Kannada films are often pitted against non-Kannada movies. Despite getting rave reviews, Srinagar Kitty starrer movie Male Barali Manju Irali utterly failed at the Box Office last year and that is because of release of Big budget Telugu movie Magadheera. Early this year, the release of Bollywood movie Kites and Raavan were supposed to create same kind of situation in Kannada, but the Karnataka Film Chamber of Commerce had somehow tried to stop them.
Now, Prashanth directed Kannada film Gana Bajana is the latest movie to face this kind of set back at the Box Office. The movie is releasing on October 01. Rajinikanth and Aishwarya Bachchan starrer Endhiran, which has been dubbed in Telugu and Hindi, is hitting the screens on the same day. The distribution rights of Endhiran in Karnataka have already been sold for a whopping amount of Rs. 9.75 crores. This has created a threat for the movie Gana Bajana.
Earlier, Tamil movie Endhiran was slated to release on September 24. So Gana Bajana makers decided to release it on October 01 and now they have even booked the theatres across the state. But the release of Endhiran was postponed to October 01 due to some technical reasons. Gana Bajana bosses are left with no option and it became an inevitable situation for them to release it on October 01.
However, Gana Bajana, which has been made by the team of Love Guru, has Tarun, Radhika Pandit and Dilipraj in the lead roles. The movie is a musical comedy and is aimed at family audiences. According to the director, the film has higher entertainment quotient and has been presented differently. Tarun essays an extrovert, while Radhika plays the heroine in Gana Bajana. Dilipraj plays a rowdy in this film.
Now it should be waited and watched whether Gana Bajana will rock the Box Office or washed away by the currents of Endhiran. What do you think? Comment below.