"Minchina Ota produced by Sa. Ra.Govindoo and directed by award winning Cyanide film director M.R.Ramesh has completed its shooting recently in a specially erected set in Bangalore's outskirts. Vijaya Raghavendra and Murali both leading stars of the Kannada films and who are incidentally brothers in real life are teamed up for the first time in a film as lead artists.
Producer Sa.Ra.Govindoo says that Minchina Ota is the costliest production of his banner and said lot of technical work has gone into the film. The budget would be around Rs. four crores which would be the highest for a Vijaya Raghavendra film, he added. Ramesh said that the film would stand out technically and added four Super 35 cameras have been used to shoot the climax sequence. He said that the technical output of the film would be the best in the Kannada film industry and next only to Tamil film Sivaji'
The last lap of the shooting was held in Dollars Colony and actors Vijaya Raghavendra, Murali and the film's heroine Lakshmi Rai had participated in the shooting along with many junior artists. Lakshmi Rai who hails from Belgaum of Karnataka has been seen more in Tamil films than in Kannada films. She hoped that Minchina Ota would herald a new phase in her life which enables her to do more number of films in Kannada. Vijaya Raghavendra and Murali expressed their happiness over the project and hoped that the film would deliver a new experience to the viewers. Lakshmi Rai said that she is doing one of her best roles so far in her career in Minchina Ota.