After 24 years ‘Muthanna’ Kannada film (a remake of Rajesh Khanna ‘Sachcha Jhoota) starring Dr Shivarajakumar is appearing with latest technological advancement laced to it.
‘Muthanna’ 100 days film in the career of Dr Shivarajakumar is the first one come in outside banner of Dr Rajakumar family. It is the first double role film, Smt Geetha Shivarajakumar made debut as costume designer, this is the debut of Nirupama Shivarajakumar to film, Hamsalekha in music for the song Muthanna Peepi Oodida 80 violins have been used. Cameraman Madhusoodhan used two cameras, it is the debut of stunt director from Chennai ‘Raji Rajesh’ film is ‘Muthanna’.
Somanna Gowda speaking to media persons on Monday afternoon said it he produced the film at a cost of Rs.1.10 crore. It made a business of over Rs.8 crores for distributor Gokulraj.
For the new techniques Somanna and his son Chirag Somanna have invested Rs.30 lakhs. Dr Shivarajakumar is watching the new technology film on coming Sunday at Kapali theatre. Meanwhile another film with Dr Shivarajakumar is planned by Sommanna. He made ‘Raja’ after this Muthanna success.
Dr Shivarajakumar in double role 1994 Kannada film ‘Muthanna’ a remake of Mamnmohan Desai ‘Sachcha Jhutha’ of 1970 was received well in Sri Kaveri Amma Films. Producer L Somanna Gowda roped in Nada Brahma Hamsalekha for music and veteran MS Rajashekhar for ‘Muthanna’ – the songs turned out to be super hit. Nooru Nooru Kohinooru....and Muthanna Peepi Udida....are popular songs.
Now the same ‘Muthanna’ is reappearing with latest technology of 7.1 Dolby systems and 4K UHD technology.
Supriya and Sneha played female lead. Bhavyasri Rai played sister in the film. Doddanna, Shashikumar, Master Chirag (producer Somanna son), Satyajith and others were in the supporting roles.
The rehashed version in sound ‘Muthanna’ is hitting silver screen again in August according to producer Somanna Gowda.