Challenging star Darshan-Praneetha starrer Kannada movie Porki is now all set for statewide release for this Sankranti (January 14). It is considered as the biggest-budget movie in Darshan Tugudeep's acting career. The movie has been presented by journalist Ganesh Kasargod.
"Kannada movie Porki was to be made with the budget of Rs. 5.5 crores, but including the artistes salary, the expenses for the movie have reached to Rs. 7 crores," says the producer. The movie Porki is directed by Ganda Hendathi fame MD Shridhar and produced by Dathathreya.
Krishna Kumar has cranked the camera for the movie Porki, which has been shot for 47 days in Bangalore, Mysore, Hyderabad and Switzerland. The specialty of the movie is that the climax, which is a long fight sequence, has been shot for 20 days. Shridhar says that the highlight of the movie is the fight sequences. Darshan has performed the stunts without using a duplicate.
V Harikrishna has scored music for five songs and three of them are very melodious. Mumaith Khan"s sister Zubeida has done an item song. The audio of the movie was released to market with 15000 CDs. "Now, We have received demand list for more number of CDs," owner Velu of Lahari Audios.
However, the film Porki is a remake of the hit Telugu film Pokkiri, which has become super hit movie. The movie has already been remade in Tamil as Pokiri and in Hindi as Wanted. Now, the question is that will this Kannada remake impress the audience?