annada film ‘Kollegala’ will release on April 1 all over Karnataka in about 40 to 70 theatres. The film is produced by Raghu Raj and Nagaraj M and co-produced by Gangadhar and Suresh Babu. The film is written and directed by Venkatesh Dikshit who has also played one of the lead roles.

Dikshit told reporters that the story was written based on the title that they had registered. He said the film happens in Kolar and not in Kollegala. There are three heroes in the movie and added that he plays one of them. He said all the three sport lungi and shirt throughout the movie. He said the songs are situational and they go with the story. The film is about friendship, heroism, sentiment and love.

Kiran Gowda is playing the male lead in his debut film. Deepa Gowda is playing the female lead.

A T Ravish has scored the music for the movie which has four songs. Ravish said the Ganesha song and Sundari song have become popular.

Suchendra Prasad plays the mantravadi in the film and Kari Subbu his opponent.

Sandeep is the cameraman. Thriller Manju and Mass Maada have composed the stunts.

ormer deputy chief minister R Ashoka launched the music album of the film Kollegala at a function in Bengaluru on Monday.

Speaking at the function, R Ashoka said the title evokes some curiosity among audiences and there seems to be some imagination that goes with the title. But, he said he didn’t know what the film was all about and said the team had won half the battle in getting a good title.

Ashoka said Kannada cinema should break new ground and stereotypes like Tamil and Telugu films and not chase formulas. He said films made with good stories should be encouraged and that more story-based films that are close to reality should be made.

 The former minister said stakes are higher when new people make movies as they have to prove themselves.

Music composer A T Ravish said there are four songs in the movie and a bit song.

Kiran Gowda who has acted in the movie said he plays a character Partha who is from Kollegal. He said the Ganesha song and the item number has come out well.

Dharmateja said cinematography is good with frames being well taken.

Heroine Deepa Gowda said her role was not so challenging although she is in the movie throughout the length in a deglamourised avatar. She said she plays a village girl who goes to the city for studies and helps the guys.

Venkatesh who has written and directed the film besides playing the lead role said the movie’s output had exceeded his expectations. He said the film has Kolar dialect and there is the Kollegala effect in the movie which is witchcraft that the town is famous for.

The film is shot in Kolar, Kanakapura, Kollegal and Bengaluru. One song is remaining to be shot. Mass Maada has composed stunts while Thriller Manju has done one special fight.

Karisubbu who has acted in the movie spoke and Velu of Lahari Music said very few films with good music are coming out.

The film is produced by Nagaraj and Raghuraju. 

ollegala district is infamous for its black magic stories. But, Venkatesh Dixit’s debutant directorial, Kiran Gowda starrer and ‘A Frame To Frame Movies’ produced movie ‘Kollegala’ will have only traces of black magic, where as the whole story revolves around two village boys who face hurdles in their life after the entry of a Kollegala’s anonymous person!

‘Kollegala’ movie has gone on floors on Thrusday (Mar. 5) by having muhoortha in Dodda Ganapathi Temple near Basavanagudi.

Addressing the media, Venkatesh Dixit, director of the movie said, ‘this is my debutant directorial movie. Earlier to this movie I had worked as a Co-director and Associate director in about 12 movies. I had worked with Thriller Manju and J.D.Chakravarthi as Associate director.’

‘Though the story revolves around Kolar and Tekal, the person who hails from Kollegala do create a twist in protagonists’ life which is an important aspect of the movie. That is the reason the title of the movie is named as ‘Kollegala’ he clarified.

‘As Kollegala is infamous for black magic, we do have trace elements of black magic in the movie. Suchendra Prasad is playing the black magician role’ he disclosed.

Kiran Gowda is debuting as a hero with ‘Kollegala’ movie. Before entering to film industry, he had undergone acting course in ‘Limelight’ School which is run by the famous small screen actress Sunethra Pundit. Along with him, director Venkatesh Dixit too playing a lead role in the movie.

Veteran Actor and Producer Karisubbu, Producer Nagaraj, Co-producer Raghu Raj, Actor Suchendra Prasad, Music director A.T.Raveesh too spoke.

Actor Srinivas, Music director Sandeep Hanchin and others were present in the press meet.
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