By: Shraman Jain.

Malayalam actress, who had raged the industry through her performance in "Premam", has given a nod to act in Kannada film. She will be viewed as a female lead in the new film featuring Prajwal Devaraj.

"Our team had chosen that, Sai Pallavi was the correct decision. We portrayed her the story, and she adored it. Indeed, even I was inspired by the story, composed by the director Srinarasimha. The story is about a guy, who is flippant. In spite of the fact that he is a cop, he's funny. People will without a doubt have a ton of fun", said the maker Vikyath.

The director of this film Srinarasimha had before worked with Pawan Wadeyar. He has additionally functioned as an associate chief for "Pushpaka Vimana". The male lead Prajwal Devraj will be viewed as a cop in this film.

By: Nishan Puthran.

Bigg Boss Kannada - 5, the reality show is in news, as a result of the triangular love story. The Kannada rapper Chandan Shetty has fallen in love, as he himself admitted the same with Ashitha, Jagan and Krishi, in past episodes.

Is Chandan fallen love with Shruthi?


This uncertainty has been flown out, by the expressions of Anupama Gowda. In the past scene, amid task 'Bhutatike', Chandan expresed his adoration towards Shruthi. Further, Anupama proceeded with the discussion, by saying that, she is infatuated with JK. All of a sudden Shruthi answered that, there is a great deal of contrast amongst love and like, it's not the same.

From this discussion, we can comprehend that Chandan is in love! Will this triangular love tale will proceed or not? To discover, we should sit tight for encourage episodes.

In the wake of directing couple of award winning short movies, and working as an assistant director for various Kannada movies like Endendigu, Ricky, and Kirik Party, Kiranraj is venturing into the shoes of a director.

Kiranraj is good to go for his directorial debut titled ‘777 Charlie’, produced by Rakshit Shetty. So, let’s check out how excited he is!


Interviewed and Written by: Vinayak Naik | Editor: Shraman Jain

• What is 777 Charlie all about?

‘777 Charlie’ is a story between a man and his dog. Charlie is the name of the dog, who is exceptionally naughty and interesting. The man is totally irritable and forlorn. Thus, you’ll witness an interesting blend in the film. Moreover, the story is about how a dog can play a crucial and vital role in one’s life.

• Why the title 777 Charlie?

777 is the license number of the dog. When you register your dog, you’ll get a permit number. Along with the number a tag is also given. In case, the puppy goes missing, one can find it through its license number given on the tag. And as I mentioned before, the dog’s name is Charlie. Therefore, we’ve titled it as ‘777 Charlie’. Besides that, the number 777 additionally portrays something which you will come to know once the film is out.

• It’s a different plot, a special subject altogether. How did the story strike to you?

(Smiles) I have perused few articles in which individuals take their pets out for an excursion. Many individuals travel with their pets. At this point a thought struck me and I figured why shouldn’t I pick this topic for my story. This is the manner in which it began. Every character in the movie are inspired from real life.


Who all are in your team?

Aravinnd Iyer is the lead. Apart from him, numerous actors will be included. The process is in progress. We are going through it step by step. The film is produced under Rakshit Shetty’s Paramvah Studios. There is also a team of associate directors, namely, Gautham, Rachana, Sharath and Varun. Other pre production work like music, location hunt etc are going simultaneously.

• For what reasons did you feel that Aravinnd Iyer would be best suited for the role?

I’ve known Aravinnd since we working in Kirik Party together. The look Aravinnd conveys is what I require for the character in the film. As a performing artist, he is great and he perfectly fits the role. Considering this, I felt that Aravinnd is the ideal choice.

• How did you convince Rakshit Shetty to produce the movie?

The film I’m trying to direct isn’t a normal commercial film, yet it is one of a kind. Considering these factors, I knew, getting a producer wouldn't be so easy. To pick a movie with such a topic one ought to have great taste in movies and I know that Rakshit is one of them. So, I narrated the plot of the film to him and he was very happy and cheerfully said “I will produce this movie without a doubt.”


• Since this is your first movie, what are the challenges you’re experiencing?

So far I haven’t had too many troubles. The difficulties will start once we start the shoot. To imagine a scene is easy but to execute it on the screen is hard. And shooting with animals is exceptionally troublesome because they have their own issues. For example, they can't be active for long hours or they can’t be exposed to light for too long. Considering this, the challenges are yet to come.

• Since so much work is going on, what is the present status of your film?

We recently finished the first look photo shoot which was released all over social media. The response was very accepting and amazing. At present the pre production work is going on and we will begin the shoot by mid January. We intend to hit the theaters by 2018.


• What according to you a film should have? A star cast, a decent publicity/promotion or a good content?

According to me, a great story is the foundation of film. The reason why rakshit Shetty agreed to produce my film is because it’s a one of a kind story and not because of our friendship. Also, the Kannada audience is very accepting of cinema with new topics. One such example is Ondu Motteya Kathe. The movie doesn’t have a star cast neither a star director. It impressed the audience through its story, making and execution.

• Numerous new filmmakers are thinking of new kind of movies. Where do you stand in this competition?

Honestly, I don’t have the foggiest idea. I’m simply focusing on my work. I’m not really thinking about the competition. I just want to give great films and I’ll strive to do the same. When the audience watch the film, it should relate to their lives and it should affect their lives. And for this I need to make quality movies.

• How sure are you that this movie will work among the common people?

This topic is widespread. Everybody these days love animals and like to have pets. Each pet lover will unquestionably like the movie. Even those who don’t like pets will start adoring them after watching this movie. When the first look was released, it created a huge buzz all over social media. Many tagged pet lovers in the comments. I even got a lot of response from people in the industry. Therefore I feel that this will surely work.

• Are there any other projects you’re working on?

Yes, I’m one of the directors in Rishab Shetty’s anthology of short films called ‘Katha Sangama’ where 7 directors tell 7 stories. And I have finished my part of the movie.


It appears that Kiranraj is putting his complete effort for the film and he is sure about it. Let’s wish him all the success for his first dream venture.
By: Nishan Puthran.

Abhinaya Chakravarthy Kichcha Sudeep, who is the most busiest actor of Sandalwood, right now occupied with the shooting of 'The Villain', reality show 'Bigg Boss - 5' and without further ado he'll be beginning with 'Pailwan'.

At that point shouldn't something be said about Sudeep's Hollywood movie...?


As a matter of fact, Hollywood director Eddie Arya met Sudeep in his home, to examine with respect to Sudeep's Hollywood movie, 'Risen'. The photoshoot of Sudeep for the same is deferred because of his bustling calendar. The makers have wanted to direct the photoshoot here itself.
Then, Kichcha Sudeep is assuming a soldier role in the flick. The shooting of the movie is now begun. In any case, Sudeep will soon join them in Australia for the shoot.

All Kannadiga's are eager to watch Sudeep in Hollywood movie and it's unquestionably a pride for Karnataka and Kannada Film Industry.

By: Shraman Jain.

Sandalwood's most expected movie, "Chamak" of Simple Suni and Golden Star Ganesh blend, has recently finished a fight sequence in Bangalore. Be that as it may, Ganesh was sick amid the time of shooting!

The sequence was held at the football stadium in front of Chamarajpet's Deer Park, throughout the previous three days. Suni had intended to shoot a fight sequence and a song. Ganesh has been shooting throughout the previous three days for this exceptional fight sequence, in between the Holi celebration.

Be that as it may, Ganesh has been determined to have dust hypersensitivities as a result of steady utilization of color powders. However, without stopping the shoot, Ganesh finished his portion and went home to take rest.


By: Shraman Jain.

Power Star Puneeth Rajkumar is all set to surprise the audience by his first ever guest appearance in the film "Humble Politician Nogaraj", featuring Danish Sait.

Puneeth took part in the shooting at Sindhi college. The director has not surrendered any data about, what part will Puneeth play in the movie.


Puneeth's guest appearance in the film has surely raised the desires. Director Saad Khan is exceptionally certain that, Puneeth's part in the film will be a surprise to the group of onlookers and they'll completely appreciate as well.

Alongside Saad Khan, Danish has additionally contributed for the screenplay of the film, produced by Hemant Rao and Rakshit Shetty, alongside Pushkar Mallikarjunaih.

The film is in the last leg of its shoot, wanted to hit the the silver screens in the period of December.


By: Nishan Puthran.

As everybody know, as of late Appu began the production house, which is named as PRK Productions. Furthermore, now he has entered for an audio business.

Indeed, Puneeth is beginning his own particular audio company, which is named as 'Rajkumar Music', will start its business, by purchasing the audio rights of 'Anjaniputra'. Anjaniputra creators are aiming to discharge the audio in the principal seven day stretch of November.

As indicated by a source, numerous audio companies have just moved toward Anjaniputhra makers for its audio rights. Be that as it may, the producers haven't sold the sound rights to anybody, since Puneeth himself is releasing the same through his own particular new audio company.

Anjaniputra is directed by A. Harsha, which has music formed by Ravi Basrur. There are six songs in the film. Chetan Kumar (Bharjari Director), K. Kalyan, Basrur, Nagendra Prasad have penned the lyrics, and one of the song is sung by Puneeth .

By: Nishan Puthran.

Priyanka Upendra, who has practically finished her segment in the movie 'Second Half', is right now working in the movie 'Howrah Bridge', coordinated by 'Mummy' notoriety Lohit.

The shooting of 'Howrah Bridge' has just started in Kolkata, which unobtrusively finished its 40% shooting. Director Lohith has shot a few critical scenes of Priyanka and others. The film's principle scenes are taped in numerous territories of Kolkata, including Howrah Bridge.

'Howrah Bridge' is produced in Kannada, however will be dubbed to Bengali and Tamil. Priyanka's little daughter has likewise featured in the film, additionally has some most prevalent artists of Kolkata in the film.

The film is being produced by Bhaskar Rashi and Prasad Rao. The film has H C Venu's cinematography.


By: Nishan Puthran.

Sandalwood's Rocking star Yash starrer KGF will be released in two parts.

Yash, who'll be assuming the part of a gangster of 70's - 80's period, which is being shot for as far back as couple of months and Prashant Neel is directing this Magnum Opus. KGF is an expensive movie ever made in sandalwood, produced by Vijay under Hombale Movies.

Presently, the most recent news is that, the makers are wanting to discharge the film in two parts. As per a source, this particular choice has been taken because, the film is coming up with splendid story and excellent making.

In the interim, the audio of KGF movie is in immense request. Greater audio companies have fallen behind the KGF, trusting that the film will have a wonderful return. Satellite and distribution rights of the same in Hindi and other South Indian dialects have been as of now sold out at a whooping cost.

Yash, a mainstream actor, additionally has a major fan base in North India. A large number of Yash's movies have been dubbed in Bhojpuri and Hindi. Trusting these certainties, immense organizations are anxiously holding up to purchase the rights, without doubt.

By: Siddharth.

Golden Star Ganesh and Rashmika starrer Chamak has successfully finished its shooting, with only one fighting scene remaining.

Meanwhile, the team has been returned from North Karnataka, after completing the shoot of a romantic number, which took place in the coastal areas, near Karwar.

The film is being directed by Simple Suni, has decided for Christmas release. Produced by TR Chandrasekhar, is having Santosh Rai Pathaji's cinematography.


By: Shraman Jain.

Actor Kamal Haasan's daughter, Shruti Haasan, who was said to act in Nanda Kishore's "Pogaru" as a female lead for Dhruva Sarja.

Shruti, who tweeted on Twitter for her inclusion in "Pogaru" film, stated, "Clarifying that I have no plans of doing a Kannada film soon and have had no talk with any1 in regards to it either #rumor".

However, Nanda Kishore had stated, he'll be acquainting Shruti Haasan with Kannada film through "Pogaru".

Reviewed By: Harish Mallya.

Huliraaya (2017 / Kannada) is an interesting tale of a raw ferocious looking innocent guy who is lost in the real world and  his own surreal world. The film as noticed in the trailers and promos is based on the subject of migrants, but this is just a central theme around which different other narrative aspects of the film has been written. We all seem to be migrants during one point of time in our life and the tendency of moving towards a bigger civilised urban space is the preferred choice. The preference and need comes from need of opportunity. There have been several film where we see the protagonist getting displaced from his rooted environment to an alienated place. Certainly there have been many films on this aspect done before in popular cinema. Once the migration is done the narrative does not explore the possibilities of going back. Huliraaya puts an effort to do this. A film based on very much similar theme was made by TS Nagabharana during the 90s. in his film "Devara Kadu". The similarity lies only in the theme of migration to the city and realising the importance of roots to get back. Huliraaya binds in a story of romance as well as crime to make the narrative far more engaging.

Survey has shown that the boys in the village nowadays hardly get marriage proposals. Most from the to be brides side prefer the groom to be a city based person. This is a very natural development that has happened over the years and is tied to several aspects like economic status, security and the sense of law that is in the city. It is more easy to dissolve in a bigger city. In Nagraj Manjule's "Sairaat" or other films that are on similar theme the escape to city helps in decreasing the threat to the newly wed. Even though the city is a new environment it slowly pulls you in to be a part of it. This is one other aspect that Huliraaya tries to touch on, the desire of the girl to marry a city based person. This however is not dealt in detail as the narrative progresses in a different way. The narrative clearly marks the difference between the two fronts that come in while the protagonist decides to move to the city. In the pre-interval part he moves he does not have the interest and goes aimlessly but whereas during the later half he has a purpose. The transition of the character by then is clearly shown visually. The difficulties seen in the first half are not depicted as real problems to the protagonist. Its shown more in a humorous an lighter way. It is an interesting way to show it in this manner especially the scene involving the usage of toilet, petrol station, the street acts, processions and the shopping mall gives you laugh but are difficult times for the so called Huliraaya. The lack of confidence in the first half and the sense of confidence in the later half gives a clear indication on the influence the working of the city has on him.

This is out-and-out a film based and written for a single main character. The rest of the characters are supportive and by no means there is something that is out of place in the whole setup. The tone of the film is louder than usual. The character written for Huliraaya is such that it is way beyond normal because it does demand for such and Balu Nagendra does a phenomenal act playing it. Due to this the performances of the other characters too have been pushed up to be bit more dramatic than following the usual natural feel. The way two heroines have been made part of the narrative is interesting. It would have been easier to retain one and get along with the story but with the intention of adding in more importance to the city v/s forest conflict seems to be done in this way. The old person who describes and talks about the legendary Huliraaya seems like a Sutradhaar as he is always present during the most important points in the film. In the modern days of film-making getting in such a character does require a thought as he is as important as the main protagonist. The talks with the nature which usually is metaphorical in most of the films finds a real context here. The film has an interesting case of not all bad people are bad. There is a sense of gratitude that gets shown in the film.  If you count the number of deaths that happen in the film you will be surprised. Am sure that will bring a smile if you count. While you are watching you might have had a count of how many would die but do check after you complete the film.

The film never establishes where the forest part is verbally except for one dialogue which speaks about Durga Parameshwari temple which is more popular in the Dakshina Kannada. The visuals hint the region used to be in and around Agumbe, Hebri, Koppa and Seetha River basin region. There is a rather disconnect with the dialect spoken in the film and the dialect that is actually used in that region. If you care about such details the placement of the region is a bit annoying. The essence of the nature is very nicely captured. Its a known thing that the place itself is so beautiful that you get good shots but still you need to have an eye for locating the required places and capturing it. There are several good shots one in particular that needs a special mention is the shot which shows Suresha / Huliraaya raising his face in the river. Also during the near climax where he emerges from the high grown crop field. Some shots do give the effect of "indie film" and that seems to be proportional to the budget that went into the making of the film. There is something peculiar about the edits. There are jumps, there are this sequence of a conversation which seem to have been shot multiple times and joined. Even though it looks to be continuous you just cant ignore the cuts that it has gone through. Since most of the film carries this edit style you kind of get used to it after a while of settling down. The music is quite an amalgamation of modern and folk. "Save the tiger" verse in one of the track is something that lingers even after the film. The title cards have a trendy kind of feel.
Balu Nagendra brings in the energy that the film requires. Its only him. He has lived the role. As i mentioned earlier his ferociousness is something that the film uses for laughter. I doubt if there was anyone else who could portray this role. With "Janardhan of OMK" and "Parrmy of OA" this is yet another strong character that has come out of Kannada cinema this year. It just takes one role to get a take off and this is one such role that he has put in his best.  The female leads have limited roles and the contrast of cuteness that comes along with the raw looks of the protagonist makes it interesting.  The supportive cast is fairly in place except that they sound a bit loud and the reason is with the tone that the film works on.

Huliraya has cliches, it shows things that we have seen before. There is too many cinematic or "filmy" moments but still the overall feel you get while watching is quite unique. Arvind Kaushik and Shilpa, also Balu deserve appreciation for realising this as a film and Nagesh Kogilu to dare to invest in such a film. It looks exotic on script but it has taken quite some efforts to get it into form of a film. Pushkar and Rakshit backing this is something that has helped the film in a bigger way in terms of reach. Collectively there has been an effort to make the film and present it. The commercial viability is something that needs to be waited on. Some aspects that will stay for this film and forthcoming times... Arvind's writing, Balu's performance and the backing of Pushkar and Rakshit.

If films like these work it gives a greater confidence to try out and experiment on different styles of narratives.

So, yes, "Save The Tiger". Because, he is quite innocent and is good at heart.

By: Nishan Puthran.

Sandalwood's Power Star Puneeth Rajkumar, who has gigantic prevalence and is liked by everybody, independent of age. Crowd are especially eager to watch him and his films on screen.

5 years back, Appu had entered to small screen by hosting a prevalent show 'Kannadada Kotyadhipathi', through which he demonstrated that he is a decent host as well. In the middle of these years, he is producing a serial 'Mane Devaru', which is being broadcasted in 'Colors Super'.

Presently an inquiry gives the idea that, will Appu again show up in little screen?
Obviously! Appu will again have a diversion appear in one of the popular channel 'Colors Kannada'.

This show is arranged with various thought, notwithstanding this, Power Star is hosting the same. In this way, unquestionably this will be a powerful program.

As of now, Appu is occupied with his production house, producing remarkable contents and furthermore, he is caught up with shooting for the film Anjaniputhra.