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RUN ANTONY MOVIE REVIEW
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f one makes a mistake that is costly enough and is unable to get back to his normal life he has the option of running for his life. If you have run all this while to protect yourself now it is time to run to save others. This is what sums up Run Antony in a nutshell. The first half is a running race for the hero and it is the songs that give him a break in the second half.

Antony D Souza, son of a army man, fails in his bid to end his life by jumping from top of a building and he then comes to the railway station where he meets Yashu (Rukshar Mir), a runaway bride from her marriage ceremony. Yashu is waiting for her boyfriend from Hyderabad and there comes a guy from Mumbai Express claiming to be her boyfriend. She is bomber who is forced to be one due to circumstances. Antony gets branded as a terrorist. How does he come out of the tag or does he come out of it forms the rest of the story.

Vinay Raghavendra has improved from his first film and is adequate. However, he needs to improve in the romantic scenes. If Vinay improves further in his acting he could go a long way. Rukshar Mir has acted well while Sushmita Joshi lends the oomph. Devaraj as the investigating officer and Bullet Prakash as a ticket collector are adequate in their brief roles. Dattanna and Saikumar have put up spirited performances.

Debutant director Raghu Sastry has brought in a lot of twists and turns in the story for his first film and engaged the audiences’ attention to a considerable extent. Manohar Joshi’s camerawork is splendid and is the highlight of the movie.

Manikanth Kadri’s music is soothing and the song that Puneeth has sung Jhanak Jhanak is worth humming again and again. The movie’s background music is in tune with the narration.

Run Antony is a family entertainer and can be definitely defined as a different love story. The film is worth a watch. 
-9/07/16

RUN ANTONY RELEASING ON JULY 8
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un Antony, a Kannada suspense thriller movie will release on July 8 all over Karnataka in less than 100 theatres. The film is directed by youngster and debutant Raghu Sastry while it is produced under the Vajreshwari Combines banner by Dr Parvathamma Rajkumar, Raghavendra Rajkumar and Guru Rajkumar.

Producer Raghavendra Rajkumar told reporters on Saturday night that the decks are cleared for the release on July 8 with the film going to censors on Monday. He said Run Antony happened because his son Vinay wanted to do this film and it was Vinay who brought the young director to him.

Raghavendra said they plan to produce two other films with the same director after this film. He said that they had registered the titles for the next two films as well. He said Run Antony required six months of pre-production work including travel before mounting the sets.

He said he liked the story as there is a mix and match that has been carried off well. He said the film will also showcase his son Vinay in every scene. Run Antony is old wine in a new bottle and is packaged well adding that wine tastes better as it gets old, he said.

Raghavendra Rajkumar thanked the media for giving Kannada cinema a global push and hoped that Run  Antony will also join the films that have won appreciation.

The second son of Kannada matinee idol late Dr Rajkumar said music is the hero of the film. “Manikanth Kadri gave us the time more than just the music. Music is as important as the hero of the film. Audiences cannot go out without the song,” he said.

The producer said the film’s climax starts at the time of the interval and added that the film should engage people without allowing them to go to their mobile phones or whatsapp. He said the film has a message for everyone and will be talked about.

Director Raghu Sastry said he wanted to share the experiences that he has had in his life through the visual media. He said he went to Raghavendra Rajkumar with the thought that his script would be rejected after he narrates the story. But, the producer listened to all the stories and gave his green signal to this story.

He said the film was shot was 59 days, three-four days more than it was scheduled as some portions had to  be reshot during those days. He said Run Antony will be a visual treat as there were a lot of experiments carried out with the lenses and the cameras. The film will have twists in every scene and will make the audiences run with Antony.

The director also clarified that there were no shades of any English or Hindi movie whatsoever and that it is a total Kannada film. He said he learnt the nuances of filmmaking from the first family.

Raghu Sastry said the film has been shot 90 percent on outdoor. The film has been shot mostly in Bengaluru and the songs have been picturised in Kudremukha and Bidar.

Raghavendra Rajkumar said audiences can expect the unexpected as the film has broken all conventions and formats of narration.

Music composer Manikanth Kadri said his dream of working in a film made by Vajreshwari Combines has been realized. He said he has experimented with the tunes and even fought with the director over the requirements but all for the cause of making a good watchable film.

Rukshar Mir said she was excited about the film and was looking forward to see the film. She said she hadn’t seen the film as yet. She said the film is visually packed for the audiences.

Guru Raghavendra Rajkumar said all credit should go to his grandmother for building Vajreshwari Combines as a good production house. He said he did learn a lot about cinema and is still continuing to learn in his new role as the producer.

Vinay Rajkumar could not attend the meet as he was away in Singapore to receive the SIIMA Award for the best debutant.
-3/07/16








ಡ್ಯಾನ್ಸ್ ಡ್ಯಾನ್ಸ್ ಷೋ” ನಲ್ಲಿ ಚಿತ್ರರಂಗದ ದಿಗ್ಗಜರು
ಸುವರ್ಣ ವಾಹಿನಿಯ “ಡ್ಯಾನ್ಸ್ ಡ್ಯಾನ್ಸ್” ಷೋನಲ್ಲಿ ಮೇಲಿಂದ ಮೆಲೆ ಮಹಾನ್ ನಟರನ್ನು ಕರೆತಂದು ವೀಕ್ಷಕರಿಗೆ ಮನರಂಜನೆಯನ್ನು ನೀಡುತ್ತಾ ಬಂದಿದೆ. ಹಾಗೆ ಈ ವಾರದಲ್ಲಿ ಕನ್ನಡ ಚಿತ್ರರಂಗದ ದಿಗ್ಗಜರನ್ನು ಈ ವೇದಿಕೆ ಬರಮಾಡಿಕೊಂಡಿದೆ.

ಕನ್ನಡಚಿತ್ರರಂಗದ ನಟ ನಿರ್ಮಾಪಕ ರಾಘವೇಂದ್ರರಾಜಕುಮಾರ್ ಈ ವಾರ ಡ್ಯಾನ್ಸ್ ಡ್ಯಾನ್ಸ್ ಷೋ ನ ವಿಶೇಷ ನಿರ್ಣಾಯಕರಾಗಿ ಆಗಮಿಸಿದ್ದಾರೆ. ಸ್ಪರ್ಧಿಗಳಿಗೆ ಉತ್ತೆಜನ ನೀಡುತ್ತಾ ರಾಘಣ್ಣ ಸ್ಪರ್ಧಿಗಳು ಇಲ್ಲಿ ನೀಡುವ ನೃತ್ಯ ಪ್ರದರ್ಶನ ರಾಷ್ಟ್ರಮಟ್ಟದಲ್ಲಿ ಭಾಗವಹಿಸುವಂತಾಗಿದೆ ಎಂದು ಶ್ಲಾಘನೆ ವ್ಯಕ್ತಪಡಿಸಿದರು. ಇದೇ ಸಂದರ್ಭದಲ್ಲಿ ತಮ್ಮ ಕುಮಾರ ವಿನಯ ರಾಘವೇಂದ್ರ ರಾಜಕುಮಾರ ನಟಿಸುತ್ತಿರುವ “ರನ್ ಆ್ಯಂಟನಿ”ಚಿತ್ರದ ಬಗೆಗೆ ತಮ್ಮ ಅಭಿಪ್ರಾಯವನ್ನು ಹಂಚಿಕೊಂಡರು.“ರನ್ ಆ್ಯಂಟನಿ”ಚಿತ್ರದ ನಾಯಕ ವಿನಯ ರಾಘವೇಂದ್ರ ರಾಜಕುಮಾರ ತಮ್ಮ ಚಿತ್ರದ ಬಗೆಗೆ ಅನಿಸಿಕೆಯನ್ನು ಹಂಚಿಕೊಂಡು ಹಾಗೆ “ಡ್ಯಾನ್ಸ್ ಡ್ಯಾನ್ಸ್” ಷೋನಲ್ಲಿ ಸ್ಪರ್ಧಿಗಳ ಜೊತೆ ಒಂದಿಷ್ಟು ಸ್ಟೆಪ್ ಹಾಕಿದರು.

ಇನ್ನೋರ್ವ ವಿಶೇಷ ನಿರ್ಣಾಯಕಿಯಾಗಿ ರಾಗಿಣ ದ್ವೀವೇದಿ ಕೂಡಾ ಈ ಸೆಟ್‍ಗೆ ಆಗಮಿಸಿದ್ದಾರೆ. ಡ್ಯಾನ್ಸ್ ನೊಂದಿಗೆ ಎಂಟ್ರಿ ಮಾಡಿದ ರಾಗಿಣ ಎಲ್ಲರನ್ನು ರಂಜಿಸಿದ್ದಾರೆ. ಡ್ಯಾನ್ಸ್ ಡ್ಯಾನ್ಸ್ ಷೋನ ಸ್ಪರ್ಧಿಗಳ ಪ್ರತಿಭೆಗಳನ್ನು ಮೆಚ್ಚಿಕೊಂಡಿರುವ ಇವರು, ಈ ಎಲ್ಲ ಸ್ಪರ್ಧಿಗಳು ಇನ್ನಷ್ಟು ಎತ್ತರಕ್ಕೆ ಮಟ್ಟಕ್ಕೆ ಬೆಳಯಬೇಕು ಎಂದು ಹಾರೈಸಿದ್ದಾರೆ.

ಇಂತಹ ನಟ-ನಟಿಯರ ಜೊತೆ ವಿಶೇಷ ಅತಿಥಿಯಾಗಿ ಹರ್ಷಿಕಾ ಪೂನಚ್ಚಾ ಆಗಮಿಸಿರುವರು. ತಾವು ನಟಿಸುತ್ತಿರುವ “ಬೀಟ್”ಚಿತ್ರದ ಬಗೆಗೆ ಅಮ್ಮ ಅನಿಸಿಕೆಗಳನ್ನು ಹಂಚಿಕೊಂಡಿದ್ದಾರೆ. ಡ್ಯಾನ್ಸ್ ಡ್ಯಾನ್ಸ್ ಷೋ ತಮಗೆ ತುಂಬಾ ಇಷ್ಟ್ ಈ ಷೋನ್ನು ತಪ್ಪದೆ ನೊಡುತ್ತೇನೆ ಎಂದು ಡ್ಯಾನ್ಸ್ ಡ್ಯಾನ್ಸ್ ಷೋ ಬಗೆಗೆ ಪ್ರಶಂಸೆಯನ್ನು ವ್ಯಕ್ತಪಡಿಸಿದ್ದಾರೆ ಕನ್ನಡ ಚಲನ ಚಿತ್ರ ರಂಗದ ದಿಗ್ಗಜರ ವಿಶೇಷ ಡ್ಯಾನ್ಸ್ ಡ್ಯಾನ್ಸ್ ಸೋಮವಾರದಿಂದ ಶುಕ್ರವಾರದ ವರೆಗೆ ರಾತ್ರಿ 7.30ಕ್ಕೆ ಸುವರ್ಣವಾಹಿನಿಯಲ್ಲಿ ಮೂಡಿಬರಲಿದೆ.
-30/06/16

'RUN ANTONY’ RELEASING ON JULY 8
‘Run Antony’, a film produced under the Vajreshwari Combines banner which is also Vinay Raghavendra Rajkumar’s second film will release on July 8 all over Karnataka. Vinay’s younger brother Guru is making his bow as a producer of their prestigious home banner.

Raghavendra Rajkumar selected one of the three stories that was narrated by debutant director Raghu Sastry. Both Vinay and Raghu Sastry went to hone their acting and directorial skills in Mumbai.

Run Antony is as the title suggests the hero’s run and an edge-of-seat thriller.

Manikanth Kadri has scored the music for this film which has Puneeth Rajkumar singing a song for his nephew. There are five songs in the movie and Puneeth’s song has gone viral on the Net. Rukhsar and Sushmita are the heroines of the film. Rukhsar is acting in her second Kannada film while Sushmita is making her debut.
-26/06/16

RUN ANTONY’ MUSIC RELEASED
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r Parvathamma Rajkumar released the music of ‘Run Antony’, a film produced under the Vajreshwari Combines banner. Run Antony is Vinay Raghavendra Rajkumar’s second film and his younger brother Guru is making his bow as a production of their prestigious home banner.

After rendering the invocation song, Raghavendra Rajkumar said young director Raghu Sastry narrated three stories out of which one was selected. He said just like Vinay went to an acting school in Mumbai, Raghu Sastry also got trained in Mumbai. He said people are always on the run and we hope that films will also run well.

Vinay Rajkumar said he enjoyed, learnt and worked hard during the making of the film. He said he was waiting for Manikanth Kadri to score music for his film and that was fulfilled. He said his uncle Puneeth also sang for him.

Rukhsar said Run Antony is just not a film it is but a beautiful journey with a unique story. She said there is freshness with meaningful songs and good music. Sushmita said she was happy and thankful to have got an opportunity to work in Dr Rajkumar’s banner as a fresher.

Music composer Manikanth Kadri said his dream of making music for a film in the Dr Rajkumar banner had come true. He said there are five songs in the movie. He said Vinay was too humble and soft for a hero while his brother Guru was energetic. Kadri said the team ran a contest to pick up new voices and new singers. He said he had done a medley of voices for a song thatis a mix and mash of all the five songs for which Raghavendra, Vinay and Rukhsar have also sung the chorus.

Lyricist Jayanth Kaikini all the Kannadigas were family members of Dr Rajkumar. He said newcomers were shaking the oldies as otherwise they would become outdated.

Director Raghu Shastry said the songs were apt to the story and in fact tell the story of the film. He said Puneeth’s song had gone viral on the Net. He said he never got to know the difficulties of production as Raghavendra Rajkumar and Guru visited the sets regularly and took decisions without disturbing the production.

Shivarajkumar said the posters and the trailer were promising and positive. He said the songs are also good and expressed the confidence that the film will be a hit.

Puneeth Rajkumar said Run Antony is a real run and an edge-of-seat thriller. He said Vinay who is like his son made him sing a song for him in the movie.

Anand of Anand Audio also spoke.

Raghavendra Rajkumar said an online poster contest was organised to get good poster designs. He later gave away mementos to winners of the contest winners.

The trailer of the movie was shown.
-25/05/16






RUN ANTHONY LAUNCHED
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un Anthony, a film produced by Raghavendra Rajkumar and that stars his son Vinay was launched in Bengaluru. The movie is directed by Raghu Sastry.

Raghu Sastry told journalists that the film is a love thriller and that he had written four stories to be made into a film. He said Vinay and his family chose to make this story into a movie.

Raghavendra Rajkumar said the story was written keeping Vinay in mind. The shoot for the movie will begin in January and finish in a single 60-day schedule. He said he hopes to release the movie in time for Dr Rajkumar birth anniversary.

Sushmita and Rukhsar are playing the female leads. Rukhsar has already worked in Omprakash Rao’s film Katte which was released earlier this year. Manikanth Kadri is scoring the music for Run Anthony. Manohar Joshi is the cinematographer. Senior journalist Harish has penned the dialogues.

Shivarajkumar and Puneeth attended the muhurta launch of Vinay’s new movie Run Anthony.
-15/12/15









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