Hatrick Hero Shivaraj Kumar and Sai Prakash combination will strike again in Bhagyadha Balegaara to be produced by Ramesh Kashyap. Writer Ajay Kumar has written the story and the script of this film. The film was launched in the Kanteerava Studios.
Talking to the reporters after the launch of the film, Shivaraj Kumar said that that the title of Bhagyadha Balegaara may mean that the film is connected to an old tradition which is fast disappearing. "It does not have a story which can be bracketed as old and non contemporary. The film's story has some fresh thoughts and I am sure the film as a whole will appeal to the today's younger audience' added Shivanna.
Director Sai Prakash who has delivered several hit films with Shivaraj Kumar said Bhagyadha Balegaara will have all the commercial elements to be a successful film. The film's success is guaranteed’ he said. And talking about the heroine, he said shortly .Balegaara will get a good Jodi. The fact is that Priyamani who was tried earlier will not be the part of the film, since she is now busy. It is being rumored that Kamalini Mukherjee may be the heroine of this film. Malavalli Sai Krishna has written the dialogues of the film.
Tamil film industry's young sensational music director G.V.Prakash will be composing work for a Kannada film. Prakash who is the nephew of Music Maestro A.R.Rehman had recently composed music for Super star Rajnikanth's recently released film Kuselan. Prakash has created some top music compositions in films like Veyil, Polladhavan, Oram Po, Kireedom and Kaalai.
G.V.Prakash will be scoring music for the new film starring Golden Star Ganesh which will be produced by Thyaagu and Rehman. The film which is a remake of Telugu Hit Ullasamga Uthsaahanga will be directed by Devaraja Palan who has worked as co-director to many top directors including Naganna, Om Prakash Rao and Suresh Krishna
The indefinite strike undertaken by the technicians working Bollywood has been creating problems for the Kannada film industry. The ripple effect of the Bollywood strike has affected voice mixing work of many Kannada films which are now on the verge of completion. Many music directors who are now in Mumbai are unable to get the Voice mixing work done by the Bollywood singers mainly because of the strike.
Though there is a big controversy in the Kannada film industry over the excessive use of Bollywood's famous singers in Kannada films and ignoring local talents, the music directors and the Audio companies are still backing the singers from Hindi films like Sonu Nigam, Shreya Ghoshal, Kunal Ganjawala and Udith Narayan.
Now, the technicians strike in Mumbai has put the Voice mixing work in limbo as most of the Mumbai studios in which the mixing work was done have closed the sutters. Music director Hari Krishna had gone to Mumbai to get the work finished for his film Parameshi Paanwala. But the work could not be completed.
Producer and Actor Adithya Babu who is now making Parameshi Paanwala says the work relating to Voice mixing got delayed and it had affected the audio release of the film which was slated for release by October end. .He added that his music director had to extend his stay in Mumbai because the recording assistants had struck work in Mumbai.
Adithya Babu said that though his film has completed its shoot and even songs have been picturised abroad, the Voice mixing work has been kept pending because of the strike in Mumbai. He said that Hari Krishna has accepted a contract to get the Mumbai singers to sing the songs of the film.
Hari Krishna is the most popular music composer of the industry today is also composing music for other prominent Kannada films like Boss and Raaj, the show man. Another top Kannada music director Mano Murthy who is using the Mumbai singer prominently in his films is providing music for Logori to be directed by Yogaraj Bhat which has Puneet Raj Kumar in the lead.
It is a known fact that Mumbai singers like Sonu Nigam and Shreya Ghoshal who are busy in their music recordings for Hindi films and stage shows offer to sing for South Indian films only when they have spare time. These singer allot dates to the Kannada film music directors and prefer to sing only in Mumbai studios. On many occasions Bollywood singers have to be told two to three months in advance for the Voice mixing work.
Normally the Kannada film producers are giving contract to Music directors to complete the music composition work of their films. The music directors are expected to hand over a disc of the completed work which will be then handed over to the music companies. The musical albums will then be made by the musical companies who pay more only if Bollywood singers are used in the album.
Sonu Nigam is the most popular singer of Kannada films today what with his "Anisuththidhe Yaako Eno' from the block buster film Mungaru Male becoming a chart buster. He has many top hits including "Ninnindhale' in Milana and "Ninna Nodalentho' in Mussanje Maathu. Kungal Ganjawala is another singer who has become hugely popular in Kannada films.
Amithabh Bachchan's illness has created problems for ace director Manirathnam who has just started shooting for his bilingual film Ravana with Aishwarya Rai working in both Hindi and Tamil versions and Abhishekh Bachchan playing the lead role in the Hindi film.
Manirathnam’s efforts to make a bilingual film with top stars in Bollywood and South is facing lot of teething troubles. Mani who had to spend considerable time in getting the dates from the busy popular stars had started shooting for the Tamil version very recently in the Malayatoor Forest Division in Kerala. But after five days of the shooting of this film, the officials of the forest department have asked the film unit to vacate from the forest land. The shooting has been stopped now and the special sanction given to Manirathnam to shoot the film for 22 days in this prohibited area has been withdrawn by the Kerala Government.
The forest area is a two-hour drive from Kochi and is a prime spot for eco-tourism. The Kerala Government has not given permission for the film shootings at this area, but apparently Mani’s leftist connections had ensured the Governmental permission for the shooting from the CPM Government.
However the environmentalist groups in Kerala had opposed the move of the Government to accord permission for Manirathnam to shoot in this area. The environmentalists have been asking many uncomfortable questions on why Mani was given special permission to shoot in Mulankuzhi-Malayatoor forest area?
According to Krishnadev Prasad Sahu of the Malayatoor Forest Division said Manirathnam was asked to stop shooting of the Tamil film on 10th October evening because the film unit had constructed three temporary huts in prohibited areas in the forest, say the officials of the forest division. ‘This was in gross violation of the specific conditions that were contained in the permission letter issued by the forest department’ says Krishnadev Prasad Sahu.
However the film unit members say that the temporary huts were constructed mainly to keep the costly film unit equipments used for the shooting purposes. However this explanation was not acceptable to the forest department who say that there is no possibility of renewing permission for shooting of the film.
Mani had planned to shoot ten days for the Tamil Version and there after to start shooting for the Hindi version of the film with Abhisek Bachchan, Aishwarya Rai and others. Though both of them were expected to join the shooting after sixteenth of this month, the present health condition of Amithabh Bachchan who is recuperating in Mumbai’s Hospital may not permit the stars to join the shooting for this film immediately. Aishwarya Rai will be working in both the versions of the film. And now with the forest department of the Kerala state government withdrawing permission for the film shooting, Manirathnam’s cup of woes are filling.
Priya Hassan who won the Best debut director award from the KANFIDA recently is all set to start a new film titled as Bindaas Hudugi which is set to be launched on October 9. Priya's brother Mohan Gowda is the producer of this film.
Priya Hassan has a tailor made role in this new film Bindaas Hudugi which has been scripted by her. And Priya will focus more on dances and fights in this film.
Priya was supposed to direct a film titled as Hubballi Hudugi for which the story and script was ready. But now, she has taken up another project. The entire shooting of the film will be finished in one schedule. The muhurath will be held in Kanteerava Studios.