With the Kannada films falling like pack of cards in the box office the seniors of the Karnataka Film Chamber of Commerce in its meeting has decided to approve the title ‘Prem Kahani’ for the first time producers of Sri Lakshmi Balaji Productions – K.M.Vishwanath, G.Ravikumar that is all set to go to Digital Intermediate technology application to Hyderbad Prime Focus very soon.
Confident guy director R.Chandru thanked the seniors of KFCC for approving the title and handing over the letter. The title of ‘Prem Kahani’ was registered in July 2008 and after two months there was an order in KFCC that the non Kannada titles should not be given approval. We were busy in shooting of the film and when the film has completed shoot the issue of ‘Prem Kahani’ title came up. Sri Lakshmi Balaji productions issued a request letter to KFCC to oblige for the title and it was considered disclosed R.Chandru speaking to this correspondent.
Made in a lavish style spending nearly Rs.5 crores the business at the DI stage has reached double the investment for the producers. Except one song Kogile….shot at Madikeri surroundings the entire shoot of ‘Prem Kahani’ was conducted in a radius of 2 kilometers of Rajajinagar, Bangalore says R.Chandru who is all set to go to Hyderabad for DI to the entire film. The film has been completed in 65 days.
‘Prem Kahani’ is the first film to complete shoot in Super 35 mm. On a daily rent of Rs.22000 for the camera it was used with good lighting for the film. When a bike racer is given old Luna he cannot win the race. When the good equipment is used adequately the supporting systems also should be pretty good says Chandru.
Music maestro Ilayaraja is expected to be a part of the audio release of ‘Prem Kahani’ in the first week of June says Chandru. When he went to show the songs shot to maestro Ilayaraja he was introduced to the two sons Yuvan and Karthik by Ilayaraja. Looking at the locasions of the song the maestro was astonished. He said this is how it should be showed on the screen. Shreya Goshal, Tippu, Rahul, Sadhana Sargam, Shantha Shinde and others have lent the voice for the songs.
The film ‘Prem Kahani’ is all set for release in July first week. Sheela is the counterpart to actor Ajay in this film. Chandrasekhar is the cameraman. KM Prakash has edited the film and Ravi Verma has handled the stunts. Hosmane Murthy art direction, dance direction by Ramu, Madan Harini, Raghu, Imran and Harsha is another highlight of the film. K Kalyan, Dr.Nagendra Prasad and Kaviran have penned the songs.
In the supporting cast are Rangayana Raghu, Rajesh, Sudha Belawadi, Lokanath, Mico Nagaraj, Tennis Krishna and others.