umtaj, a love story starring Dharma Keerthiraj and Sharmiela Mandre will release in 150 theatres across Karnataka on October 30.

Director Raghav Murali told journalists that Mumtaj is a cute love story in which Darshan is making a guest appearance. He said the actor will appear in the beginning and in the end. The film crew completed the film after shooting for 50 days and at a budget of Rs 2.5 crore, he said.

Umesh Banakar, who is producer’s friend said he is playing a lecturer in the movie who advises the hero in matters of love. The film is produced by Narasimha Murthy who is doing it for the first time and Sadashiv is the movie’s co-producer.

Praveen has scored the music in the movie which has six songs. All the songs have been shot on the sets including one that was shot in KGF.

Dharma Keerthiraj said he is back after three years and thanked the producer for giving him an opportunity. He said Darshan used to call him Cadbury during the shoot.

Sharmiela Mandre said she is back in Kannada films after a gap of two years in a good role. 

he music album of Mumtaj was released in Bengaluru on Wednesday evening at a function. The film stars Dharma Keerthiraj and Sharmiela Mandre in lead roles. The film is directed by debutant Murali Raghava.

Speaking at the function, Dharma Keerthiraj who also celebrated his birthday on Wednesday said he was acting in a movie after three years. He said he had done horseriding and added that after Navagraha he was acting with Sharmiela.

Sharmiela Mandre said Mumtaj is an intense and a cute love story. She said the movie had shaped up well. Sharmiela said she had laid a condition that the songs should be good and that the songs have come out well. She wished Dharma a happy birthday on the occasion.

Sharmiela also clarified that she had never said that she would not act with newcomers.

K V Praveen has scored the music for five songs for which his elder brother Pavan has penned the lyrics. Praveen who is studying in his final BCom has scored the music for the first time in the film.

Mumtaj is produced by Narasimha Murthy who said he didn’t want to get into production but decided to produce after listening to the story.

Umesh Banakar urged the journalists to encourage newcomers.

Keerthiraj said newcomers need Godfathers in the industry to survive and make it big. He said directors should come up with good screenplays instead of misguiding and misleading audiences. Keerthiraj said he had predicted the success of Ranna and Adhyaksha. He said he is now predicting that Mumtaj will be a hit not because his son is acting in it. Keerthiraj said a film will become successful if music and songs are good.

Director Raghava Murali thanked Umesh Banakar for giving him a break and helped him become a director. He said he was able to make a good film because of the freedom that he enjoyed from producer. Director Murali said Darshan is seen in a small role.

Jhenkaar Audio has brought out the music album of the film Mumtaj.

The songs and the trailer of the movie were shown on the occasion.

hahajan constructed Taj Mahal for Mumtaz and that is the replica of immense love. In this Kannada film although no ‘Mahal’ is constructed what would happen the Shahajan and Mumtaz are living in this modern world is the thought of young director Raghava Murali.

This is Action Cut Creations film with caption Janana Love Alli, Marana Feel Alli. This is the comeback of lovely pair of ‘Navagraha’ Dharma Keerthiraj (Ranjith Ram) with beautiful looking Sharmila Mandre.

After four years Dharma Keerthiraj son of well known villain of Kannada cinema back to acting. He has two shades. The film was launched on his birthday. Kicha Sudeep and Challenging star Darshan came to bless the 30 years young Dharma Keerthiraj. This is a commercial love story. The love is intense in this film he says.

Sharmila Mandre stated the film looks at modern days love keeping in mind Shahajan and Mumtaz. We are shooting at Taj Mahal also she pointed.

Raghav Murali worked for a long time as assistant director says he is also touching upon on relationship. He has six songs from 19 years young Praveen as music director. There is one song in historical pattern. In the film the name of hero and heroine are Ranjith and Anjali. The shoot will be held at Agra, Bijapur, KGF, Mysore in 45 days and songs will be shot in 20 days time.

Narasimha Murthy from real estate business is producing this film. He has good confidence on the subject of the film. Harish Nayak is cameraman of this film.

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