CM SIDDARAMAIAH WATCHES ‘RAJAKUMARA’
After watching the movie, Siddaramaiah reportedly rang up the actor and praised his performance. He told Puneeth Rajkumar that it was like watching Rajkumar on the screen. He said he was a great fan of Dr Rajkumar. The chief minister said the film reminded him of the thespian and brought him back on screen in the form of his son.
‘RAJAKUMARA’ CELEBRATES EARLY SUCCESS AT BOX-OFFICE
Director Santosh Anandram told reporters on Tuesday evening that the response to the movie has been phenomenal starting from the March 25 midnight right up to 5 am show on the same day and thereafter. He said the ladies and the families including children who were never visiting theatres had come to watch the movie which is an extraordinary feat. He said he was initially confused about how the movie will be received but now feels fulfilled as the film’s message had gone down well with the masses.
He said the film had broken all the previous records for Puneeth’s films and the movie is currently running in about 250 to 260 centres. He said the film reported on an average 98 percent occupancy in the last 10-13 days in the 1830 screens on which the movie was shown. He said the film had met with phenomenal success even in centres outside Karnataka and added that there was a standing ovation towards the end when Dr Rajkumar’s photos are shown. He said a lot of positive things have blended and connected with the audiences.
The director said there are plans to release a director’s cut version on Youtube soon that were edited out on the table. He said the deleted scenes which were good enough to be included in the movie will be part of this upload. He said in particular people of Mysuru have extended an extraordinary response to the movie although it is good enough in other regions as well. He said the team including Puneeth plans to embark on a road trip to various district centres during the third week to thank the people.
Santosh Anandram said he is game to doing a sequel to Rajakumara provided he gets a suitable plot for it. Producer Vijay said he was willing to produce the sequel if the film gets made.
Puneeth Rajkumar said he feels humbled by the response and at the same time happy about playing the protagonist. He said although he was tensed and nervous about the film due to the title he was hopeful that the film will be received well. He said he liked the poster design but again became nervous about the name and the personality of his father. He said audiences have liked the film because of the connect with reality.
Producer Vijay said the film will now release in 77 screens in the US next week. He said the film has already been released in UK, Australia, Singapore and other places.
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PUNEETH RAJKUMAR 42, RAJAKUMARA TRAILER OUT
The social media was abuzz with songs from the film Rajakumara. Appa James Bond maga anna bond has become popular which is one of the songs from the film. Another song He is Mr Perfect…has also become popular. The film is directed by Santosh Anandram and produced by Hombale Films. The film has been censored and is now hitting the screens next Friday.
Bigg Boss winner Pratham and another participant Sanjana was also present at Puneeth’s birthday celebration.
RAJAKUMARA AUDIO, TRAILER LAUNCHED, MAY RELEASE ON MARCH 24
Yash and Radhika Pandit released the first song of the film. He said the film has energy, name, relationship and carries with it a lot of expectations. He said Appu was rightful owner of this title. Radhika Pandit said Priya looks beautiful and added that the film will be a perfectly packaged as she said Puneeth was one of her favourite actors.
Jaggesh released the second song and said he saw glimpses of Rajkumar in Puneeth’s performance during the interval block of the film.
Shivarajkumar released the trailer of the film. He said Puneeth inspired him to become an actor. He said he was also surprised at his younger brother’s talent in singing and dancing at a young age. He said he liked Puneeth’s subtle acting. Raghavendra Rajkumar said he was waiting to watch the film.
Director Santosh Anandram said the film is likely to release on March 24. He said there is no relationship between Dr Rajkumar himself and the title. The film gives us a glimpse of Dr Rajkumar’s personality and not the late legendary actor’s persona. It is a film on human relations with five songs and four fights.
Priya Anand said the film is a perfect launch for her in Kannada cinema. She said she had seen Ramachari in a mall in Bengaluru and had liked it. Sarath Kumar said he accepted the offer because he could get to act with so many people and especially Puneeth. He said the film is interesting and will meet people’s expectations.
Avinash said he felt different while working in the movie. Rangayana Raghu said it is difficult to become a king in a democracy and added that Puneeth must have missed the presence of Annavru.
Puneeth said he was happy and nervous about the film as the title carries his father’s name. He said the film reminded him of his father and his roles in the films.
Music composer Harikrishna said music plays an important character in the film. He said he kept working on the Bombe song for three months with the director that was rendered by Vijay Prakash.