Director Nagathihalli Chandrasekhar has become sceptical these days. Although Sandalwood churned out many films last year, only a few managed to get their investment back leave alone give the producer a profit. Several films bombed at the box office, some with newcomers and others with super stars. This has created panic among filmmakers who are wary of casting newcomers now.
Chandrasekhar completed the shooting of Olave Jeevana Lekkachara, produced by K. Manju, featuring Sringar Kitty and newcomer Anvitha quite a while back, but he is apprehensive about releasing the film at a time when the whole world is talking about recession. He hinted that he will consider releasing the film during April. Chandrasekhar's last release, Mathadu Mathadu Mallige, was a damp squib.
Olave's plot is based on the short story 'Bhoomi Gundaagidhe' by Chandrasekhar in Mayura magazine in the 90's. The story received widespread criticism and the author was served with court notices at that time.