ಪುನೀತ್ ರಾಜ್ಕುಮಾರ್ ಅಭಿನಯದ ರಾಜಕುಮಾರ ಚಿತ್ರದ ಯಶಸ್ಸು ಇಡೀ ಚಿತ್ರರಂಗಕ್ಕೆ ಉತ್ಸಾಹ ತುಂಬಿದೆ. ಅಭೂತಪೂರ್ವ ಯಶಸ್ಸನ್ನು ನಿರ್ಮಾಪಕ ಕಾರ್ತಿಕ್ ಗೌಡ ಇಡೀ ಚಿತ್ರರಂಗದ ಜೊತೆ ಹಂಚಿಕೊಳ್ಳಲು ನಿರ್ಧರಿಸಿದ್ದಾರೆ.
ಜುಲೈ 7ಕ್ಕೆ ಬೆಂಗಳೂರಿನಲ್ಲಿ ಬೃಹತ್ ಸಮಾರಂಭ ನಡೆಯಲಿದೆ. ಸಮಾರಂಭಕ್ಕೆ ರಾಜಕುಮಾರ ಚಿತ್ರತಂಡವಷ್ಟೇ ಅಲ್ಲ, ಇಡೀ ರಾಜ್ ಕುಟುಂಬ ಭಾಗವಹಿಸಲಿದೆ. ಕ್ರೇಜಿಸ್ಟಾರ್ ರವಿಚಂದ್ರನ್, ಕಿಚ್ಚ ಸುದೀಪ್, ರಾಕಿಂಗ್ ಸ್ಟಾರ್ ಯಶ್, ಗೋಲ್ಡನ್ ಸ್ಟಾರ್ ಗಣೇಶ್ ಸೇರಿದಂತೆ ಚಿತ್ರರಂಗದ ಗಣ್ಯಾತಿಗಣ್ಯರು ರಾಜಕುಮಾರನ ಸಂಭ್ರಮದಲ್ಲಿ ಪಾಲ್ಗೊಳ್ಳುತ್ತಿದ್ದಾರೆ.
ಅಷ್ಟೇ ಅಲ್ಲ, ಬಾಕ್ಸಾಫೀಸ್ನಲ್ಲಿ ದಾಖಲೆಯನ್ನೇ ಸೃಷ್ಟಿಸಿರುವ ಚಿತ್ರ, ಚಿತ್ರದಲ್ಲಿ ಭಾಗವಹಿಸಿದ ಪ್ರತಿಯೊಬ್ಬ ತಂತ್ರಜ್ಞರನ್ನು, ಕಾರ್ಮಿಕರನ್ನೂ ಆ ದಿನ ಸ್ಮರಣಿಕೆ ನೀಡಿ ಗೌರವಿಸಲಿದೆ. ಇಂಥಾದ್ದೊಂದು ಸಂಪ್ರದಾಯ ರಾಜ್ ಕುಟುಂಬದ ಬ್ಯಾನರ್ನ ಚಿತ್ರಗಳಲ್ಲಿ ಸಾಮಾನ್ಯವಾಗಿತ್ತು. ಆ ಸಂಪ್ರದಾಯವನ್ನು ಕಾರ್ತಿಕ್ ಗೌಡ ಅವರು ಕೂಡಾ ಆರಂಭಿಸಿದ್ದಾರೆ.
ಒಟ್ಟಿನಲ್ಲಿ ರಾಜಕುಮಾರ ಚಿತ್ರದ ಯಶಸ್ಸು, ಇಡೀ ಚಿತ್ರರಂಗದಲ್ಲಿ ಹಬ್ಬ ಸೃಷ್ಟಿಸಿದೆ ಎಂದರೆ ತಪ್ಪಾಗಲಾರದು.
Director KM Chaitanya and actor Chiranjeevi Sarja have teamed up again for their third film together. They new film, which is as-yet untitled, is set to be launched next month. They first worked together in Aatagara and again in Aake which is releasing this month.
Their new film is a thriller and will be shot in Bengaluru and Kolkata. The film is produced by S Raghunath, TG Vishwaprasad and Vivek P. Music will be by Sridhar Sambhram and Malharbhatt Joshi will be the Director of Photography.
Apart from Chiranjeevi Sarja, the other actors include Sruthi Hariharan, Sangeetha Bhat and Amaan. Rohit Padaki is writing the dialogues.
Shooting for the new film starts on June 19. They will shoot for two days before the start of Aashada. Full-fledged shooting will start in July end after the end fo Aashada.
This year is the 35th anniversary of the Gokak Chaluvali. The movement started by Kannada literary personalities to bring back Kannada as the medium of school education became a popular movement of the common man with the entry of Dr Rajkumar and other Kannada film actors in its support. The event is a landmark in the history of modern Karnataka. Rajkumar has become synonymous as the face of the movement. At its 35th anniversary, here is a look at what it meant.
In 1968 the Central government introduced the three-language formula in education. For north Indian Hindi speaking states, the formula wanted them to study Hindi, English and a modern Indian language. For south Indian states including Karnataka, school children had to study Hindi, English and a regional language. However in practice, north Indian states studied only Hindi and English while Tamil Nadu rejected the formula and taught only Tamil and English. But in Karnataka, most schools taught Hindi, Sanskrit and English while Kannada was ignored.
Kannada writers opposed this development and demanded that the Karnataka government make Kannada the primary medium of education in schools. A committee was formed by the Governemtn on 5th July 1980. Professor V. K. Gokak who later won the Jnanapita award was its Chairman. The committee submitted its report and said that Kannada should be the medium of instruction in schools. However this was opposed by minority linguistic groups. Kannada writers demanded the implementation of the report.
The movement did not catch popular attention. But things changed rapidly when Dr Rajkumar agreed to the call by Kannada writers to join the movement. Along with other Kannada actors, Rajkumar travelled the length and breadth of Karnataka addressing rallies and garnering support for the implementation of the Gokak Report. The people of Karnataka responded overwhelmingly. The Gokak Chaluvali turned out to be one of the most important events in the history of Karnataka post 1947.
It was because of this movement that Kannada was declared as athe official language of the Karnataka government. Though the demand for primary education in Kannada for all students is still a matter of demand, the movement brought to focus the importance of Kannada in the administration and education. It still stands testimony to Dr Rajkumar's contribution to the cause of Kannada. Later the government also constituted the Sarojini Mahishi committee which gave a report for reservation for Kannadigas.
Very few people who participated in the Gokak Chaluvali are around now. One of the few people who was in the middle of the movement and watched every step of Rajkumar during 1983 is Sa Ra Govindu.
Hollywood actor Danny who had acted in Singham 2 will be acting in Kannada movie Tarakasura directed by Chandrashekhar Bandiappa who had earlier directed 'Rathavara'.
Narasimhulu who is also the secretary of KFCC is back to producing films and this time, Narasimhulu is launching his son Vybhav as a hero in a new film called 'Tarakasura'. Dharma Vish is the music director, while Kumar Gowda is the cinematographer of this film.
There is something unusual in the wedding day of Sandalwood actress Amulya. It is something that is happening for the first time to any actress. While Amulya's wedding with Jagadish is scheduled for May 12, the wedding time is also scheduled between 12 pm and 12.30 pm. That is just one simple coincidence with 12. But the bigger news is that on the same day, May 12, Amulya's film Mastigudi, is releasing. So while the actress will be getting married at 12 pm on May 12, her film will be having its first-day first-show at the same time on May 12! That is one uncanny coincidence.
The wedding of Amulya and Jagadish is scheduled to be held at the Adhichunigari mutt in the presence of Swami Sri Sri Nirmalanandanatha swamiji. Only family and friends are expected to be attending the wedding at the mutt.
Amulya's brother Deepak who had come to Chitraloka office to give the wedding invitation to KM Veeresh said that it was a big coincidence that his sister Amulya's wedding day coincided with her movie Mastigudi releasing the same day. "Probably it's first for for any actress," he felt. The wedding reception is on 17th May.