Ganesh Vs Premkumar

Last Updated: Mon, Jan 14, 2008 06:25 hrs

Just after the Pongal festival in Karnataka, two big films are out in the contest. Golden star Ganesh starring 'Galipata' by 'Mungaru Male' director Yogaraj Bhat and lovely star Premkumar's 'Honganasu' directed by Nenapirali fame Rathnaja are releasing all over Karnataka on 18th of this month.

The fan fare and number of theatres release is huge for 'Galipata'. 'Galipata' meaning kite is flying on this 18th in places like Hyderabad (Prasad Imax), Chennai (Casino or Satyam complex) and Mumbai (Liberty, Arora and PVR). This is Rs.7.5 cores expensive 'Galipata' film says executive producer of the film Dayal Padmanabhan.

70 prints and 15 UFO screening of the film comes to 300 shows a day of the film 'Galipata' according to Dayal. This is the first super 35 mm film in Kannada and the whole film has undergone Digital Intermediate technology. The driving element of this film is a pig shot in 3D format that comes 2 minutes and 40 seconds on the screen.

National award winning art director Shadhidhar Adapa has evolved this pig and the entire cost of this portion touched Rs.60 lakhs for the producer says Dayal. The entire film is shot in 75 days in three schedules spread out in three months. Ganesh, singer Rajesh Krishna, Diganth, Daisy Boppanna, Neethu, Bhavana Rao, Ananthnag are in the lead roles that has cinematography by R. Rathnavelu and music by V.Harikrishna.

This is the first venture of SPR group from Andhra Pradesh in Kannada. This film is all about the mindset of the age group of 20 to 30 years. Yet another notable film releasing on this Friday is 'Honganasu' by Nenapirali movies directed by super hit film director Rathnaja. Premkumar, Anjali, Ananthnag and others are in the cast. Hamsalekha has scored the music for this story on father and son bondage film.

The audio of the film is doing well in the market like 'Galipata'. This is a make or break for Premkumar who has given three consecutive hits (Nenapirali, Jothe Jotheyali and Pallakki) and fallen back from films like 'Savi Savi Nenapu' and 'Gunavantha'.

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