Fresh out of the success of Charminar, which is celebrating 50 days, director R Chandru has revealed his next film. He is going to direct none other than Upendra in a film titled Brahma - The Leader. The agreement was signed by Uppi yesterday and he was paid an advance by producer Manjunath Babu. Babu is a land developer who has ventured into film production with this film. Shooting for the film will start in the first week of May. The film will be made in both Kannada and Telugu according to Chandru. Speaking to Chitraloka, he said that the subject he has chosen is mass-oriented and he had always planned to make a bilingual film which is now being fulfilled. Actors from both the Kannada and Telugu industries will act in the film. The budget of the film is estimated at Rs 25 crore.
It may be recalled that 15 years ago, a film with the same title; Brahma was started with Ambareesh in the lead. This was also the first film in which Sudeep acted. However, the film was shelved mid-way. The producer of that film, Shantharaj has given his nod to R Chandru to use the title. A no-objection certificate has already been obtained from Shantharaj. Chandru, who is estatic with the success of Charminar, which he also produced, says he had the basic idea for this film for a long time and developed it over the years. Uppi who heard the script immediately agreed to the project.
Malashree starrer ‘Veera’ has created a history of sorts. The film will be releasing today in 158 theatres all over Karnataka. This is the first time, a heroine oriented film is releasing in so many theatres across the state.
Producer Ramu has seen to it that the film gets maximum theatres and the film reaches even the interiors of Karnataka. Centers like Ilakal, Indi, Gajendragadha, Talikote, Muddebihal, Haarogere, Maalingapura, Gudedadgudda, Lokapura, Badami, Guttal, Ankali, Kushtagi, Manvi, Karatagi normally doesn’t get first hand releases and films which are released in A and B centres first will be released in these centres after many days.
But as far as the advertisement goes, ‘Veera’ is releasing in all these centers simultaneously and has created a history of sorts. With the film releasing in all 158 theatres simultaneously there will be more than 630 shows per day which is all so a sort of a record in the Kannada film industry.
Kudos to Ramu and Malashree for making such an attempt of releasing the film throughout Karnataka.
With the election politics heating up, Upendra starrer ‘Topiwala’ is slowly getting momentum and people and celebrities are watching the film with great curiosity.
On Thursday two of Sandalwood’s well known celebrities watched the film. While Puneeth Rajkumar watched the film in a private screening at the Renukamba Preview theatre in Malleshwaram, Shivarajkumar watched the film at the Nartaki theatre in the afternoon.
Producer KP Srikanth says both the stars are in awe of the film. ‘Both Shivanna and Puneeth sir expressed their happiness after watching the film. Both felt that these kind of films are the need of the day and it is not difficult to make such films that too in a comic mode’ said Srikanth.
The Regional Board of Film Certification has watched Shivarajkumar starrer ‘Andar Bahar’ on Thursday afternoon and has given a ‘U/A’ certificate with no cuts.
Director Phaneesh Ramanathapura says the Censor members who watched the film in the Prasad lab has liked the film. ‘Apart from a few members who have been seeing the film all through the various processes, the Censor members are the first people from outside the team who have watched the film. I was very much anxious about their opinion and the Censor members said they liked the film’ said Phaneesh.
With the Censor Board giving a green signal, the film is all set to release on the 5th of April.
Dance King Prabhudeva recently celebrated his birthday in the sets of well known reality show ‘Kannadada Kotyadipathi’ hosted by Puneeth Rajkumar.
Prabhudeva along with his parents Mugur Sundaram and Mahadevamma were the celebrity guests at the show. Prabhudeva is the first celebrity guest who attended the show after which Malashree along with her husband Ramu had attended the show as the celebrity guests.
Prabhudeva felt that he is very much excited to be the part of the show and Mugur Sundar recalled memories of him choreographing Puneeth when Puneeth was a child artiste in ‘Bhagyavantharu’ released three decades back.
The special episode will be telecasted on the 3rd of April at night 8 PM.