾದ ಸಾ ರಾ ಗೋವಿಂದು ಮತ್ತು ಚೇಂಬರ್ ನ 

    kfcc_mannivannan1.jpgಪದಾಧಿಕಾರಿಗಳು ಮಣಿವಣ್ಣನ್ ಅವರನ್ನು ಆದರದಿಂದ ಸ್ವಾಗತಿಸಿದರು. ಕನ್ನಡ ಚಿತ್ರರಂಗದ ಬಗ್ಗೆ, ಸರ್ಕಾರ ಒದಗಿಸಬಹುದಾದ ಪರಿಹಾರಗಳ ಬಗ್ಗೆ ಚರ್ಚೆ ನಡೆಸಿದರು. ಎಲ್ಲವನ್ನು ಆಲಿಸಿದ ಮಣಿವಣ್ಣನ್ ಅವರು ಎಲ್ಲ ಸಮಸೆಗಳನ್ನು ಶೀಘ್ರವೇ ಮುಖ್ಯಮಂತ್ರಿ ಸಿದ್ದರಾಮಯ್ಯನವರೊಂದಿಗೆ ಚರ್ಚೆ ನಡೆಸುವುದಾಗಿ ಭರವಸೆ ನೀಡಿದರು.

  • 100 percent Occupancy In Theaters: KFCC To Meet Yediyurappa Soon

    100 percent Occupancy In Theaters: KFCC To Meet Yediyurappa Soon

    The Karnataka Film Chamber of Commerce present Jairaj and the Executive Committee members will be soon meeting Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa to request for giving permission to allow 100 percent occupancy in theaters.

    On Monday, the Tamil Nadu Government granted permission to increase the seating capacity in single screens and multiplexes from the existing 50 percent to 100 percent with immediate effect. The Government in its notification has said that as the Covid 19 cases are declining day by day, the seating capacity of the theaters is being increased from 50 to 100 percent. 

    With the Tamil Nadu Government permission for 100 percent occupancy in theaters, many other film industries are requesting their respective Governments to do the same. The Karnataka Film Chamber of Commerce is also planning to meet the Chief Minister and request him to grant permission at the earliest.

  • A T Raghu Granted Five Lakhs For Treatment

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    Chief Minister Siddaramaiah has granted a five lakh financial aid for well known director turned actor A T Raghu who is suffering from Kidney failure.

    KFCC president Sa Ra Govindu himself confirmed that the Chief Minister has granted a five lakh financial aid for the director during the thanks giving press meet held at the Karnataka Film Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday evening.

    'The Chief Minister has granted a five lakh aid for the ailing Raghu and even the cheque is ready. We will be collecting it shortly and will be handling it over to the director's family soon' said Sa Ra Govindu.

  • After Rajkumar Kidnap, Kannada Film Industry Faces the Longest Shutdown

    after rajkumar kidnap, kananda film industry faces the longest shut down

    The last time Kannada film industry remained closed for the longest period was during the kidnap of matinee idol Dr. Rajkumar. However, it was a self imposed ban to stop all kinds of film related activities until Rajkumar came back safe after spending 108 days under the clutches of slain forest brigand Veerappan.

    Rajkumar Kidnaped By Veerappan - Breaking First News

    Prior to it, the film industry had never remained non-functional including the screening of films in cinemas halls and theatres for a longer period on its own or through the directions by an authority concerned.

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    Chief Minister B Yeddyurappa announcing that malls, cinema halls, theaters, pubs and much more to remain temporarily shut for a period of one week due to Coronavirus outbreak from tomorrow is the longest for Kannada film industry after Dr Rajkumar's kidnap. But, this one comes from the direction of State Government, a first for Sandalwood.

    Corona Virus Effect: State Locked For A Week

    At the most, the industry had remained closed for a day or two during protests such Cauvery issue and so on as a precautionary measure but this time for the first time, the State Government has directed to stop all kinds of film related activities for a period of one week as preventive measures due to an outbreak of a deadly virus - COVID-19 (Coronavirus disease).

    The government's move comes in wake of steps being taken in terms of precautionary measures and to contain the spread of the deadly virus which has affected several including the first ever death reported from Kalburgi.

    According to film pundits, the self imposed lock down during the kidnap of Dr. Rajkumar had caused a loss of at least Rs 200 crore back then but the industry leaped back to its feet with a bunch of films doing great business in the box office. They also predict that the latest one week's shutdown could hamper the business of the industry and the loss could only be estimated when the reports fall in after a month.

    Even the film exhibitors association has issued a circular to all film exhibitors across the state to remain shut for a week following the orders of the State Government, for the greater good of the citizens.

  • Allow Post Production Works Of Films - KFCC To State

    Karnataka Chief Minister Yediyurappa, KV Chandrashekar, DR Jairaj

    The Karnataka Film Chamber Of Commerce (KFCC) has urged the State Government to allow the post production process of Kannada films which have already wrapped up the shooting process prior to nationwide lockdown announced due to Coronavirus outbreak.

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    The premier film body represented by its President D R Jairaj, has submitted the requisition to Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa, seeking directions to permit the post production activities such as editing, dubbing, graphic works inside the studios. 

    ಲಿಕ್ಕರ್ Shop ಓಕೆ.. ಚಿತ್ರಮಂದಿರಗಳಿಗೆ ಇಲ್ಲ ಯಾಕೆ..? - ಕೆ.ಎಂ.ವೀರೇಶ್

    The representation states that producers, distributors and exhibitors have invested a lot in films which are readying for release. It adds assuring that the post production process requires no outdoor activities and safe distance shall be adhered compulsorily. It also says that only few workers are required for the same.

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  • Another Blow To South Film Industries; AWBI Moves To Haryana

    animal welfare board of india moves to haryana

    South India produces the maximum number of films in India. Tamil and Telugu are producing 250 plus films every year while Kannada has also started producing more than 200 films per year in the last few years. Malayalam is also producing over 100 films per year. Other than these industries, Hindi is the only big industry in India. The rest of them like Marathi, Bengali, Bhojpuri etc have smaller presence. Moreover the Hindi and Marathi film industries are in Mumbai which are as close to south India as they are to Delhi. So it was not only convenient but practical to have the Animal Welfare Board of India head office in south India. Since its inception in the 1960s it was functioning from Chennai. There was no problem for anyone. Films have to take permission from AWBI to use animals in the films. 

    AWBI also has many other functions apart from giving permission for films to use animals. But in a surprising and strange development AWBI is moving to Haryana (Faridabad district) near Delhi. There is no reason or explanation given for this shift. The presence of AWBI was convenient to everyone especially the film industries. 

    After the problem faced by the south industries from the digital service providers who used to provide servie to English films free and Hindi films for a nominal price while pricing it high for south Indian films, even a government agency seems to be giving step motherly treatment to them. What will come out of it has to be seen. But sources say that the south film industires as well as some political parties are opposed to shifting the AWBI out of south India to north India. 


  • Arjun Sarja Files Rs 5 Cr Defamation Suit Against Sruthi Hariharan

    arjun sarja slams 5 crore defamation against sruthi hariharan

    Just hours before Karnataka Film Chamber of Commerce (KFCC) is to hold an all-important meeting over 'me too’ allegations especially concerning Sruthi Hariharan, multilingual actor Arjun Sarja has approached the court filing Rs 5 crore defamation suit against the actress.

    He has approached the court citing that the actress has made false allegations and has in turn maligned his character and image. Sources say that the actor has even urged for restraining order against Sruthi from making any further statements until the matter is decided by the court.

    The court is expected to hear the matter today or tomorrow.

  • Artistes Meeting Failed

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    The meeting called by Kannada Film Artistes Association president Ambarish to discuss about the producers problems has failed. Ambarish has decided to hold another meeting today with the stars and come to a decision.

    The meeting of the Kannada Film Artistes Association was held at the Karnataka Film Chamber of Commerce at 4.30 pm. Not many stars except Shivarajakumar was present at the occasion. Even Shivarajakumar also could not attend the meeting as Ambarish came two hours late for the meeting. After that many actors including Jaggesh, Srinath, Hema Chaudhary, Vijayalakshmi Singh, Bhavana and others were present at the meeting, however they could not come to a consensus. So, the meeting was postponed to Monday.

    Meanwhile, the producers who are protesting in the KFCC met Ambarish and demanded that their demands should be met or they would go on a hunger strike. Ambarish who looked upset argued with the producers saying that he knows how many of the producers who is protesting are currently producing the films. The producers were irked by this statement and protested against Ambarish. Ambarish along with others left the KFCC saying that he would find a solution to the producers problems. 

  • BookMyShow Takes Over BIFFes - Exclusive

    book my show takes over biffes

    Who is running the 12th Bengaluru International Film Festival (BIFFes)? Technically it is the State Government through its Karnataka Chalanachitra Academy (KCA) and supported by Kannada film industry bodies like the Karnataka Film Chamber of Commerce (KFCC) and others. But in reality, it is BookMyShow, a private enterprise and which is constantly in conflict with Kannada film makers which is running the show. 

    If you want to participate in this year's film festival, you have to virtually get the approval from BookMyShow. The KCA has handed over the programme to BMS lock stock and barrel. Every ticket and every pass for the festival has to be purchased from BMS. 

    Film theaters sell a few rows of seats through BMS. But for BIFFes, it is 100% of the seats. Even the media passes will come through BMS. A press note from the organisers says, "On behalf of Department of Information & Public Relations (DIPR) and Karnataka Chalanachitra Academy (KCA), Government of Karnataka, the Media Passes for 12th BIFFES 2020 (Bengaluru International Film Festival -2020) will only  be processed  by Book My Show unlike earlier years."

    For over two weeks now, the capitulation of KCA to BMS has been a topic of discussion in the film industry. But the scale of this surrender is only now being felt when the tickets and passes are being issued. The film industry is yet to come out of the shock. A kiosk has been set up on the KFCC premises to felicitate film personalities to obtain passes. A lone executive's only job is to tell everyone to log on to BMS.

    For the KFCC this is salt on its wounds. There are several complaints by producers against BMS pending in KFCC. In recent months several producers have complained how ratings of films are manipulated on payment of money. Films that don't pay have their ratings downgraded. BMS did not respond to KFCC demands for an explanation. Now KFCC members have to go to BMS for film festival passes! 

    There are also concerns of how BMS got to know of the films that would be screened in the festival even before the official announcements and selections were made. As of now there are no answers. The only reality is that BMS, which does not have a healthy relationship with the Kannada film industry, is running BIFFes. 

    Speaking to Chitraloka, president of KCA, Suneel Puranik, said that the tieup with BMS has happened before he took over on January 2. Puranik has been working day and night to make the BIFFes a success and his work has been appreciated by everyone. "But the tieup with BMS is not in my hands. After registering online passes can be collected at the Academy, Suchitra Film Society or the Information Department. Now it has been extended to the Film Chamber," he said. Any problems will be corrected Puranik promised.

    Kannada Film Producers Association President Ramakrishna (Praveen Kumar), said "this is a bad development. We are now in a situation where we cannot give one or two passes to anyone who seeks for it." Not all producers and KFCC members are tech savvy. Online registration for them is a big issue. With physical registration completely stopped, they are facing a huge issue with registering for the festival.

  • BSY Returns For Another 75th Anniversary Celebrations

    bsy returns for another diamond jubliee celebrations

    The year 2009 marked the milestone of Kannada Film Industry when it turned 75. Following the special occasion, the industry held a grand event 'Amruta Mahotsava'. The main chief guest of the function which was held for three days was none other than B.S.Yediyurappa, who took oath as the 22 Chief Minister of Karnataka on Friday.

    Coincidentally, a decade later, the current year - 2019 marks the diamond jubilee of Karnataka Film Chamber of Commerce (KFCC). Guess who is going to be the chief guest on the occasion when the film's body is gearing up to hold a mega event for completing 75 years? It is again going to be none other than Mr. Yediyurappa! Ironically, the Chief Minister is also in his 70s and had turned 76 in February.

    The Amrutha Mahotsava, organised by KFCC, was conducted in March 2009. Renowned producer Parvathamma Rajkumar had inaugurated the ceremony which was held for three days. Former minister Dr. Jayamala was the KFCC President during the Amrutha Mahotsava' event.

    amrutha_mahotsava_chitralok.jpgOn this occasion, Chitraloka editor KM Veeresh, had organised a photo exhibition displaying 3000 Kannada film photographs, which won Limca Book Of Records.


  • CCI Imposes Fine on KFCC in Dubbing Issue

    KFCC cci image

    The Competition Commission of India has imposed fine on the Karnataka Film Chamber of Commerce, Kannada Film Producers Association and the Kannada Television Association for preventing release of dubbed films and serials. KFCC has been fined 16,82,204/-, KFPA 1,68,124/- and the television association Rs 1,74,293/. (Case No. 58 of 2012)

    The film workers union and directors association have not been fined as there was no proof that they prevented dubbing. Complaint was not filed against the Kannada Cine Artistes Association. The associations have to pay the fine by 60 days.

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  • Censor Chief Walks Out of Chamber

    censor officer natasha dsouza image

    The Regional Board of Censor Certification chief Natasha D'souza walked out of the Karntaka Film Chamber of Commerce unable to answer the questions that was asked to her. Natasha D'souza had come to the KFCC office on Monday morning to attend a meeting called by KFCC president Sa Ra Govindu. Not only Natasha, the team members of 'Kiragurina Gayyaligalu' had also come to the meeting. The members of the team posed some questions, which the Censor Chief could not answer. So, she left the chamber without answering the questions.


    'Kiragurina Gayyaligalu' producer Agni Sridhar who was very much upset about the issue told that he would hold a 'Chaddi' dharna in front of the Censor office on Thursday if the issue is not taken to consideration. Dwarkanath has said he will take a legal action against the Censor board.


    Sa Ra Govindu said that the local censor members must be blamed for the whole issue and the local censor members who have watched and given the certificate must resign from their posts and said KFCC will support Kiragurina Gayalligalu Producers in there protest.

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  • Champa And Honnavalli Krishna Felicitated in KFCC

    honavalli krishna feliciated

    The Karnataka Film Chamber of Commerce members on Wednesday morning felicitated 83rd Akhila Bharatha Kannada Sahitya Sammelana president Chandrashekhar Patil who is known as Champa and actor Honnavalli Krishna.

    champa_feliciation_kfcc.jpgKFCC had organised Rajyotsava celebrations at the Chamber's premises in Bangalore. KFCC president Sa Ra Govindu, Champa and others hoisted the flag and gave a start to the celebrations. Later, they were honoured by Sa Ra Govindu and other members of the chamber,

    M G Ramamurthy, NM Suresh, Jairaj, Rajendra, S A Chinnegowda and others were present during the occasion.

  • Chitraloka KM Veeresh Gets Elected As EC Member Of KFCC

    chitraloka editor km veeresh gets elected committee member of kfcc

    The Election results of Karnataka Film Chamber of Commerce are out. The Election was held today and the election went successfully. Well known exhibitor Jairaj D R has been elected unopposed as the new president of Karnataka Film Chamber of Commerce. Umesh Banakar won the post of Vice President, NM Suresh as General Sceretary and Sapphire Venkatesh for the post of Treasurer.

    Chitraloka Editor KM Veeresh, who had won the Treasurer post last year successfully completed his term. This year, Veeresh got elected as Executive Committee Member.

    One of the highlights of this year elections is, four major post has been  been elected unanimously. While, Jairaj has been elected as the president Venkataramana (Babji) and Narasimhalu has been elected unanimously for the posts of vice-president and general secretary. Even producer A Ganesh who has contested for the post of general secretary from the distributor sector has been elected unanimously. With four major posts elected unanimously.

    Chitraloka Wishes all the winners and contestants Good Luck..

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  • CM Gives AT Raghu Cheque to Sa Ra

    CM Siddaramaiah and Sa Ra Govindu image

    After giving the bumper to Kannada film industry in yesterdays budget, now as promised to Sa Ra Govindu, Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah has handed over the cheque of Rs Five Lakhs to KFCC President Sa Ra Govindu to be given to reputed director A T Raghu.

    AT Raghu is suffering from kidney failure and is undergoing dialysis and was in need of financial support.

    Recently Chitraloka had posted a video and photo on AT Raghu's medical condition. KFCC Presdient Sa Ra Govindu immediately had approched CM to help AT Raghu and CM Siddaramaiah had immediately obliged.

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  • CM H D Kumaraswamy Honored By KFCC

    cm hd kumaraswamy honored by kfcc

    Chief Minister H D Kuumaraswamy was honoured by Karntaka Film Chamber of Commerce in Hotel Lalith Ashok on Thursday night.

    The honor function was presided by actor turned politician Ambarish. B Sarojadevi, actress-Minister Jayamala, producers C R Manohar and S V Babu were the chief guests of the evening.

    Apart from the chief guests many artistes and technicians including Darshan, Devaraj, Karnataka Chalanachitra Academy chairman Nagatihalli Chandrashekhar, T S Nagabharana, KFCC president Sa Ra Govindu and others were present at the occasion.

  • CM H D Kumaraswamy To Be Honoured Today Evening

    cm hd kumaraswamy to be honored

    Chief Minister H D Kuumaraswamy is all set to be honored by Karnataka Film Chamber of Commerce in Hotel Lalith Ashok today evening.

    H D Kumaraswamy was one of the major producer, distributor and exhibitor before joining politics. Even now also Kumaraswamy is into production and is producing 'Seetharama Kalyana' in his Chennambika Films banner.

    The honor function will be presided by actor turned politician Ambarish. B Sarojadevi, actress-Minister Jayamala, producers C R Manohar and S V Babu will be the chief guests of the evening. Many artistes and technicians are expected to be a part of this function.

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