Basanth Kumar Patil, the president of Karnataka Film Chamber of
Commerce (KFCC), launched two Kannada films last Sunday. One of the
two films is titled Bettada Jeeva and the other is Hejjegalu. Baby
Prakruthi plays the central in the children film Hejjegalu.
Bettada Jeeva is based on a novel by Jnanapeeth Award winner Dr
Shivarama Karanth. It was written 78 years ago and now it will be
directed into a Kannada film by director P Sheshadri. Hejjegalu is
a children film and award winning director P Ramdas Naidu will be
Speaking on the occasion, Basanth Kumar Patil said that he was
extremely blessed because the event had been attended by Infosys
founder NR Narayana Murthy and Sudha Murthy. He was also happy
because the films were being launched on 108 birth anniversary of
Dr Shivarama Karanth.
Director P Sheshadri, who has won awards continuously for six
films at the state as well as national level, said that he was
taking the challenge of a directing a movie on a 78 year old novel
when he is just 48 years old. He is searching for a house in Puttur
taluk of Dakshin Kannada district for taking shots for his film,
which is based on the backdrop of quit India movement.