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.