Ganesh in Kannada remake of Mynaa
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Just as Golden Star Ganesh's market value was being questioned, the actor has bagged the Kannada remake of the critically acclaimed Tamil film Mynaa. Since the actor is busy with his maiden directorial Cool currently, this film is likely to go on floors early next year.
The leading lady is yet to be finalised. Prabhu Solomon, who directed the original, has been roped in to wield the microphone in the Kannada version as well. Manju is the producer and director Guruprasad is writing the dialogues.
Ganesh has mostly been seen in urban centric lover boy roles barring Cheluvina Chittara and this film will see him in a rustic get up. It is believed that eight producers and a few directors had approached the original makers for the rights.
Directors Prem and Indrajeet, producers K C N Kumar and Dinakar, sources say were among those who were also looking to acquire the rights. Sources also add that Ganesh was the most preferred choice among these film makers.Mynaa is the love story of two people who grow up together. Strong characterisation, music, humour, beautiful locales and the climax were some of its highlights.
Techie turns director
A farmer's son opens a software company. That's the one line story of Yatna, a film being made by techie turned director Samarth Nayak.
"The film has a zero to hero kind of a story. Success is not final and failure is not fatal is the message I have set out to give through Yatna," says Samarth.
Also, perseverance and hard work can make dreams come true, is what the film attempts to highlight. These messages are given by five friends who play the main protagonists. Girish Bhatt, who will soon be seen in Ramesh Arvind starrer Rangappa Hogbitnna! is also part of the cast. All in all there are 76 artistes in the film.
The film has five songs. Vineeth Raj Menon, a first timer, is the music composer. "My singers are engineers too. Many of the actors have a corporate background," adds Samarth. He has just not directed the film but also edited it.
He has handled the camera and choreographed the dances as well. "I learnt everything about editing and cinematography through books and the Internet. I have used high definition cameras and the ones I have used are better than those used in English flick Paranormal Activity," says Samarth. Story, dialogues and screenplay are also his department.
The 120-minute film is due for release in February next year. Samarth is next planning to direct a commercial comedy film. He is in talks with a few producers in this regard.
Image: A scene from Yatna
This Yograj is an astrologer
After Shriharikathe, Dayal Padmanabhan is directing Yograj But. And no, the film has nothing to do with famed director Yograj Bhat, confirms Dayal.
"It's just that our lead character is named Yograj. He is an astrologer and the story revolves around the incidents that take place in two days of life," he says.
Naveen Krishna who played a significant role in Shriharikathe is the lead hero in this film. Neethoo of Gaalipata fame is the heroine. She plays the role of an orphan growing up in the ashram of Shivakumar Swamiji.
In fact the Swamiji himself will be seen in the film. Apart from the lead actors, Yograj stars the hero of Patre Loves Padma, Ajith. He will be playing a cameo. Veteran actor Shivakumar, Sihi Kahi Chandru and Geetha and lyricist Nagendraprasad are part of the supporting cast.
Image: Naveen Krishna and Neethoo in Yograj