Tuesday, February 13, 2007
Anekal Balaraj is on the move now. The dynamic producer is on his way to make a big film now. His recent film Golla is launching his son Santhosh, a six footer who seems to have a tailor made role for his physique and body language. The film had a great launch on Feb 9 with a number of film and political personalities attending the gala muhurath.
Though Balaraj had earlier called many press conferences giving information about this film, he was very happy to share some of the information about the film. Film director Jagadish about whom Balaraj has some high hopes was also present during the press conference along with Santhosh, who is being launched as the hero.
Jagadish and Balaraj told almost the same things that have already been published in media and what has been told in earlier press briefings. Well, Golla will be a Rs. 2.5 crore budgeted film that will be shot in three states. The notorious rowdies in these three states will be featured in the film and they will be part of the story narrative. "This is no gimmicks, I will promise you. They are part of the story content. And believe me, what they told me was that they do not want money. Whatever money that we decide to pay them has to be given to charities and temple funds. This is the only thing the rowdies told us' said Balaraj and Jagadish.
Jagadish who spoke very little about the story but just revealed that the hero of the film hailed from Gopinaththam, which is the birth place of forest brigand Veerappan.
"It is just about the journey he takes from his village and then become part of the underworld brigade. His journey takes him to three states where he finds out that to be part of the underworld is not a big deal and he has to do something better to be os use to the society' he added.
Balaraj said that there is a strong message in the film. "We want to propagate a message that Cow should be protected and nothing should be done to harm them' says Balaraj.
Jagadish did not speak more, but just said that he was very happy to be acting in this film which has given a great opportunity.