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  • KFCC, KFPA And KFAA To Hold Meeting On Tuesday

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    The Karnataka Film Chamber of Commerce, Kannada Film Producers Association and the Karnnada Film Artistes Association is all set to meet on Tuesday and discuss about the 'Mastigudi' film issue.

    The meeting is scheduled on Tuesday morning at the Karnataka Film Chamber of Commerce office and a joint press conference will be held after the meeting, to announce the outcome of the meeting.

    KFCC president Sa Ra Govindu, KFPA president Muniratna and KFAA Ambarish and others will be present at the meeting.

  • Krishne Gowda's expulsion from KFCC in Court

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    Producer Krishne Gowda has obtained a stay order from the Principal City Civil Court against the General Body of the KFCC from expelling him from the body. The executive committee of the of KFCC had suspended him and it had to be ratified by the special general body which met on Wednesday. If the general body had ratified his suspension it would have become final.

    But before that Krishne Gowda obtained a temporary injunction from the court.

     The KFCC will now have to explain why he was suspended. According to the sources told to chitraloka bylaws of KFCC, a member cannot start an alternate body to it with the same purpose. He had launched the Kannada Dubbing Film Chamber of Commerce recently as an alternative to KFCC

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  • Lakshmipathi 100, Feliciated At KFCC

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    One of the Senior most Person of the film Industry Lakshmipathi was felicitated at KFCC today as he recently he turned 100. KFCC office bearers and Executive Committee members were present during the felicitation.

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    Lakshmipathi had produced Superhit movies like Uyyale, Devara Makkalu, Kaadu, Ondanondu Kaladalli, Nentaro Gantu Kallaro movies. For Rajkumar movie Lakshmipathi had paid Rs 14,000/ as his remuneration and for next movie he paid Rs 16,000/-. Rajkumar was so happy that he got highest amount at that time. He has received 4 State awards and 2 National Award.

    Lakshmipathi has received 4 State awards and 2 National Award.

    Lakshmipathi was basically a contractor, and he the first person to provide suggestion to government advising for the underpass in those times. That suggestion was implemented after so many years. It was because of Lakshmipathi's help and suggestion that KFCC got its office at Sheshadripuram.

  • Manivannan Assures To Talk With Chief Minister

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    Information and Broadcasting ministry Chief Secretary Mannivannan has assured that he will talk with the Chief Minister and try to solve the film industry's problems.

    Manivannan on Monday evening visited the Karnataka Film Chamber of Commerce and met president Sa Ra Govindu and other members. Govindu discussed many matters pertaining to the Kannada film industry and Manivannan on his behalf assured that he will discuss the problems with the Chief Minister and try to resolve the problems soon.

  • Mastigudi Team Pressmeet

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    The KFCC has called for a pressmeet today evening at 5.30 regarding Mastigudi movie. In todays press meet Mastigudi team producer Sunder, Actor Duniya Vijay, stunt director Raviverma and director Nagashekara will be present.

    On 7th November when Mastigudi was shooting in Tippagondanahalli reservoir two stuntmens Anil and Uday met with a tragic accident and expired. After this incident Sunder, Ravi verma, Nagashekara and art assistant was arrested by police and all got bail and came out.

    Regarding this incident KFCC has ordered Vijay, Nagashekara and Raviverma not to work in the film industry till further decision.

    What will be the decision today is to be seen.

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  • Mayor Gives Assurance To Solve Problems

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    The new Mayor of Bangalore, G Padmavathy has given an assurance to Kannada film industry that she will try to sort out the problems the Kannada film industry is facing and has asked a time of one month to sort out the problems.

    The new mayor G Padmavathy and Deputy Mayor Anand was felicitated by the Karnataka Film Chamber of Commerce on Friday afternoon.

    After honoring the new Mayor, Sa Ra Govindu brought to notice some of the problems, face by the Kannada film industry under the Corporation limits. 'Mainly the film industry is not getting hoardings for displaying vinyls and moreover, the corporation workers are tearing all the posters and vinyls even in the theater limits, which is affecting the industry a lot. There are many Corporation parks in Bangalore and it would be better if such parks are giving for shooting purposes' said Sa Ra Govindu.

    The mayor in her speech assured that she will try to sort out the problems the Kannada film industry in the next one month.

  • Mayor Sampath Raj Visits KFCC

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    New Mayor Sampath Raj on Wednesday evening visited the Karnataka Film Chamber of Commerce and discussed many issues pertaining to the Kannada film industry.

    Earlier, KFCC president Sa Ra Govindu had met the Mayor when he was newly appointed a few days ago and discussed with him the problems the Kannada film industry facing in the recent days. After that, Govindu had met Chief Minister Siddaramaiah and had given a memorandum to sanction a land for the activities of Kannada film industry. The Chief Minister in turn had discussed this with Mayor and had asked him to give all the necessary facilities to the Kannada film industry.

    So, Mayor Sampath Raj on Wednesday visited KFCC and talked about the requirements of the Kannada film industry. Sa Ra Govindu in turn gave him the requirements and the Mayor has given positive response regarding the requirements.

  • Mental Comment Sandeep Malani is Back - Exclusive

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    It is ironic that Sandeep Malani who once called members of the Karnataka Film Chamber of Commerce and Kannada activists and film personalities as 'MENTAL' is now requesting KFCC president to be Chief Guest for his new film. He has also decided to honour actress Jayanthi on the occassion. A large number of Kannada film actors like Girija Lokesh, Hema Choudary, Sumitra, Prema, Bhavya, Mayuri Upadhya, Malavika Avinash and Bhavana are invited as guests for the event.

    But it was only a years ago that the same Malani had degraded Kannada industry (9th September 2014) and people by saying "I will volunteerly say, my own Karnataka Ministers, Film Producers and other People in the Chamber are all jobless people and are infact, MENTAL people." Now after returning to Sandalwood after his uneventful years in Bollywood, Malani seems to think that people here have forgotten his vicious and cheap remarks about Kannada films and personalities. 

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    He has launched his new film Sulige Sikkidaga and has suddenly remembered that KFCC and Kannada actors are needed. When Kannada activists protested against the film Finding Fanny because there was a derogatory line in it calling Karnataka a 'Mental State,' Malani acted like a defender of that Hindi film. Using his social media account he went on to explain that nothing was wrong in the Hindi film. But he did not stop at just defending it. He went on to make the claim that Kannada film producers, Karnataka ministers and people of the KFCC are 'Mental.' When he was in Mumbai, he criticisted Kannada and its film industry. Now when he has himself come back seeking a job here, he is acting like a great fan of Kannada actors and honouring them!

    Malani has a long history of such controversial talk. When Koodlu Ramakrishna made the film Miss California, Malani ended up claiming that he had directed the film and not Ramakrishna though he was just a newcomer in the film industry then. He directed the forgettable SMS 6260 that single-handedly ruined Diganth's career for years.

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  • Mr and Mrs Ramachari Completes 100 Days

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    Yash-Radhika Pandith starrer 'Mr and Mrs Ramachari' which was released in the last week of December 2014 has successfully completed 100 day run at Santhosh and other theaters. Friday will be the 100th day of the film.

    'Mr and Mrs Ramachari' is Yash's fourth consecutive film which has successfully completed 100 days. Before this Yash starrer 'Gajakesari', 'Rajahuli' and 'Googly' had completed 100 days and had made Yash the Hatrick Hero with three consecutive hits. 'Mr and Mrs Ramachari' is an addition to the list.

    As 'Mr and Mrs Ramachari' has completed 100 days, the film will be making way for Puneeth starrer 'Ranavikrama' next week in Santhosh and other theaters.

  • Multiplex Ticket Price Capped At Rs 200

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    Responding to a major demand by film audience the Karnataka Government has capped the prices of tickets at multiplexes at Rs 200. Ticket prices in Karnataka multiplexes are among the highest in India.

    Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh have fixed maximum ticket prices earlier. Chief Minister Siddaramaiah announced the price cap in his budget speech today in the Assembly. The official request to cap ticket prices was made by Karnataka Film Chamber of Commerce president Sa Ra Govindu and Karnataka Chalanachitra Academy chairman Rajendra Singh Babu to the government during the pre budget meeting recently. The request was made earlier also but the government has conceded it now. 

    Multiplexes will now have to compulsorily screen at least two shows of Kannada films during prime time. Kannada film makers have long complained how Kannada films were regulated to odd timings even when they had more audience than non Kannada films. Chitranagari at Mysore has also been announced.

    The State Government has also announced other sops for the film industry. The amount for the film workers welfare fund has been raised to Rs 10 crore from Rs 1 crore. The tax on non Kannada films which was Rs 1 per ticket has been increased to Rs 5 per ticket. This amount will be used for the promotion of Kannada films.

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  • New Year Wishes To Our Readers

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    As we move into a new year carrying loads of memories from the year gone by, Chitraloka.com family wishes its Browsers, contributors, Kannada film actors, technicians, advertisers, the Karnataka Film Chamber of Commerce, various film bodies and all our well-wishers a blockbuster New Year 2018.

    2017 was an eventful year for all those associated with the Kannada film industry. With over 200 films in Kannada, Tulu and other languages the industry has emerged as a big force in the world of films. It should now be our aim to take our films to the entire world. An industry that makes 200 films in a year should be looking at a much bigger market. Chitraloka has been striving to promote Kannada films in all possible ways since its inception 18 years ago. 

    For close to two decades we have been the number one news portal for Kannada films and also one of the top Kannada portals even in general rankings. This is all due to the Kannada audience who have patronised our Kannada films and also Chitraloka. Chitraloka has also become a publisher of books related to Kannada films and a film production house also. This year, Naanu Parvati, the biography of Parvathamma Rajkumar written by Jogi was published by Chitraloka which has been well-received by readers. We hope to continue to serve the industry in a bigger way in 2018.

    Wishing all of you a Happy New Year again. 

  • No new Films From March 2

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    The Bengaluru meeting of the joint action committee of the South Indian Film Chamber of Commerce and the digital service providers UFO and Qube has failed. The producers and film industries of South India including Kannada, Tamil, Telugu and Malayalam wanted the charges to be reduced by 25 percent. The DSP's ordered only 9 percent. 

    The south Indian Film industries have therefore decided not to work with UFO and Qube from March. No new film will be given to these companies. Addressing the media this evening KFCC president Sa Ra Govindu said that from a low of Rs 50 the rates have now reached Rs 27,000 putting a huge burden on producers. The charges was unilaterally increased by the DSPs. He also said that there will be problem for sometime but they have to endure it. New DSPs have already come forward to provide the service at Rs 3,000-4,000 per theatre. This will be a huge relief compared to the Rs 27,000 charged now. 20 minutes of advertisements are also played but no money is given to producers. 

    Films that are already in agreement will not be affected and will be released. Only new negotiations with UFO and Qube will not be held from March 2.

     

  • No Work For Three Mastigudi Person's Till Further Orders

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    The Karnataka Film Chamber of Commerce has issued a firm order that director Nagashekhar, stunt master Ravi Verma and actor Duniya Vijay, must not be given any work until further orders.

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    The Karnataka Film Chamber of Commerce had held a meeting with all associations of the Kannada film industry. There it was decided unanimously that these three people in the 'Mastigudi' case must not be given work in Kannada film industry or any other industry.

    After a detailed meeting with other associations, 'after the meeting it has been decided unanimously that they must not be given any work. Firstly, we would like to talk to these three and collect their statements. After studying the statements, we will be taking further action. Before that nagashekar, ravi verma and duniya vijay must not work' said Sa Ra Govindu.

  • One Day Bundh Of Film Industry On Saturday

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    The Kannada film industry has decided to stop all its operations on Saturday in support of the Karnataka Bundh organised by various pro Kannada organisations in Karnataka. The Karnataka Film Chamber of Commerce had held a meeting recently and it was decided there to support the ongoing agitation by farmers.

    It was decided that the entire industry will be participating the ongoing agitation on the 30th of July. Likewise, the industry will be closing down for a day on Saturday and will be participating in the rally from Town Hall to Freedom Park in Bangalore

  • Producers Paying Lakhs for Fake Ratings

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    Kannada film producers are paying lakhs of rupees to get fake ratings for their films online including in ticket booking sites. Recently Book My Show the popular ticket booking site blocked IP addresses that were posting fake reviews to boost the ratings of some films. But such fake promotions are continuing and some producers have paid lakhs of rupees for this. Book My Show is taking a strict stand against bots and such postings but producers continue to be cheated.

    The cheating starts with some teams working as online film promoters. Film makers who do not have stars in their films are easily falling prey to them. With fake boosters and manipulated reach, the producers are asked to shell out money. In some cases they have told producers that Book My Show is to be blamed for removing fake reviews! Such is the extent of the manipulation.

    Interestingly people who have come to this "business" have been around for a couple of years. People who have been in the film publicity business for decades are left wondering how easily producers are misguided and losing their money.

    It now the time for KFCC to take look at this issue and take action.

  • Producers Support KFCC; No Releases On March 9th

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    If everything had gone right, then eight films including 'Yogi Duniya', 'O Premave', 'Nanagishta', 'Mukhyamantri Kaldodnappo' and others  were supposed to release on the 09th of March. However, the producers have supported the KFCC against UFO and Cube and has withheld the release.

    Yes, the producers have decided to support Karnataka Film Chamber of Commerce in the ongoing war against UFO and Cube and has postponed the release of their films by one week. The films which were supposed to release on 09th has been postponed to 16th and the films which were supposed to hit the screens has been postponed one week further.

    On Saturday morning an urgent press conference was called in Karnataka Film Chamber of Commerce and many producers came in and pledged their support  to KFCC. President Sa Ra Govindu addressed the press conference.

  • Rajendra Singh Babu And Sa Ra Govindu Submit Memorandum

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    Karnataka Chalanachitra Academy president Rajendra Singh Babu and Karnataka Film Chamber of Commerce president Sa Ra Govindu on Tuesday met Chief Minister Siddaramaiah and submitted a memorandum to him and requested him to support the Kannada film industry.

    The details of the memorandum are as follows:

    * Swarna Kamal award films must be given 25 lakhs, Rajatha Kamal awards films must get 20 lakhs, State award films must get 20 lakhs, novel based films to get 20 lakhs and all other quality films must get 15 lakhs each.

    * Building Janatha theaters in all district centres of Karnataka. These theaters must screen Kannada films only and no other language films. 50 Lakhs can be given to the new theaters while 25 lakhs to be given for renovation.

    * Kannada films should be screened in all multiplexes in the prime time and the multiplex ticket rates should be reduced to 120 Rs.

    * The artistes and technicians of Regional films like Kodava, Tulu, Bangara, Byaari, Konkani must also be recognised and suitable awards can be given to them.

    * Two new awards to be constituted for achievers of Kannada film industry.

    * Goonda act must be more effective to stop piracy of Kannada films.

    * Online ticket system must be regularised in all theaters.

    * To start a Film Archive in the coming days.

  • Rajendra Singh Babu To Continue As KCA President

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    Reputed Director Rajendra Singh Babu will continue as President for Karnataka Chalanachitra Academy for next one and half year.

    Singh Babu was appointed to KCA till 24/08/2016 and today Information Department secretary SN Jayashree has signed for the letter stating Rajendra Singh Babu will continue till 23/11/2017 or till the next order issued.

  • Ravi Hegade Takes Charge Of Kannada Prabha

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    Ravi Hegade has taken charge as editor-in-chief of reputed Kannada daily Kannada Prabha today morning. Ravi Hegade came to media as a journalist through Samyuktha Karnataka. He went on to become the News editor of Kannada Prabha in the last decade.

    Ravi Hegade became the Group editor of Udayavani in 2011 and after six years, Ravi Hegade has quit Udayavani to become the editor-in-chief of Kannada Prabha. The Karntaka Film Chamber of Commerce president Sa Ra Govindu, MG Ramamurthy, Praven, KM Veeresh met Ravi Hegade today evening and not only congratulated him for becoming the editor-in-chief of Kannada Prabha, but also wished him a successful career.

  • Ravichandran, Shivarajkumar To Solve Okkutta Problem

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    Crazy star V Ravichandran and Shivarajkumar have entered to arena to solve the Film Workers Federation (Okkutta) wages problem. In the meeting held at KFCC today, Producers association president Muniratna and other members were present. KFCC President Thomas D’Souza and his team had a long discussion to solve the problem. In the meeting it was decided to form a committee.  

    V Ravichandran, Shivarajkumar from the artist side, Ramu, Jayanna and Krishnegowda from the producers side and Ashok, Ravindra and Shivaram from the Okkutta are part of the commitee. Ravichandran will head the committee. The committee will give the final report regarding the wages before April 17 which is the birthday of Ravichandran father Veeraswamy. Till the committee gives the final decision, the earlier wages of the Federation will continue. Ramu, Jayanna, K Manju, Sandesh Nagaraj, Ba Ma Harish, Soorappa Babu, Umesh Banakar, Jayasimha Musuri, KM Veeresh, Ramesh Yadav and others were present in the meeting.

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