No year is free from controversies. This year it was too much and brickbats received by the Kannada cinema industry was more. The main insult faced was a fight against non Kannada releases. Not obeying law of the land the Big Cinemas went in for legal battle and it also filed a suit for a huge compensation.
We give one by one what we have reported and brush your memories:
Darshan known for giving tough answers when asked how do you want to remember Dr Vishnuvardhana an actor from his Mysore city he said first from his bangle in the and later felt happy for having acted with him in ‘E Bandhana’. That is not the point Darshan – what concrete memorable work has to be done for icon Dr Vishnuvardhana came up again for him – ‘Who remembers Toogudeepa in the industry today’ came the reply from him with drops of tears in his eyes.
Shivarjun (Agni) said he has underworld connection in Mandya as Prakash but because of the statement he had written: Take a look at it – Kanoonu Viruddha Horata Madi Kaveri Kodsu Anthale…Kashmira Keledhre Kodisthineno….Keltha Irodhu Kaverina…Thaayi Laadi Bichcho Kelsa Agalla antha Avalige Hege Helali….
SUICIDE ATTEMPT - SAIPRAKASH OUT FROM DANGER
The 88 films in Kannada and Telugu Saiprakash the director with long standing not able to stand his deeps loans he made for ‘Devaru Kotta Thangi’ attempted to commit suicide. He consumed the sleeping tablets and miraculously escaped from the jaws of death when he was brought to the Global Hospital in Bangalore.
That was individual report after suicide attempt on February 13. On last Monday 8th March 2010 director Saiprakash came before the media at Green House Raj Milan.
Smt Bharathi Vishnuvardhana upset with producer of Aptha Rakshaka Krishna Prajwal – not made arrangement for Aptha Rakshaka show to industry persons at a convenient place.
COMPLAINT AGAINST UFO LODGED
The director cum producer of ‘Dildara’ Aman and Amar lodged a complaint against the UFO system of screening. In at least four theatres where Dildara was shown there was more than half an hour disturbance to the audience. In a complaint filed at Karnataka Film Chamber of Commerce on Monday morning producer and director Aman, Amar says the UFO management has to get back the fees they have charged to us as compensation.
NEETHU UPSET FOR MISSING ‘HULI’
For no strong reason I have been removed from ‘Huli’ Kannada film by director Om Prakash Rao. He narrated about the film so well given me the advance but finally he opted for Jennifer Kotwal. Why? I am upset with director Omprakash Rao. I liked the journalist role so much and jumping in joy to do that role. Once again for a Kannada heroine ‘Mosa Aithu’ said actress of relevance today Neethu.
DR BHARATHI ON ‘APTHA RAKSHAKA’ AND ON DR VISHNUVARDHANA TITLE
As of now the fans of Dr Vishnuvardhana are not finding it right for the treatment to the film ‘Aptha Rakshaka’. They are not happy with the posters looking very bleak.
We would continue with the traditions set in by my husband Dr Vishnuvardhana. There will be no changes. We expect the same love and affection Dr Bharathi made a humble speech.
KITES, RAVANAN, ENTHIRAN FILM PRINT CONTROVERSY – KFCC SPEND ON LEGAL PETITIONS – BIG PICTURES BANNER – later in the year it was taken back
‘KITES’ HINDI FILM NO SUTHRA FOR THIS ‘GALIPATA’ IN KARNATAKA!
Flouting the norms of the Karnataka film industry the distributors of the ‘Kites’ Hindi film starring Hrithik Roshan had to pay the penalty on Friday morning. The police intervened to control the situation as the audience all set to watch the film ‘Kites’ were vacated from the cinema screens in at least five places in Bangalore.
The hapless audience had enough of trouble for no mistake and the Reliance Big Pictures had come to the terms and followed the norms the situation of Friday would not have come up.
For the hullabaloo on Friday that is a war between the Kannada film industry and ‘Kites’ Hindi cinema here is what happened day earlier.
SRINIVASAMURTHY TO HC
The pride of Kannada cinema actor Srinivasamurthy who is facing strictures from the session court verdict of imprisonment on Friday has decided to go to the High Court. The case is related to the forgery happened in 1987.
The session court on Friday upheld the case but actor Srinivasamurthy has decided to approach the High Court to get proper justice. He spoke to this correspondent from Mysore where he was shooting for a Kannada film.
NAGABHARANA BACKTRACK COLLEAGUES DISAPPOINTED!
The double standard and backtrack attitude of director of TS Nagabharana the Chairman of Karnataka Chalanachitra Academy earned him slogan shouting ‘down down Nagabharana’ on Monday afternoon as 20 plus directors of Kannada cinema took part in protest.
Why Nagabharana was asked to get down from KCA? He is not able to do justice to the statement he has made that is recorded in the director’s association meeting.
What is the statement? Nagabharana has told Dr Jayamala instructed the information department not to send invitation to directors and it is enough if they send the invitation to artists.
LET PRAKASH RAJ BE HAPPY – LALITHAKUMARI
After the mutual agreement to divorce Prakash Raj the former wife Lalitha Kumari has spoken for the first time and she is back to acting for her living.
That is status of Lalitha Kumari former wife of Prakash Raj (Rai in Kannada) today. For marriage proposal of Pony Verma a choreographer by Prakash Raj, Lalitha Kumari said ‘Let them be happy’. The priority in my life is my children said Lalitha Kumar.
RS.40 LAKHS LOSS TO ‘SHANKER IPS’
What ever said and done the over all loss from stopping of the film ‘Shanker IPS’ for three days is Rs.40 lakhs. Saturday and Sunday is the boon to film starring action hero Vijay. Those two days and today Monday the screening have been stopped in over 60 theatres resulted in Rs.40 lakhs loss in collection by looking at Rs.2.25 crore collection in seven days in the last week for ‘Shanker IPS’.
‘VISHNUVARDHANA’ TITLE - NO SAYS BHARATHI NOR HURT BHARATHI AMMA SUDEEP!
Karnatakadha Maha Kulla Dwarakish has kicked up a row even after the death of Dr Vishnuvardhana. The title of Production No 47 ‘Vishnuvardhana’ is strongly opposed by Smt Bharathi Vishnuvardhana. Dwarakish veteran actor, director, producer is hell bent on this title. The Vishnuvardhana fans are not interested in this title. Even Sudeep the protagonist of this film going on the floor tomorrow is not ready hurt the sentiments of Smt Bharathi Vishnuvardhana.
COLLEAGUE SHYAMPRASAD FACES THREAT ON LIFE FROM DINESH GANDHI!
The enthusiastic entertainment editor of prestigious daily (tabloid size) Bangalore Mirror Mr Shyam Prasad has received a threat on his life from ‘Hoo’ (starring V Ravichandran, Meera Jasmine, Namitha – released on 4th June 2010) producer Dinesh Gandhi. Mr Shyam Prasad lodged a police complaint at the Central Police Station, Chamrajpet on Saturday morning.
GANDHI TENDERED APOLOGY TO SHYAMPRASAD
For the reported death threat from producer of Kannada film ‘Hoo’ Dinesh Gandhi on entertainment editor of Bangalore Mirror S Shyamprasad the absconding producer (according to FIR) surfaced at Green House Raj Milan on Thursday afternoon and apologized for what he attributed to the journalist.
CENSOR BEKENSAAR! HOWDHU ILLA?
Right from the days of former Regional censor officer Chandrasekhar there has been heated argument between the censor and cinema industry. With one point very clear that the guidelines set is not uniform in all the states now the argument comes from a good writer, director and editor Agni Sridhar that there is no need for censor.
RAGING ‘THAMASSU’ CONTROVERSY ENDS!
The hell bent Odhu Gowder sent shock waves to ‘Thamassu’ release in Hubli and Mysore region has at last given nod for the release of the film tomorrow. Earlier he wanted the film to release two weeks later in the state capital. Even the Kannada film ‘Srimoksha’ that has a wrong a notion no publicity is required is also releasing on Friday.
KISSING EPISODE OF AMOOLYA AND RATHNAJA
A wrong song at this time we know. But Rathnaja and Amoolya alleged kissing remind this song. This is nothing but fake says both the affected parties but there is a strong resemblance to both too!
In the Belgaum schedule of shooting of ‘Premism’ the intimate photographs of director Rathnaja (of Premism, Hongansu and Nenapirali) and Amoolya is taken it is said. One claims as Vijayakrishna out of revenge has created the whole commotion in the life of eminent director Rathnaja and Amoolya.
DAYAL IS NOT DAYALU NOT PAID SINGLE RUPEE FOR ‘CIRCUS’ – SHEKAR CHANDRU
The humble and simple cinematographer with eight long years of existence Shekar Chandru has at last burst out his anguish. That is related to Dayal Padmanabhan producer and director not paying a single rupee for ‘Circus’ cinematography. I was behind this cinema doing all the work entrusted. On a friendship note I told him to pay my remuneration of Rs.6 lakhs for ‘Circus’ cinematography later on. Now even after a year and half he has not paid a single paisa says Shekar Chandru in a choked voice.
PREMKUMAR WANTED TO BE IN FRAME TO FRAME!
A small friction has cost Rs.45 lakhs worth assignment for 40 days shoot for lovely star Premkumar. He has drawn away from the film just two days before is an old matter. But the fact is that he wanted to be in every frame of this women oriented subject ‘Prema Chandrama’ that too showing his physique.
With not much of ‘Kitthatta’ he has come out from the team but the loss is for him. Sagging image and posing that he is too busy with a false prestige Premkumar wrong step would keep him tight inside the four walls is what this Nenapirali hero should know.
RAVANA BECOMES BAKASURA TO KARNATAKA
Enabling ‘Raavanan’ and its Hindi version ‘Raavan’ to have a free run in Karnataka, the Competition Commission on India(CCI) has passed an order restraining Karnataka Film Chamber of Commerce (KFCC) from preventing any exhibitor from screening the film.
HDK ATTACKS CHIEF MINISTER ON PIRACY ISSUE
Cajoling the dance program laced with felicitation to current chief Minister BS Yediyurappa by KFCC for Anti Goond Act introduction and sending it to President Accent the former CM and in the company of the current chief minister in the coalition government said they danced Nimmindhale Nimmindhale….even before it is getting approval.
As a matter of fact Anti Goonda Act to tackle piracy was made in my regime. It is Nannindhale Nannindhale…is what HDK wants to clarify?
TITLE TANGLE DWARAKISH TO APPROACH COURT!
The heat is further building with regard to the title of ‘Vishnuvardhana’. The ruling of Title Committee in KFCC has rejected the title ‘Vishnuvardhana’. It is not a win for Bharathi Vishnuvardhana on this matter yet. Dwarakish is going to court seeking this title is the outcome of Friday in Bangalore.
NEERINALLI ALEYA UNGURA….IN ‘GUBBI’
Retuning the old melodious songs has become a habit in the days of only two songs enough for the film culture! The latest retuning is 42 years old song Neerinalli Aleya Ungura….in ‘Gubbi’ film from music director Arjun.
BURNING HATCHETS SAMPATHKUMAR AND ARJUN REJOIN!
Out of mistaken identity I have said something against to actor Arjun and his brother Sai Sagar. The mistake is from my side said humble producer Sampath Kumar addressing the media in his debut direction and third production ‘Prem Nagar’ starring Arjun of Mental Manja fame and Mumbai lass Varsha.
‘MYLARI’ TITLE – I WILL TAKE CARE SHIVARAJAKUMAR!
As everyone expected the ball is now in the court of Shivarajakumar for amicable settlement of title issue. ‘Mylari’ registered by Ashwini Ramprasad. I would rather go to court but not give the title to RS Productions said Ashwini Ramprasad when he was contacted at Gubbi Audio release.
DUBBING BEKU TSN REPORT - AVARANNU BALI HAKBEKU ASHOK!
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.
BHARANA BOWS DOWN!
The Karnataka Chalanachitra Academy Chairman T.S.Nagabharana has withdrawn the survey report of Kannada Film Industry which he released on the 1st year celebration of KCA on last Monday at Badami House.
The wide spread comments received condemning the report especially related to lifting of ban on dubbing films and cutting subsidy to Kannada films irked many of the industry people in the state.
BUNDH OF FILM INDUSTRY ON MONDAY!
The Kannada film industry is observing one day bundh on Monday in protest against the big 92.7 FM. Is it settling old scores? Might be says the sources. The back stabbing done by ‘Big Cinemas’ of Reliance group during the ‘Kites’ Hindi film release in Karnataka has irked the Kannada film industry heads. Tendering the apology for excess prints that is against the norms of the KFCC the Reliance Big Cinema filed a case against such rulings of KFCC.
KFI BUNDH PUT OFF – BIG 92.7 FM TAKES PUNISHMENT
The proposed Bundh of Kannada Film Industry on Monday has been called after the Big 92 FM a Reliance Group air station apologizing deeply. As a punishment to the radio channel one day it will go off air, apologize in newspaper advertisements and for fifteen days the air station would apologize in every half an hour to Kannada film industry for the disturbing program it aired sometime back.
ALL IN THE FAMILY OF ‘ASHANTHI’!
Cinemakke Polu Madodhu andhre Yeega Nimage (media) Thindi Kodastha Irodhu….. Ashte…that was the statement made by former politician Lalitha Naik in her maiden film production ‘Ashanthi’ on Saturday evening at the briefing of the film.
This is a film starring Lalitha Naik also in an important role, her son is hero and director, Sose Anupuma is the heroine and there are some more relatives who have worked for this film, the shooting was also held in the house of Lalitha Naik.
GANESH TO DIRECT ‘COOL’ CONTROVERSY SORTED OUT!
The gate pass to Mussanje Mahesh has finally come. It is on his own he came out in the interest of the film ‘Cool’ says KFCC President Basanthkumar Patil on Monday morning addressing the media on the whole controversy.
With this golden star Ganesh will be directing the film ‘Cool’….Sakkath Hot Maga. The much sought after hero of Kannada cinema taking up direction at this young age is major development of his career.
IT IS 80 PERCENT WIN FOR DIRECTORS ASSN – MS RAMESH
The President of Karnataka Film Directors Association MS Ramesh on the over all 20 days controversy of Shilpa Ganesh and Mussanje Mahesh says it is 80 percent for the directors fraternity.
DR BHARATHI VISHNUVARDHANA DID NOT ATTEND AR SILVER JUBILEE
Dr Bharati Vishnuvardhana as declared earlier did not turn up and the 200th film of Dr Vishnuvardhana ‘Aptha Rakshaka’ looked pale and the common sense of putting up the film name in a prominent place in Kannada and silver jubilee 25 week was written in English.
Producer Krishna Prajwal did not even handed over the trophy of the film to Dr Bahrathi Vishnuvardhan at her residence.
KCN AND TEAM PROTEST KFCC PATIL PROMISES!
Today afternoon there was slogan shouting in front of the apex body KFCC by the members of the Kannada Film Producers Association. That was against the crossing of print limits of ‘Enthiran’ film in Karnataka.
Prior to the protest start the Vice President of KFCC BN Gangadhar, General Secretary of KFCC A Ganesh and other executive council members of the producer sector in KFCC resigned for the posts and came before their own office with placards.
CARAVAN DEMAND BY BHAVANA NO SAYS SAROJA DEVI!
This is the outcome of the recent Kannada Cinema Artists Association meeting. On the one side Amabrish took to task the high remunerations charged by the artists – one of the yesteryears Ambarish film remuneration of Rs.1.5 lakhs is the remuneration of one senior actor per day today.
Meanwhile there was some tough argument between the veteran Padmasri Dr BSarojadevi and actress Bhavana when the demand of ‘Caravan’ came up for heroines.
NO BARRICADE FOR ‘VISHNUVARDHANA’ TITLE DR SHANTHAVEERA SWAMIJI
After lighting the lamp and inaugurated the Dwarakish Geleyara Gumpu on Saturday evening at Gayana Samaja the seer Dr Shanthaveera Swamiji was not in ‘Shanthi’ in his address. It was a very attacking speech from Swamiji.
COMEDY ACTOR SHARAN CREATES RUCKUS OVER TDS
Lack of general knowledge and lack of cooperation sometimes the actor like Sharan creates ruckus for the neatly planned films.
This is related to Rs.25000 issue that comedy actor Sharan created problems. That was the TDS (Tax Deducted at Source) money which he has to get through the right departments. That is deducted in his payment of Rs.5 lakhs for the film ‘Madhondu Madhuvena’ by producer Umesh Banakar.
IS BUNDH THE ONLY MANTRA FOR KFCC?
Every drop of hat Kannada Film Industry is calling for Bundh. The other day it was against the radio channel and now against the violators of rules and regulations.
In common sense the violators are punished but in this case punishment is taken. What happened to Kannada Film Industry – these are the statements we hear from other language people.
They are true to some extent. What is needed is the strict punishment. Agreed! But why take punishment we are left to ask for Karnataka Film Chamber of Commerce people.
OUR MANTRA IS TO ATTACK – MS RAMESH
The people of Kannada Nadu are soft and sensible. If non Kannada film makers do not budge we will strike at them and use the violent stand says MS Ramesh President of Directors Association.
The sharp dialogue writer and director making equally sharp attack that we would go and hit at wrong doers who does not respect the Kannada language was something unexpected.
The well received Kannada films ‘Pancharangi’ that earned eight times of investment in 50 days has now been punctured. Thanks to Piracy. What is astonishing is that the ‘Pancharangi’ lovely DVD pirated ones are available with sub titles in English.
20 KFCC MEMBERS RESIGN
On the decision taken by KFCC President Basanthkuamr Patil that indefinite bundh will be called from December 1st the 20 members strongly protested it and resigned from their positions late on Thursday night.
The decision of KFCC President is one sided. He has not consulted the members of KFCC in announcing such decision says the protestors – Rockline Venkatesh, K Manju, Sa Ra Govindu, Sandesh Nagaraj, Anaji Nagaraj KCN Chandrasekhar and others.
AMBARISH UNHAPPY WITH KFCC
The 40 years in Kannada filmdom as an actor, well deserved recognition and flamboyant Ambarish is upset totally with the attitudes of Karnataka Film Chamber of Commerce.
I NEED GANESH CALL SHEET ‘ENO ONTHARA’ CHANDRASEKHAR!
I have suffered Barjari 5.5 crore losses from ‘Eno Onthara’ starring Golden star Ganesh. He did turn up for the promotional activities right from the day of release. I have knocked his door 20 times. I have to owe only Rs.5 lakhs. Rest of Rs.95 lakh payment is made on time says Chandrasekhar.
What does he want from Ganesh now – I want free dates and some concession in the payment for another film so that I could bail out to some extent from the losses.
JUMBLE OF ISSUES! KARNAD PUTTANNA BEDA ANDARU!
The Karnataka state government information department and HR Bhargava and his team of award panel are responsible for the chaos in the selection of Doss, rejecting it later giving it Dr Girish Karnad and now what we hear is Dr Karnad expressed his inability to receive the honor of SR Puttanna Kanagal award.
RS.628 CRORES ASSETS MADE BY PIRACY OPERATORS!
After six months of rigorous search the team of Lahari Recording company finally arrived at a figure that the piracy operators in Bangalore are with assets worth Rs.628 crores.
The team of Suresh, Sundar, Aravind, Guruprasad, Gajendra Imran and Kanti worked like CID’s to trace the assets and properties made by 38 piracy operators in Bangalore.
The list of piracy operators was released with the assets they own to the media on Thursday afternoon by Lahari Recording Company.
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