ungaru Male 2 will release in more than 250 theatres all over Karnataka on September 9. The film is being distributed by Sri Gokul Films. The film stars Ganesh, Neha Shetty, V Ravichandran, Aindrita Ray and Shilpa Manjunath among others. The film is directed by Shashank. Arjun Janya has scored the music. Shekar Chandra is the cameraman. The film is produced by G Gangadhar who was the executive producer for Mungaru Male.

Director Shashank told reporters that the canvas of Mungaru Male 2 is bigger than Mungaru Male in all respects. He said he never thought he would take up direction work of this film as he believed that Yogaraj Bhat should do it with Ganesh. He said he accepted to do it because of the love and said yes only when he realized that he could do it.

Shashank said Mungaru Male 2 has taken the shape of a novel. He said to arouse curiosity a teaser was launched initially and then an audio teaser was put out. Now, the film is getting ready for a release and so instead of going for a trailer launch, he said the team had decided to launch the curtain raiser for the film.

The curtain raiser of Mungaru Male 2 is also in the form of a book. Senior journalist Ravindra Joshi released the curtain raiser and the front page cover of the novel that is written by him. Ganesh’s wife Shilpa Ganesh did the honours of releasing the film’s curtain raiser in book form. Shashank said the book will become available when the movie releases in theatres.

Producer Gangadhar said Shilpa mooted the title and thus the idea got started about three years back. He said Yogaraj Bhat told him he could not come on board for a year due to other commitments. He said he wanted to sign Shashank who had worked in their film who was reluctant to take it up. V Ravichandran gave 30 days of call-sheet although 15 days was required.

Distributor Balaram of Sri Gokul Films said Mungaru Male 2 is a big vibration which was enough reason for them to buy. He said heroine Neha Shetty is a plus point and Ganesh looks good in the movie. He said there is a demand for the movie and some expectations from it.

Designer Sai said stills have been overlapped in the movie's poster designs and camels have been used as signature. Ganesh is looking matured in the film a decade after Mungaru Male released. He said he was unmarried in Mungaru Male and that is a big difference in Mungaru Male 2.

Neha Shetty said she is nervous about the film’s release. She said she will be called the new Male girl and hoped that she would live up to expectations. She said she was ready and waiting to read the reviews so that she cut them and keep them in her shelf.

Miss Karnataka 2013 winner Shilpa Manjunath said she is lucky to have acted in a big film for her debut.  She said the music of Mungaru Male is viral ten years after its release and hoped that Mungaru Male 2 will repeat the same feat.

Ganesh said he is sentimentally attached to Mungaru Male title that made him a star and gave him star status. He said people still remember him for his performance in the film and call him as Male Huduga. He said he was happy to be offered this role in Mungaru Male which has a good story by Shashank  and a good performance by Neha Shetty.

Cameraman Shekar Chandra said the film has been shot in same locales without specifying other details.

Bharat Jain said the music of the film has topped the chartbuster in all digital platforms.

ungaru Male 2 has got a U certificate from the censors on Monday after the screening of the movie was held in a theatre in Bengaluru. The film will release all over Karnataka on September 9 and it stars Ganesh, Neha Shetty, V Ravichandran, Ravishankar and Sadhu Kokila among others. Aindrita Ray will be seen in a key role. The film is directed by Shashank and produced by G Gangadhar.

Mungaru Male 2 is seen as a sequel to Mungaru Male that broke box-office records in the history of Kannada cinema giving the movie’s director Yogaraj a cult status in the industry.

Arjun Janya has composed the music for Mungaru Male 2 and at least three songs of the album have become popular - Sariyaagi, Neenu Irade and Gamanisu.

Prathap Rao is the executive producer. Shekar Chandra is the cameraman. K M Prakash is the editor and Giri Mahesh its online editor. Raghavendra is the co-director of the film with Shashank, Gopi Iyer and Raghu Kovi penning the screenplay. Harsha, Murali, Bhanodaya and Kalai have worked as choreographers. Ravi Varma, Thriller Manju, Stunt Shiva and Kourava Venkatesh have worked as stunt directors.

ಎಲ್ಲೆಲ್ಲೂ ಮಳೆಯ ಸಿಂಚನ........ 
ಇ.ಕೆ. ಪಿಕ್ಚರ್ ಅಡಿಯಲ್ಲಿ ಜಿ. ಗಂಗಾಧರ್ ನಿರ್ಮಿಸಿ, ಶಶಾಂಕ್ ನಿರ್ದೇಶಿಸಿರುವ  ಮುಂಗಾರು ಮಳೆ -2 ಚಿತ್ರದ ಹಾಡುಗಳು ಬಿಡುಗಡೆಯಾಗಿದ್ದು ಎಲ್ಲೆಲ್ಲೂ ಸದ್ದು ಮಾಡುತ್ತಿವೆ. ಬಿಡುಗಡೆ ಆದ ಒಂದೇ ದಿನದಲ್ಲಿ 1 ಲಕ್ಷಕ್ಕೂ ಹೆಚ್ಚು ವೀಕ್ಷಣೆ ಆಗಿದೆ. ಚಿತ್ರದಲ್ಲಿ ಒಟ್ಟು 6 ಹಾಡುಗಳಿದ್ದು ಎಲ್ಲಾ ಹಾಡುಗಳು ಕೇಳಲು ಹಿಂಪಾಗಿವೆ. ಅರ್ಜುನ್ ಜನ್ಯ ಸಂಗೀತ ನಿರ್ದೇಶನದ  ಹಾಡುಗಳಿಗೆ ಜಯಂತ್ ಕಾಯ್ಕಿಣಿ, ಕವಿರಾಜ್, ಶಶಾಂಕ್, ಗೋಪಿ ಐಯರ್, ಚಂದನ್ ಶಟ್ಟಿ ಸಾಹಿತ್ಯ ಒದಗಿಸಿದ್ದಾರೆ. ಸೋನು ನಿಗಮ್, ಅರ್ಮಾನ್ ಮಾಲ್ಲಿಕ್, ಶ್ರೇಯ ಘೋಷಾಲ್, ಅನುರಾಧ ಭಟ್, ಬಿನ್ನಿ ದಯಾಳ್, ಸ್ವರೂಪ್ ಖಾನ್ ಹಾಡುಗಳಿಗೆ ದ್ವನಿ ನೀಡಿದ್ದಾರೆ. ಹಾಡುಗಳನ್ನು ಸ್ಲೊವ್ಯಾನಿಯ, ಸಕಲೇಶಪುರ ಹಾಗೂ ಇನ್ನಿತರ ಸುಂದರ ತಾಣಗಲ್ಲಿ ಚಿತ್ರೀಕರಿಸಿಲಾಗಿದೆ, ಶೇಖರ್ ಚಂದ್ರು ಛಾಯಾಗ್ರಹಣ, ಕೆ. ಎಂ. ಪ್ರಕಾಶ್ ಸಂಕಲನ ಹಾಗೂ ಹರ್ಷ, ಮನು, ಮುರಳಿ, ಕಲೈ ನೃತ್ಯ ನಿರ್ದೇಶಿಸಿದ್ದಾರೆ, ಚಿತ್ರವು ಮುಂದಿನ ತಿಂಗಳು 9ಕ್ಕೆ ಬಿಡುಗಡೆಯಾಗಲಿದ್ದು ಈ ವರ್ಷದ ಅತ್ಯುತ್ತಮ ಚಿತ್ರ ಆಗುವ ಎಲ್ಲಾ ಲಕ್ಷಣಗಳು ಕಾಣುತ್ತಿದೆ. ಚಿತ್ರದಲ್ಲಿ ರವಿಚಂದ್ರನ್, ಗಣೇಶ್, ನೇಹ ಶೆಟ್ಟಿ, ರವಿ ಶಂಕರ್, ಸಾಧು ಕೋಕಿಲ ಮುಂತಾದವರಿದ್ದಾರೆ.

ಆಗಸ್ಟ್‍ನಲ್ಲಿ `ಮುಂಗಾರು ಮಳೆ - 2’ ಚಿತ್ರದ ಆಡಿಯೋ ರಿಲೀಸ್

ಇ.ಕೆ ಪೆÇ್ರಡಕ್ಷನ್ಸ್ ಲಾಂಛನದಲ್ಲಿ ಜಿ.ಗಂಗಾಧರ್ ಅವರು ನಿರ್ಮಿಸುತ್ತಿರುವ `ಮುಂಗಾರು ಮಳೆ – 2’ ಚಿತ್ರದ ಚಿತ್ರೀಕರಣ ಮುಕ್ತಾಯವಾಗಿದೆ. ಯೂರೋಪ್, ರಾಜಸ್ಥಾನ ಹಾಗೂ ಕರ್ನಾಟಕದ ರಮಣ ೀಯ ಸ್ಥಳಗಳಲ್ಲಿ ಚಿತ್ರೀಕರಣ ನಡೆದಿದೆ. ಸದ್ಯ ಚಿತ್ರಕ್ಕೆ ಡಿ ಐ ಅಳವಡಿಸಲಾಗುತ್ತಿದೆ. ಆಗಸ್ಟ್ 5ರಂದು ಚಿತ್ರದ ಆಡಿಯೋ ರಿಲೀಸ್ ಆಗಲಿದೆ.

ಶಶಾಂಕ್ ನಿರ್ದೇಶನದ ಈ ಚಿತ್ರಕ್ಕೆ ಅರ್ಜುನ್ ಜನ್ಯ ಸಂಗೀತ ನೀಡಿದ್ದಾರೆ. ಶೇಖರ್ ಚಂದ್ರು ಛಾಯಾಗ್ರಹಣ ಹಾಗೂ ಕೆ.ಎಂ.ಪ್ರಕಾಶ್ ಸಂಕಲನವಿರುವ ಈ ಚಿತ್ರದ ತಾರಾಬಳಗದಲ್ಲಿ ಗೋಲ್ಡನ್ ಸ್ಟಾರ್ ಗಣೇಶ್, ಕ್ರೇಜಿಸ್ಟಾರ್ ರವಿಚಂದ್ರನ್, ನೇಹಾ ಶೆಟ್ಟಿ, ಐಂದ್ರಿತಾ ರೇ, ಶಿಲ್ಪ ಮಂಜುನಾಥ್, ರವಿಶಂಕರ್, ಸಾಧುಕೋಕಿಲ. ತಬಲನಾಣ ಮುಂತಾದವರಿದ್ದಾರೆ.

eha Shetty has been signed on to play the female lead in Mungaru Maley2 that is beginning its shoot in August. She will now be playing the lead opposite Ganesh under Shashank’s direction. Neha Shetty credits the media for bagging the all important role. She says after winning the first runner-up at the Miss South India 2015 beauty pageant her photos were all over the newspapers and that is when movie directors sat up and took notice.

Neha says she couldn’t go for the auditions when the heroine for the movie Mungaru Maley2 was being selected following her 12th standard exams. “Once the exams were over I found out that the team hadn’t found anyone to play the female lead in Ganesh’s film. So, I approached the team and went for the auditions. The team liked me and I got selected two days after the auditions,” she says with some pride.

Neha Shetty says she is nervous about acting with Ganesh as he is a good actor and director Shashank who has given a few hits. “I will give it my best shot,” the daughter of dentist Dr Nimi Shetty and businessman Hari Shetty says with a smile.

Neha, who has done her schooling from Sophia’s, is also quick to point out that Mungaru Maley2 is totally different from the first part. She says her movie is not actually a sequel to the first one but it is like a franchise. She says she plays a lively, hyperactive and an adventurous girl in the movie without revealing much about her role in the movie.

Winner of Miss Mangalore 2014 beauty pageant and first runner up of Miss South India 2015, Neha has been into modeling and has learnt dance from fashion choreographer M S Sridhar. As a kid, she did a few television commercials including the Horlicks spot. Neha participated in the Bangalore Fashion Week held recently.

Neha plans to pursue her education in Computer Applications through distance education. She was keen on doing Computer Science engineering but her interests in modeling and acting could harm her studies and hence she intends to balance between the two.

Neha also intends to prepare to enter the Miss India beauty pageant in 2016.

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