aghavendra Rajkumar released the audio of the forthcoming film 1st Rank Raju at a plush multiplex in Bengaluru on Saturday.

Speaking on the occasion he said he has watched the movie in which every scene is paisa vasool. He praised the director for striking a good balance in the subject by not targeting parents, teachers and students.

He said producers didn’t know a thing about movie making but they had learnt everything from scratch proving that youngsters can do it.

Raghavendra Rajkumar said he could proudly say that 1st Rank Raju is his film. Sadhu Kokila has done a different kind of comedy with the screenplay being quite good. He appealed to all the audiences to watch the movie.

Vinay Rajkumar said the film has good comedy with a good message.

Lyricist Jayanth Kaikini said it was difficult to write lyrics if the tune was good. He said the film 1st Rank Raju has novelty value.

Director Naresh said the film subject is fresh, new and it is their first attempt at making something like this. He said the promo was made first and then the production was started as producers were impressed by the promo.

Ashwin who has penned a song said he attempted writing a song thinking what Yogaraj Bhat would have written and thus the pen fell into his hands.

Music composer Kiran Ravindranath said the movie has six songs. There’s a title song, a love song, an experimental song, a montage rock-based song and a soft romantic number in the album.

Tanishka Kapoor who is playing the second lead said she is looking forward to good wishes from all. Apoorva who is playing the female lead also spoke. Gurunandan who is playing the title role of Raju said he enjoyed support from the entire team especially the producer and director.

Producer Manjunath also spoke.

s it enough you have knowledge derived from books in studies and obtain first rank in academics? That’s not enough. You need to shoulder life in society and use brain.

What happens to one who is just first rank in studies? That is told comically by Naresh making debut as director and Manjunath a granite merchant as producer.

‘First Rank Raju…Vidye 100% and Buddi 0%’ was clapped by former don and social servant Muthappa Rai, respected Raghavendra Rajakumar was present with his wife Smt Mangala to switch on the camera.

The trailer of the film was thoroughly enjoyable and it looked half of the film is told. This portion is used for the song number in the film. There are some more things says director Naresh. Telling the screenplay in humor touch is the thought of director Naresh. Hindi film ‘3 Idiots’ character Raju is the main inspiration for director.

Gurunandan of Cyber Yugadol….thanked producer for giving good support. He is last bench student in college. Apoorva third year Dentist student is main heroine. My role is what every girl wants to relate she says. Tanushka and Chandru is another pair in the film. There is ‘Chotu’ Master Chinmayi a 2nd standard student of St Marks School.

Girish is editing the film, Kiran is music director of his third film, Praveen is cameraman for this film.

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