Jointly organised by the Karnataka Department of Information, Directorate of Film Festivals and the Karnataka Chalanachitra Academy, a film festival in New Delhi will screen 9 Kannada films.
The event which starts from April 16th and ends on April 18th,
will showcase the recently released and critically acclaimed
Talking to Times of India, Rajendra Singh Babu, the chairperson
of Karnataka Chalanachitra Academy has said, "We want to showcase
contemporary Kannada films all over the country. If you see the
basket of films, it is not just commercial films or only critically
acclaimed films, we are showing good films from all genres. The aim
is not only to reach out to Kannadigas outside Karnataka but also
This is just the first of many such film festivals to follow,
"the festival will also be organised next in Mumbai, Hyderabad and
Chennai. We want this to be a regular affair and it is a means to
expand market for our films," Rajendra Singh has said.
Unfortunately, no big stars will be able to attend the event,
thanks to their busy schedules. Talking about this Rajendra Singh
has said, "all the big stars are busy shooting and we could not get
them to attend this time. In the forthcoming festivals, we will
definitely take our stars. No technician is a substitute for star
power. We have to utilise it to expand our market."
The films that have been chosen to be a part of the festival are
: Thithi, Harivu, Mr & Mrs
Ramachari, Naanu Avanalla Avalu, Vidaaya,
First Rank Raju, Rangitaranga, Krishna
Leela and Shivalinga.
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