The Kannada filmdom with more than 100 failures out of 137 releases in the last year is getting ready with series of films for the coming three months.
According to one estimate more than 100 crores investment Kannada films of all the big stars Ravichandran, Upendra, Shivarajakumar, Puneeth Rajakumar, Darshan, Sudeep, Vijay, Ganesh, Premkumar and others films are in the queue for release in the coming three months – the first quarter of 2011.
The top box office hero super power star Puneeth Rajakumar is busy working for remake of ‘Nadodigal’. The title in Kannada was tentatively selected as ‘Hudugru’ but that is going to change. After this ‘Paramathma’ of Puneeth Rajakumar and Yogaraj Bhat combination is going on the floor.
Upendra has two pending films one is Srimathi with his wife and Celina Jaitley and the other one is Bhimoos Bang Bang Kids with Ramya and Parvathi Milton.
Trailblazer V Ravichandran ‘Mallikarjuna’ is getting ready and re-shoots for ‘Manjina Hani’ is in progress from the show man of Kannada cinema. Ravichandran has announced a series of projects at the time of ‘Hoo’ release last year. He is introducing his son Manoj this year.
Shivarajakumar sitting pretty with the success of ‘Mylari’ has ‘Jogaih’ getting ready and ‘Lakshmi’ is currently on the floors with Priyamani as the heroine for Bharani minerals. Shivarajakumar for this year has accepted a bond movie and a few more producers are in the queue for him.
In March Shivarajakumar on the occasion of his 100th film release eve is contemplating on two events at his residence a thanks giving for his producers and Kannada Film Industry personnel.
Darshan like the previous years has a few releases and a few are already on the floor. He is working for mammoth film ‘Kranthiveera Sangolli Rayanna’ that is made at a cost of over Rs.10 crores a historical film. Sandesh Nagaraj ‘Prince’ Darshan with Nikitha and Jennifer Kotwal is waiting for release.
Darshan the challenging star has ‘Sarathy’ all set for release with the new producer adding up. He has ‘Bheema’ to go on the floors. Darshan has another film for his home banner that will be directed by his brother Dinakara Toogudeepa.
Sudeep besides the Hindi, Telugu and Tamil assignments has completed ‘Kempe Gowda’ for Kichcha Creations and he has just offers pending for him.
Vijay film ‘Kanteerava’ is hitting on the screen on 21st of this month. He has Veerabahu and Johny Mera Naam for next two months.
Golden star Ganesh is ready with ‘Cool….Sakkath Hot Maga’. After controversy the film has finally taken a shape and he is the director of the film with Rathnavelu as the cameraman. For outside banner he has finished ‘Madhuve Mane’ Kannada film.
No 1 heroine of the Kannada cinema Ramya moving to the new house on Lavelle Road is accepting films one by one. She has Dhandam Dashagunam’ ready for release, Sanju Weds Geetha is waiting for release date and Johny Mera Naam is on the floors. She has another Tamil film offer too.
Lovely star Premkumar has completed ‘I am Sorry Mathe Bani Preetsona’ and he is donning the role of a bad man. He is ‘Kettavanu’ in his next film.
Besides all the above big stars films the other films waiting for release in the coming three months are -
1. Shikari (Mammooty first bilingual in Kannada and Malayalam)
2. Kalgejje, (Vishwas Roopika)
3. Kal Manja, (Komalkumar)
4. Olave Mandhara, (Srikanth and Akanksha)
5. Mandhahasa (Nikie, Akshay)
6. Rama Rama Raghu Rama, (Rangayana Raghu)
7. Vinayaka Geleyara Balaga, (Vijay Raghavendra)
8. Aptha, (Pooja Gandhi)
9. Puthra, (Diganth and Avinash)
10. Manasology, (Amoolya)
11. Murali Meets Meera, (Prajwal, Reema Vora, Harshika)
12. 5 Idiots, (Anand, Vasu, Namratha, Harshika)
13. Chinnada Thaali, (Tilak and Thungasri)
14. Devadas, (Yogish and Janal Pandey)
15. Naavu Nam Hendthiru, (Harish Raj, Ashwini)
16. Gun, (Harish Raj, Mallika kapoor)
17. Chennamma IPS, (Ayesha)
18. Magiya Kaala, (Nishanth Bindhusri)
19. Prarthane, (Ananthnag, Prakash Raj)
20. Bettada Jeeva,
22. Mathondu Madhuvena, (Ganesh, Shradda Arya)
23. Limit, (dinesh Baboo film)
24. Yee Sanje, (Sanjaana)
25. Rajadhani, (Yash, Sheena)
26. Manasina Maathu, (Ajay, Aindrita Ray)
27. Dhool, (Yogish and Aindrita Ray)
28. Mayadhantha Male, (Ajith, Bhavana Rao)
29. Preethiya Loka,
30. Lokave Helidha Mathidu,
32. Oscar, (Ashok, Priyanka and Priyanka)
33. Rangappa Hogbitna, (Ramesh Aravind, Sanjana)
36. Jolly Boy, (Diganth)
37. Swayamkrishi, (Veerendra Babu Tamanna)
38. Kote, (Prajwal, Dimple Chopda)
39. Bhadra, (Prajwal, Daisy Shah)
40. Aa Marma,
41. Karthik, (Karthik Shetty and Archana Gupta)
42. Neneyuve Ninna,
43. Thyagu, (Deepak)
44. 18th Cross, (Deepak, Radhika Pandit)
45. Toofan (Yashas and Nakshatra)
46. Kirataka (Yash)
48. Hosa Prema Purana
49. Jai Hind, (Sandesh and Pooja Gandhi)
50. Shabdamani (Dr Girish Karnad, Shruthi)
51. Engagement (Prashanth)
52. Happy Husbands, (V Ravichandran, Ramesh ARavind, Vijay Raghavendra, Ragini)
53. Dushta (Pankaj, Surabhi)
54. Crazy Krishna, (Vijay Raghavendra)
55. 90 (Sadhu Kokila)
56. Teenage (Kishan)
57. Mesthri (Balu and Rani)
58. Nee Illadhe (Pooja Gandhi and Raghu Mukerjee)
59. Ithihasa (Raani)
60. Shravana (Vijaya Raghavendra, Gayathri Iyer)
62. January 1 Bidugade
63. Mr Duplicate
64. Koffee Shop
65. Krishnan Marriage Story