THE FRAGRANCE OF KANNADA _-NRI MUSICAL EXTRAVAGANZA
Posted date: 25/July/2009
The NRI Kannadigas living in United States of America in the leadership of Shivamurthy Keelara are giving a bombaat Kannada Rajyotsava treat for this year via ‘Sagaradacheya Sapthaswara’ a reality show.
Expected to be a grand one as the shooting of 26 episodes musical reality show will be held in USA it is also interspersed with the cultural exchange. The shooting of this ‘SS’ will commence from September. The first episode will go on air in the month of November.
A mammoth survey undertaken by Shivamurthy Keelara the producer of the program and director of the program Vinodkumar GV has given good response to the ideas and with coordinators Veena Shivanna from Chicago, Babu Keelara from New Jersey, Yamuna Srinidhi from Houston and Anand from California this unique program is shaping up in the right perspective.
Hailing from Keelara village in Mandya district Shivamurthy an advocate who went to USA with his wife a software engineer started his own industry. He is the brother of ex-President of AKKA Mr Amaranath Gowda. The attempt is give a platform for the talents abroad in singing and not aimed at making money. This is not having any commercial significance although Rs.2 to 3 crore is invested on this. We are coming to an agreement with one of the prominent channels to do the ‘Kannada Thayi Seve’ says Keelara.
Program director Vinodkumar of ‘SS’ says the participants of this will be selected from IVRS test. Two contestants who are of the 18 and above age group will be selected from Karnataka and rest from USA for the 26 episodes. The cinema, folk and Sugama Sangeetha are the part of the rounds the contestants get through. It has been divided in to four zones. Chicago, New Jersey, Houston/Texas and California are the four directions covering ‘SS’ participants. After the auditions the preliminary rounds, onal qualifying rounds, quarter finals, semi finals and mega finals are chalked out as of now.
The speedster in his speech and eloquent Krishne Gowda the idea floated by Shivamurthy Keelara would spread worldwide and it is possible to project the essence of Kannada. This is not like any other musical program promises Krishne Gowda who is involved in the ‘think tank’ of the program.
According to veteran singer C.Ashwath the Nadageethe of the state should be placed with good visual effects. Rajesh Krishnan who is one among the other judges Raghu Dixit, Jayanth Kaikini, Puneeth Rajakumar and Ramya this is first of its kind. KM Chaitanya sees some expansion of Kannada film market via this kind of programs.
Noted producer Rockline Venkatesh has immensely liked the overseas effort and the Kannadigas should be often alerted to wonderful tasks he felt.
Mr Mano Murthy the eminent and efficient music director Kannada films a resident of California too will be judge with other dignitaries.
Chitratara.com the most popular Kannada film website congratulates the whole team for spreading the fragrance of Kannada culture and heritage via ‘Sagaradacheya Sapthaswara’.