After the continuous opposition from the ace filmmaker TS Nagabharana, the makers of Sandalwood's forthcoming movie Mysore Mallige have renamed the film as Miss Mallige. The team was in trouble when the ultra-glamorous and dare-bare photos of female lead Roopa Nataraj was released.
As earlier Mysore Mallige (1992), which was directed by Nagabharana is still considered as Sandalwood's classic, the makers of Miss Mallige have drawn mass criticism from the literary world and art lovers. In July 2013, Nagabharana, who had raised his voice against the movie title, had filed the written complaint to Karnataka Film Chamber Of Commerce (KFCC). He had requested the members of KFCC not to allow the title and had also suggested few other titles. Now it is reported that the court has ordered the makers to change the title for which they have renamed it as Miss Mallige.
Sources from Gandhinagara has said that if the movie would have been named as 'Mysore Mallige', the artistic feelings of Kannadigas would have been disturbed. 'Mysore Mallige' is the collection of love poems, which was written by Kannada poet KS Narasimhaswamy. The critics had lauded the movie Mysore Mallige, and also it is considered as one of the best screen adaptation from a literary work. Continue reading the story on slides...
Roopa Nataraj's Naughty Expressions
The naughty expressions and revealing outfits of female lead Roopa Nataraj was enough for people to oppose the title.
Mysore Mallige Considered To Be Adult Movie
By seeing these bare back and other glamorous photos of Roopa Nataraj, Kannada cine-goers had considered the Mysore Mallige to be an adult movie.
Literary Name Cannot Be Used
The art lovers had opposed naming the adult movie with the famous and epic of Kannada literature 'Mysore Mallige'.
Makers Had Defended
The makers of Mysore Mallige (Miss Mallige now), had defended that the movie is not just about glamour, and also it gives a strong message to society.
Story Of An Independent Women
Female lead Roopa Natraj had said, "It is about an independent woman, who faces challenges in life. She conveys a strong message to the society."
The Story Is About An Innocent Girl
The latest film is directed by Oscar Krishna. Talking about his movie, Krishna had said, "Mysore Mallige is about an innocent girl, who faces tough time as she grows up. The film looks into whether a woman in society gets the right share to live or not."
Lead Cast Of Miss Mallige
Apart from Roopa Natraj, Miss Mallige features Ranjan Shetty in the lead role.