The shooting of second schedule for Shylendra Babu's "Dilwala' starring Sumanth Shylendra and Radhika Pandit in the lead and directed by Anil Kumar has started on January 6 and the shooting is going on in brisk speed at various locations. A ten day shooting has been planned for the film in Ootacamund Railway station for which clearance has been obtained, sources said.
Most of the sequences feature the two leading artists and only one day the character artists of the film Jai Jagadish and Sudha Belawadi are expected to join the shoot.
In a development that is bound to help the Kannada films to be released on the even of Sankranthi, it is now certain that Kamal Hassan directed "Vishwaroopam is all set to be postponed, which means that Prajwal Devaraj's film "Galaate' may face lesser competition when released.
Kamal who had already faced lot of problems with his decision to screen the fim on DTH is facing stiff opposition from theatre owners in Tamil Nadu. In response to some sudden developments, Kamal Haasan is forced to postpone the release of his magnum opus, Vishwaroopam. So, the film is not releasing on Jan 11th as announced earlier. The exact date of the new release date will be announced shortly.
Currently, Kamal Haasan and the film's distributors PVP Cinema is planning new release date. The overseas release of the film will also be postponed.
If the film gets released either on 15th or 18th or 26th of January, the big kannada films will have to counter an opposition.
Thousands of fans will be assembling in front of the residence of Rocking Star Yash to greet him on his birthday on Tuesday. This year has been important for Yash's fans as the actor is having a great time with a super hit like Yogaraj Bhat's "Drama' still running in many theatres of the state. He is also busy in shooting for his forthcoming film "Googly' directed by Pawan Wodeyar now and is all set to start shooting for his film "Raja Huli' directed by Guru Deshpande from Wednesday, 9th January.
Accepting birthday wishes from Chitraloka Mega Portal a day earlier to his birthday, Yash said that he will be closeted in his residence the whole day to meet his fans and well wishers. He said 2012 was a rosy year in his career and he is hoping the coming year to be still better with better films and performances.
The news that Galaate will be the first Kannada film of the year is too be released on January 11 acquired official status on Monday, when the film unit announced that the film's release has been preponed by a week. The film's producer Rajendra Kumar, Director M.D.Sridhar, cinematographer Krishna Kumar, Editor Soundar Raj, the two heroines Kriti Kharbanda and Hardhika Shetty along with the executive producer Santhosh Pai was present in the meet. The film's hero Prajwal Devaraj came almost half an hour after the conclusion of press conference to give some bites to the television channels.
Rajendra Kumar said that he wanted to make a film which was a laugh riot which will make audience to come of the theatres smiling. "I think I have fulfilled this aim with "Galaate' which has experienced technicians like Sridhar and KK' he said.
M.D.Sridhar said that he was sure that the audience who have liked his previous films "Friends', "Chellaata' and "Krishna' will also immensely like "Galaate". Though the title of the film is "Galaate', Sridhar maintained more prominence is given to war of Love.
The film's heroine Kriti Kharbanda plays the role of a NRI girl in the film said that she had wonderful experience working in the film.
The film's another heroine Hardika Shetty said she had bagged her best role in her career through this film. Jackie Gowda of Arya Mourya movies will be releasing the film in BKT area, while Mallikarjuna, producer of Modala Sala will be releasing the film in other areas.
Kiccha Sudeep and Chiranjeevi Sarja starrer "Varadanaayaka' directed by Aiyappa Sharma will be censored on Tuesday by evening. The film has applied for censors today, but since there are lesser number of films to be censored now, producer Shankare Gowda feels that every formality will be over and he will be knowing the fate of certification by Regional Censor Board by evening.
Sources said that producer Shankare Gowda is expecting a U/A certificate though this is a family oriented film with sentiments a bit of action.
Shankare Gowda once again reiterated that the film will be released on 18th January. Lakshmi which is also releasing on the same day has announced that Kapali will be the main theatre. It looks most certain that Varadanaayaka may release in Triveni. Already there has been a confusion regarding some theatres, as distributors of both the films have announced the same theatre. Like a theatre in Magadi Road, Shimoga and other centers.