aanu Mattu Varalakshmi, a Kannada film directed by Preetham Gubbi will hit the theatres all over Karnataka on Friday, Dec.23. The film stars debutant Prithvi, who is the grandson of legendary music composer G K Venkatesh, Malavika Mohanan, Prakash Rai, Madhubala, Sadhu Kokila and others. V Harikrishna has scored the music.

The movie is about bike riders and it is said to be one of the first film made on motocross racing in Kannada. Prithvi who has already signed two other Kannada films before the release of his debut vehicle has earned for himself the name ‘Racing Star’. The film is produced by his father K Manjunath who was a bike racer and it is said that even director Preetham is an avid bike lover.

Prithvi has been trained by Vijay Kumar, an expert in motocross racing for two months in Kolar for the film.

The film is being distributed by Jayanna Combines and will be released in 150 theatres. 

‘Naanu Mathu Varalakshmi’, a sports-based film will release on November 25 in about 150 theatres all over Karnataka. Jayanna Combines will be distributing the film. The film marks the debut of Prithvi, who is legendary music composer late G K Venkatesh’s grandson, and it also stars Malayalee girl Malavika Mohanan in the female lead. Prakash Rai, Madhubala, Achyuth Kumar, Pavithra Lokesh and Sadhu Kokila are also in the cast. The film is directed by Preetham Gubbi and produced by K Manjunath who is Prithvi’s father.

The film is billed as India’s first moto-cross racing movie that has been shot in Bengaluru, Kodagu, Italy and other locales. Prithvi says his father and director were moto-cross racing enthusiasts which is why it inspired them to make the movie woven around this theme. He said high-end bikes driven by professionals have starred in the movie. Moto-cross racing sequences have been shot for 20 days and the songs have been shot in Italy for about 10 days, he said. 

Harikrishna has scored the music and Preetha Jayaraman is the cinematographer. Ravivarma has composed the fights and Murali is the choreographer.

illed as India’s first moto-cross racing movie, the audio of the film Naanu Mathu Varalakshmi was released at a colourful function in Bengaluru. The film, which is directed by Preetham Gubbi, has Prithvi, grandson of music director late G K Venkatesh, making his debut as an actor. K Manjunath, the hero’s father is the producer of the movie. Malavika Mohanan is playing his female counterpart. The six-foot three inches tall Prithvi took to the stage to anchor the audio release and introduce the team members of the film.

Four songs of the movie were shown along with the film’s trailer to the audience. As and when each one of them were introduced, songs and trailer were also shown on the screen. A special tribute was paid to music composer late G K Venkatesh at the beginning.

Prithvi who has done his electronics and electrical engineering said casually that his father asked him if he wanted to become a hero. Prithvi said he considered his father as his first hero. He said after giving a thought to his father’s suggestion he met stunt composer Ravi Verma and learnt the ropes of bike racing and thus Naanu Mathu Varalakshmi became his debut vehicle.

Choreographer Murali on stage said he had directed all the dances in the movie and thanked the producer and director. He said music composer V Harikrishna gave him tips and it was for the first time he worked with camerawoman Preetha.

Music composer V Harikrishna who is closely related to G K Venkatesh’s family said all fathers had a desire to see their sons do well. He said after Adhoori he has done those kind of songs in the movie. He said he had told Prithvi that his (Prithvi’s) mobile bill will be inflated but the music bill would be low.

Malayalee girl Malavika Mohanan said she could not understood Kannada as it was completely a new language to her but said she would learn the language if she works in another two or three films.

Director Preetham Gubbi said Naanu Mathu Varalakshmi was a beautiful journey. He said he desired to make a film on bike racing and worked on a script that required a bigger budget. He said producer Manjunath liked the script and so Prithvi came on board to take up the role of bike racer. He said he rated this film as his best so far. He thanked his cast that include Prakash Rai, Achyuth, Pavithra Lokesh, Madhubala and Sadhu Kokila among others.

Producer Manjunath said he was a bit scared about his son’s prospects as a hero and so he said he asked Harikrishna to give his a son a break. He said the film is at the re-recording stage now and will be released in a month’s time. The film is distributed by Jayanna Combines.

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