The 125 day celebration of Upendra starrer Super and the 25 films felicitation programme organised by Rockline Production house was a fantastic success in terms of the participation of the industry representatives, artists and technicians of the film Super and all the 25 films made by Rockline and the gaiety, glitz seen in the function.
Almost all the artists of Super and the lead artists of the other 25 films barring a few like Power Star Puneet Raj Kumar who was on his way to Australia on a Holiday trip with his family members who were invited attended the function. Sai Kumar was also conspicuous by his absence while many heroines like Shilpa Shetty, Malashri also did not make it. But the sentiment attached to the Rockline 25 function which saw the production house felicitating all the lead artists and technicians was itself commendable. Every technician was looked after as a special guest unlike in the cinema based functions where only stars are given prominence. All the guests were treated as Maharajas. The whole function got an electrified look when Rebel Star Ambareesh, Crazy Star Ravichandran, Shivaraj Kumar and Darshan came to the function. It was a good gesture by Actor Sudeep who had come to the function despite not being part of any Rockline films so far.
Rockline Venkatesh childhood friend KM Veeresh, Editor of chitraloka.com was felicitated by Rockline productions.
Before the felicitation programme the 125 days celebration of Super was also held. Nayantara remained the major attraction of the function. Veteran actress Padmabhushan Dr. B.Saroja Devi was the special guest in the function. All the artists and technicians of the function were felicitated.
Thankfully the speeches were short and precise, except that of Joe Simon who had made a thanks giving speech to Rockline. Over all the function was Supero Ranga.
Hatrick hero Shivarajkumar has miracle escape today from the major head injury. He and Smt Geetha Sivarajkumar had attended the function organised by Karnataka Film workers association (okkutta). Shivarajkumar and Geetha Shivarajkumar were taken on a procession on a Sarot. During that time a suddenly a playwood fell down and hit on the head on Shivarajkumar which has caused minor injuries on his head.
Even though suffering from pain Shivarajkumar told nothing has happened to him and continue the programme. Later Shivarajkumar attended the function of Rockline Venkatesh held at Gayathri Vihar
Ravi Srivatsa is all set to direct a new film which is being produced by Nagashekhar and Digital Srinath who had made Sanju Weds Geetha which has been declared a Super Hit film by the trade. Ravi Srivatsa says that the story of the film is based on a real life incident that occurred sometime in the nineties. "The story was briefed by me by B.B. Ashok Kumar who said it was one of the most touching and challenging cases that he had handled in his career.
'Ashok Kumar sir told me that he still remembers each development of this incident though many years have passed. According to Ashok, the real life story was one of the most difficult cases out of the ninety odd cases that he had handled' said Ravi Srivatsa. Nagashekhar confirmed that he will be making a film to be directed by Ravi Srivatsa which is all set to start in the month of June this year. "We have narrated the story to Radhika Pandit who has immensely liked the script. Since she is very busy now, we have to work out on the dates of the film' said Nagashekhar. Sathya Hegde is the cameraman of this film, while Jessie Gift is the music director.
Soundarya, daughter of yesteryears heroine Dr. Jayamala is all set to make her dream debut with Upendra in 'The Godfather'. Soundarya was present in the muhurath of the film held at Abbai Naidu studios in Chikkallasandra. Soundarya said she could not have asked for more in her first film. 'I am really lucky to get an opportunity to work in this film. I am thankful that I got an opportunity to work with seniors and experienced people in my first film itself' said Soundarya.
Soundarya who has learnt the acting skills in Roshan Taneja acting institute from Mumbai was supposed to have made her debut in Telugu film 'Mr Premikudu' opposite Yasho Sagar. However the project didn't take off and 'The Godfather' would be Soundarya's debut film as an actress.
Oscar award winner and music director of international reputation A R Rehman is all set to storm the Kannada film industry with Upendra's 'Godfather'. The music maestro has agreed to compose music for 'Godfather' and will be debuting in Kannada through that film.
Earlier Rehman had composed the music for Tamil 'Varalaaru which has become very big hit.