NAAGARAHAAVU GROSSES RS 6 CR IN FIRST WEEK
Qureshi thanked Bharathi Vishnuvardhan for the support and encouragement and also thanked Ramya for participating in the film’s promotional activity by giving media interviews. He said 18 of his colleagues had worked tirelessly for the last six months and the movie which started production in 2013 got released in 2016.
He said he expected to get Rs 6 crore to Rs 8 crore from the Tamil and Telugu versions of the movie through satellite and collections. He said though the budget was high for the Kannada industry the film had reached Vishnuvardhan’s fans and Kannada audiences have liked the movie. He said Rs 1 crore was spent of floral decoration and flowers at the time of release for cut-outs and posters.
Sajid Qureshi said he will announce a new production venture with some stars in it soon.
‘NAAGARAHAAVU’ MOVIE REVIEW
Director Kodi Ramakrishna who made Arundhati has now audiences a new visual journey called Naagarahaavu which was Vishnuvardhan’s debut vehicle more than 40 years back. Vishnuvardhan comes back to save Nagalika who is captured by Kapali. Naga Charan runs a music band and has a snake god at home. Manasa, who happens to be Nagalika in her previous birth, wants to join him. Her father Shivaiah is responsible for her earthy journey even as she fights for the Kalasa. Kapali, who is also eyeing the Kalasa kills Nagalika after he secures the Kalasa.
Cut to the earth. Gods and goddesses are out to prevent Kapali from capturing the Kalasa. Does Kapali succeed? Naga Charan prepares himself for the final round to win the Kalasa who gets support from Manasa.
Ramya looks her best and has perhaps given one of the best performances in her acting career. Diganth is adequate. Ramya’s costumes including nose studs and her big bindi are endearing as much as she has given a cool yet fierce performance in the movie. Darshan makes a special appearance in a song that is again a visual treat. Dr Vishnuvardhan is back in an action role and mouths his lines that spells magic for his fans and people who longed to see him back. Sadhu Kokila, Ramesh Bhat, Amit Tiwari as Kapali, Ravi Kale and Saikumar are adequate.
Gurukiran’s music is apt and it suits the situations. H C Venu’s camera speaks for the film and it spells magic for the eyes.
Naagarahaavu is worth a watch for all the extravagance and performances. This is an opportunity to see Vishnuvardhan back in a new avatar.
2 SONGS OF NAAGARAHAAVU RELEASED, FILM RELEASING ON OCT 14
The film has got a U/A certificate from the censors and is releasing all over Karnataka this Friday on October 14.
Naagarahaavu is believed to be a film about a woman transforming herself into a snake to seek revenge. Vishnuvardhan is believed to be playing a king who comes to the rescue. Ramya will be seen in an energetic role that she has been never seen before. The makers and people who watch the songs feel that the songs are magical.
The making of Vishnuvardhan’s character using computer graphics has reportedly cost Rs 15 crore out of a budget of Rs 40 crore for the film and the film has created a huge amount of curiosity for its efforts to bring a dead actor to life.
The film’s publicity blitzkrieg is unprecedented. There are tableaus of the film with Vishnuvardhan’s new look doing the rounds. The film is expected to be a festival and a celebration for the late actor’s fans. The film is said to be Kodi Ramakrishna and producer Sajid Quresho’s dream together to make a film with Vishnuvardhan. Director Ramakrishna’s dream h remained unfulfilled until the actor was alive. But, he has realized his dream by recreating an actor who is no more for the first time.
TRAILER OF NAAGARAHAAVU RELEASED, FILM TO HIT THEATRES ON OCT 14
It may be recalled that Vishnuvardhan’s body was kept for public darshan for people to pay their last respects in the college soon after his death. The late actor had completed his graduation from the same college.
Naagarahaavu team started the birth anniversary celebrations at the National College Grounds in the afternoon at 2 pm. The team organized annadaana and abhisheka was done to Vishnuvardhan’s cutout using 1,000 liters of milk. A ratha yathra was taken out on the occasion. The evening saw a number of cultural activities that included song and dance programmes.
A huge cake measuring 66 feet in height, weighing 1,000 kilos was cut on the occasion. It was distributed among the fans. The trailer of Naagarahaavu was also released on the occasion.
Producer Sajid Qureshi thanked the people and announced that Naagarahaavu will hit the theatres on October 14.
Director Kodi Ramakrishna praised the producer for taking a lot of initiative to make the movie. He said 25 poor patients had received financial help for their treatment and hospitalization expenses.
NAAGARAHAAVU TEAM’S BASH ON VISHNUVARDHAN’S BIRTH ANNIVERSARY
A huge cake weighing 1,000 kilos will be cut to celebrate the legend’s birth anniversary. In fact it is believed that the team of Naagarahaavu has taken special permission from the police to celebrate the occasion in public following the recent disturbances.
Meanwhile, Dr Vishnuvardhan’s family will celebrate the actor’s birth anniversary at Dr Vishnu’s residence in Bengaluru. The family has got land from the government to build a memorial in Mysuru and hence the family has decided not to hold any birthday celebrations in the existing site in Abhiman Studio in Bengaluru.
The government has allotted five acres of land to the family to set up a memorial in Mysuru. The late actor’s fans are expected to gather at his residence on Sunday. However, it is not known whether his fans will hold any activities or celebrations in Abhiman Studio.
ನಾಗರಹಾವಿಗೆ ದರ್ಶನ್ ಸಾಥ್
ಸಾಜಿದ್ ಕುರೇಶಿ ನಿರ್ಮಾಣದ, ಖ್ಯಾತ ನಿರ್ದೇಶಕ ಕೋಡಿ ರಾಮಕೃಷ್ಣ ನಿರ್ದೇಶನದ `ನಾಗರಹಾವು’ ಚಿತ್ರ ಸಾಹಸಸಿಂಹ ವಿಷ್ಣವರ್ಧನ್ ಇರುವಿಕೆಯೂ ಸೇರಿದಂತೆ ನಾನಾ ಕಾರಣಗಳಿಂದ ಭರ್ಜರಿ ಕುತೂಹಲ ಉಂಟುಮಾಡುತ್ತಿದೆ. ಪ್ರೇಕ್ಷಕರು ಚಿತ್ರ ಬಿಡುಗಡೆ ಯಾವತ್ತು ಅಂತ ತುದಿಗಾಲಲ್ಲಿ ನಿಂತಿದ್ದರೆ, ಇತ್ತ ಚಿತ್ರತಂಡ ಆಕರ್ಷಣೆಯನ್ನು ಇನ್ನಷ್ಟು ಹೆಚ್ಚಿಸಲು ಮತ್ತಷ್ಟು ಪ್ರಯತ್ನ ನಡೆಸುತ್ತಲೇ ಇದೆ.
ಅದರ ಭಾಗವಾಗಿ ಇದೀಗ ಭಾಕ್ಸಾಫೀಸ್ ಸುಲ್ತಾನ್ ದರ್ಶನ್ ನಾಗರಹಾವಿಗೆ ಜೊತೆಯಾಗುತ್ತಿದ್ದಾರೆ!
ವಿಷ್ಣುವರ್ಧನ್ ಅವರಿಗೆ ಅರ್ಪಿಸಲೆಂದೇ ತಯಾರಾಗುತ್ತಿರುವ ವಿಶೇಷ ಹಾಡೊಂದರಲ್ಲಿ ಚಾಲೆಂಜಿಂಗ್ ಸ್ಟಾರ್ ದರ್ಶನ್ ಹೆಜ್ಜೆ ಹಾಕಲಿದ್ದಾರೆ. ಈಗಾಗಲೇ ಈ ಹಾಡಿಗೆ ಸಕಲ ತಯಾರಿಗಳೂ ನಡೆದಿವೆ. ಕವಿರಾಜ್ ರಚಿಸಿರುವ ಹಾಡಿಗೆ ಗುರುಕಿರಣ್ ಮೋಡಿ ಮಾಡುವಂಥಾ ಸಂಗೀತ ನೀಡಿದ್ದಾರೆ. ವಿಶೇಷ ಗೀತೆಗೆ ಖ್ಯಾತ ಕೊರಿಯೋಗ್ರಾಫರ್ ಗಣೇಶ್ ಆಚಾರ್ಯ ನೃತ್ಯ ನಿರ್ದೇಶನ ಮಾಡುತ್ತಿದ್ದಾರೆ.
ಅಂದಹಾಗೆ ಈ ಹಾಡಿನ ಚಿತ್ರೀಕರಣ ಸೆಪ್ಟೆಂಬರ್ 2 ಮತ್ತು 3ರಂದು ಮೈಸೂರಿನ ಮಹಾರಾಜ ಗ್ರೌಂಡಿನಲ್ಲಿ ನಡೆಯಲಿದೆ. ಇದರಲ್ಲಿ ಒಟ್ಟು ಮುನ್ನೂರು ನೃತ್ಯಪಟುಗಳು ದರ್ಶನ್ ಜೊತೆ ಹೆಜ್ಜೆ ಹಾಕಲಿದ್ದಾರೆ.
ನಾಗರಹಾವು ಚಿತ್ರ ಇಂಥಾ ಹೊಸಾ ಪ್ರಯೋಗಗಳ ಮೂಲಕವೇ ಮತ್ತಷ್ಟು ಸದ್ದು ಮಾಡುತ್ತಿದೆ. ಇತ್ತೀಚೆಗಷ್ಟೇ ಸರಳವಾಗಿ ಆಡಿಯೋ ಬಿಡುಗಡೆ ಮಾಡಿ, ಬಡ ರೋಗಿಗಳಿಗೂ ಸಹಾಯ ಮಾಡುವ ಮೂಲಕ ಸದ್ದು ಮಾಡಿರುವ ಚಿತ್ರ ತಂಡ ಇನ್ನೇನು ನಾಗರಹಾವನ್ನು ತೆರೆಗಾಣ ಸಲು ಉತ್ಸುಕವಾಗಿದೆ.
‘NAAGARAHAAVU’ AUDIO RELEASED IN GOVT HOSPITAL
Director Kodi Ramakrishna said Indians waste a lot of food and money and that could be used to help the poor. He said Simha Hasta programme has given the team happiness and the producers need to be commended for their act.
The Simha Hasta team identified 25 poor patients who are in need of money and 23 beneficiaries were given away cheques for Rs 1 lakh each in the presence of music director Gurukiran, director of Rajiv Gandhi Hospital Dr Shashidhar. Sajid Qureshi thanked the team for identifying the right beneficiaries.
Music composer Gurukiran appreciated the thought behind the process of identifying poor and helping them financially. Dr Shashidhar said the hospital is witness to an act of charity which is happening for the first time. He said many more poor patients should benefit in the future.
NAAGARAHAAVU TEAM DISBURSES CHEQUES TO 10 BENEFICIARIES
Producer Sajid Qureshi said only 10 beneficiaries had been identified so far out of 25 patients that was originally planned for receiving financial aid. He said the remaining 15 beneficiaries will be identified within the next few days.
The film’s audio will be released on August 14 in a government hospital the details of which are still being worked out and will be disclosed soon, Qureshi said.
Qureshi said initially he felt slighted that the team was doing all this for the sake of publicity of the film. But, when he asked his mother whether it was a gimmick he said his mother felt otherwise and told him to go ahead with what the team intended to do for the poor patients. He said his mother also told him that it was not wrong to seek publicity for the purpose. He said his mother also told him that people will be inspired to donate money for such causes.
NAAGARAHAAVU TEAM REVEALS SAIKUMAR’S FIRST LOOK IN FILM
Naagarahaavu is produced by Sajid Qureshi and directed by Kodi Ramakrishna. Saahasa Simha late Vishnuvardhan will come alive on the screen in the film in what is described the late actor’s 201st film. The film stars Ramya and Diganth in lead roles.
SAIKUMAR 55: Meanwhile, Saikumar turned 55 on Wednesday. The actor who has just begun shoot for Saiprakash’s untitled 98th film flew to Hyderabad on his birthday to be with his son Adi for the teaser launch of Telugu film Chittalu Abbayi that stars father and son. The film is said to be Adi’s 8th film which is directed by Veerabhadram. Chittalu Abbayi is produced by Ram and Venkat. Chittalu Abbayi stars Namitha Pramod, a girl from Kerala who is debuting in Telugu and Malavika Avinash is acting opposite Saikumar in the film.
Saikumar said he was thrilled to act with his son and to be seen together in a movie. He said his birthday celebrations are normally a homely affair but this year he said he was happy that the teaser of his son’s film in which he had also starred was getting launched.
On his role in Naagarahaavu, Saikumar said his role is important and that there is a big episode in the movie that is good enough involving himself. He said there is an action scene in Naagarahaavu that is composed by Thriller Manju which has all the grandeur that is required of the movie.
Saikumar said he is eagerly to waiting Vishnuvardhan on the big screen.
Nagaarahaavu will have its audio release at a government hospital on August 14 and is tentatively scheduled for a release on September 16 ahead of Vishnuvardhan’s birth anniversary which falls on September 18.
Sajid Qureshi has produced Bullet Rani and Chandrika both of which were bilinguals (in Kannada and Telugu). The post-production work of Naagarahaavu is under way and is expected to release for Vishnuvardhan’s birth anniversary on September 16. The film’s audio release will happen in a Government hospital on August 14.
Cinecircle.in takes this opportunity to wish Sajid Qureshi a happy birthday and a prosperous year ahead.
NAAGARAHAAVU TEAM SPONSORS SPORTS MEET, NEW APP RELEASED
International athlete Ashwini Nachappa, former ACP Lokeshwar besides sportspersons Bindu Rani, Poonam Belliappa and Kabaddi player Ramesh participated in the inaugural function. The sports event is being attended and competed by 2,000 students from 80 schools and 20 colleges between the age group of 10-18 years in four categories. New meet records were created in discuss throw and long jump.
Meanwhile, international athlete Ashwini Nachappa launched the mobile app of Naagarahaavu on Friday. The app will become available from Saturday. Using the app, one can take a selfie and replace your photograph on Vishnuvardhan’s picture that has two designs. Such a provision has been made to render the app interactive. The mobile app is user-friendly and has been designed keeping the actor’s fans and children in mind, according to the film’s production team.
The Naagarahaavu team sponsored the medals to winners in the sports meet which had Vishnuvardhan’s picture in it.
NAAGARAHAAVU PLANS AUDIO RELEASE IN A NOVEL WAY
Journalist Yathiraj explained all the details of the audio release and the Simha Hasta initiative that was planned threadbare on behalf of Sajid Qureshi.
NAAGARAHAAVU TEASER LAUNCHED, AUDIO LAUNCH IN JUNE
Ramya who was dressed in a red saree took a selfie with Vishnuvardhan’s poster as soon as she entered the dais. She said Dr Rajkumar’s family introduced her into films and she had an opportunity to work with Ambarish and now she is appearing in a Vishnuvardhan’s film.
She said the film was started in 2011 and was over in 2013 but she came to know after some time that Vishnuvardhan was brought into the cast in a special way. She said she was anxious to watch the film like all the audiences and added that she has played a snake woman in the film.
Music director Gurukiran said working in a Vishnuvardhan’s film is a boon and god sent as he is a huge fan of the actor.
Director Kodi Ramakrishna came on to the dais with technologist Peter who has put together the head replacement technology for Vishnuvardhan’s presence.
Producer Sajid Qureshi said the film made at a budget of Rs 40 crore in Kannada and Telugu will be a milestone as fans will watch this film in large numbers.
Earlier, director Kodi Ramakrishna told reporters that Vishnuvardhan’s appearance will be the highlight of the film and it will shock and surprise audiences. “Vishnuvardhan’s appearance is the film’s wonder,” he said.
The director was all praise for Ramya who appears as a snake in the film. Ramya is dynamic, positive and sentimental in her role opposite Diganth. He said Ramya’s talent, emotions and her eyes are terrific.
Kodi Ramakrishna said the film will release in July after the audio launch which is coming up in June. He said Gurukiran has composed six songs in the movie and each song tells the story of the story.
Referring to Vishnuvardhan’s first film as a hero which has a similar title Naagarahaavu, Ramakrishna said he was a fan of the artiste from the day he watched the film which is also one of his favourite films. He said Vishnuvardhan had okayed a script before he exited from our world.
On casting Vishnuvardhan, Kodi Ramakrishna said it was Sajid Qureshi’s idea to inject dynamism into the plot and Vishnuvardhan’s entry has done that in the climax.
The director of Arundhati said Naagarahaavu is a heroine-oriented film where the snake is struggling.
NAAGARAHAAVU TO LAUNCH TEASER ON MAY 30
As a pre-cursor to the teaser launch, there will be a Dolu Kunita in front of the theatre starting at 4.30 pm on Monday and will continue till 7-7.30 pm until the teaser is launched officially. The theatre which is showing U-Turn will cancel its 7.30 pm show on Monday.
As part of the launch there will be a procession undertaken by the team as part of the film’s promo and an auto rally will also be held from 4.30 pm. The team is spending Rs 1.5 lakh on floral decoration and put up a huge cutout of Vishnuvardhan on the day. About 40 to 50 big cutouts are being readied as part of the film’s promo to be taken across the state.
Various artistes have taken selfies with Vishnuvardhan's film posters.
Vishnuvardhan’s character has been created using digital head technology and the late actor is said to be playing a pivotal role in the film.
NAAGARAHAAVU CREW TAKES PART IN BENGALURU MARATHON
Vishnuvardhan comes alive on the screen in the film in a special appearance.
The team was greeted by Puneeth Rajkumar who also took part in the marathon event as a runner. He later wished the Naagarahaavu team and the film.
‘NAAGARAHAAVU’ REVS UP FOR TEASER, AUDIO LAUNCH
The film, which stars Ramya and Diganth in lead roles, has completed 150 days of shoot under ace Telugu film-maker Kodi Ramakrishna’s direction. Producer Sajid Qureshi has helped Kodi Ramakrishna in the movie’s post-production work.
Late Dr Vishnuvardhan will come alive on screen and the team has used head replacement technology to bring back the late actor alive. Producer Sajid Qureshi told reporters that the climax scenes lasting 40 minutes are riveting when audiences would get to watch Dr Vishnuvardhan. He said Vishnuvardhan himself or some other unknown force had been helpful in the completion of these scenes.
He promised that the climax will be a visual treat and especially it will be delightful to watch
Vishnuvardhan for 12 minutes. He clarified that Naagarahaavu had not used any clipping from any of Dr Vishnuvardhan’s earlier films and it will be a wonder as many have said about the head replacement technology that was adopted.
The Telugu version of the film is titled Nagabharana while the Tamil version will be called Naga Bhairavi. Qureshi said all the three versions are getting ready for a worldwide release.
Sajid Qureshi said a team of 10 members will be looking into various aspects of media promotion and Kiran will be heading the creative team who will be overseeing the film’s publicity.
He said he has enjoyed every minute of the film’s making since the last two-and-a-half years and singled out in his praise for Ramya and Diganth in extending co-operation for the project. He also thanked Bharathi Vishnuvardhan for her support.
Sajid Qureshi said as Kodi Ramakrishna was unable to attend the meet he was supporting the director in the film’s promotional activity.
Sajid Qureshi has produced horror film Chandrika in Kannada and Telugu and action film Bullet Rani also in Kannada and Telugu.
NAGAARAHAAVU STANDEES, POSTER LAUNCHED
Aniruddha unveiled the standees and the poster of the film Nagaarahaavu at Gopalan Arcade Mall in Rajarajeshwarinagar in Bengaluru. The film is diirected by Kodi Ramakrishna. The film stars Ramya and Diganth in lead roles. Vishnuvardhan will come alive on screen in a special appearance. The film is ready for a release.
VISHNUVARDHAN’S FIRST LOOK POSTER FOR NAAGARAHAAVU UNVEILED
The 101 feet poster got unveiled on its own due to the breeze that was blowing. However, the film’s hoarding was released on the stage at a function.
Sa Ra Govindu said Vishnuvardhan’s memorial should have happened by now. He said the industry will make efforts to realize it and targeted the owners of Abhiman Studio for refusing to allow the setting up of the memorial there.
Former chief minister B S Yeddyurappa said with Naagarahaavu, Vishnuvardhan’s fans will get another opportunity to watch him come alive on screen. Former deputy chief minister R Ashoka wished the teamof Naagarahaavu good luck.
Firing star Venkat’s entry was greeted with his fans shouting slogans. He said he respected Vishnuvardhan as much as his mother. He said he is a fan of Vishnuvardhan and that he will fight for the late actor’s Samadhi.
Bharathi Vishnuvardhan said her yajamana may not amidst the people physically but his fans will get to see him in the film once again.
A calendar and a devotional CD were released on the occasion. The third edition of comic featuring Vishnuvardhan that has girls education as the theme was released by grandchildren Jyesta and Shloka.
Naagarahaavu is produced by Sohail Ansari and Dhaval Jayantilal Gada jointly by Blockbuster Movies and Pen Movies. Salauddin Yousuf is the executive producer of the movie. The film stars Diganth and Ramya in lead roles. The film is directed by Kodi Ramakrishna.
VISHNUVARDHAN COMES ALIVE IN DIGANTH-RAMYA STARRER
Announcing this at the film’s title launch in Bengaluru, director Kodi Ramakrishna said Vishnuvardhan will come alive on screen in the film Naagarahaavu using digital head replacement technology. He said the first look of the late actor will be revealed on the occasion of his death anniversary on December 30 at the Abhiman Studio. A 101 feet poster of the late actor will be unveiled at the venue that will also reveal his looks in the movie, he said.
He said the film will be a gift to his fans and Kannadigas as Vishnuvardhan will be reborn on the screen with Naagarahaavu. He said there has been a lot of responsibility, tension and fear in bringing Vishnuvardhan back to the big screen. He said he had taken permission of the late actor’s wife Bharathi Vishnuvardhan in this effort. Ramakrishna said he enjoyed Bharathi’s support and added that the day all the work pertaining to the film is over and when Bharathi madam sheds tears watching the movie Naagarahaavu will hit the theatres.
Salauddin Yousuf, executive producer of the film said Vishnuvardhan’s character has been created using 3D face morphing technology and added that Vishnuvardhan will appear in the climax. He said Makuta who was responsible for the visual effects in Eega and Baahubali has worked in this movie.
The film Naagarahaavu has H C Venu’s cinematography and Gurukiran’s music. The film is produced by Sohail Ansari and Dhaval Jayantilal Gada jointly by Blockbuster Movies and Pen Movies. The film also stars Sadhu Kokila and Rahul Dev.