The year 2008 has made a good beginning for the Kannada film industry. Darshan starrer Gaja produced by Srinivasa Murthy and Suresh Gowda and directed by debutant director Maadesh is turning out to be the biggest hit with collection figures indicating that new records will be created almost in all centers of the state. And the producers and distributors are overjoyed with this reaction.
Gaja has taken a massive opening throughout the state. The film is turning out to be a blockbuster and with the coming days it is sure to be watched by family audience. Already ladies are coming in droves to the theatres to watch this complete entertainer' says the film's producer Srinivasa Murthy.
For the film's major distributor Ramesh Yadav who is himself a big producer of Kannada films Gaja"s success marks a good beginning of his new transition as a distributor. "Gaja has taken massive openings in the Mysore-Mandya-Hassan-Chamarajnagar-Kodagu distribution area. I am expecting around Rs. 25 lacs in the first week of its run in my area which is a new record for any Kannada film. No other film other than "Jogi' has taken such fantastic openings' says Ramesh Yadav. The Bangalore area distributor Jayanna and Shimoga-Chikamagalur district distributor Nagaraj are also quite happy that the film has taken such huge openings.
Darshan is also very happy about the openings of Gaja. "I am getting continuous feed back about the film's collections throughout the state. And I feel that a film's success depends on the way people have liked it. If people come to theatres and stamp their approval for the film it would be more satisfying. I think Gaja has got such an approval from the people. I was busy getting prepared for our own production to be directed by my brother when Gaja was released. And Gaja's success has given me a new impetus to do a better film' says Darshan.