The music of Upendra's new film Super has become the favourite of pirates. The audio of the film has been uploaded on some websites just hours after it was launched a couple of days ago . On Tuesday, producer Rockline Venkatesh, audio rights owner Madhu Bangarappa and Chitraloka.com editor KM Veeresh addressed an emergency press meet in Bangalore about the development.
Complaints have been filed in the Rajajingar police station, Seshadripuram police station and the Cyber police wing. The audio of the film was illegally uploaded on kannadaxxxxxx.com and bangalorelxxxxxxx.com . "I have not given permission or rights to anyone to distribute the audio. This is plain piracy and illegal activity. When I have paid so much money to buy the rights of the audio, these people steal our music. I will then have to pay the producer less money because I cannot sell. We have to stop these pirates," Madhu Bangarappa said.
Rockline Venkatesh said that serious action should be taken against these websites and pirates who are damaging the Kannada film industry with their audacious and blatant act of thieving. "They have copied the music just hours after the audio was launched. They are damaging our prospects and we will not sit quiet. Our squad of people will search for pirated audio and inform the police.
KM Veeresh editor of chitraloka.com showed the websites which are putting pirated songs on their websites and thanked Rockline Venkatesh and Madhu Bangarappa for coming forward to fight against the piracy.
There is a need for the Film Chamber to step in and protect the interest of all Kannada films in regards to piracy. We need to set up squads of film personalities to check instances of piracy with the help of police," Rockline Venkatesh said.
Police have assured to take sever action against the websites who are illegally putting the songs. The offending website went offline just one hour after the emergency press meet.
The shooting of Prajwal and Daisy Shah starrer Bhadra produced by KCN Kumar and directed by Mahesh Rao is in progress in Bengaluru. Shooting of the movie is going on in Bengaluru .
Director Mahesh Rao explained that though Bhadra's story and screen play had been based on the Telugu Hit Ranam featuring Gopichand, he has made several alterations in the script to suit the present trends and audience tastes. "There was lot of violence in the Telugu original.
We have toned down the level of violence in the film. We promise to make an enjoyable entertainer through this film' said Mahesh Kumar who has already finished shooting of Murali Meets Meera which is produced by Yogish Hunasuru. Kumar said that he had been distributing films all through the last decade and had produced films in partnership with other producers. "I made two films Geleya and Hari Kathe in partnership with others. But I could not get profits from these two ventures. Even my
distribution attempts did not get me desired results. I have now decided to make films on my own and Bhadra will be the first film on that count' said K.C.N.Kumar who said that as in his previous attempts he will be necessarily making changes in the making of the film.
Prajwal was happy to work with KCN Kumar who was a disciplined producer. "I have a good story to back up and the role suits me well. I hope Mahesh Kumar who had directed me in Murali Meets Meera will come out with another good film in Bhadra' said Prajwal. Daisy Shah who was to have been the leading lady in Darshan starrer Chingari earlier said that she is happy to come back to Kannada films again. She said that she could not allot the dates sought by the producers of Chingari and had to back out of the film.
The audio album of the much awaited film Super directed by Upendra was released in style by Power Star Puneeth RajKumar in presence of his brother Raghavendra Raj Kumar. The film's producer Rockline Venkatesh , well known producer Munirtathna, Upendra were all present during the audio release function which also witnessed a big commotion before the regular audio release. But later it turned out to be a big drama which was done only to create some interest and curiosity among the viewers.
Upendra parents inaugurated the website www.rocklineproductions.com designed and maintained by www. chitraloka.com
Before the release of the audio album there was a bit of commotion when the neatly packed container supposed to have contained the audio was empty which had enraged both Rockline Venkatesh and Upendra. Rockline Venkatesh then took Madhu to task for spoiling a good show by being inefficient. Madhu was also infuriated with this observation and said that all his staff were engaged in packing and despatching the fresh orders for the audio and the mistake had inadvertently happened. But this argument did not cut ice with Rockline Venaktesh who blamed Madhu in a raising voice that he had deliberately indulged in such a dishonourable act. He even went to the extent of telling Madhu that he had cancelled the contract given to him. Madhu was equally infuriated and retorted to Rockline Venkatesh that he had forgotten all the good work done by him before.
But later Uppi's friend Loki caught hold of a security man who had stolen the audios in the box as most of his friends had been asking for it. The tempers cooled down later, but it was than revealed the whole thing was a well planned drama. All this happened in front of Puneet Raj Kumar who was right there to release the audio.
Many top film industry dignatories including producer Soorappa Babu, Ramesh Yadav and others had attended the audio release function. The technical crew consisting of Ashok Kashyap, dance choreographer Imran were also present.
Sudeep has always encouraged youngsters and has spotted many talents. But now he has gone one step ahead to promote the film of his young friends. Recently he went to watch his younger friend Chiranjeevi Sarja's new film Chirru along with ther actor's uncle Arjun Sarja.
Both the actor's had liked the film and Sudeep even spoke to channels giving his impressions about the film. He was appreciative of Chirru who has carried off his role quite well. "We all know that Chirru is very good in actions and songs, but in this film Chiru has also shown that he can carry off emotional sequences quite well. This is an improvement he has shown in this film' said Sudeep who was equally appreciative of the film's leading lady Kriti Kharbanda who had done a commendable job in her first Kannada film.
Though director Mahesh Babu was not present at this special show, Sudeep said that the director has handled a very complex script in an efficient manner. Incidentally it is learnt that in the introductory song of the film Kempegowda, many young artists including Chiranjeevi Sarja, Yogish, Yesh, Prashanth and Kitty are appearing along
Nargis Babu and his son Kamar have become super active again. They are launching films one after the other. The duo has now completed Reedy Vs. Gowda directed by T.N.Nagesh recently and has now launched another film Dhan Dhana Dhan starring Nenapirali Prem and Parvathy Menon. Anant Nag and Rangayana Raghu are the others in the cast. The film will be directed by Vasu.
Dhan Dhana Dhan's muhurat was held at Shirdi Sai Temple in RT Nagar on Thursday afternoon. Prem, Anant Nag and Vasu addressed the press conference, while the film's heroine Parvathi was conspicuous by her absence.
Vasu said that he was given the story line by the producer of the film Mr. Wasim who is the second son of Nargis Babu. "I am now developing the story line and writing the script. I hope to finish the work by the end of the month. The shooting of the film is expected to start in the month of December. I have been assisting in writing the script by Ram Narayan. The film will be a total entertainer' Vasu promised.
Anant Nag did not speak much but only said that it has been a continuity for him to work in films made by Nargis Babu.