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  Kannada film
While not as popular or well known as Bollywood and Kollywood, Kannada films make a significant part of the South Indian films and also a component of the Cinema of India.
Other actors/actresses/directors/producers in Kannada films include doyens like B.R. Pantulu, G.V. Iyer, Gubbi Veeranna, Balakrishna, and Puttanna Kanagal and over the last few decades Vishnuvardhan, Ambarish, Aarathi, Bharathi, Manjula, Ravichandran, Anant Nag, Girish Karnad, M.P. Shankar, Vajramuni, Shivrajkumar, Upendra, and Narasimharaju.
Playback singers in Kannada films have mostly been from outside the state like Dr.
www.xasa.com /wiki/en/wikipedia/k/ka/kannada_film.html   (260 words)

  Kannada language - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Kannada is a highly inflected language with three genders (masculine, feminine, neutral or common) and two numbers (singular, plural).
Kannada is mainly spoken in Karnataka in India, and to a good extent in the neighbouring states of Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu and in Kerala.
Kannada is one of the 22 official languages of India and is the official language of the state of Karnataka.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Kannada   (955 words)

 Cinema of Karnataka - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Most of the movies are made in the Kannada language, with a handfull of them in Konkani or Tulu.While not as large as Bollywood and Kollywood, Kannada films form an important component of the Cinema of India.
The most popular actor in Kannada films has been Dr. Rajkumar or "Dr. Raj", as he is known to his fans.
Other actors, actresses, directors and producers in Kannada films include doyens like B.R. Pantulu, G.V. Iyer, Gubbi Veeranna, Balakrishna, Puttanna Kanagal, Sunil kumar desai and over the last few decades Vishnuvardhan, Ambarish, Aarathi, Bharathi, Manjula, Ravichandran, Anant Nag, Girish Karnad, Girish Kasaravalli, M.P. Shankar, Vajramuni, Shivrajkumar, Upendra, and Narasimharaju.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Kannada_film   (260 words)

 BBC NEWS | South Asia | Bollywood ban in language fight
The film has been screened in defiance of an unofficial moratorium imposed by the local film industry on new films not made in Kannada, the language of Karnataka state.
Kannada film producers say the moratorium is justified because it is the only way of safeguarding the local film industry which has been hit by losses and poor audiences.
The loss estimated to the film industry because of the ban since it was effected in August is said to be nearly $20m.
news.bbc.co.uk /2/hi/south_asia/4046275.stm   (728 words)

 Screen The Business Of Entertainment-Regional-Kannada-News
Actress Soundarya is producing this film as a tribute to her late father Sathanarayana under the banner of Sathya Movie Makers.
The coincidence is that the same theatre Santosh that showed my debut film for 25 weeks, 25 years ago has screened KSK in my 25th year," stated the director with pride adding, "Soon I plan to make a very different Kannada film, one that has never been made in the history of Indian cinema yet.
The muhurat for this film was held recently at Ulsoor Someshara Temple in Bangalore.
www.screenindia.com /20010914/rkana1.html   (1349 words)

 Regional Indian Cinema - Kannada   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
The film was adapted from a play by the Chadrakala Natak Mandali, and remained true to the original's reformist ideal.
The film was careful not to hurt prevalent attitudes, despite the strength of its theme.
Set in the Nagarhole Wildlife Sanctuary, the film is about a woman, her child and four other children - her son is killed by a tiger but her husband, presumed dead, reappears and saves the other four.
www.indiaheritage.com /perform/cinema/regional/kannada.htm   (1460 words)

 My-Kannada.com: Karnataka News Archive
The Bollywood film fraternity is worried that these protectionist measures of the Karnataka government could affect the export and release of their films in the other countries, and could also adversely affect export of other goods and services from India.
The Kannada film producers’ main grouse is that distributors and exhibitors (theatre-owners) are shunning Kannada films, because of the reduction in entertainment tax to non-Kanada films.
South India Film Chamber of Commerce (SIFCC) has called for a meeting with Karnataka Chief Minister Dharam Singh to thrash out the problems of the local film industry and non-Kannada film industry and come to a reasonable solution for the smooth running of the film industry in general and the Kannada film industry in particular.
www.my-kannada.com /n/a/arc7-2004.shtml   (10489 words)

 A cinema imbroglio
Kannada film producers coerce the Karnataka government to declare a seven-week moratorium on the release of non-Kannada films in the State ostensibly to save the ailing Kannada film industry.
There is no doubt that the Kannada film industry is in the doldrums and needs rescuing, but doing it at the expense of other language films is unacceptable to many film personalities, including playwright and Jnanpith Award winner Girish Karnad.
Kannada films also enjoy a 100 per cent entertainment tax exemption compared with the 40 per cent (down from 70 per cent) that other language films pay.
www.flonnet.com /fl2119/stories/20040924002204100.htm   (2335 words)

 Kannada : Kannada Latest Cinema news - Film News about Kannada movie news, gossips, film trailers, videos, actors, ...
Kannada film star M.H. Ambareesh, who is also minister of state for information and broadcasting, is all set to make a comeback on the silver screen with "Preethi Eke Bhoomi Melidhe".
But the film fails to live up to expectations.In her debut as a director, instead of making well needed changes in the script, Poornima has just copied frame-for-frame the Hindi film "Julie", which was based on the Malayalam hit "Chattakkari".In both the films, Lakshmi played the title role and won laurels for her brilliant performance.
Bangalore, Popular Kannada film star Prema has got engaged to a software professional from Bangalore and expects to be married in May. Prema, who has acted in Telugu and Tamil films, said her fiancé Jeevan Appachchu was her parents' choice as it was to be an "arranged marriage".
www.latestcinema.com /kannada   (12161 words)

 The Hindu : Kannada film producers call off stir
The minister had promised representatives of the film industry, who met him on Tuesday, that he would examine their demands, including reduction in the service tax on cinemas, and take a decision in a couple of days, Mr.
The three-hour talks between film producers, directors, and the owners of a few cinemas in the City was held at the Karnataka Chamber of Film Commerce in the morning.
The owners of the five cinemas in the heart of the City, which were charging exorbitant rents for Kannada films, reportedly agreed to bring down their rates by 10 per cent.
www.thehindu.com /2002/07/17/stories/2002071709430300.htm   (515 words)

 Muhuruths galore in Kannada - Kannada Movie News - IndiaGlitz.com
As the inauspicious Ashada Masa is fast approaching in the last one week 11 Kannada films went on the floor in which nine films are from new producers.
Prior to this week four films went on the floor and a dozen films are expected to go on floor before 10th of July.
With this speedy scale of films going on floors it is expected that nearly 120 films would be released by the end of December 2007.
www.indiaglitz.com /channels/kannada/article/32095.html   (740 words)

 Analysis: Kannada film industry to lose Rs. 44 crore
Though the State Government has exempted Kannada films from entertainment tax, there was no serious effort from producers, director or technicians to develop the required infrastructure for Kannada film industry.
As the Kannada film industry depends on junior artistes from Chennai and Hyderabad, it would be very difficult for film directors to find suitable junior artistes in Karnataka.
And it would be a herculean task for Kannada film producers to feed more than 1,000 theatres across the State and most of the exhibitors will have no option other than converting cinema theatres into marriage halls or shopping complexes to get revenue.
www.greatandhra.com /movies/analysis/kanada_ban_loss.html   (428 words)

 BS Headline News
Some Kannada activists were arrested by the police after they made a vain attempt to enter the Cauvery theatre in the city on Monday.
About 20 activists of the newly-formed Kannada Rakshana Vedike were arrested on Sunday for protesting against the alleged release of the film in violation of the three-week moratorium agreed on releasing non-Kannada films.
Several sections of the Kannada film industry agreed upon the moratorium in a bid to stem the fading fortunes of Kannada films.
www.business-standard.com /bsonline/storypage.php?&autono=172663   (238 words)

 BS Headline News
The Kannada film industry has decided to maintain its status quo on the seven-week moratorium for the release of non-Kannada films.
R R Odugowdar, who heads the Kannada Film Exhibitors Federation and also a member on the newly-constituted panel, announced his decision that the exhibitors would release Kannada films from September 17.
Their main objection is the non-implementation of an agreement by the Karnataka Film Chamber of Commerce, reached way back in 1996, on a moratorium on non-Kannada films till seven weeks after their release and allowing only minimum prints.
www.business-standard.com /bsonline/storypage.php?&autono=167008   (331 words)

 2006 - year of flops for Kannada film industry
Bangalore, Jan 6 (IANS) Of the 66 Kannada films released last year, only six were box-office hits while five were able to get their investments back to the producers; the other 55 were major flops.
Films released at the fag end of the year -- 'Neelakanta', 'Kallarali Hoovaagi' and 'Mungaru Male' - were critically acclaimed, but it is too early to predict their fate at box-office.
It was a year of crises for the Kannada film industry, as the number of flops led to a virtual production stoppage.
www.india-forums.com /news/article.asp?id=15528   (266 words)

 Tehelka - The People's Paper
The film industry is also trying to widen the ambit of their agitation by including a ‘Save Kannada’ campaign on the lines of the Gokak agitation of the 80s.
The 1982 agitation that heralded the Kannada movement took a definitive course when Gundu Rao was the chief minister, with activists, including Rajkumar, demanding the implementation of the recommendations made by writer VK Gokak’s committee.
The film industry’s initial plans of such an agitation in September had drawn flak from intellectuals for equating cinema with language.
www.tehelka.com /story_main9.asp?filename=Ne120404act_I_a.asp   (878 words)

 The Hindu : Kannada cinema bandh from today
In protest against the "exorbitant and arbitrary rentals" charged for Kannada films by an influential section of cinema owners, the Kannada film industry is observing an indefinite bandh from tomorrow.
The Kannada Film Producers' Association president, Basanth Kumar Patil, told The Hindu on Monday that the bandh was supported by all wings of the film industry, including the Karnataka Film Chamber of Commerce and non-Kannada film distributors.
The stand of Kannada film industry was justified by the immediate response with the Minister for Information, Kagodu Timmappa, promising action in the matter.
www.thehindu.com /thehindu/2002/07/16/stories/2002071602840600.htm   (250 words)

 The Telegraph - Calcutta : Nation   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Chappal charge at CM Bangalore, Nov. 25: A protest by 5,000 members of the Kannada film industry led by Rajkumar almost went out of hand today when some of the agitators hurled chappals at Karnataka chief minister Dharam Singh, who was standing on a van.
The film industry had organised the sit-in to highlight a slew of demands, including mandatory screening of Kannada movies in all theatres.
Soon some enraged fans of Rajkumar, who have been demanding a complete ban on non-Kannada films, hurled chappals at the chief minister who was meeting them in the open for the first time since their agitation began.
www.telegraphindia.com /1041126/asp/nation/story_4051566.asp   (352 words)

 Kannada film industry decides to observe bundh on Thursday - Deccan Herald   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
To counter the exhibitors’ move to openly defy the three-week moratorium, the Kannada Film Producers’ Association on Sunday decided to observe a day-long Kannada film industry bundh on Thursday (Nov 25), demanding that the government direct exhibitors to immediately stop releasing new movies.
Besides, the entire Kannada film industry will take to the streets and stage a dharna led by Kannada Matinee idol Rajkumar in front of the Kengal Hanumanthaiah statue near Vidhana Soudha on the same day.
Kannada film actors including Vishnuvardhan and actor-politician Ambarish, producers, artistes and technicians, besides hundreds of Kannada activists representing various Kannada organisations will participate in the peaceful protest, actor-politician Mukhya Mantri Chandru told Deccan Herald after the producers’ meeting in Bangalore.
www.deccanherald.com /deccanherald/nov222004/i2.asp   (580 words)

 Cinema Confidential Forums - RECOMMENDED MOVIE OF THE WEEK 18: "Lagaan"
It is a Bollywood film (yes, there are musical numbers and they actually work) and it is a great film to start if you're interested in taking a look at Bollywood filmmaking.
She is turning producer with a yet-to-be titled Kannada film which will be directed by Girish Kasaravalli.
As far as the English film goes, Tara considers it an honour for a Kannada film star to be part of such an international venture.
www.cinecon.com /forums/printthread.php?t=8394   (781 words)

 Telugu cinema news - idlebrain.com - Non-cooperation for Kannada Film Industry from Non-kannada film industries
With pirated VCD being circulated all over Karnataka, the film lovers would be viewing the films even before the release in Karnataka due to rampant piracy.
A producer under anonymity said that Kannada thespian Raj Kumar is playing with the sentiments of Kannada people by forcing moratorium.
The Kannada people want films of other languages, but there is a group of selfish people with vested interest are responsible for moratorium.
www.idlebrain.com /news/2000march20/non-kannada-jac.html   (448 words)

 Kannada Movie Star Upendra: Ups and Dowwwwwwns
After this, he directed a film called “Swastik” (I don’t know why he made this film) to perhaps give a rebirth to Raghavendra Rajkumar who was struggling to endure in the industry.
This film had a lot of expectation not only because it was Upendra’s come back film, but also there were few more highlights like Prabhudeva was acting in this film; the film was based on the kaveri issue.
The climax in the film (assuming you have seen) actually indicates his awkwardness to whether kill the actor inside him (in the film - Ricky), whether to kill the director (in the film - Deependra) or to kill his career in the industry itself (in the film – Heroine).
www.ourkarnataka.com /kannada/movie/uppi_updown.htm   (2089 words)

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In view of this and the pressure from various sections of the Kannada film industry, it has been decided to offer 100 per cent tax exemption to remake films.
The Government has honoured the consensus opinion of the Kannada film industry, he said and added that the Kannada film industry is in a serious crisis owing to the influence of other language films.
Justifying the decision of the Government he said the entertainment tax being collected annually from the Kannada films is paltry and providing tax exemption to remake films will not harm the creativity of the Kannada film industry in any way.
www.hinduonnet.com /thehindu/thscrip/print.pl?file=2005101107220300.htm&date=2005/10/11/&prd=th&   (418 words)

 Gulf Times – Qatar’s top-selling English daily newspaper - India
To be located in the 20-acre sprawling Kanteerava studio where the actor’s body was laid to rest last week, the memorial will have a permanent exhibition to showcase his contribution to the Kannada film industry over the last five decades.
A committee is being set up with representatives from the Kannada film industry, Rajkumar’s family members and officials to draw up a blueprint for the memorial,” an urban development department official said here.
“Though the Kannada film industry no longer uses the studio’s outdated facilities, it continues to be a landmark for the historical role it played over the decades for the growth and development of Kannada cinema,” the official said.
www.gulf-times.com /site/topics/article.asp?cu_no=2&item_no=82872&version=1&template_id=40&parent_id=22   (893 words)

 Soundarya   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
She had a successful career of 12 years as heroine in films until her death in a plane crash near Bangalore.
Her father Satyanarayana was a producer and director in Kannada films.
She was offered a role in the film Gandharva (1992) by her father's friend, while she was studying in her first year of MBBS.
www.worldhistory.com /wiki/S/Soundarya.htm   (290 words)

 chitraloka.com ::: Mega Portal For Kannada Cinema - Axe On Kannada Films - Great Hindrance To Collection
Sometime it is Thursday and Wednesday prior to release of a fresh Kannada film.
The good quality films of non Kannada create a talk in just one day and we in Bangalore are so liberal that we see only quality without giving prominence to language.
He is left with the option of seeing a fresh film of any language even without waiting for the release of Kannada film.
www.chitraloka.com /sections/scoop/axe_kannada.shtml   (514 words)

 Big B to appear in Kannada film : HindustanTimes.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
The director sought the assistance of the film's hero, Dhyan, and a well-known film journalist to get the superstar's consent to act in his venture.
I had to show the heroine of the film as a great fan of a celebrity, and her meeting him after a great effort," says Chandrashekhar.
She added: "He laughed and said that every film artiste was possessive and felt that he or she was misunderstood.
www.hindustantimes.com /news/181_1449314,00110003.htm   (529 words)

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