Jaggesh was in a king's costume and the launch was in the Bangalore Palace. It was an important date for Guru Prasad who showed his substance in his first film Mata. Guru's second film Edhdhelu Manjunatha was launched amidst fanfare.
Guru Prasad described his new film as a social comedy with a message. He said the film is about the laziness of a very intelligent person who fails to use his physical and mental resources to achieve good things in life. The narration will be comical as I want to make use of the potential of a great artist like Jaggesh. He also said that the film will be completely different from the other films of Jaggesh which has been hitting the screens recently. Guru has opted for Yagna Shetty as the heroine of this film. She had recently acted in Ondhu Preethiya Kathe."I want to make it clear that this is not an experimental film.
The film will have commercial elements but the story essence would be strong enough to deliver a message to the audience. I had noticed Jaggesh chatting with the unit members and making fun of some of our attitudes. He was keeping the entire unit in splits. I was watching him during the shooting of Mata and one day I just narrated a story line to him based on a funny incident he had narrated. That is how the seeds of Edhdhelu Manjunatha were sown' said Guru Prasad.
Jaggesh said that he had heard an interesting story line from Guru Prasad during the making of Mata at Theerthahalli. And then he had said that if he develops this story line into a viable script, then it would definitely be a good presentation. Guru had taken some time to make the script and since he was also very busy in other commitments he could not give dates for the film immediately. Jaggesh was happy that the film has been launched and hoped that the film would be much better than Mata.
Heroine Yagna Shetty who is still studying in Mangalore said that it was a big break