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Tamil's Kalavani gets Kannada remake

Last updated on: November 10, 2010 10:08 IST

Tamil's Kalavani gets Kannada remake

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Shruti Indira Lakshminarayana in Bangalore

Get your low down on what's happening in the world of Kannada cinema, right here!

The rural based romantic Tamil comedy Kalavani is being remade in Kannada. Kalavani is a film where two youths belonging to warring villages fall in love.

Yash plays the lead role while Ovia, the female lead in the original has been retained. This is Yash's first remake. Vimal had played the hero's role in the Tamil film.

Yash has undergone a makeover for the film. He will be sporting short hair. Ovia is also likely to get a different screen name. This apart, Yash has Modalasala and Rajadhani to look forward to.

Advertisement film maker Pradeep Raj is directing the film. It is being shot mostly in Mandya and Cauvery belt around Mysore.


Image: Yash in Kirataka

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One man show

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A film in which there is only one dialogue and one actor is being released in Kannada. The film is titled T as the only word that the protagonist utters in the film is tea.

T is a film about a forest dweller and his tryst with civilization. The film has been extensively shot in the forests of Sringeri across nine days. Ramesh, a karate expert is the hero. Durgaprasad is the director. He is working on another film Hongirana as well.

T will be released in DVD format. It will be screened in the upcoming Goa film festival among others as well.

The team is hoping to make it to the Guinness Book of Records given that there is only one actor and one dialogue in the entire film. Previously a Kannada film Shanti, with just one actor was released. However the film had several dialogues.


Image: A scene from T

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Shankar Nag back?

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Late actor Shankar Nag is all set to return on screen in a film titled Pravaadi produced by Anaji Nagarag. Shankar Nag's appearance has been made possible by the use of graphics. 

"The actor will hog two hours of screen space and theatre artistes from across the state will be seen essaying supporting roles," says director Ziaullah Khan.

The film, he says, deals with 22 crucial issues that affect society at large. The screenplay is also said to be first of its kind. "I needed a powerful mass medium like cinema to reach across these issues and there could have been no better person than Shankar Nag to play the lead role as he was a man who thought about other people and development of society," adds the director.

Khan says that this project has been in the pipeline for over eight years now. "I have been working on the script for this long and wrote the dialogues only this year," he adds.

The film is being made on a budget crossing Rs five crore according to the director and he is very confident of getting a good response. "The Kannada audience has always encouraged good films and I'm confident about my script," he says.

A two hour CD on the making of the film will also be released. Pravaadi is expected to go on floors in February.                


Image: Shankar Nag

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