The sequences of events that are progressing have led to a situation where two hugely awaited films have to clash with each other on July 9. N.M. Suresh Magnum Opus Cheluveye Ninne Nodalu featuring Shivaraj Kumar and Sonal Chauhan directed by Raghuram may well compete for Honours with Darshan starrer Shorya
directed by Sadhu Kokila on July 9, as producers of both these films have planned their release on that particular day.
In the film industry many things count for release including the availability of good theatres and sometimes the advise given by the astrologers. N.M.Suresh is planning to release the film on the eve of birthday which will fall on July 12. But Shourya producers say that the film's release has already been delayed due to many technical problems encountered in the post production work and the film had to be released early to make their product viable. Already the producers have earmarked some theatres for the release of Shourya.
The beauty or parody of this situation-whichever way you may call it-is that CNN director Raghuram is very close to hero Darshan. Darshan likes Shivaraj Kumar very much. Darshan and Sudeep were the chief guests for the release of the audio of CNN. The audio of Shourya has just been released
Now, there has been an inevitable situation when these films may be released on the same day. The release of these two big films may really affect the good openings expected for these two big films. Industry analysts expect Darshan's Shourya, an action film is bound to get good opening like the Challenging star's previous film Porki. But Shivaraj Kumar fans are hugely expecting good from CNN.
Karnataka Film Chamber of Commerce president Basant Kumar Patil will be presonally present at the hearing the Competition Commission of India on Tuesday. The CCI had last week given a stay to the 21-theatre limit rule for non-Kannada films till July 22. Reliance Big Pictures, the distributors of Raavan had approached the CCI and got the stay order. After that they released the film in around 35 theatres, more than the 24 they were permitted by KFCC and to which they had agreed to by giving an undertaking.
The KFCC is also approaching the High Court of Karnataka against Reliance Big Pictures for violating the rules. The case is likely to come up for hearing on June 24. By that time the outcome in the CCI will also be known.
The stay order that Reliance Big Pictures have managed to get from Competition Commission of India has had no impact on the screening of Raavan in Karnataka. The CCI has restarined KFCC to object from any exhibitors from Karnataka to screen Raavana and Ravana until further orders.
But on June 18, Friday, all the theatres in Karnataka were screening films and the distributors of Raavan are unable to dislodge the existing Kannada films. They will have to wait for at least one week till next Friday to increase the number of theatres for their film.
Raavana can accommodate extra screens only at Multiplexs
Well known actor and singer Enagi Balappa has now donned the grease paint again. The 97 year old genius has now acted in Kannada film Pareekshe which is directed by Ravi Kumar.
The film is produced by Sanjay Patil, a legislator from Belgaum Rural constituency.
Pareekshe is a story and issue oriented film which has actress Anu Prabhakar and Muni in the leading roles. The film deals with many developmental issues like primary education, eradication and education about the dreaded decease of AIDS and woman empowerment. Balappajja plays an important role in the film, said the film's director Ravi.
Balappa said that when he heard the story from Ravi Kumar he had thought that the film had shades of content in Jagajyothi Basaveshwara play which he had acted for more than sixty years. He also sang a song on request from media friends.
The controversy over the release of Manirathnam's Hindi film Raavan and its Tamil version Raavanan has now been cleared. This was possible because the Reliance Big Pictures which had gone to Delhi court petitioning against the decision of the Karnataka Film Chamber of Commerce to allow the screening the film in only a few theatres in the state lost the case. The Delhi court dismissed the case as it was not falling under their preview. Reliance Big Pictures had no option but to follow in line and agree to release the film in limited number of theatres.
But now comes to question? How can the decision taken by a majority of the members of the KFCC are challenged in the court. Did Big Pictures which had been at the receiving end over the release of Hruthik Roshan