Dr KV Puttappa"s 1926 children play Nanna Gopala will be getting a
silver screen version after being staged 361 times in different
places. Dr. KV Puttappa is a national poet, Karnataka Rathna,
Jnanapeeth Award winner for 'Ramayana Darshanam".
It will be produced and directed by writer Lakshman who made
Masanadha Makkalu, a children"s film on the fate of children in the
grave yard, has collected Rs.19 lakhs for Nanna Gopala. He will be
making it a period cinema. The locations selected for the film suit
the pre-independence theme of the movie. Marimallaih, one of the
board directors of the Bharath Cooperative bank, has helped
Lakshman to gather the money for the film. This film started
rolling on Monday morning.
Member of Parliament DB Chandre Gowda of BJP is appearing on the
silver screen for the first time along with Congress I MLC Motamma,
Justice AJ Sadashiva, and Prof. Doddarange Gowda. The film moves
around three persons and 22 children. Actress Shruthi is playing
the widow mother; Master Anilkumar and veteran actor Rajesh are
playing the Guru"s role.
Rajesh accepted this film only because of his respect for
Rashtrakavi Kuvempu. Rajesh remembered the days when he met Dr
Kuvempu while he was in Jayalakshmipuram in Mysore. MS Maruthi has
scored five songs for the film.