A Kalari fight was picturised for Roopa Iyer directed "Chandra' featuring actress Shriya and Prem and many Kalari fighters who were selected to be part of the film shooting. The shooting took place in Bhoga Nandeeshwara Temple at Nandi and the fight sequences was picturised continuously for two days. Ravi Varma choreographed the fight sequence. P.K.H.Doss is the cinemetographer of the film.
N.Prasad the producer of the film says that major portions of the film has completed shooting in this schedule. One more song will be picturised in a special set to be erected in the Narasimha Studio owned by Prasad. Then the unit will be moving to USA for shooting of a few sequences and songs of the film.
Gautham is the music director of the film.
The fans of Shivaraj Kumar and Shivu Adda members installed a statue of Lord Shiva in the Santhosh Theatre complex. Milk Abhishekham was peformed on the Lord and all the fans prayed for the big success of the fim Shiva in which their favourite actor Shivaraj Kumar is in the lead. The film has Raagini as the heroine while Om Prakash Rao is the director.
Shiva is getting released in over 200 theatres in the state. One refreshing change in the pattern of the release is that the film will be released in primarily theatres which were hitherto regarded as Tamil and Telugu film centres Another asepct is that mainly Kolar district has been fully covered and major Telugu centres like H.Cross, Malur, Pavagada and other centres are releasing the film for the first time.
Even other Telugu centres like Chinthamani, Gauribidanur, Tirumala (Agara) and others which have released Kannada films earlier have come forward to release "Shiva' in a big way. . Prominent Tamil centres like Balaji Vannarpettai, Krishna Bommanahalli, Mukunda will release Shiva. PVL Vishwanath, the BKT distributor for Shiva says that the final picture will emerge only on Tuesday evening when the exact figures about the number of prominent non Kannada films releasing theatres screening Shivaraj Kumar Shiva.
Right now, the matter of discussion is whether Shiva will break the existing record of Jogayya in the list of number of theatres screening the film.
Producer K.A.Suresh who has worn the tag of being the luckiest producer now is now producing a film titled as Shravani Subramanya for which shooting is taking place in Mysore. The film starring Ganesh and Amoolya together (the pair is making a comeback after having acted in a super hit film like "Cheluvina Chiththaara' released many years ago) is directed by young director Manju Swaraj who directed a critically acclaimed film Shishira.
Recently there was a media meet in which journalists from Bengaluru and Mysore had visited the shooting spot at a farm house near the city.
First Suresh made it very clear that the film has nothing to do with the Telugu film with the same title and his writer-director Manju Swaraj has written the story and screenplay of the film. He said that everything is going smooth for the film. Manju Swaraj who was shooting the portions featuring Ganesh and Amoolya said that his new film will have lot of commercial points unlike his debut film "Shishira'. He said that he has corrected himself in this new film by incorporating dialogues which are normally spoken in the Mysore and Mandya area. "I was blamed for writing bookish dialogues in the film "Shiria'. I agreed with the suggestion of the people that my second film should have more commercial points and apt dialogues to suit the story and charecterisation of artists' said Manju Swaraj.
Manju thanked his producer Suresh for trusting him despite a failed debut and added that both Ganesh and Amoolya are giving their best co-operation for the film.
Ganesh said that he has liked the way Manju has narrated the entire story with crisp shots, catchy dialogues and perfect framing. "Each frame will be different from each other' said Ganesh.
"I am a music lover who wants to become a big singer like Balasubramanyam. I will be trying to move forward in that direction. Suddenly one young girl enters my life and what will be the changes that get into my life forms the story's basic plot. I am really happy that the dialogues have less of English and more of the earthy smell' said Ganesh.
Amoolya said that she is playing the role of an innocent girl in the film. She also added that she is into regular gymming for conditioning her body.
Anant Nag, Tara and Neenasam Aswath play other important roles in the film which has music by Hari Krishna. The film has five songs.
As earlier reported in Chitraloka web site Kannada film industry's super star Sudeep who is on his career high saw the film Adhdhuri on Sunday morning with the film's director Arjun, hero Dhruv Sarja and his brother Chiranjeevi Sarja.
Sudeep was quite impressed with the work of Arjun, Dhruv and Radhika Pandit and has recorded his appreciation in his twitter page. He said Arjun in a conversation that he is clearly impressed with the way he has taken a different path in narrating the film and getting good performances from two lead artists.
"You have not lost focus on the two protogonists. They have also given their best in the film. You are sure to become one of the top directors in the Kannada film industry' said Kiccha Sudeep to Arjun.
"Your hard work is reflected in the way the film evolves on the screen. I knew you are a good star material, but now it is fully confirmed' said Kiccha to his younger friend Dhruv.
The Best music award for the year 2012 from the Radio Mirchi Music awards went to Sanju Weds Geetha directed by Nagashekhar and music by Jessy Gift. Telugu super star Victory Venkatesh, Radhika Pandit and Yash gave away awards at the function.
Samsung Galaxy Tab2 and India’s Hottest Radio Station Radio Mirchi Music Awards 2012 event held at Hyderabad. Top South Indian stars . Venkatesh, Dhanush, Nagarjuna, Kushboo, SA Rajukumar, Gangai Amaran,Hamsalekha Radhika Pandit, Yash, Yogaraj Bhat, Nagashekhar, Kaviraj, Pramod, Sharmila Mandre, Kamna Jethmalani, Madhan Karky, Shiva, Drums Sivamani, Pooja Gandhi, Elred Kumar, Aalap Raju, Dharani, GV Prakash Kumar, , Thaman were present at the event.
Kannada film actress Raagni Dwivedi, Kamna Jethmalani and Vedika were cynosure of all eyes when they performed stage shows during the event. Veteran lyricist and music director Hamsalekha was the , Chairman of the Kannada jury,