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'Minchina Ota' again

IndiaGlitz [Tuesday, November 20, 2007]

One of the widely appreciated films of late Shanker Nag (actor cum director) in which his elder brother Ananth Nag also played the lead role 'Minchina Ota' title is repeated again in Kannada. That was mid 80's and now in 2007 Thanu Chitra producer Sa.Ra.Govindu and 'Cyanide' fame director A.M.R.Ramesh have picked the same title and paying tribute to late Shanker Nag from this film. The story is different and siblings Vijay Raghavendra and Murali are teamed with lanky lass Lakshmi Rai as heroine in the film. The film went on the floor on Monday. Smt.Parvathamma Rajakumar the leading producer graced the occasion to switch on the camera for her brother, S.A.Chinne Gowda's sons film Vijay and Murali film.

Title repetition is not for the first time on Kannada screen. We give you some of the prominent films list of Kannada films repeated again. Bhakta Prahallada (1942,1958, 1983), Satya Harischandra (1943, 1963) Bhakta Kumbara (1949, 1974) Maha Kavi Kalidasa (1955, 1983) Hemareddy Mallamma (1945, 1974, 2000) Sri Krishnaleele, Anna Thangi (1958, 2005) Bevu Bella (1963, 1990's) Valmiki (1963, 2005), Jenugoodu (1963, 1990's) Mantralaya Mahatma (1965 and late 80's), Amma (1968 and mid 90's) Odahuttidavaru (1968, 1994) Grihalakshmi (1969, 1990's) Arishina Kumkuma (1970, 1990's) Nagarahavu (1972, 2004) Chaduranga, Samsara Nauke etc.

Producer Sa.Ra.Govindu the head of Akila Karnataka Dr.Rajkumar Abhimanigala Sangha and popular Kannada activist is back to films after 'Gunna' debacle. The loss I have suffered made me to recoup in the last two years. Now I am producing the film in my home banner for which Pyramid Saimira has come forward to take the distribution rights of one area said Govindu.

AMR Ramesh who directed award winning film 'Cyanide' has roped in popular cameraman of yesteryears P.Rajan for this film. He is using super 35 and up to use the DI for the film. P.Rajan is coming back to Kannada after 'Smile'.

The siblings Vijay and Murali are excited about the banner and the project 'Minchina Ota'. This is for the first time siblings are together in a film. Both have already made good ground in Kannada cinema. Suman and Rahul Rai are playing rabble rousers in this film.

The charming beauty Lakshmi Rai hailing from Belgaum who made good progress in Tamil films is appearing in her third Kannada film. The last Kannada film Lakshmi Rai acted was 'Snehana Preethina'. She has signed another Kannada film 'Kareye Kogile Madhavana' opposite Diganth as hero. She will be taking up that film after finishing 'Minchina Ota'.

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