‘Cinema My Darling’, television journalist Gaurish Akki’s maiden directorial venture will release all over Karnataka on March 25 in about 70 theatres mainly comprising multiplexes.

Gaurish Akki told reporters that the film chronicles his struggles to make it as a director in the tinsel world.

Manojava Galgali said he plays an aspiring director Satya in the movie who is sensible and sensitive. He said he had to underplay his character which was challenging and quite in contrast to his real self. His role is that of a director and whether he succeeds in directing a movie or not forms the interesting part of the story.

Shashi Deshpande who has worked in channels and is known for his comic shows said he plays Basava Patil, an aspiring singer in the movie.

Shreyas said he plays a cinematographer who comes to Bengaluru from Mangaluru. He said he had worked in 22 movies so far and added that he was happy that Gaurish Akki recognized his talent after seeing him in just a 16-second appearance in the film Yogaraj..Bhat.

Sanjjanaa said she never felt she was working in a movie. She knew Gaurish Akki as one of the top notch news anchors on Kannada television and this film is his dream child. The film is straight from the heart and is simple. She said she liked the friendly atmosphere in the workplace which was very much unlike a regular film production unit. She said she plays Devayani, a glamourous and a successful artiste who doesn’t need to become a heroine but gets to become one in what she termed as a meaningful role.

Manasa who is paired Manojava said she was anchoring a music programme on a channel when Gaurish called her for the role. She said her parents were against her getting into movies but found the team to be extremely professional.

The film is produced by Mahantesh and Srinivas.

inema My Darling, a Kannada movie written and directed by electronic media journalist Gaurish Akki saw the launch of its music and trailer at a function in Bengaluru.

Gaurish Akki said it was a six-year dream to make a movie that has been realized.

Sanjjanaa said director Akki is a cute, innocent, delicate and a hardworking man who draws good response from his artistes. She said that is evident after seeing the product on the big screen.

Vihaan Gowda who plays the male lead said his dream to become a hero had been fulfilled by the director. He said he was a model and the director saw him before arclights beckoned him. The film has action, friendship and comedy and is a story of four heroes and heroines.

Shashi Deshpande, who hails from Hubballi and a colleague of the director plays an important role in the film. Anchor Manasa plays a role for the first time. She said the director has portrayed all the emotions of difficulty, loss, happiness and sorrows beautifully. Shreyas Narasimha plays the role of a cameraman. Panchaali who was an anchor with Udaya and Public TV plays a girl who is seen constantly scolding the guys. Sampath Kumar who comes from a theatre background has played the villain.

Lyricist V Nagendra Prasad has penned the title song. He said he thought Akki would direct a film titled Media My Darling but he has joined the ranks of other film directors. He said Akki used to criticize films but now he has turned a film-maker. He said Akki has portrayed the story and the lives of cinema people well in the movie.

Music composer Ajneesh Lokanath said it is difficult to talk about music but he has shown what he is capable of delivering. The film has four songs with one of them being sung by himself, he said.

Lyricist Jayant Kaikini who has written a song said he had immense respect for Gaurish Akki as he also shares the name of his illustrious father. He recalled his association with Akki during his stint with ETV Kannada. Kaikini said films with good lyrical songs had succeeded and hoped that good movies should be made for good songs. Malavalli Saikrishna has written a song.

Later, Gaurish Akki called his entire team to release the music CD of the film.

Four songs of the song along with the trailer were shown to the journalists. 

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