Kannada film industry is on fire these days with a few big films
competing at the box-office. Many were of the opinion that Shivaraj
Kumar's latest release Santha would not make a good
opening, as Mungaru Male and Duniya are still
going strong at the theatres. But it stormed the theatres like a
bolt from the blue. It made a fantastic opening, baffling many
Santha was welcomed everywhere. It opened extremely
well at all centres in the state. It is said that around five
thousand people thronged outside Narthaki theatre on the opening
day of the film. In Hospet, the first show started at 7.am and
people just couldn't stop talking about it. It is a gangster film
with Bollywood actress Aarti Chhabria and Shivaraj Kumar in the
pair. K.P. Srikanth and R. Vijayakumar produced it on Best Cinema
Company Enterprises banner with S. Muralimohan as the director.
Gurukiran scored the music and Ramesh Babu handled the camera.
Meanwhile, Shivaraj Kumar is back from Switzerland after
completing the shooting of the song sequences for his latest film
Sathya In Love. It has cheerful Tamil and Telugu actress
Genelia in the female lead role.