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ಮಂಜನ ಈತನಿಗೆ ಊರಲ್ಲಿ ಈತನಿಗೆ ಸಾಲ ಕೊಡದವರೇ ಇಲ್ಲ ಎನ್ನಬಹುದು, ಸದಾ ಸಾಲದಲ್ಲೇ ಮುಳುಗೇಳುವ ಕಿಲಾಡಿ ಮಂಜನ ಹೊಸ ಅವತಾರದಲ್ಲಿ ನವರಸ ನಾಯಕ ಜಗ್ಗೇಶ್ ಅವರು ಈವಾರ ಬಿಡುಗಡೆಯಾದ ಮೇಲುಕೋಟೆ ಮಂಜ ಚಿತ್ರದಲ್ಲಿ ಕಾಣ ಸಿಕೊಂಡಿದ್ದಾರೆ. ಮಂಜ(ಜಗ್ಗೇಶ್) ಮೇಲುಕೋಟೆಯ ಸ್ಕೂಲ್ ಮಾಸ್ಟರ್ ಒಬ್ಬರ ಮಗ. ವ್ಯವಹಾರಕ್ಕಾಗಿ ಸ್ನೇಹಿತರು, ಬಡ್ಡಿ ಕೊಡವವರು ಹೀಗೆ ಸಿಕ್ಕಸಿಕ್ಕವರ ಬಳಿ ಸಾಲ ತಗೊಂಡು ವ್ಯವಹಾರದಲ್ಲಿ ನಷ್ಟ ಅನುಭವಿಸಿ, ಸಾಲಗಾರರಿಗೆ ಹಣ ವಾಪಸ್ ಕೊಡಲಾಗದೆ, ತಲೆ ತಪ್ಪಿಸಿಕೊಂಡು ಓಡಾಡುತ್ತಿರುತ್ತಾನೆ. ಮಂಜನಿಂದ ಹಣ ವಾಪಸ್ ಬರಲ್ಲ, ಸಾಲಗಾರರು ಮಂಜನನ್ನ ಬಿಡಲ್ಲ. ಹೀಗೆ ಅರ್ಧ ಚಿತ್ರ ಸಾಲ, ಸಾಲ ಎನ್ನುತ್ತಲೇ ಸಾಗುತ್ತದೆ. ಮಗನ ಈ ಸ್ಥಿತಿಯನ್ನು ಕಂಡು ಮರುಗುವ ಮಂಜನ ತಂದೆ ಕೊನೆಗೆ ತನ್ನ ಮನೆಯನ್ನೇ ಅಡವಿಟ್ಟು ಎಲ್ಲರ ಸಾಲವನ್ನೂ ತೀರಿಸುತ್ತಾನೆ. ಇದೇ ಸಂದರ್ಭದಲ್ಲಿ ಮಂಜನ ಜೀವನದಲ್ಲಿ ಪಾರ್ವತಿ(ಐಂದ್ರಿತಾ ರೇ) ಎಂಬ ಮುದ್ದಾದ ಹುಡುಗಿ ಆಕಸ್ಮಿಕವಾಗಿ ಎಂಟ್ರಿಯಾಗುತ್ತಾಳೆ. ಆಕೆಯನ್ನು ಅವಳ ಮಾವನ ಕಾಟದಿಂದ ತಪ್ಪಿಸಿ ಬಚಾವ್ ಮಾಡುವ ಮಂಜ ಕೊನೆಗೆ ಗ್ರೇಟ್ ಹೀರೋ ಆಗುತ್ತಾನೆ. ಪ್ರತಿಯೊಬ್ಬ ಭಾರತೀಯನ ತಲೆ ಮೇಲೂ 30 ಸಾವಿರ ರೂ.ಗಳ ಸಾಲವಿದೆ. ಬ್ಯಾಂಕ್‍ಗಳು ನೀಡುವ ಸಾಲವನ್ನ ದುರುಪಯೋಗ ಮಾಡಿಕೊಳ್ಳುವ ಕೆಲ ವ್ಯಕ್ತಿಗಳು ಆ ಹಣವನ್ನು ಬಡ್ಡಿ, ಮೀಟರ್ ಬಡ್ಡಿಗೆ ಜನರಿಗೆ ಸಾಲ ನೀಡಿ, ಬ್ಯಾಂಕಿಗೂ ಮೋಸಮಾಡಿ ಓಡಾಡಿಕೊಂಡಿದ್ದಾರೆ. ಸಮಾಜದಲ್ಲಿನ ಕೆಲ ಪ್ರಮುಖ ಅಂಶಗಳನ್ನ ಒಬ್ಬ ನಿರ್ದೇಶಕರಾಗಿ ಜಗ್ಗೇಶ್ ಮನರಂಜನಾತ್ಮಕವಾಗಿ ಚಿತ್ರಿಸಿz್ದÁರೆ. ಈ ಚಿತ್ರದ ಅಡಿಬರಹವೇ ಹೇಳುವ ಹಾಗೆ, ಮೇಲುಕೋಟೆ ಮಂಜ ನಗುವವರಿಗೆ ಮಾತ್ರ.

ಇಡೀ ಚಿತ್ರದಲ್ಲಿ ಜಗ್ಗೇಶ್ ತಮ್ಮ ಮಾತುಗಳ ಮೂಲಕ ಪ್ರೇಕ್ಷಕರಿಗೆ ಭರಪೂರ್ ಮನರಂಜನೆ ಕೊಡುತ್ತಾರೆ. ಕೆಲ ಸೀರಿಯಸ್ ದೃಶ್ಯಗಳಲ್ಲೂ ಜಗ್ಗೇಶ್ ನಗುವೇ ಮಂತ್ರ ಎಂಬುದನ್ನ ಅನುಸರಿಸಿz್ದÁರೆ. ಒಟ್ಟಾರೆ ಹೇಳಬೇಕೆಂದರೆ ಇಡೀ ಚಿತ್ರವನ್ನು ಜಗ್ಗೇಶ್ ಪೂರ್ಣವಾಗಿ ಆವರಿಸಿಕೊಂಡಿz್ದÁರೆ. ತಮ್ಮ ವಿಭಿನ್ನ ಮ್ಯಾನರಿಸಂ ಮೂಲಕ ಪ್ರೇP್ಷÀಕರನ್ನ ರಂಜಿಸಿz್ದÁರೆ. ಚಿತ್ರದ ಇನ್ನೊಂದು ವಿಶೇಷವೆಂದರೆ, ಜಗ್ಗೇಶ್ ಕನ್ನಡದ ಹೆಸರಾಂತ ಕಲಾವಿದರ ಶೈಲಿಯಲ್ಲಿ ಮಿಮಿಕ್ರಿ ಮಾಡಿರುವುದು. ಇನ್ನು ಚಿತ್ರದಲ್ಲಿ ಒಬ್ಬ ಸಾಮಾನ್ಯ ಹುಡುಗಿಯ ಪಾತ್ರವನ್ನ ನಾಯಕಿ ಐಂದ್ರಿತಾ ರೇ ನಿರ್ವಹಿಸಿz್ದÁರೆ. ಅವರ ಪಾತ್ರಕ್ಕೆ ಹೆಚ್ಚು ಪ್ರಾಮುಖ್ಯತೆ ಇಲ್ಲವಾದರೂ ತಮ್ಮ ಪಾತ್ರವನ್ನ ಮಾತ್ರ ಅಚ್ಚುಕಟ್ಟಾಗಿ ನಿಭಾಯಿಸಿz್ದÁರೆ. ನಟನೆಯಲ್ಲಿ ತನಗೆ ತಾನೇ ಸಾಟಿ ಎನಿಸಿಕೊಂಡಿರುವ ಜಗ್ಗೇಶ್, ನಿರ್ದೇಶನದಲ್ಲೂ ತಮ್ಮ ಕೈಚಳಕ ತೋರಿz್ದÁರೆ. ಯಾವುದೇ ಮುಜುಗರವಾಗದ ರೀತಿಯಲ್ಲಿ ಪ್ರೇP್ಷÀಕರಿಗೆ ಇಷ್ಟವಾಗುವಂತಹ ಚಿತ್ರಕಥೆ ಹಾಗೂ ಸಂಭಾಷಣೆಗಳನ್ನು ನೀಡಿz್ದÁರೆ. ಮಂಜನಿಗೆ ಸಾಲ ನೀಡುವ ಫೈನಾನ್ಷಿಯರ್ ಆಗಿ ರಂಗಾಯಣ ರಘು, ಜಗ್ಗೇಶ್ ತಂದೆಯಾಗಿ ಶ್ರೀನಿವಾಸ ಪ್ರಭು ಸೇರಿದಂತೆ ಎಲ್ಲರೂ ತಂತಮ್ಮ ಪಾತ್ರಗಳಿಗೆ ನ್ಯಾಯ ಒದಗಿಸಿz್ದÁರೆ. ಇನ್ನು ಚಿತ್ರದಲ್ಲಿ ಕಥೆಗೆ ಪ್ರಾಮುಖ್ಯತೆ ಇಲ್ಲದಿದ್ದರೂ, ಇದೊಂದು ಪಕ್ಕಾ ಕಾಮಿಡಿ ಎಂಟರ್‍ಟೈನರ್ ಎನ್ನಬಹುದು. ನವರಸನಾಯಕ ಜಗ್ಗೇಶ್ ಅವರ ತುಂಟಾಟಗಳೇ ಈ ಚಿತ್ರದ ಹೈಲೈಟ್ ಆಗಿವೆ.
-11/02/17

MELUKOTE MANJA’ AUDIO RELEASED, RELEASING ON FEB 10
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he audio of Kannada film‘Melukote Manja’ was released at a function in Bengaluru on Tuesday morning. The film will release all over Karnataka on Feb.10. The film is produced by R Krishna and it is written and directed by Jaggesh. Aindrita Ray is the heroine and Rangayana Raghu and Srinivasa Prabhu is also in the cast. Giridhar Divan has scored the music.

Producer Krishna who sells chips to bars said he is a fan of Jaggesh and wanted to make a film but he got cheated. He said he met and expressed his desire to make a film and also about his story of having got cheated. He said Jaggesh to come on board and thus the film began.

Srinivasa Prabhu said he plays the hero’s father who is also a teacher. But, he said at home his son is wayward and is in bad company.

Jaggesh said he plays a lazy fellow who takes a loan and defaults. He flees from home and faces a lot of problems before understanding what life had to offer. He said all of this is told in a comical way. He said 60 percent of the shoot has been done in Melukote and the remaining in Mysuru and Bengaluru. Jaggesh said he did not create problems for anyone as a director but give all the technicians and artistes a lot of freedom. He said he believed in what Dwarakish had said that there should be not any reason to have a laugh. Jaggesh said he suffered an injury which forced him to take rest for a few months. He said he is now ready to take up offers as a few of them have come his way.

The film has four songs with one of them being penned by Jaggesh.
-2/01/17

PUNEETH SING FOR ‘MELKOTE MANJA
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ragging song featuring Jaggesh in ‘Melkote Manja’ on beautiful Aindrita Ray is sung by power star Puneeth Rajakumar. The song recording was done today at Akash Audio in Bangalore on Wednesday afternoon.

It is a known fact that power star Puneeth Rajakumar is a fan of Jaggesh. He admires him immensely for Jaggesh capabilities. For the first time power star Puneeth Rajakumar delivered a song in Jaggesh career in cinema.

On Wednesday Puneeth Rajakumar rendered the song…Life Subjecttu…Ladies Firsttu, Nimdene Iga Jamana…too much perfecttu, aadru Yadavattu Nilsi Dayavittu Binkaana…is a peppy song in the film sure to catch up with masses.

Jaggesh speaking on his project ‘Melkote Manja’ says the shoot has been completed at Melkote and forest area for the film. This is a film with underworld and love. The song of Puneeth Rajakumar would definitely add to the value of the film. Jaggesh at the time of composition of this song was thinking of power star Puneeth Rajakumar voice. Singers like Tippu, Karthik and others have lent voice for other songs.
-24/09/14

JAGGANNA IS MANJANNA!
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ne of the leading personalities of Kannada filmdom Jaggesh is taking up his second direction film ‘Melkote Manja’ that will be produced by Krishnappa his distant relative. Jaggesh has written script, dialogues and directing the film. He is paired with lovely looking Aindrita Ray. Rangayana Raghu and Jeevan are also in important roles in ‘MM’.

Jaggesh is a terrific director of his works came to the mind of media persons when he took up mike and disclosed all details one by one. He was in perfectly measured words and what others supposed to say he explained.

From the social media network Jaggesh ascertained that his films should be hilarious and no experiment, deviation is required. So he was shot up with the idea of people sinking in loans. He checked with others and got very positive response. The result of that is ‘Melkote Manja’ script.

Jaggesh is in loans running various places. He drives cycle with helmet so that money lender would not trace him. Rangayana Raghu is money lender. Every time he is bowled over by the tricks of Manja. Why this is Melkote Manja? Manja father lived in Melkote for last 15 years as teacher and he got nick name ‘Melkote Manja’.

On the other side the pretty Aindrita Ray is also running to various places because of an underworld don problem. The underworld don is none other than Jeevan.

It is Komal Kumar suggested music director Giridhar Diwan and feels very comfortable with him in five songs for the film before shoot. Yogaraj Bhat penned a song in half an hour and that is on the loan. Jaggesh has written a duet song for this film ‘Kanmuchi Nadedaga Yaakinge Helu Baa… Ramnarayan has lent two songs. Power star Puneeth Rajakumar happily agreed to sing a song. Karthik, Tippu are also singers with Anuradha Bhat. Thriller Manju is composing a stunt; Malur Srinivas and Imran Sardaria are choreographers.

Giridhar Diwan is extremely happy to work with Jaggesh and team. This is his 16th film as music director. The ability of Jaggesh is peerless he says. Nakul playback singer rendered the duet song lines what Jaggesh had written.

Krishnappa from chips factory to film production leaves all the responsibility to Jaggesh. He is not aware what the budget of the film.

Aindrita Ray is thrilled with Jaggesh offer. She has changed her perception in picking roles after ‘Bhajarangi’ film. I am looking for good roles than anything else. This film has such good portrayal. I am a fan of Jaggesh. I love his comedy and sense of humor. Aindrita Ray in this comedy filled film is a village based innocent girl.

The shoot for ‘Melkote Manja’ begins from August 1. In 40 days the shoot will be in Melkote, Mysore and Bangalore says Jaggesh.
-22/07/14


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