The Kannada Film Industry is all set to welcome two historical
films very soon. One of them is titled Kranthiveera Sangolli
Rayanna and the other is Keladi Shivappa Nayaka. The
first movie will deal with a freedom fighter from Karnataka and the
second one is about a notable ruler of the Keladi Nayaka Kingdom in
the 17th century.
Kannada film star Darshan is playing the lead role of warrior
Sangolli Rayanna. The actor turned politician Kumar Bangarappa will
essay the role of Shivappa Nayaka in the other film. He has the
same, height and complexion like Darshan.
Kranthiveera Sangolli Rayanna has been launched on the
Varamahalakshmi festival day in Belgaum and it will be directed by
director Naganna, who has been planning it for the last 5 years.
Dr. Jayaprada is playing a vital role in this movie after Priyamani
rejected to play it. This historical movie will be produced by
Anand Appugol. The dialogues are penned by Keshavaditya and camera
is handled by Ramesh Babu. Yashovardhan has composed music for this
historic film in Kannada.
Director Babu Rao Athani made a movie on this freedom fighter in
1967, which was produced by Ananth Hiregowdar under Chitravani
banner. The other historical movie Keladi Shivappa Nayaka, based on
the life story of King Keladi Shivappa Nayaka, will go on floors on
November 5 in Shimoga. The film will show the king with three
queens but in real life, he was said to have five queens. The movie
will be edited by Suresh Urs and other technicians are yet to be
It seems Sandalwood is going to get back to the British rule era
with these two films. Hope the audience likes it!