A sordid love story in real life that snatched the eyes of Raghu is the subject for ‘Raghuveera’ Kannada cinema that is hitting silver screen on coming Friday.
It was in April 2011 Raghu, a 26-year-old gym instructor from Mandya has been blinded by lady love, Anusha, 23, brother Anjan Gowda - he gouge out his eyes, using his thumbs. In the last six years Raghu met 27 eye surgeons to regain vision but the answer is not possible.
Raghu is running a gym institute and hoping to get back his vision from the nerve transplantation operation. One of such cases in London is found to be successful. It needs lakhs of rupees for the operation. A great hope is for Raghu from the team of ‘Raghuveera’ that has assured of meeting major expenses.
Raghu a six foot tall, well built, good in looks was present at the pre release media meet on Tuesday night at Renukamba Digital theatre. Raghu thank the people for supporting him in very bad situation in life. This type of incident should not happen for anyone in life. The lover Anusha has claimed that she was not aware of such incident till media reported. It is on marriage day such incident happened perhaps kept her not aware of the issue says Raghu. It is my mistake in life. I should have brought to the notice of parents to decide on the love marriage.
The removal of eyes in the film is climax part of the film. There are some interesting elements in the life of Raghu before losing eyes and it is brought out in cinematic way says director Surya Satish.
It is Dhenu Achappa a friend of Raghu after six years of the incident thought of making a film. That is ‘Raghuveera’, she is producer and heroine of the film. The purpose of this film is not to hurt anyone. Such an incident should not happen again in our social life. She has spent nearly Rs.2 crores on this project. She has already given financial help to Raghu. After the film success, she is planning for eye operation.
Talented actor Harsha in the cinema industry since 12 years made a humble appeal on the rumor spread out that Raghu is pretending as blind. No it is zero vision, don’t spread such rumors urged Harsha on behalf of Raghu. In fact Raghu was also part of the cast with Harsha in Kannada film ‘Banna Bannada Loka’. It was during the shooting of this film this gory incident happened. Raghu could not see the film he has acted. After six years Raghu agreed for making his life story as cinema. There are emotional and touching moments. We have cut the weird portions on the advice of regional censor board that has given U/A certificate. The removal of eyes is shown in the climax. Let us all hope that Raghu gets back his vision stated hero of the film ‘Raghuveera’ Harsha.
Swaminathan of Tamil films such as Singam 3, Thirupachchi, etc is in the role of ‘Sodaramava’ who does this crime of removal of eyes. Swaminathan waited for long to act in Kannada films but Tamil cinema came by luck. He continued his innings. His wish was to act in Kannada film that is materializing from this film.