The Kannada Film Industry is all set to welcome two historical films very soon. One of them is titled Kranthiveera Sangolli Rayanna and the other is Keladi Shivappa Nayaka. The first movie will deal with a freedom fighter from Karnataka and the second one is about a notable ruler of the Keladi Nayaka Kingdom in the 17th century.
Kannada film star Darshan is playing the lead role of warrior Sangolli Rayanna. The actor turned politician Kumar Bangarappa will essay the role of Shivappa Nayaka in the other film. He has the same, height and complexion like Darshan.
Kranthiveera Sangolli Rayanna has been launched on the Varamahalakshmi festival day in Belgaum and it will be directed by director Naganna, who has been planning it for the last 5 years. Dr. Jayaprada is playing a vital role in this movie after Priyamani rejected to play it. This historical movie will be produced by Anand Appugol. The dialogues are penned by Keshavaditya and camera is handled by Ramesh Babu. Yashovardhan has composed music for this historic film in Kannada.
Director Babu Rao Athani made a movie on this freedom fighter in 1967, which was produced by Ananth Hiregowdar under Chitravani banner. The other historical movie Keladi Shivappa Nayaka, based on the life story of King Keladi Shivappa Nayaka, will go on floors on November 5 in Shimoga. The film will show the king with three queens but in real life, he was said to have five queens. The movie will be edited by Suresh Urs and other technicians are yet to be decided.
It seems Sandalwood is going to get back to the British rule era with these two films. Hope the audience likes it!