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Sangama storming the theatres

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Golden star Ganesh starrer Sangama produced by S.V. Babu and directed by music arranger Ravi Verma is all set for release on October 24, on the eve of Deepavali festival. The film has been censored and has been given a U certificate. The film's producer S.V. Babu has made arrangements to release the film in a big way in around 75 to 80 theatres all around the state to cash in on the craze for the young star who has been riding a crest of wave from the huge success of his film Mungaru Male.

In the Kannada film industry, it has now become a practice to release the big budget star studded films in large number of theatres to earn big revenues in the initial weeks. The strategy has been successful in case of Upendra starrer Budhdhivantha which has so for collected around Rs.4 crores within twenty days of its release. Budhdhivantha has been declared a huge hit of the year in the Kannada film industry as it is still running well in its third week. Even Puneet Rajkumar's Vamshi and Shivaraj Kumar starrer Maadesha was released in many number of theatres around the state.

In the month of August, films like Bombaat and Arjun starring Ganesh and Darshan were released in a large number of theatres in Karnataka. However the two films did not have a long run despite enjoying good initials.

Major portions of Sangama has been shot in Bangalore while two songs have been picturised in Switzerland. Glamorous Vedhika who has already worked in a few Telugu and Tamil films is making the debut in the Kannada film industry as the heroine of this film. Komal is playing an important role. Director Umakanth is also assisting the film as a technical adviser for the film. Shekhar Chandru is the cameraman of this film and Devi Sreeprasad is the music director.

According to director Ravi Verma, who has also written the story and screen play of the film, the highlight of the film will surely be the song compositions of Devi Sree Prasad who is the most popular music director of the Telugu film industry. For the young Devi, this will be the first Kannada film he has worked. And he has also rendered play back for the Dil Maange More song which has already become a top chart buster.

"Devi's music has jelled well with the story of the film. Ganesh's films are hugely expected for the quality of music. Devi has composed some amazing songs for the film. And we have shot these songs in abroad and also in well erected sets in Bangalore. All the songs are visually spectacular and it will be a treat to fans," said Ravi Verma. Babu said the music album that was released two weeks ago is already a bit hit in the audio market.

Ganesh said that his role in Sangama would be totally different from the characters he had played so far. "In a way the essence of this role is that I am a happy go lucky person who uses lot of intelligence and fun to get things done. I have enjoyed doing this role' says Ganesh. The film will have lot of fun and entertainment value," said Ganesh who is hoping to get big success from this film.

Vedhika though based in Mumbai has roots in Solapur of Maharashtra which is a border town touching Karnataka. "Kannada is our mother tongue. I know how to speak a few words in Kannada thanks to my Naani. For me this Kannada film offer has come as a golden opportunity. I want to act in more number of Kannada films to please my family members," says Vedhika. She said her role is bubbly and that she has also got an opportunity to act in a few emotional sequences of the film in the second half.

Devi Sree Prasad who has composed music for some top Telugu hits like Varsham and Bommarillu besides working for the re-recording of Kamal Hassan's magnum opus Dasavatharam said that the songs have good lyrical value and variety. "I am sure the film will be a major success as the audio has already clicked in a big way," said Devi.

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