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Anushka To Make Sandalwood Debut?

Darshan would be seen in a romantic mood with the gorgeous Anushka Shetty. The Tollywood actress might work alongside Darshan in the upcoming Kannada movie ‘Jaggu Dada’. Raghavendra Hegde is starting his career in film direction through this movie. The script has been written by Yunus Sajawal, who penned the story for ‘Chennai Express’ as well. The cinematography would be handled by Aniket, while V Harikrishna will create the soundtrack. RH Entertainment, the Mumbai based production house, is producing the film.

As reported by sources, the movie narrates the life of an underworld don. It is expected that the crime thriller would be released on the occasion of Darshan’s birthday, 16th February 2015. Though the filmmakers have finalized the attractive title, the release date is somewhat uncertain. The original launch of ‘Jaggu Dada’ was June 2014. It was postponed by more than six months. Rumors were rife that Anushka Shetty would be playing the lead role, but it is now being said that the filmmakers are searching for another actress. Darshan is currently in Mysuru as he is working on another of his upcoming movies ‘Airavata’. Former Miss India Universe Urvashi Rautela is playing the female lead role in the film. ‘Jaggu Dada’ will be Darshan’s 47th Kannada film. But it is still uncertain whether Anushka will make her Kannada debut.

Charmi to act in Kannada remake of Queen

The Kangana Ranaut starrer Hindi film ‘Queen’ has been one of the year’s biggest hits. It achieved tremendous applause from the critics as well as the audience for its beautiful story and Kangana Ranaut’s brilliant acting. For some time now there have been speculations that there will be remakes of the film in Kannada and the other South Indian languages. (more…)

Puneet and Ambareesh set to share screen space

In an occurrence that seldom takes place, two popular and influential figures of the Kannada cinema are coming together. The people is question are the ‘power star’ Puneet Rajkumar and ‘rebel star’ Ambareesh. This is the first time the two heavyweights are coming together for a film. The film is ‘Dodmane Huduga’ which also features leading heroine Ramya. (more…)

Nikitha Thukral to appear in the film ‘Namasthe Madam’

Ravi Garani’s film ‘Namasthe Madam’ which has Srinagar Kitty in the lead has made news again. Last time the film made news for the reported difference of opinion between the female lead Nikisha Patel and the film’s producers. Industry sources reported that Nikitha Thukral will be a part of the film along with the two other glamour girls Ragini Dwivedi and Nikisha. (more…)

Duniya Vijay to romance with Neha Patil in Daksha

Popularly known as Black Cobra Duniya Vijay is all set to romance Neha patil in the upcoming flick and the movie will be directed by ace director S Narayan. Daksha is a second combination in the movie and is all set to create new record with this movie and the will be entering the name in the Guinness book of world records. The supporting staff and other casting staffs are almost decide and the movie will be going on floor soon enough. The actress recently revealed and disclosed that she is acting in the movie and she was found quite confident and excited as well. Let’s hope this movie goes on floors soon enough.

The actress also added she is quite excited to take part in this experimental movie and hopeful this new projects will come up good, there are some reputed and famous personalizes n in the movie and when there is an ace director you can expect some good results. However the actor was not available for comment but we hope he is too equally excited and believe it to be a good and exciting project. Shooting will take place in Bangalore and other places.

Deepa Sannidhi to star with Upendra in Kick remake

The Telugu film Kick with Ravi Teja and Ileana D’Cruz in the lead roles was a super hit. The movie is now being made in Kannada and Deepa Sannidhi will be playing the role of Ileana D’Cruz. She has been cast to star opposite Upendra. The remake is supposed to be titledSupero Ranga and is directed by N Loknath and produced by K. Manju. The story revolves round two cops and how they deal with different situations depicted in the film.

Deepa’s career is definitely on a role. She has worked with some of the leading stars of the industry like Darshan and Puneet Rajkumar during her short career on the silver screen. She is now working with the golden star Ganesh in the movie Sakkare. The movie is being directed by Abhay Simha. She is also appearing opposite Yash in another movie titled Jaanu. It is directed by Preetham Gubbi. Now she gets to romance a golden star like Upendra. He on the other hand is busy with his work on Brahma and brahmana. According to repports, he has already signed on for Supero Ranga which will be his third movie.

Edegaarike kannada movie review

Edegaarike is a movie based on another movie of the same name that came out in the 90’s. Directed by Sumana Kitthur, the story casts Adhitya, Akanksha, Atul Kulkarni and many others. The music has been given by Sadhu Kokila and it has been produced by MS Ravindra and Syed Aman Bachchan. Rakesh B has done the camera of the movie.

The story tells us about the life and days of Agni Shridhar who was an editor and writer of a particular tabloid. The story of the film has proven the fact that how much of the people are seriously interested to know about a Don’s life. It is interesting to know that people who watch film as a source of entertainment will not prefer to watch this film in the theatres. The entire film has a somber serious look, which becomes difficult to bear towards the end. The film has tried to portray that in spite of being a don, a man can be innocent in media’s eyes.

The film has no modes of providing entertainment to the audience and this has led to very few viewers of the film. The director has mixed up the values of love and crime on the screen and this does not create a very good effect here. The film would be more suitable as a short film, because it lacks most elements that would have made it a commercial film.

On the point of view of performance, Atul Kulkarni has done extremely well as the protagonist. Adhitya has however been quite rigid throughout the movie and has created a negative response from the audience. Other actors have scored an average with their respective performance.

The camera work is worth praising, and so is the music.

Verdict: Just an Average movie

Rating: 2.25/5

Olavina Ole kannada movie review

The movie Olavina Ole that came out recently sees Santosh as the lead with Neha patil, Rekha, Shanker Ashwant and many more playing various roles in the movie. This movie has been directed by Teshi Venkatesh. The camera has been done by Mahantesh Maski and the music has been composed by Yashovardhana. It was produced by Mamatha Venkatesh.

The story revolves around a simple story based on a true incident. Death due to killing if not married within the same caste forms the basic point of the movie.

If we go on to analyze the movie minutely, we would find that the film should have been released about twenty years before. There is too much of feelings inflicted upon by the caste system of the society. This is not seen in reality. The film brings upon too much of contradiction. The director of the film has made a strong impact upon the audience by various aspects of the film. The film does not portray too much action. However, the reaction is brought about by the scenes. There elements of surprises throughout the film. Nobody would have ever imagined such an action from any grandfather.

Although the film has certain monotonous figures like an innocent hero, short tempered heroine and a loveable mother, the caste system of the society has cast a formidable shadow on their lives. Some parts of the movie seem unnecessary and too long. These were not expected by the director. All in all there was more scope for exploitation.

Shanker Ashwath has been seen as the best actor in the movie. His delivery of dialogues and his looks has made a fearsome effect on the people. The others have done pretty well. When analyzed technically, we do not find too great elements in it. It is what might be called watchable.

Verdict: Below Average

Rating: 2.5/5

God Father kannada movie review

‘God Father’ is the remake of original Tamil movie entitled Varalaaru. In this movie, viewers will find Upendra to play triple roles in this Kannada remake version. In Varalaaru, Ajith was responsible to perform triple roles to make movie more interesting.

The whole movie suffers from emotional fixations.  In this remake version, Shiva has been entrusted to play the protagonist character of God Father. He is a supremo to operate the city. He has twin sons who are obedient to their parents. God Father has an interesting background. Actually he performed as a dancer to entertain people. God Father has a feminine character. He behaves like a female. It is very surprising and interesting to watch him. When he danced in a show in the rural place, he met Sujatha who watched a recorded video of his dance program. She started loving him.

On wedding ceremony, Sujatha entered straight into the marriage hall to declare her love affair. God Father couldn’t control himself and raped her in his private room. This type of forceful seduction produced two sons who are identical. These twin children are named Vijay and Ajay. Here, another surprise is waiting. Vijay played by Upendra has the fixation for his dad. God Father also pampers Vijay for his deep veneration and love for God Father. On the other hand, Ajay is on the opposite pole. He loves his mother. He never accepts Vijay. He tries to terminate Vijay for good. When situation is out of control, God Father appears just like mythological god Shiva to burn everything alive through his third eye. God Father’s role is peculiar but full of adventure and thrills. Movie lovers will enjoy watching God Father.

The suspense is still hovering in the movie. God Father left for heaven after being shot by a revolver. There is nothing clear about the reason of knocking him down on the ground. Ajay is a victim to situation. He suffers from illness due to frustration and failure. He has confessed that he has ill intention to kill God Father. The whole movie is ridden with thrills, adventure, romance, betray and bloodshed melee.

S Sriram is the director who has proved his proficiency in directing movie using his innovative technical craftsmanship. Though he is a director, he is very much experienced to operate the camera for catching wonderful pictures. So he is a good cinematographer. Upendra is always famous for his razor sharp acting. He has played triple roles whereas
Catherine performed the character of mother to Vijay in God Father. Those who have not watched the original Tamil movie can’t understand the hidden secret in this movie. Upendra is the God Father Shiva. He is also Vijay and Ajay. So, how difficult it is to perform different roles in the same movie. However, Upendra has proved that he is a versatile actor. He has learnt classic dances like Bharathanatyam.

Soundaraya Shreyasi’s presence is magnificent in this movie. Her mind blowing smiles and rhythmic walking styles are superb. However, the cameraman, choreographer and other associates have done good jobs. They have put 100 percent effort to make the movie successful. As a supporting character, the role of Ramesh Bhat is to the point and remarkable. His contribution must be honored.

Verdict: God Father will be a favorite movie for those who love their parents. This movie has given a space for young actors and actresses to show their caliber. Sweet songs will attract music lovers to watch this movie. AR Rahman has well taken care of the music composition.

Rating :3.25/5

Gowri Puthra Kannada movie review

Gowri Puthra’ has been directed by the famous director named Manju Maskal Matti. His directional expertise should deserve rewards and appreciation. When you watch Gowri Puthra, you can remember those famous celebrities like Ananthnag, Vishnuvardhana and Shashikumar who were very popular during 1980 and 90.

Ganesha played by Akshay is the protagonist in the movie. He is a simple guy with honest ambition. However, Ganesha has been turned down by Ranjitha acted by Nikitha. She didn’t accept his marriage proposal. At the same time Ganesha is also unhappy because of the sad news of elopement of his would-be wife named Vidya. She fled on the day of wedding ceremony. In-between, this guy has met Sheka Nag who tries to reshape his life on hearing the caustic flashback. Ganesha tries to forget everything which seems to be painful to him.

On the other hand, father of Vidya has owned up the responsibility to find the suitable bride for Ganesha. The tragedy continues. When Ganesha has reached Hiriyur to find the lady for wedding, he is surprised to know that that lady has a love affair with an auto driver. He is totally upset. He decides to lead the rest of his life as a bachelor without facing the mishap. Ganesha is an unlucky guy who has lost a number of chances to love someone special. Every time his romantic venture has ended in frustration. The director has applied his imaginative power and artistic sensibility to portray the character of Ganesha.

Abruptly, while staying in that village, he has met Vidya who is in fact in pitiable condition. She conceives and at last she has been taken to local hospital for delivering baby.

When Ganesha takes Vidya to hospital for proper treatment, he finds Ranjitha who is working in the same hospital. The wheel of his luck seems to turn in his favor. In the mean time, the entry of Jayanthi (Manasi) as a police inspector has changed the course of the movie. However, in the long run Ranjitha has surfaced her own faults. She decides to start dating with Ganesha. The story is good. The director has tried his best to punch more romantic flavor in the movie to attract young lovers.

In this movie, Matti has used dubbing methods. Akshay is the famous actor but in this movie he has lost something to smile in a carefree nature. He should learn more by watching few movies of Ananthnag. He must be more jovial in temperament. Nikitha Tukral is fitted to this movie. Her emotional outbursts are matched with the stream of the movie. Ramesh Bhat has done a good job. However, Mansi has failed to perform her job as a police officer. Nagashekhar and Nivedhitha have shown acting talent by performing excellently.

Sowmyasri is the renowned producer and he has financed this movie for completion. He has the full confidence regarding the positive outcome of the upcoming movie.

Music is the powerhouse of this movie. Milind Dharmasena is considered to be one of talented musicians, and composers. He has gifted few marvelous songs and sweet tunes to entertain his admirers.

PL Ravi is the cameraman. He is a trained cinematographer. He operates the camera competently. However, few snapshots are irrelevant to the context. He should have been more careful and attentive clicking shutters of the camera.

Title music is up to the mark. Famous singers have lent voice perfectly to soothe ears of audiophiles. Viewers will be able to get some melodious musical tunes and songs. People will be happy to watch this movie.

Verdict: ‘Gowri Puthra’ is a standard movie. It will win favors of teens. This movie will bring more international accolades to the director for his excellent performance.

Rating :3.25/5