Kannada film industry is now opening its doors to a new breed of film makers. People who have had a stint in the real estate portfolio are suddenly turning their attention to producing quality films. It is significant that Mungaru Male producer A. Krishnappa is a diversified businessman and a realtor who provided full support to director Yogaraj Bhat and the film"s hero Ganesh to produce a blockbuster. Even producers of Tenali Rama, Student, Vidyarthi and many other films released recently, have connections with the real estate business. Another successful businessman and realtor C.R. Manohar who hails from Anekal, a backward taluk of rural Bangalore district is now entering the fray of film production to produce a film titled as Orata.
The film had its muhurath in the Dodda Ganapathy Temple at Bull Temple Road on Thursday morning. The film is being produced under the banner of Golden Lion Film Division Company. It is directed by debutant director Sree who has been trained under Victory Vasu in films like Shishya and others. New comers Prashanth and Sowmya are the leading stars of the film. Manohar detailed his background with the media in a hurried press conference organised after the muhurath. He said that he was indeed involved in his own business interests, when Sree came to him with a proposal. “I had no time to even hear the story, but Sree had lot of patience to deal with me. Then one day I heard his story which appealed to me. I then gave a green signal to him to make the film in a way he desires and told him that they should ensure that my standing and honour shall not be compromised.
They are now focused on getting the best from new faces like Prashanth and Sowmya and music director Shankar. I am sure that we are heading towards a good product" Manohar confidently asserted. Sree did not reveal much about the story but said that the film will certainly be different. “I am making a story about a person who is outwardly churlish and rough but deep inside he is soft and caring. Prashanth is a fine actor and I am sure that I will get best out of him" he added. He was in full praise of the producer who was helping out a team of talented youngsters. Artists Mandya Ramesh and Sathyajith were also seen in the press conference.