After a successful debut in Tamil and Malayalam filmdom, the
Pyramid Saimira group, leading distributors and exhibitors in South
India, have entered into film production in Kannada. Avva, being
directed by Kavitha Lankesh, is the first Kannada film which is
going to be produced by them.
The film has a rich star cast, comprising Vijay of
Duniya fame, Shruthi, Rangayana Raghu, Smitha, and Home
Minister of Karnataka, M.P.Prakash.
The corporate house is planning to produce 10 to 12 films per
year in Kannada, and targets leasing out many theaters in the
state, as told by Swaminathan, the Managing Director of Saimira, to
the mediapersons recently.
Avva is based on one of the episodes of 'Mussanjeya Katha
Prasanga' of late P.Lankesh.