The title ‘Anna Hazare’ the man with Gandhian principles who shook the union government and fought a battle for Lok Pal Bill on corruption is obviously a subject for silver screen too.
The Karnataka Film Chamber of Commerce after a month of shilly-shallying has decided not to give the title for Kannada film producer Sampathkumar. Sampath Kumar has produced films like Thimma, Channa and Prem Nagar. He is also director of Kannada film ‘Prem Nagar’ that stars Arjun (of Mental Manja fame with whom he fought at the time of release of ‘Thimma’) and Varsha.
With ‘Vishnuvardhana’ title finally getting approval from SFCC – to keep either Veera or Raja as a prefix, another Kannada cinema has reached the controversy.
Why not the title ‘Anna Hazare’ asks Sampathkumar who is ready with the script of the film? He has submitted the script to the KFCC for title approval. According to Sampathkumar five youths from affluent section of the society take a major step in their life to bring the parents – corrupt ones. They are inspired from the Anna Hazare formula. What Sampath Kumar says is that the youths should stand up against corruption. When the corrupt father becomes low in front of his children he is left with an alternative life. That alternative life is nothing but going in right direction in life.
When the KFCC has approved titles with names of disgruntled personality’s names – for example ‘Veerappan’ in the past why is it disturbing the most lovable personality title that would bring some changes in the society – Sampathkumar is furious on KFCC not approving the title.
Is he going in the direction of Dwarakish to get approval title from South Indian Film Chamber of Commerce? No he is staging a protest in a strong way in front of KFCC office.
‘I have already consulted some of the big stars for this movie’. To my fortune they have consented to act only because of the title ‘Anna Hazare’ says Sampathkumar.