Among the younger corp of Kannada film heroines, it is Hari Priya who has already worked in all the South Indian langauge films. Her first Malayalam film ''Thiruvambady Thamban' which is directed by Padmakumar and starring Jayaram has recently been censored and is now ready for release. Incidentally, Hari Priya has already acted in Telugu films Thakita Thakita and Pilla Jameendhaar and in a Tamil film with Arjun Sarja as the hero.
Hari Priya's first Malayalm film, produced under the banner 'Jini cinema', also stars Jagathy, Kishore,Samudrakani, Kalabhavan Mani, Nedumudi Venu and Suraj Venjaramoodu.in other important roles.
Meanwhile, Hari Priya's three Kannada films "Kilaadi Kitty', Super Shashtry and Sagar are to be released in the next two months. Recently the audio album of Kilaadi Kitty was released by West Indian Cricket Chris Gayle in which the pretty actress danced with Kitty and also with the famous cricketer who is now playing for the Royal Challengers team Bengaluru for the IPL. The shooting of Super Shashtry and Sagar has been completed and Prajwal is playing the lead in both these films.
The craze for Anna Bond is reaching its peak even as the countdown for its release on Tuesday has started. For the first time Cinepolis multiplex is having twelve shows of the film on day one and it is liikely that all the shows will be full within Saturday night. Already six shows of the film have been booked. Among the silver screens, it is Santhosh and Sreenivasa Gowdarapalya which has opened online screen bookings which is likely to be followed by a few more theatres. Even Vision Cinemas has opened online bookings for which the response has been fantastic till now according to the data available from internet brousing.
Anna Bond Distributor Jayanna who had produced Paramathma with Puneet earlier has obtained the Bengaluru, Chickballapur, Tumkur and Kolar rights of the film wants to fully exploit the initial craze for the film and wants to take up the maxiumum collections in the first three or six days of the film. His idea of releasing in more screens in Cinepolis is also based on the existing policy of fifty perecent sharing in collections between the multiplex and the film distributor. Which would mean a win win situation for both the multiplex and the distributor. Cinepolis is screening five morning shows of Anna Bond in the seven screens which would mean that many of the Kannada film fans would be having an opportunity to see the film again and again in multiplexes only.
Meanwhile, Veeresha will be screening the film in both the screens as Parie is reported to have opened very badly and has got a very bad opinion from critics and vieweres alike. .The main theatre Santhosh has also reported closure of online bookings for the first three days.
Since the next big competition to the film comes only on 10th or 11th in the form of Upendra starrer "Kataari Veera Sura Sundaraangi' of 'God Father', it looks as if the distributors all around the state will get the major share of nearly 80 percent of revenue for the film within the first ten days only.
The veterans of the Karnataka Film Chamber of Commerce who had assembled on Friday evening to thrash out a solution to the contentious issue of the early release of Upendra starrers Kataari Veera Sura Sundaraangi have gone for a face saving formula to please both the friendly producers who were on a war path to get a precedence for their respective film's release. Though the decision may outwardly look a little harsh on producer Munirathna who has got U/A certificate for both the 2 D and 3 D versions of his multi crore project, in reality it is also a testing time for K.Manju to get his film cleared from censors before 8th May. Nobody knows about the fate of God Father's post production work status and the audio of the film is yet to be released. K.Manju wants A.R.Rehman to be invited to the audio release function too, but whether it would be possible for the music maestro to attend the function is not known. If Manju wants to release the film on 11th as promised with all these constraints, it looks like a Herculean task.
KFCC members who had sat for discussion to thrash out a solution have also said that if Manju does not get the film censored by 8th, then he may have to wait for nearly two months or precisely eight weeks to release his film. Whether this stricture will be enforceable or not is to be seen in the coming days. In that way Munirathna may be benefited to a large extent. That is why he is ready to accept this risky proposition, though it may look as blatantly unfair to some industry personalities. In that way, Sa. Ra. Govindoo who chaired the consciliatory meeting has offered an olive branch but at the same time has shown a stick that can effectively control any untoward competition.
Nagathihalli Chandrashekhar directed Breaking News made under the banner of Nagathihalli Creations with many technicians working as partners of the film has been censored on Thursday evening. The film has obtained a clean U certificate which makes it possible for the film to get the support of wider section of family audience.
The film was well appreciated by the censor board members who said that the director has been able to craft a healthy romantic love story in the backdrop of the contemporary political and the television media channels where fight for TRP's has blinded a level of objectivity in reportage.
Ajay Rao and Radhika Pandit play the lead roles in the film which also has Anant Nag doing the role of Lok Ayuktha in the film. The film boasts of a very big star cast as many top comedy artists like Rangayana Raghu, Sadhu Kokila, Sihi Kahi Chandru, Mandya Ramesh, Biraadhar, Kasaragodu Chinna, Swayamvara Chandru are featured in important roles in the film. Krishna Kumar has worked behind the camera for the film while Stephen Prayog in the cinemetographer.
The film is likely to be released on May 18 or a little later on May 25.
In a last minute decision, Real Star Upendra has now decided to join the Kannada Sangha programme to be held in Dubai for which already Ramesh Arvind, Vijaya Raghavendra, Harshika Poonachcha, Pooja Gandhi and Radhika Gandhi have left. Upendra is leaving for Dubai today to be part fo the celebrations to be held in Dubai. He will be returning only on Sunday night to Bengaluru. It is not known whether the Real star will be part of a live show of dances or whether he is going to Dubai as a Chief guest.
This means Upendra will not be part of the conciliatory meeting to be held in the offices of the Karnataka Film Chamber of Commerce to decide about the issue of early release of two Upendra starrers KVSS produced by Munirathna or God Father, produced by K.Manju. In the last meeting Upendra had made it clear that the matter to be solved by the respective producers Munirathna and K.Manju. He had reiterated during the meeting held at KFCC that he had no hand in finding the solution to the demands made by the producers, as both the producers had struck to their respective stand points on the contentious issue. Earlier the meeting held in Upendra's residence after he had come back from Holiday had not borne fruits.