The contribution of D Shankar Singh and B Vittalacharya to the Kannada film industry is immense. Krishnaleela, the film they produced together under the banner Mahatma Pictures, was released in 1947.
The film, directed by CV Raju, had music by D Kalinga Rao. This is the first film in which Kalinga Rao was identified as the music director. The film had quite a few distinctions. Kunigal Prabhakar Shastry wrote his first song for a film with Krishnaleela. Again, it was this film that started the writing career of Hunasur Krishnamurthy.
Another first was SP Varadaraj (brother of Rajkumar) acting in the role of Makaranda. One of the producers, D Shankar Singh (father of Rajendra Singh Babu) got the film re-edited by popular director K Subramanyam and re-released the film.
History 20 - Mallikarjuna Masnsur's Contribution to Kannada Films
History 19 - Gubbi Veeranna Continued To Be a Pioneer
History 18 - MV Rajamma - First Kannada Women Producer
History 17 - Vani Producer Ambi Grand Father Pitilu Chowdaiah
History 16 - Satya Harischandra 100 Days in Dharwad
History 15 - Jeevana Nataka - Gubbi Veeranna Independent Producer
History 14 - Vasanthasena Film Based on Sanskrit Play
History 13 - Subhadra Director C Pullaiah
History 12 - Rajasuyayaga Movie Shot In Karnataka
History 11 - Chiranjeevi Released in Majestic Theatre
History 10 - Samsara Nauka First Produced In Partnership
History 9 - Bhakta Dhruva Produced By Kannadigas
History 8 - Sati Sulochana - First Kannada Movie Released
History 7 - Surya Film Studio Ruled The Industry
History 6 - Silent Movie Venues was Bangalore and Mysore
History 5 - Silent Films Started In Karnataka
History 4 - First Film Theater In Bangalore
History 3 - First Feature Film in India
History 2 - World To Miracle Of Cinema
History 1 - Before Cinema Begining