Film festival gets off to a rousing start

Last Updated 08 October 2010, 18:02 IST

The superstars were Ramesh Arvind, teenage heart throb Diganth and director Yogaraj Bhat.

Even though the programme started one hour late, it didn’t seem to dampen the enthusiasm of the youngsters from various schools and colleges who packed the Kalamandir waiting to get a glimpse of their favourite stars.

An audio-visual presentation featuring the movies to be screened during the festival, brought huge whistles from fans who saw their favourite actors such as the late Dr Rajkumar, Visdhnuvardhan, Ambarish, chocolate hero of yesteryears Anantnag, Sudeep, Darshan and many other actors.

Theme song seemed to be ‘Mysore Dasara, yestondu sundara’ — from the movie ‘Karulina Kare’ got the audience singing in tune, clearly depicting the popularity of the veteran actor.

Speaking at the inauguration, Diganth started out by rendering a dialogue from his latest movie ‘Pancharangi’, receiving a round of applause from the crowd.

Submitting to the relentless demands from his fans for a song, he sang ‘Life-u Ishtene’ song from Pancharangi, receiving another round of whistles and applause in appreciation.

Earlier, a troupe from Raghuleela Music School delivered the ‘Naadageethe’ receiving the
appreciation of Diganth for singing it in a distinct style.

Recipient of the Swarna Kamala Award Dr K Puttaswamy, Information Department, director Muddumohan, deputy director, A R Prakash, Film Subcommittee, president Arun Gowda were present.

 Single window

Information Department, director, Muddumohan said that a single window scheme has been launched to allow film-makers to get permission from various departments for shooting. He said that if film producers submit a fee, then within 20-25 days all the permissions will provided, he said. As Kannada film industry has completed 75 years, Rs three crore has been allocated for constructing a Platinum Jubilee Hall.

(Published 08 October 2010, 18:02 IST)

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