Stay on release of Telugu film on Sathyananda

Stay on release of Telugu film on Sathyananda Bangalore: A court here today restrained producers of Telugu film 'Swami Sathyananda', believed to have been based on the life of controversial self styled godman Nithyananda, from releasing, promoting or exhibiting the movie in any manner till December 2. Passing orders on three Interlocutory applications filed by Nityananda, who was arrested last year on criminal charges, including rape, Additional Civil and Sessions Judge Aswath Narayana adjourned further hearing to December...
01:50:13 PM Nov 12, 2011

Darshan's illness brings hospital to limelight

Darshan's illness brings hospital to limelight Bangalore: Publicity, either good or bad seems to be positive always. Following reel star Darshan's admission to Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Chest Disease (RGICD) has been registering huge inflow of patients. The institute which was predominantly treating patients suffering from tuberculosis (TB), has seen a upsurge of patients by five per cent after Darshan's 'darshan' (visit) to the hospital. "Over the years, the institute gained popularity for treating tuberculosis and...
11:30:58 AM Nov 08, 2011

Kannada Review: 'Bodyguard' is an average fare

Kannada Review: 'Bodyguard' is an average fare Hyderabad: Film: 'Bodyguard'; Cast: Jaggesh, Daisy Shah, Spoorthi, Guru Datt and Sadhu Kokila; Producer: Parimala Jaggesh and Narasimhan; Director: Anand; Camera: Ashok Raman; Music Composer: Vinaya Chandra; Rating: ** Jaggesh starrer 'Body Guard' is the third remake of the Malayalam hit 'Body Guard', which was directed by Siddique with Dileep and Nayantara in the lead roles. The film saw Nayantara's return to the Malayalam movies after a long gap and...
05:55:21 PM Nov 06, 2011

Kannada Review: 'Maduve Mane' is predictable

Kannada Review: 'Maduve Mane' is predictable Director: Sunil Kumar Singh Cast: Ganesh, Shradha Arya, Avinash, Tabala Naania and Sharan After a series of flops such as Maleyali Jotheyali, Ullasa Utsaha and Cool, Ganesh returns with Maduve Mane (The Wedding Hall), directed by Sunil Kumar Singh. Singh has directed serials for the Kannada TV channels. This is his film debut. Ganesh, considered a youth heartthrob after the runaway hit Mungaru Male, continues in the same mode. The...
11:59:47 AM Nov 05, 2011

Kannada Film Friday: Bodyguard, Madhuve Mane

Kannada Film Friday: Bodyguard, Madhuve Mane New Delhi: This Friday will see two releases in Sandalwood (Kannada Cinema). It is going to be very important for veteran hero cum politician Jaggesh and Golden star Ganesh of Mungaru Malhe fame. Jaggesh's previous film Double Decker did not do well in the box office. But he is touted as a minimum guarantee hero. It is a remake of Malayalam original Bodyguard featuring Dileep and Nayantara, not Salman Khan's...
01:00:22 PM Nov 03, 2011

Kannada Review: 'Kaanchaana' a debut gone awry

Kannada Review: 'Kaanchaana' a debut gone awry Hyderabad: Film: 'Kaanchaana'; Cast: Diganth, Raagini, Kran Sreenivas, Rangayana Raghu, Tabla Naani, and Mithra; Director: Sai Ganesh; Producer: Srinath Reddy; Camera: Sundaranatha Suvarna; Music Composer: Rishikesh Hari; Rating: Half a star Engineer-turned-director Sai Ganesh's debut movie 'Kaanchaana' was marketed as a comedy aiming to provide relief to the audiences with funny situations, dialogues and songs. Since the film was made by young enthusiasts from corporate world, there was a certain...
03:21:34 PM Oct 30, 2011

Kannada Review: 'Obavva' scores with action

Kannada Review: 'Obavva' scores with action Hyderabad: Film: 'Obavva'; Cast: Deepak, Ayesha, Shobharaj, Swasthick Shankar, Petrol Prasanna, and Bullet Prakash; Screenplay Writer-Director: Aanand P. Raju; Producer: Kantha-Pravin Ramakrishna; Camera: Gauri Venkatesh; Music Composer: Rajesh Ramanath; Rating: ** 1/2 Ayesha, a trained Karate and Kungfu expert known as Karate Queen in the film industry, makes a comeback with 'Obavva' and shows her prowess in fight scenes. Ayesha plays Lady Amithabh with five rocking fights in the second...
02:06:01 PM Oct 30, 2011

Star-studded World Kannada Conference in London

Star-studded World Kannada Conference in London London: Veteran Kannada film actors Ambarish, Pranay Raj Srinath and three others were honoured for their outstanding contribution to Kannada cinema at the Vishwa Kannada Sammelan (Europe) 2011 (World Kannada Conference, Europe) here last night. Others honoured with a shawl and certificate were Kannada actress Ramya, actor Hamsa Lekha and veteran actress Sumalata Ambarish. Speaking on behalf of those honoured, Ambarishi described the it as 'memorable'. He recalled the contributions...
01:44:07 PM Oct 24, 2011

Kannada Review: 'Naanalla' is an engaging tale

Kannada Review: 'Naanalla' is an engaging tale Cast: Tarun, Shubha Poonja, Anant Nag, Rangayana Raghu, Mukyamanthri Chandru, Sihi Kahi Chandru Direction: Dinesh Baboo A talented scriptwriter, cinematographer and a director - Dinesh Baboo is an all rounder who excels in shoe-string budget movies that are made within a stipulated time. Though of late his eagerness to take too many projects has resulted in mediocrity but, nevertheless, with 'Naanalla' he has once again proved what he is capable...
06:37:22 PM Oct 22, 2011

Kannada Review: 'Ishta', an effort gone waste

Kannada Review: 'Ishta', an effort gone waste Cast: Santosh, Bhumika, Ravi Teja, Premalatha, Karibasavaiah, Srikanth Heblikar Direction: R.P.Krishna The vinyl designs and posters of 'Ishta' looked interested and appealing, even the stills and the promos of the film showed promise. But, alas, it's an effort gone waste. The film has been made by the family members of the movie's heroine Bhumika. Even though she is decent in the film, it's the director who is the main culprit...
05:59:31 PM Oct 22, 2011

Vishnuvardhan bags best actor award posthumously

Vishnuvardhan bags best actor award posthumously Bangalore: Late Kannada actor Vishnuvardhan has bagged the best actor award (Subbaiah Naidu award)posthumously for his stellar performance in super-hit Aaptharakshaka for the year 2009-10. In the state film awards announced today, Anu Prabhakar bagged the best actress honour for her role in Pareekshe. There were in all 54 films in competition before the selection panel, headed by actor-producer-director Dwarakish. The awards list was released at a press conference by...
05:57:24 PM Oct 20, 2011

Kannada Review: 'Putra' is an ordinary fare

Kannada Review: 'Putra' is an ordinary fare Hyderabad: Film: 'Putra'; Cast: Diganth, Supreetha, Roopashri, Avinash, Sudha Belawadi, Sundar Raj and Tennis Krishna; Producer: Anthony Paul; Director: V. Umakanth; Camera: Ravi Suvarna; Music: Raja Ramesh; Rating: ** 'Putra' is a remake of Tamil film 'Em Magan' starring Bharath. The film was a moderate success and its highlight was the sentimental sequences. But the Kannada remake is certainly not well-crafted with its poor production values and very ordinary narration...
06:39:57 PM Oct 16, 2011

Kannada actor Darshan, wife make up

Kannada actor Darshan, wife make up Bangalore: Seeking to script a new chapter after being in jail for nearly a month on charge of attempt to murder his wife, leading Kannada actor Darshan Toogudeepa apologized to his fans for misconduct as the couple vowed to move forward leaving behind the 'bitter' phase. "Please pardon me. It's a bitter incident of my life which should not have happened. Darshan will not do it again", the popular actor...
06:29:54 PM Oct 10, 2011

Kannada Review: 'Paramathma' is a fresh delight

Kannada Review: 'Paramathma' is a fresh delight Cast: Puneet Raj Kumar, Aindrita Ray, Deepa Sannidhi, Anant Nag, Rangayana Raghu, Avinash, Ramya Barne Director: Yogaraj Bhat 'Paramathma' certainly stands up to the hype built around it before its release. The film directed by eminent Kannada filmmaker Yogaraj Bhat with versatile actor Puneet Raj Kumar in the lead is an out-of-box film which is quite different from their previous films. One can easily spot the trademark style of Bhat's...
05:54:08 PM Oct 08, 2011

Actor Darshan's bail plea adjourned to October 7

Actor Darshan's bail plea adjourned to October 7 Bangalore: The vacation bench of Karnataka High Court today adjourned the hearing on the bail applicationof Kannada actor Darshan, who was arrested for allegedly assaulting and threatening his wife, till October 7. Justice B V Pinto adjourned the arguments on the bail pleaafter directing Special Public Prosecutor Vijay Kumar Majjigeto file his objection against Darshan's bail plea on the nextdate of hearing. Darshan, is presently lodged in Parappana Agrahara centralprison....
05:23:45 PM Oct 04, 2011