Debutant director Hari Anand is very keen to strike success in his very first film and wants to put Kannada Cinema on a pedestal. Observing the celebration of youth and the mirth in Bollywood movies which inspires the awe of the West, Hari Anand asked himself, "Why can't we do it? Why is Bollywood the hub of all the mirth and melodramas and international attention?" Soon, he came up with Holidayz, a fun-filled film about the holidays of ten Mass Communication students!
The young director is all set to steal the thunder from Bollywood and beat it at its own game through Holidayz, which was launched on December 17th at Durga Parameshwari Temple at Vidyaranyapura. That is the reason his film has 12 songs. The great Bollywood blockbuster Hum Aapke Hain Kaun (HAHK) had 8 songs, which blended perfectly with the screenplay and added to the film"s appeal. But Hari Anand has even left HAHK behind in number of songs!
Five of these 12 songs are special for they are "songs within songs"! Oh! So, Hari Anand has even decided to beat the most famous "Antakshri" sequences of Bollywood biggies like Maine Pyar Kiya!!! But there cannot be five "Antakshri" songs in a film! Surely Hari Anand has got some tricks up his sleeve. What Hari calls as "bits of songs strung together" seem to be a real big highlight of this film! Now, you know why 15 lyricists and 24 playback singers are required for this film!
The details of the cast and crew of this humungous film are:
Cast: Ravindra, Akanksha Bhat, Bhavana Rao, Manasi, Rakshit Shetty, Raghu, Raviprakash, Amrutha Rao, Chetan and Nishik play the ten students who go on a holiday.
Music is by Chennai-based music director Guruprasad. Names of the lyricists: Yograj Bhat, Ram Narayan, Dr. Umesh, Hrudaya Shiva, Bidar Sarvesh, Hari Anand, Shakthisri, Julo, Srivatsa Prahallad, A.M. Mahesh, Sam, Suchit, Sandeep and Kumari Shalini, the youngest lyricist of this industry (a 9th standard student of Stella Mary"s Convent).
As a bonanza, renowned singer-turned-actor Rajesh Krishnan acts in a very prominent role. And for cine artists, there is another good news: With this picture, M.G. Lingaraj makes a comeback as PRO.
With all its wonderful songs, youthfulness, fun and frolic, if this film is dubbed in Hindi, there is no doubt it will become a great blockbuster just like Maine Pyaar Kiya, or Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge, or HAHK!
Ever heard of 15 lyricists and 24 playback singers working for a film?! Or, have you ever heard of a film with 10 lead roles?! Sounds very surprising and unbelievable?! Well, that is what Holidayz is all about! Full of surprises and so special!