It's all in the song

Filmi Fundas

The much-delayed and rather controversial Jothegara is popular for its music. The music composer has composed the music around the lyrics rather than the other way round.
This movie, slated to hit the screens on September 10, has its large share of fans. The movie opens with Prem Kumar’s song. Prem plays a singer in the movie, a very successful one who shuttles around with his orchestra and performs on request.

“I am a singer in the movie. I always appreciate good music and I occasionally sing as well. I have sung for a movie or two. This is one role I haven’t really played before. It brings forth a different side of me,” Prem told Metrolife. Ramya plays the female lead in the movie. The director roped in Mumbai-based music composer Sujith Shetty to tune the lyrics of the songs written by Jayanth Kaikini.

This is the second Kannada film Sujith is working for after Moksha.
 Sujith says he composes most of his pieces based on the strength of the script, “the script is the main inspiration. I belong to the old school of thought where I give the lyricist complete freedom to write what he or she wants and compose music accordingly. What matters most is that the thought must blend with the tune,” Sujith says.
Sujith has tuned Jayanth’s lyrics Ondu Ondu...  and the title song Jothegara.

“I wouldn’t say that the story is an extraordinary one but it’s simple and straight and that makes all the difference,” says Sujith. Sujith thinks music must be original.
“It’s a creative process that just can’t be copied from somewhere,” he adds.  
It is said that an investment for of Rs 25 lakh has been plugged in to shooting of
the song Sona Sona Kannale Kolthare Meena Abbabba’.

Nina C George

Echoing women’s thoughts

What do women want? An eternal question that remain unanswered till date.
Director Vijayalakshmi Singh now attempts to answer this through her latest movie Varevah.

Starring Komal and Bhavana in the lead, the shoot was completed recently.
Says Bhavana, “It has been great working with the team of Varevah. We shot in brilliant places like Mysore and Coorg, and working with a female director is always a pleasure because one gets to share a certain level of comfort.”

Bhavana plays Komal’s wife in the film and says her look in the film has been kept very simple and traditional.

“Since I play a homely wife, my look is very traditional. Yet it was a great challenge to act opposite Komal as he is a brilliant actor. He used to come well prepared on the sets which only pushed me to do the same,” she adds. 

The movie is said to be a remake of the Mel Gibson starrer What Women Want. But Bhavana swears that the film is very different.

 “The only similarity is that like Mel Gibson’s character, Komal’s character too can hear women’s thoughts. Apart from that, the film has been shot very differently and people are sure to enjoy it,” she says.

Good over evil 

Nannavanu director Srinivas Raju is at it again. His new film, Kote meaning fort attempts to portray the good in society that often get diluted with the bad.

Prajwal, who plays a college-going kid, says he undergoes a complete transformation in the second half of the movie.

Prajwal has already lost 12 kgs for the movie and says he’ll have to build his body for the character he plays.

“It’s an action-packed film. This character begins on a good note but ends up cleaning all the muck left behind. I can’t reveal more about the film,” Prajwal told Metrolife.

Prajwal says he desperately wants to shed the ‘boyish tag’ and mould into more
serious and substantial characters.

“This movie might do the trick in getting me a step higher in my career,” he says.

Director Srinivas Raju says he wanted to make a movie that projects the good in society, “There are very few people who we could mark out as ‘bad’. But the good people outnumber the bad and that’s the crux of the story. It’s good all the way,” he says.
Ragini Dwivedi plays the lead opposite Prajwal.

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