Hatrick Hero Shivaraj Kumar plays the role of a Bus Conductor for the first time in Gandana Mane being produced by R.S.Gowda and directed by Mahendar.
This film is the 29th film of director S. Mahender. Shivaraj Kumar returns to act in Gowda's film after Tavarige Baa Thangi and he has been teamed up in the film with Gowri who had earlier acted with Puneet Raj Kumar in Namma Basava and Murali in Gopi.
It was a colorful and gala launch in the Kanteerava Studios on Monday morning. Power Star Puneet Raj Kumar held the clap for the film and another successful young star Sudeep switched on the camera. The event attracted a lot of dignitaries from the Kannada film industry.
Addressing the media persons later, director Mahendar said that he was happy that both producer R.S.Gowda and the film's hero Shivaraj Kumar had insisted that he had to direct this film. He said that the story dealt with the travails of a middle class family where the hero finds it difficult to hold to his principles and also lead an honest life.
He said that the incidents in the film would relate very well with the viewers as the script is based on the day to day happenings in any family. But his commitment to values and good life would remain till the end, declared Mahendar. He said that the entire talkie portions of the film will be shot in two schedules of twenty days each and the song sequences would be shot later. He said that the film would be shot entirely in Karnataka and he did not personally believe that shooting songs in abroad will add up to the film's value. Award winning film writer B.A. Madhu has written the story, screenplay and dialogues for the film.
R.S. Gowda said that he was happy to make a film with Shivanna who had worked in his previous hit film Tavarige Baa Thangi. 'The story suits him perfectly and we are trying to make it as authentic as possible' Gowda said.
Shivaraj Kumar said that he had traveled in Bus in the then Madras when he was studying in college. He has had a close watch on the way a Bus conductor behaves. He said that the story was very inspiring and hoped that the audience would relate well to the story.
Sundaranath Suvarna is the cameraman of this film.