The arrest of former Karnataka Tourism Minister G Janardhana Reddy has become big sensational news on the Internet. Every section of media is cashing in on the mining baron's arrest. Now, Kannada film producer Soorappa Babu, who had made movie Prithvi based on Reddy's brother's corruption and tyranical rule in Bellary, has reportedly planned to encash issue by making a film on his arrest.
According to reports, Soorappa Babu has registered a new title called Bellary Khaidi No. 697 at the Karnataka Film Chamber of Commerce (KFCC) yesterday (6th September). Reports suggest that the story of the film will based on the life of G Janardhana Reddy. But it is not known who will write the script and play the lead role in the movie.
Soorappa Babu's previous production Prithvi was a critically acclaimed as well as a successful movie at the Box Office. The producer's bold attempt was a mirror to the prevailing corrupt system in Bellary and hero Puneet Kumar, who played an IAS officer, was used as strong weapon to eliminate the rowdy elements and clean the city.
Puneet starrer Prithvi, which was written and directed by Jacob Verghese, was not much-hyped movie. Soorappa Babu had released the movie without creating a stint about the subject of the film. But his latest attempt has become big sensation even before its official announcement.
However, it should be recalled here that popular journalist Ravi Belagere had announced to make a film titled Mukyamanthri I Love you, which was to be based on the alleged relationship between former CM Kumarswamy and actress-turned-producer Radhika. But the project has not seen the day so far. Sources claim that the movie has been dropped midway.
Another movie Devanhalli, which was surprisingly presented by Reddy Brothers - G Karunakarreddy, Somashekhar Reddy, Janardhan Reddy and Shriramulu, was announced to bring the story of HD Devegowda, HD Kumaraswamy and Radhika on screen. But that too never hit the screen. Now, it should be seen, will Soorappa Babu be able to complete the project? Or will he drop the project due to evil elements?