Gandhinagara, which is the hub for Kannada movies, has witnessed
the brutal murder of the movie distributor. Hanumantha Kattimani, who was the
distributor of Kannada movies. He was found brutally murdered in
his room near Movieland theatre, Bangalore.
Hanumantha Kattimani (35) is reportedly from North Karnataka
region, who had recently come to Gandhinagara. He was the supporter
of Central Railway Minister Mallikarjuna Karge and actively took
part in the protest demanding for the separate movie workers
However, the reason behind the murder is still unclear.
Upparpete police, who have lodged the complaint, are investigating
the case. It is reported that Hanumantha Kattimani was found
murdered in a room at AR Extension, which has been first found by
his neighbour Chandru. The murderers have hanged Kattimani with a
wire. The incident came to limelight on Saturday (April 5).
In December 2013, Hanumantha Kattimani had owned the
distribution rights of Sandalwood's recent release Chatrapathi, which is the remake of
Telugu hit Chatrapathi. The Kannada movie had debutants
Siddharth and Priyadarshini in the lead roles. The remake film,
which was made with the budget of Rs 9 crore was directed and
produced Dinesh Gandhi. Apparently, the movie failed to do a good
business at the Box Office.