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Posted date: 28/July/2010

The chairman of Karnataka Chalanachitra Academy TS Nagabharana is in a muddle now in the wake of releasing the ‘Kannada Film industry – A survey report’.

In the page No.14 of the report in English version the column 6.13 says ‘blanket ban on dubbing should be lifted in Karnataka’. The Kannada film industry is now standing on its own feet and is in a position to withstand the impact of lifting the ban on dubbing of non Kannada films to Kannada. This lifting the ban will help quality to compete against other language films and a new industry related to dubbing activities would come up. A few experts felt that lifting the ban on dubbing will also benefit the TV viewers in Karnataka. This creates employment says the Kannada film industry – A survey report.

Banavasi Balaga has joined hands with Karnataka Chalanachitra Academy in this Sameekshe’. In the foreword TS Nagabharana mention that the Kannada cinema industry is in precarious situation to reasons beyond one’s imagination. In the same report it says Kannada cinema industry is standing on its own leg.

The facts ascertained are far away from the truth and the statistics provided are very poor. For example the number of films released in 2009 is 125 every film journalist knows but this Banavasi Balaga says it is 115 films. There are many such lapses in this survey report.

Actor Ashok and Karnataka cinema workers Association head strongly condemned this attitude of TS Nagabharana. There was no need for such report firstly says Ashok and secondly the most important dubbing ban has to remain and no one can lift the ban says Ashok.

We are following the system set up by the elders. TS Nagabharana by publishing such reports should apologize in public. He is directly responsible for such attribution. The tax exemption should not be given to Kannada films says another part in the survey report is wrong.

TS Nagabharana has to withdraw this report prepared by those who does not know anything about Kannada cinema says Ashok.

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