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  • Kurukshetra' To Release On Varamahalakshmi Festival

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    The release date of Darshan starrer 'Kurukshetra' has finally been announced and the film is all set to release on the auspicious day of Varamahalakshmi festival on the 09th of August.

    Producer Muniratna had organised a press conference regarding the film and has announced that he will be releasing the film on the 09th of August across India. The film will be not only releasing in Kannada, but also in Tamil, Telugu, Hindi and Malayalam. Another highlight is the film will be releasing in 2D and 3D versions simultaneously,

    'Kurukshetra' is based on the Mahabharatha and Darshan has played the role of Duryodhana, while Ravichandran is seen in the role of Krishna in this film. Apart from that Ambarish, Srinivasamurthy, Nikhil Kumar, Shashikumar, Sonu Sood, Ravishankar, Srinath, Haripriya and others are play prominent roles in the film.

  • Life Jothe Ondu Selfie Launched

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    Dinakar Thoogudeepa's new film 'Life Jothe Ondu Selfie' which stars Prem, Prajwal and Haripriya in prominent roles was launched today morning at Kanteerava Studios in Bangalore.

    Actor and Dinakar's brother Darshan came over as chief guest and sounded the clap for the first shot featuring Prem, Prajwal and Haripriya.

    Dinakar's wife Manasa has written the story for Dinakar is back with 'Life Jothe Ondu Selfie'. Raghu Shastry and Chintan are writing the lyrics. V Harikrishna is composing the music for the film, while Niranjan Babu is the cameraman.

  • M D Sridhar To Direct Darshan's 50th Film

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    Well known director M D Sridhar will be directing the 50th film of Darshan. The film will start only after Darshan completes his 49th film to be directed by 'Milana' Prakash.

    Earlier, the 50th film of Darshan was supposed to be directed by his brother Dinakar. The film was also titled as 'Sarvantharyami' and Dinkar was waiting for his term to direct the film. He was busy with the pre-production of the film. But now there is a news that Sridhar will be directing the 50th film of Darshan as Dinakar is not thorough with the script.

    The film will be produced by Darshan's friends from Mysore.

  • Majestic Director PN Sathya No More

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    Kannada super hit Majestic movie fame director PN Sathya is no more. Sathya was not well from last few months and was undergoing treatment.

    Sathya was the favourite director for Challenging star Darshan. He has directed five movies of Darshan. For his first movie Majestic in 2002 MG Ramamurthy was the producer and it was a super hit and gave life to Darshan and MG Ramamurthy. His next movies Don, Daasa, Sardaara became super hits. Sathya was not only a director and he was also a actor.

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    Sathya has given hits with Sudeep in Gooli, with Shivarajkumar in Don, Hatrick Hodi Maga, Sugreeva Prajwal Devaraj in Kencha. 

    Satya who worked as an associate for many directors turned independent director with 'Majestic'. The film was a huge hit and after that Satya went on to direct films like 'Don', 'Dasa', 'Sardara', 'Thangigagi', 'Gooli', 'Hodi Maga' and others. He also acted in many films in negative characters and went on to become a hero through 'Pagal'. After that he directed 'Jedarahalli', 'Shivajinagara' and 'Bangalore Underworld'. His last movie was Mari Tiger starring Vinood Prabhakar.

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    Sathya recently attended 16th anniversary function of Majestic. Chitraloka deeply mourn the death of PN Sathya

  • Making Video Of 'Kurukshetra' Released

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    Darshan's 50th film 'Kurukshetra' which is in the post-production stage is all set to be released in the month of May. Meanwhile, the making video of the film was released during the inauguration of the Innovative Film Festival in Bidadi,

    'Kurukshetra' is based on the Mahabharatha and Darshan has played the role of Duryodhana, while Ravichandran is seen in the role of Krishna in this film. Apart from that Ambarish, Srinivasamurthy, Nikhil Kumar, Shashikumar, Sonu Sood, Ravishankar, Srinath, Haripriya and others are play prominent roles in the film. 

    The film is being produced by Muniratra. Senior director Naganna who had directed 'Krantiveera Sangolli Rayanna' is directing the film.

  • Media Persons Boycott Jaggu Dada Launch

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    Media persons particularly from Kannada news channels on Monday boycotted the launch of Darshan starrer 'Jaggu Dada' being directed by Raghavendra Hegde. The channels decision to boycott the launch of Darshan's new film is however, Darshan's behaviour. On Sunday night, many news channels had gathered near Darshan's house for the coverage of his birthday. At the same time, fans of Darshan had gathered in huge numbers to wish their favourite star on his birthday. Just when everything was right, some of the fans attacked a news channel's crew who had gone to cover the birthday celebrations of the actor. They not only smashed the camera, but also damaged the OB van of ETV news.

    The news reporters however tried to contact Darshan, but their efforts went in vain as Darshan did not meet them as he was busy celebrating with his fans. When brought in to the notice on Monday morning, Darshan said that the news about his fans attacking the channel crew didn't come to his notice. Darshan even said that his fans might not have done like that.

    So, all the channels who very much upset about Darshan's remarks and behaviour decided to boycott the film's muhurath. So, 'Jaggu Dada' was launched without the presence of many news channels. How will Darshan react to this is yet to be seen in the coming days?

  • Meghana Raj Joins Kurukshetra

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    Actress Meghana Raj has joined the sets of 'Kurukshetra' and will be playing the role of Duryodhana's wife Banumathi in the film.

    Earlier, it was said that Malayalam actress Ramya Nambeesan was roped in to play the role of Duryodhana's wife Bhanumathi. However, Ramya has been replaced by Meghana Taj due to various reasons.

    'Kurukshetra' is based on the Mahabharatha and Darshan will be playing the role of Duryodhana, while Ravichandran is seen in the role of Krishna in this film. Apart from that Nikhil Kumar, Shashikumar, Sonu Sood, Ravishankar, Srinath, Haripriya and others are playing prominent roles in the film. The film is being produced by Muniratra. Senior director Naganna who had directed 'Krantiveera Sangolli Rayanna' is directing the film.

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  • MG Ramamurthy Reveals Majestic Secret 

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    MG Ramamurthy the producer of Majestic that launched Darshan as the lead actor has revealed about how the actor was chosen. In the ongoing controversy about Darshan challenging Sudeep's version of who suggested him for the film, Ramamurthy has cleard the air.

    Speaking to Chitraloka Ramamurthy said that Sudeep did not suggest the name of Darshan for the film. Our film director PN Sathya had contacted sudeep and had told him the story which sudeep did not do it. We were searching of a suitable hero for the subject. 

    The name of Darshan for the lead role in the film was suggested by Anaji Nagaraj who was then a cinematographer and also by Suresh Gowdru. We have done so many preaameets during Majestic movie. If it was true we would have told that there itself. We don't know why these type of news comes now after 15 years. This is no healthy for our industry. I will continue to make films with Darshan. It was my first film and Darshan was the best actor for Majestic. 

    I am clear that Sudeep did not suggest Darshan's name for the film. It was Anaji Nagaraj," he said. 

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  • MG Ramamurthy To Produce Darshan 51st Film

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    Darshan starrer D Company which is being produced by M G Ramamurthy is likely to be the 51st film of the Challenging Star. Right now Darshan is acting in Chakravarthy which is his 48th film, after which he will move on to his 49th film being produced by Dushyanth and directed by 'Milana' Prakash. As announced earlier, the 50th film of Darshan will be 'Sarvantaryami'. After that Darshan will be taking up 'D Company'. It may take a couple of years to complete the pending projects and start 'D Company'. Regarding MGR movie Darshan told the news to media persons during Jaggu Dada success pressmeet.

    It was M G Ramamurthy who produced Darshan's debut film as a hero 'Majestic'. However, off late M G Ramamurthy is away from production due to various reasons and now he is the secretary of KFCC.

    Now Ramamurthy is all set to produce 'D Company' for Darshan. Bhojaraja Rai is the co-producer of the film. More details about the film are awaited.

  • Milana Prakash's Film With Darshan Titled Tarak

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    'Milana' Prakash's new film with 'Challenging Star' Darshan is all set to start from the 01st of March and the film has been titled as 'Tarak'.

    'Tarak' was launched few days back. However, the film was not only titled and the shooting had not started because Darshan was busy with 'Chakravarthy'. Now that 'Chakravarthy' is in the post-production stage and Darshan is almost free except for a couple of days dubbing, Darshan's work is concluded. So, 'Milana' Prakash plans to start the film from the 01st of March.

    'Tarak' is being produced by Dushyanth who earlier produced 'Monalisa', 'Sri' and 'Milana'. Shruthi Hariharan and Rashmika will be playing the female leads opposite Darshan. A V Krishnakumar is the cinematographer, while Arjun Janya is the music composer of this film.

  • Mr Airavatha Album is Trendy

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    Currently V Harikrishna may be the biggest and most popular composer in Sandalwood. But just a few years ago, he was known as the composer for Darshan's films. And not surprisingly their combination never failed. There would be  at least two or three good songs in every album. 

    Their latest film together Mr Airavatha has for songs in the jukebox. The first is the title song written by director AP Arjun. It is a typical hero worshipping song where Darshan's on screen image is praised as his personal achievements. This is the typical hero introduction song we find in commercial masala movies. It is for the fans of Darshan and will no doubt please them. Ranjith, Santhosh Venky, Chintan Vikas and Shashank Sheshagiri have sung this song.

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    The second song There Was A Ajji is a boy-teasing-girl song. No prizes for guessing Yogaraj Bhat as the lyricist. It is once again very typical of Bhat to come up with very different kinds of expressions while writing about very normal incidents. Hemanth has sung this song which should please youngsters.

    Ka Talakattu is a peppy number and Indu Nagaraj shines. In an imaginative way Yograj Bhat has made the kaagunita as lyrics. Harikrishna too gives his voice for this song. The song looks like it will top the charts sooner or later.

    The last song is written by Arm in and sung by Shashank Seshagiri and S Sunitha. This song is also experimental with its lyrics. Much of it is in reported speech as if in a conversation. Harikrishna has given it a very good musical touch.

    Overall this album is typical of what you expect from a Darshan film. It should please his fans and nothing looks out of place. The songs are set to boost the film.

  • Mr Airavatha Collects Rs 14 Crore in 4 days - Exclusive

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    Darshan's new film Mr Airavatha has collected Rs 14 crore in ticket sales in the first four days of its release last Thursday. The film released in a record 305 theatres. This helped in the record collections. But this large number of theatres is proving a problem for the film in weekdays. Movie is produced by Sandesh Nagaraj,

    The collection naturally saw a dip in the weekdays. How the film fares in the second weekend will determine if it will become an all-time hit. As of now it has taken the biggest opening and Darshan and the film is thrilled.

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  • Muniratna's Kurukshetra Launched

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    Darshan's 50th film 'Muniratna Kurukshetra' was launched on Sunday evening at the at the Prabhakar Kore Convention Hall in Yeshwanthapur in Bangalore.

    Chief Minister Siddaramaiah came over as the chief guest and launched the film. Darshan, Ravichandran, Ravishankar, Shashikumar, Nikhil Kumar and others were present at the occasion.

    The film is being produced by Karnataka Film Producers Association president and well known producer Muniratra. Senior director Naganna who had directed 'Krantiveera Sangolli Rayanna' is directing the film. 'Muniratna Kurukshetra' is based on the Mahabharatha and Darshan will be playing the role of Duryodhana, while Ravichandran is seen in the role of Krishna in this film.

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  • Pon Kumar To Direct Darshan's 51st Film

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    Darshan is currently busy with the shooting of his 50th film 'Kurukshetra' in Hyderabad. Meanwhile, he has given his nod to his 51st film and the film will be launched in the month of October.

    Darshan's 51st will be directed by P Kumar who had earlier directed 'Vishnuvardhana', 'Charulatha' and others. He himself has scripted the film apart from directing it. B Suresh and Shailaja Nag are producing the film.

    V Harikrishna will be composing the songs for the film. Apart from that, nothing has been finalised and more details are awaited.

  • Rachita Ram and Praneetha Play Guest Roles in Jaggu Dada

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    Darshan starrer 'Jaggu Dada' which is being produced and directed by Raghavendra Hegade is nearing completion and Rachita Ram and Praneetha has been roped in to play guest roles in the film.

    Both Rachita and Praneetha made their debut through Darshan's films. While Rachita made her debut with 'Bulbul', Praneetha came to Kannada film industry through 'Porki'. Now both are being seen in cameo roles in 'Jaggu Dada'.

    'Jaggu Dada' stars Darshan along with Deeksha Seth, Urvashi, Ravishankar, Bullet Prakash, Sharath Lohithashwa and others in prominent roles.

  • Rain God Avoids The Biggest Clash On Screen

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    India's first mythological film in 3D 'Kurukshetra' and Kichcha Sudeepa's most awaited venture 'Pailwan' were headed for a straight clash when the makers of both the films, who previously announced that they will release it on the occasion of Varamahalakshmi festival. However, thanks to the rain god, the biggest clash on the silver screen has been averted.

    In fact, the release of Munirathna Kurukshetra has been preponed with date being August 2 instead of August 9 as earlier announced. Renowned producer Rockline Venkatesh, is distributing the biggest mythological in 3D in five languages.

    Whereas, the release of Krishna directed Pailwan film starring Kichcha Sudeepa, has been pushed further with tentatively scheduled to August 29. According to Krishna, the graphics works of the film has been stalled for now due to heavy rains in Mumbai. He has said that the work is expected to resume once the rain recedes in Mumbai, where the graphics of Pailwan is being done

  • Rashmika Mandanna To Star In Darshan's 51st Film

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    Recently, Rashmika Mandanna had disclosed that she will be acting in a big budget film. However, the actress had not divulged anything about the film. Now it is confirmed that she will be acting in Darshan's 51st film.

    Yes, Rashmika Mandanna has been roped in as the heroine for Darshan's 51st film. The actress was supposed to act in 'Tarak'. However, she was replaced due to various reasons. Now Rashmika Mandanna has been confirmed for Darshan's 51st film.

    The new film will be directed by Pon Kumar and is being produced by Shylaja Nag. V Harikrishna is the music director. The film will be launched later this month.

     

  • Ravichandran Sounds Clap For Ustad

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    Duniya Vijay starrer Ustad being written, directed and produced by M S Ramesh was launched on Thursday morning at the Manjusha Floor in the Kanteerava Studio. While, Ravichandran sounded the clap for the first shot, Darshan switched on the camera and senior director K V Raju directed the first shot of the film. Hema Chaudhari, P Sheshadri and others were present at the occasion.

  • Ravichandran's Look In Kurukshetra Revealed

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    It's been a few months since Ravinchandran wrapped up his portion for the mythological 'Kurukshetra'. In spite of that, his look in the film as Lord Krishna was not revealed and was kept a secret. Now Ravichandran's look in the film has finally been revealed.

    'Kurukshetra' is based on the Mahabharatha and Darshan will be playing the role of Duryodhana, while Ravichandran is seen in the role of Krishna in this film. Apart from that Nikhil Kumar, Ravishankar, Arjun Sarja, Bharathi Vishnuvardhan, Sonu Sood, Srinath, Haripriya, Meghana Raj and others are playing prominent roles in the film. The film is being produced by Muniratra. Senior director Naganna who had directed 'Krantiveera Sangolli Rayanna' is directing the film.

    The film is almost completed except for few portions and the shooting is expected to complete soon. 

     

  • Remembering 16 Years Of The Film Majestic

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    Majestic was the film that rewrote the box office history in Karnataka. The debut film as hero for Darshan was also the most defining film of his career. The box office sultan was born with the film.

    At a private resort in Nelamangala on Thursday evening, the 16th anniversary of the film was celebrated. People who worked for the film were felicitated with a garland, shawl, Mysore peta and fruits.

    The special attraction was a Maruti 800 car that was being used by producer MG Ramamurthy during the shooting of Majestic 16 years ago. Darshan even remembered the car's number 3843. Remembering the car Darshan took it out for a ride. He had desired the car back then. It became a reality with Ramamurthy handing it over to him. 

    Apart from his first film, Ramamurthy also produced Darshan's Dharma. Now the third film together was also announced. It will be Darshan's 53rd film. 

    Those present at the felicitation were the film's director PN Sathya, co-director Maadesh, Sureh Goswamy, PRO Vijay Kumar, cinematographer MR Seenu and Anaji Nagaraj, manager Ramu, still photographer Ramesh and others. The lively presence of Darshan and Ramamurthy filled everyone with love and affection.

    Over 200 people who worked in the film including senior actors Jai Jagadish, Harish Rai, producer Bhojaraj Rai attended the lunche on hosted. Everyone had Majestic and its memories to talk about.

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