Sudeep was forced to change the title as writer B.L. Venu filed a petition with the KFCC against using the name of Madhakari (the ruler of Chitradurga), who is a historically significant personality. He argued that since the film is a remake of a Telugu film, using Madhakari"s name will be disrespecting the great ruler.
However, Sudeep is a little disappointed at this development for he had worked very hard for this film and has great expectations from it. Any negative news will harm its popularity and Sudeep, being a hardworking and dedicated professional, does not want that to happen. Sudeep plays the double role of a cop and thief with Ragini, Pavithra, Doddanna, Tennis Krishna and Devaraj in supporting roles.
The shooting of Shathamanadha Veera Madhakari was completed a month ago and the film is now on the post production table.