annada film Ooty will release in more than 100 theatres all over Karnataka on April 29. The film is directed by Mahesh Kumar and is produced by a practicing lawyer H Mohan Kumar. The film stars Jugaari Avinash, Naina Sarwar, Nikhil, Giriraj and Guruprasad among others.

Director Mahesh Kumar said the film is a love story told in the backdrop of 1991 Cauvery riots. The hero and heroine, both belonging to the labour class, fall in love with each other but get separated. After 12 years, the hero goes in search of the heroine and whether he finds or not and will the two reunite in love is what Ooty is all about.

The film has been shot in Ooty and its surroundings, Madikeri, Chikkamagaluru and Wayanad. Selvam is the cameraman and Raj Bhaskar has scored the music for six songs in the movie. Vikram Singh has composed one fight sequence in the movie.

Meanwhile, the team of Ooty felicitated senior journalist Doddahullur Rukkoji and his wife for winning the national award Swarna Kamala for his literary work on Dr Rajkumar – Dr Rajkumar Samagra Charitre.

Lakshmi Govindaraj, daughter of Dr Rajkumar and her husband S A Govindaraj, Kumar Bangarappa, Asha Vijayakumar, daughter of Dr Rajkumar’s brother Varadaraj along with KFCC president Sa Ra Govindu were the chief guests of the function.

Lakshmi Govindaraj wished the team of Ooty all the luck. Her husband Govindaraj expressed his happiness over Rukkoji winning the national award for writing a book on Dr Rajkumar.

 Kumar Bangarappa said Rukkoji had taken Dr Rajkumar’s name to the national and international level and has deservedly won the national award after more than 10 years of research and writing. He said Rukkoji has laid the foundation for such literary works for the future. He said he was happy and honoured to be sharing the dais with Lakshmi Govindaraj for the first time in whom he saw the legendary actor.

Sa Ra Govindu appreciated Rukkoji’s dedication and urged him not to take so long to publish his next book. Avinash shared his happiness on becoming a father to a boy and said both his cinema profession and his personal life were important to him.

Rukkoji said Dr Rajkumar’s brother Varadappa was the main source of information for his book. He said he was happy that Varadappa’s daughter Asha and Rajkumar’s daughter Lakshmi were sitting on the same dais.

The senior journalist who will receive the national award on May 3 appreciated the making of the film Ooty. He singled out performances by Avinash and Nikhil and said Naina’s beauty will bring people again and again to the theatres. 

he music album of bilingual film Ooty (Kannada and Tamil) based on book ‘Preethiya Arasi’ was released by MLA B M Narendraswamy at a function in Bengaluru. The film is produced by Mohan Kumar and directed by Mahesh Kumar. Raj Bhaskar has scored the music. The film stars Avinash, Naina Sarwar, B M Giriraj and Guruprasad among others.

Former chairman of Backward Classes Commission Dwarakanath released the website of the movie and said films have begun to break the idiom which is good for the industry.

Narendraswamy said he was attending a cinema function for the first time although he had organized events. He said social films were decreasing and there was no moral stories in today’s movies.

B M Giriraj said he liked the story which is based on a novel and that it was his first acting experience.

Lahari Velu said the songs, lyrics and subject were good while Raj Bhaskar who celebrated his birthday said he had composed six songs which were in different style.

Naina Sarwar said Ooty was another real life story. She said she was blessed to be getting real subjects such as Bethangere, Kolara and Ooty. She plays a Malayali Christian girl in the movie that reminded her of her teenage love and crushes. She said she has signed another Tamil film and was happy to be getting good work unmindful of the result.

Avinash said he was acting in his fifth film and said he plays a Kannada speaking guy who falls in love with a Malayali Christian girl in a tea estate.

Mohan Producer said Ooty is not his film. He said he never wanted to become a producer but the motivation came from the story.

Director Mahesh Kumar said Ooty is a love story and an entertainer. He said 55 days of the 70-day schedule for the movie was shot in a tea estate. The film is about how the lovers get separated in the backdrop of Cauvery river water dispute. He said the movie is readying for a November release.

t the RT Nagara Sai Mandira temple the muhurut for Mourya Films Production – ‘Ooty’ Bari Picnic Spot Ashte Alla…went on the floors with the beauty. There was good duty for the film from Mahesh Kumar.

A film presented by H Mohan Kumar and co produced by Boodiyal, K Narayan and Dr J Vijayanarasimha ‘Ooty’ stars Avinash Narasimharaju in the lead role. Malayalam super star Mohan Lal is likely to appear in an important role. The film will be shot 75 percent in Ooty. At Chamarajanagara, Mysore the 42 days schedule is planned.

However the base for this film is the novel based on the 1992 Cauvery riots. Krishnamurthy writer of the novel ‘Pritiya Arasi’ was also present. His novel was released in 2003. The protagonist is a scientist from Karnataka, heroine is Malayalam backdrop, and the shoot will be to major extent in Ooty for ‘Ooty’. Director Giriraj is in a social servant role. Kishore is also in a prominent role.

According to Avinash Narasimharaju the role is serious and lover boy. How he struggles to save his lover is crux of the film.

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