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  • 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.

  • 200ರ ಗಡಿ ದಾಟದ್ದೇವೆ.. ಸಂಭ್ರಮಿಸೋಣ.. ಸಂಕಟದ ಮಾತೇಕೆ..?

    double century for kannada films this year

    ಕನ್ನಡ ಚಿತ್ರಗಳ ಸಂಖ್ಯೆ ಈ ವರ್ಷ 200ರ ಗಡಿ ದಾಟಿದೆ. ವರ್ಷದ ಕೊನೆಗೆ 220ರ ಗಡಿ ದಾಟುವುದು ಬಹುತೇಕ ಖಚಿತ. ಇದು ಕನ್ನಡ ಚಿತ್ರರಂಗದಲ್ಲೇ ದಾಖಲೆ. 8 ದಶಕಗಳಲ್ಲಿ ಕನ್ನಡ ಚಿತ್ರರಂಗ ಈ ಗಡಿಯನ್ನು ಮುಟ್ಟಿರಲಿಲ್ಲ. ಒಂದಾನೊಂದು ಕಾಲದಲ್ಲಿ.. ಚಿತ್ರರಂಗ ಶುರುವಾದ ಆರಂಭದ ದಿನಗಳಲ್ಲಿ ವರ್ಷಕ್ಕೆ ಮೂರೋ ನಾಲ್ಕು ಚಿತ್ರಗಳು ಬಂದರೆ.. ಅದೇ ದೊಡ್ಡದು. ಒಂದೆರಡು ವರ್ಷ ಒಂದು ಸಿನಿಮಾ ಕೂಡಾ ಬಂದಿಲ್ಲದ ಇತಿಹಾಸ ಕನ್ನಡ ಚಿತ್ರರಂಗಕ್ಕಿದೆ. ಕನ್ನಡದಲ್ಲಿ ಸಿನಿಮಾಗಳ ಸಂಖ್ಯೆ ಗಣನೀಯವಾಗಿ ಹೆಚ್ಚಿದ್ದು, ಇಂಡಸ್ಟ್ರಿ ಕರ್ನಾಟಕದಲ್ಲಿ ನೆಲೆಯೂರಿದ ನಂತರ.

    ಡಾ.ರಾಜ್, ಲೀಲಾವತಿ, ಬಾಲಕೃಷ್ಣ, ನರಸಿಂಹರಾಜು, ಎಂ.ವಿ.ರಾಜಮ್ಮ ಜೊತೆಗೂಡಿ, ಕರ್ನಾಟಕದಲ್ಲಿಯೇ ಸಂಪೂರ್ಣವಾಗಿ ನಿರ್ಮಿಸಿದ ಚಿತ್ರ ರಣಧೀರ ಕಂಠೀರವ. ಒಂದು ಲೆಕ್ಕದಲ್ಲಿ ಕನ್ನಡ ಚಿತ್ರಗಳ ಸಂಖ್ಯೆ ಹೆಚ್ಚಲು ಶುರುವಾಗಿದ್ದು ಆನಂತರವೇ. ಸುಮ್ಮನೆ ನೋಡಿ.. ರಣಧೀರ ಕಂಠೀರವದ ಆ ಕಾನ್ಸೆಪ್ಟ್, ಕಲಾವಿದರು ತಂತ್ರಜ್ಞರೇ ನಿರ್ಮಾಪಕರಾಗುವ ಆ ಯೋಜನೆಯೇ ಈಗ ದೊಡ್ಡ ಮಟ್ಟದಲ್ಲಿ ಚಾಲ್ತಿಯಲ್ಲಿರೋದು. ಕನ್ನಡ ಚಿತ್ರಗಳ ಸಂಖ್ಯೆ 200ರ ಗಡಿ ದಾಟಿ ಮುನ್ನುಗ್ಗುತ್ತಿರುವುದಕ್ಕೆ ಕಾರಣ.

    ಸಂಭ್ರಮಿಸೋಕೆ ಇನ್ನೂ ಒಂದು ಕಾರಣವಿದೆ. ಇಡೀ ವರ್ಷದಲ್ಲಿ ಇದುವರೆಗೆ ಪುನೀತ್, ದರ್ಶನ್, ಯಶ್, ಗಣೇಶ್, ರಕ್ಷಿತ್ ಶೆಟ್ಟಿ ಸಿನಿಮಾಗಳು ಬಂದಿಲ್ಲ. ಶಿವಣ್ಣ ಮತ್ತು ಸುದೀಪ್ ಬಿಟ್ಟರೆ ದೊಡ್ಡ ಸ್ಟಾರ್‍ಗಳ ಚಿತ್ರಗಳು ಇಲ್ಲವೇ ಇಲ್ಲ. ಹೀಗಿದ್ದರೂ ಚಿತ್ರರಂಗ 200ರ ಗಡಿ ದಾಟಿದೆ. ಈ ಕಾರಣಕ್ಕೂ ನಾವು ಸಂಭ್ರಮಿಸಬೇಕು. ಹೊಸಬರ ಹೊಸ ಹೊಸ ಪ್ರಯತ್ನಗಳಿಗೆ ಕನ್ನಡದ ಪ್ರತಿಯೊಬ್ಬ ಸ್ಟಾರ್‍ನಟರೂ ಯಾವುದೇ ಹಮ್ಮುಬಿಮ್ಮುಗಳಿಲ್ಲದೆ ಪ್ರೋತ್ಸಾಹಿಸುತ್ತಿದ್ದಾರೆ. ಇಷ್ಟವಾದರೆ, ತಾವೇ ಪ್ರಚಾರಕ್ಕಿಳಿಯುತ್ತಿದ್ದಾರೆ. 200ರ ಗಡಿ ದಾಟಿದ ಈ ಹೊತ್ತು ಸಂಭ್ರಮಿಸೋಕೆ ಕಾರಣಗಳಲ್ಲಿ ಇದೂ ಒಂದು.

    ಇಡೀ ಚಿತ್ರರಂಗ ಒಂದು ಮನೆಯಿದ್ದಂತೆ ಎನ್ನುವುದು ಮಾತಾಗಿತ್ತು. ಈ ಬಾರಿ.. ಅದು ಮನೆಯಂತೆ ಹೊರಗಿನವರಿಗೂ ಕಾಣಿಸಿದೆ. ಕೆಸಿಸಿ ಕ್ರಿಕೆಟ್ ಟೂರ್ನಿಗಿಂತ ದೊಡ್ಡ ಉದಾಹರಣೆ ಬೇಕಿಲ್ಲ. ದಿ ವಿಲನ್ ದಾಖಲೆ ಬರೆದಿಟ್ಟಿದೆ. ಕೆಜಿಎಫ್ ಅನ್ನೋ ಸಿನಿಮಾ, ದೇಶಾದ್ಯಂತ ಸಂಚಲನ ಮೂಡಿಸುತ್ತಿದೆ. ಪೈಲ್ವಾನ್, ಕೋಟಿಗೊಬ್ಬ3, ಅವನೇ ಶ್ರೀಮನ್ನಾರಾಯಣ, ನಟಸಾರ್ವಭೌಮ, ಕುರುಕ್ಷೇತ್ರ.. ಹೀಗೆ ಹಲವು ಚಿತ್ರಗಳು ಹಂಗಾಮ ಸೃಷ್ಟಿಸುವ ಮುನ್ಸೂಚನೆ ಕೊಟ್ಟಿವೆ. ಸಂಭ್ರಮಿಸಬೇಡವೇ...

    ``ಅಯ್ಯೋ.. 200 ಆದ್ರೇನ್ರೀ.. ಹಿಟ್ ಆಗಿದ್ದು ಎಷ್ಟು ಹೇಳಿ..? ಅದಾಗದೇ ಇದ್ರೆ ಏನಾದ್ರೇನು..? ಕನ್ನಡದವ್ರಿಗೆ ಸಿನಿಮಾ ಮಾಡೋಕ್ ಬರಲ್ಲ ಕಣ್ರಿ.. ತಮಿಳು, ತೆಲುಗು ನೋಡಿ ಕಲೀಬೇಕು.. '' ತೀರಾ ಬೇಸರವಾಗುವುದು 200ರ ಗಡಿ ದಾಟಿದ ಈ ಹೊತ್ತಿನಲ್ಲಿ ಇಂತಹ ಕೊಂಕುಗಳು ಕೇಳಿ ಬಂದಾಗ. ಒಂದಂತೂ ಸತ್ಯ.. ಕನ್ನಡದಲ್ಲಿ ಈ ವರ್ಷ ಕಮರ್ಷಿಯಲ್ ಮತ್ತು ಪ್ರಯೋಗಾತ್ಮಕ ಚಿತ್ರಗಳ ಸರಮಾಲೆಯೇ ಇದೆ. ಬೇರೆ ಭಾಷೆಗೆ ಹೋಲಿಸಿದರೆ, ಈ ವರ್ಷ ಪ್ರಯೋಗಾತ್ಮಕ ಚಿತ್ರಗಳ ಸಂಖ್ಯೆ ಹೆಚ್ಚು. ಸಕ್ಸಸ್ ರೇಟ್ ಕೂಡಾ ಜಾಸ್ತಿಯೇ ಇದೆ. ಇದಾವುದನ್ನೂ ವಾಸ್ತವವಾಗಿ ನೋಡದ ಕೆಲವು ಮನಸ್ಥಿತಿಗಳು ಒಂದು ವಿಷಾದ ಗೀತೆಯನ್ನು ಹಾಡುತ್ತಲೇ ಇರುತ್ತವೆ. 

    ನಿಜವಾಗಿ ಹೇಳಬೇಕೆಂದರೆ, 2018ನೇ ಇಸವಿ, ಕನ್ನಡ ಚಿತ್ರರಂಗದ ಪಾಲಿಗೆ ಒಂದು ಪಕ್ಕಾ ಕಮರ್ಷಿಯಲ್ ಸಿನಿಮಾ. ಅಲ್ಲಿ ನಗು, ನೋವು, ನಲಿವು, ಶೃಂಗಾರ, ವಿವಾದ, ಸಂಭ್ರಮ, ಸಡಗರ, ಸಾಧನೆ, ವೈಭವ, ಅದ್ಧೂರಿತನ, ಸಾಹಸ, ಹೊಡೆದಾಟ, ಆಟ, ಹೀನಾಯ ಸೋಲು, ಭರ್ಜರಿ ಗೆಲುವು, ಅನಿರೀಕ್ಷಿತ ಅಚ್ಚರಿ, ನಿರೀಕ್ಷಿತ ಸರ್ಜರಿ.. ಎಲ್ಲವೂ ಇದೆ. ಕ್ಲೈಮಾಕ್ಸ್‍ಗೆ ಭರ್ಜರಿಯಾಗಿ ಕೆಜಿಎಫ್ ಇದೆ. ಸಂಭ್ರಮಿಸಬೇಕು.. ಸಂಭ್ರಮಿಸಲೇಬೇಕು. 

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  • Chitraloka App Released

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    Chitraloka.com is one of the pioneers in using technology and now after reaching through website, facebook, twitter and other sources, Chitraloka is also available in app.
    Yes, Chitraloka is available in app version also and can be downloaded through Play Store in any smart phones and in App store for IOS. The apps will also have many sections including News, Reviews, Controversies, Scoop News and other sections and the users can directly log on to app to find latest news of the Kannada film industry.

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    The apps will also have many sections including News, Reviews, Controversies, Scoop News and other sections and the users can directly log on to app to find latest news of the Kannada film industry

    App was developed by eReleGo company who is the pioneer in the market. Chitraloka thank Sudheer, Prashanth and team for the developing the wonderful App to chitraloka.Actor Anup Govindu son of KFCC president, pro Kannada activist and senior producer Sa Ra Govindu released the app amidst a huge gathering at the KSCA on Sunday night.

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  • Chitraloka Editor Gets Media Academy Award

    km veeresh geta media academy award

    KM Veeresh the editor of Chitraloka.com has been selected for the Karnataka Madyama Academy (Media Academy) Award. He has won the Aragini Award in category of best film journalist. A total of 43 awards have been announced for journalists from across Karnataka.

    Veeresh started his career in Kreedabhimani and Abhimani newspapers as a sports journalist. He switched to film journalism after that. In a pleasant coincidence for Veeresh, the Aragini Award is constituted by Abhimani Prakashana where he started his career decades ago.

    The Academy has only announced the list of awardees and said that the chief minister and other dignitaries will be invited for the award distribution function. The date for it has not been announced.

     

     

     

  • Chitraloka Mourns the Death Of Siddaganga Shree

    siddaganga shree no more

    With very heavy heart it is sad to know that Siddaganga Shree Dr Sri sri sri Shivakumara Swamy, aged 112 No More. 

    Team Chitraloka deeply Mourns The death of Siddaganga Shree

     

    KM Veeresh

    Editor, CEO

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  • Chitraloka.Com 17th Birthday Celebrated

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    The 17th birthday of Sandalwood’s most trusted website Chitraloka.com’s 17th birthday was celebrated at KSCA on Sunday night in grand style. Ravi Hegade group editor of Udayavani, Karnataka Film Chamber of Commerce president Sa Ra Govindu, past presidents H D Gangaraju, K V Chandrashekha, Thomas D’Souza, B Vijayakumar and others were present at the occasion.

    Ravi Hegade recalled the launch of Chitraloka.com and said that Chitraloka.com is not only a leading website of Kannada cinema, but also highly updated in terms of technology also. ‘Chitraloka.com has been consistently updating in terms of technology. The website has been delivering exclusive as well as breaking news from the beginning and I remember it was Chitraloka which blasted the news of Dr Rajakumar’s kidnap. Veeresh rang me in the early morning and it was he who gave me the news of Dr Rajakumar’s kidnap. Apart from that also, Chitraloka has been giving many exclusive news which even won't get. Moreover chitraloka is a industry friendly and never goes behind the controversies said Ravi Hegade.

    KFCC president Sa Ra Govindu lauded Veeresh’s effort in building the website and reaching Kannada film industry’s news to international audience. Producer Ganesh anchored the programme while, many producers including Dinesh Gandhi, Umesh Banakar, M G Ramamurthy, Ba Ma Harish, Karisubbu, Bharath Jain, Ramesh Kashyap, Ajay Kumar and others were present at the occasion.

  • Darshan's Respect For His First Producer - Km Veeresh Writes

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    Darshan does not show his emotions in the open. I had a chance to witness first hand how he treats and respects people who have supported him. 

    Recently I had been to Challenging Star Darshan's office the "Thoogudeepa" distribution office in Gandhinagar with Majestic movie producer MG Ramamurthy and his friends. When we entered the chamber Darshan was sitting in his chair and Majestic movie director PN Sathya was also there. As soon as Darshan saw MG Ramamurthy he immediately stood up and greeted him and forced him to sit on his chair. Ramamurthy who is very soft spoken was shy and refused to sit on that chair. Darshan said "you are the person who gave me life from Majestic and because of that I'm here and you are my Annadata  and you have to sit on that chair otherwise I will stand and talk with you." There was no other choice for Ramamurthy and he sat in that chair and Darshan pulled a plastic chair and sat on that.

    I have visited Thoogudeep office many times before. Whenever I have gone there the Boss' chair was mostly vacant. Apart from Darshan the only other person who uses it  sometimes is Dinakar Toogudeepa when he comes to the office. Darshan's associate Mallikarjun sits next to that chair and I had asked him many times when Darshan would come there to sit on that Boss chair. Mallikarjun used to smile and said even he doesn't know.

    On that day when I went with Ramamurthy in a casual talk with Darshan I asked when asked how many times he has come to Gandhinagar office. He said it was only his second visit. "I first entered this office when we inaugurated the office during Bul Bul distribution." Dinakar has kept a film box and on that an idol of Saibaba. When asked him which movie box it is Dinakar said it was Bul Bul reel and that pooja is conducted for it and Saibaba everyday.

  • Helicopter Ride With Nata Bhayankara - Editorial

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    Air travel is not new to me and I have had the opportunity to travel to different countries. But in all these years I never had the chance to travel in a helicopter. This opportunity came this week from Bigg Boss winner Pratham.

    Pratham had planned to shoot a scene using a helicopter for his film Nata Bhayankara. He had discussed it with me sometime ago. During the discussion stage itself it was planned to do a Facebook Live from Chitraloka page when the shooting from helicopter took place. The original plan was to fly from Jakkur airport.

    Pratham managed to get the helicopter from Shyamanur Mallikarjun and had the schedule planned for the shooting.

    natabhayankara_helicop2.jpgPratham called me on 28th and informed that the shooting will be held on 29th. I was under the impression that it will be in Jakkur airport and told Pratham I would come to Jakkur in the morning. Pratham then said that the shooting will at Mysore and requested me to come for the shooting. I was shocked when he sent me the documents on my WhatsApp. It was the permission letters from different departments. I was surprised as to how he managed to get the permission from various departments during this time when there is election code of conduct.

    On the morning of 29th April,  Pratham had come to my place and we went to HAL airport in my car. We had not had our breakfast. On reaching the HAL airport at 9 AM we asked the officials there about the availability of food. They said we have to go back to the main road and find a hotel. We came back to an hotel nearby and ordered food. Hotel owner recognised Pratham and was not willing to take money from us. But we forced him to accept it and came back to the airport. The film's heroine Sahar Afsha joined us there. I took the car from the security and drove near the helicopter. But I was told that there is no parking space near by. I had to drive back to the parking lot. There was another car that would take us near the chopper. 

    We boarded the helicopter and I started shooting from my mobile. I noticed that Pratham was not smiling. Out pilot name was Mr Prakash. Actress Sahar Afsha was in a thrilling mood when the helicopter took off since it was her first trip on a chopper. I was interested in checking what all was there inside the chopper. I noticed a Note pad with details showing the places where we were flying! Within minutes it was showing Ramanagara, Chennapatna…. When the chopper was passing through the clouds Pratham was shaken and shivering.

    natabhayankara_helicop3.jpgMeanwhile I was looking at my mobile for the available network. Jio mobile signal was available at some places and once I started the Facebook live from our Chitraloka page. But within few minutes I lost the signal. When we reached Mysore I got good Jio signal and immediately went LIVE in the air itself.  When we landed at Lalith Mahal Helipad I was still in live my Mysuru friend and also a senior journalist KJ Kumar was calling me on my other mobile which I could not attend. After the Live feed I called Kumar and he congratulated me saying that I was the first Kannada film journalist who has travelled in a chopper and doing a Live session  in Facebook. I asked him to come to the film shooting location and he came to the spot within one hour. I asked the pilot at what altitude we were travelling. He told we were 5,000 feet from the sea level and around 2,000 ft from ground level. It took us 35 minutes to fly to Mysuru from Bengaluru.

    Shooting for the movie Nata Bhayankara started and I got busy shooting the videos and photos. Pratham had permission till 3 PM to shoot at the helipad. Time was nearing and Pratham was a little tense since he had lost something. Finally with a little delay the shooting finished and we boarded the chopper and were travelling back to Bengaluru and landed at HAL Airport. There was no time for us to have lunch and Pratham and all of us were hungry.

    This was one of the memorable experiences for all of us. Thanks to Pratham for providing this opportunity to me.

  • I watched Panchatantra and was bowled - KM Veeresh

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    The post production work on Panchatantra is underway. The shooting was completed sometime ago and the editing has also been locked. Some graphic work, background  score and other works are underway. 

    At this juncture, I got the opportunity to watch some portions of the film. It is stunning to say the least. This is the first film of Yograj Bhat that is not completely a romantic film. Most of his films have romance as the basic subject. In Panchatantra  the subject is sports and action though there is a romantic angle also. The action portions I watched were some of the best I have seen in Kannada films. 

    These are not the regular fights between hero and the villains. The action is more on the dirt tracks. Race car zoom across in a thrilling encounter which is to be seen to be believed. The pulse-racing adventure has been brilliantly captured and choreographed. It is a thriller and adrenaline pumping feast. 

    When I interacted with Yograj Bhat after watching the film's scenes, I was wonder struck by how passionate he still is about every aspect of the film making process. Most fans are addicted to the lyrics he writes for his own films and those of other films. He has made 14 films in 14 years. It is just one film per year. That means, fans have to wait a long time for every new offering. That is because he invests so much time and effort in each film he makes. 

    For Panchatantra he took the story from his team. He usually writes the story for his own films but has given a break to that this time. Panchatantra, from what I have seen so far, is quite unlike any film of Yograj Bhat or for that matter most films in Sandalwood. 

    For starters it is one of the rare films on sports in Kannada. We have so many films on sports coming in Hindi in recent years. Stories of real sportspersons are being adapted to films frequently. That is missing in other language films in India. Though Panchantra is not about a real sports person it is about a sport that is not often featured in films. 

    The film required a great deal of help for professionals of motorsport. You cannot just bring a sports car driven on dirt tracks and put an actor into it and start shooting. I could only imagine the effort gone into making these portions of the film. Speaking to Bhat, I realised that the effort was much more than I imagined. There are very interesting stories about the making of the film which I will reveal regularly on Chitraloka.com.

  • Industry's Gift To Chitraloka

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    The film industry has given the biggest gift possible to Chitraloka on its 19th birthday. On the day the oldest and the largest portal on Kannada films celebrated its birthday, its editor KM Veeresh was elected as the Honorary Treasurer of the Karnataka Film Chamber of Commerce, the apex body of the Kannada film industry. Veeresh has served in the executive committee of the KFCC earlier. This was his first attempt for a post in the office bearers. 

    A day later today, KM Veeresh took charge along with the other senior members who have won the election including senior producer Chinne Gowda who is the new president. Veeresh thanked all the members who have voted in his favor and got him elected as Treasurer. Veeresh started his career as a sports journalist and then became a photo-journalist for Kannada films. He has been the editor of Chitraloka.Com since its inception in 1999. He also started Chitraloka Publication and Chitraloka Movies for movie production.

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