Darshan, the Sultan of Box Office, seems to be unstoppable with a series of his movie doing wonders at Box Office. His last three movies - Saarathi, Chingari and Kranthiveera Sangolli Rayanna - have taken him to new heights. After doing three original (Swamake) movies, the Challenging star is back with Bulbul, a remake of Telugu hit film Darling.
Bulbul is directed by MD Shridhar, who had worked with
Darshan in Porki. After approaching a few big names to
play female lead role, the makers of the film choose to rope in
newcomer Rachita Ram, a Kathak dancer. It has to be noted that
Thoogudeepa Productions had earlier introduced Pranitha and Deepa
Sannidhi, who are presently doing good in Sandalwood.
Later, Ambareesh and Pradeep Rawat were roped in to play
important roles, but the latter walked out of the film due to some
differences with the team. Sharath Lohitashwa was replaced to play
V Harikrishna, who has composed a lot of Darshan's earlier films, has scored music for Bulbul. 'Nille nille kaveri...' sung by Hemanth Kumar has impressed audience. Continue reading the story on the slideshow...
BulBul has been acquired by a popular TV channel for Rs
4.15 crore. The amount paid for the satellite rights is the highest
for a Kannada film till date.
Bulbul Set For Massive Release
Bulbul is all set for a massive release. The film is
releasing in 150 screens in Karnataka and expected to increase in
coming weeks. However, it has to be noted that his last two films
had more number of screens than the latest flick.
An industry insider explains, "Darshan's KVSR and
Chingaari crossed 175 screens but his latest film
Bulbul is approximately releasing in 150 screens. In
Bangalore alone, it is hitting screens in more than 20 screens. It
is because there are a few other Kannada movies doing well. For an
example, Sudeep's Bachchan is still running in many
theatres in Bangalore. So, replacing it is not possible."
He concludes, "So, the makers of the film have decided to
release in less number of screens and to avoid eating others'
business. It might increase if the film opens up to positive
reviews." Meanwhile, a huge cutout of Darshan has been placed in
Prasanna theatre in Bangalore by his fans.
Traders say that there is a huge demand for tickets in the main
and single theatres. But the advance booking for multiplexes in
Bangalore and Mysore is yet to start.