Senior Kannada film director and lyricist Geetha Priya was the
special guest at Belli Hejje, a chat organized by the Karnataka
Chalanachitra Academy on Saturday at 4.30 pm at Badami House in
Bangalore between stalwarts.
Geetha Priya, whose real name is Lakshman Rao Mohithe, has
directed 30 films. He had chased his dream of becoming an actor by
doing theatre plays in Chennai in the mid 50's. He then wrote the
lyrics for Sri Rama Pooja in 1954.
Geetha Priya"s lyrics in Sriramanjaneya Yudha, Nagapooja,
Onde Balliya Hoogalu, Bettada Huli, Hombisiluwere were highly
appreciated. He also wrote the dialogues for 45 films. He turned
director with Mannina Maga, which won the national award. Some of
his popular films are Beluvaladha Madilalli, Besuge,
Hombisilu,Putani Agent 1 2 3, Preethisi Nodu.