It is three releases for this Friday 18th May 2012. Breaking News is the original film with real life happenings in it as contents, Gandhi Smiles is issue based film similar to Dashamukha on the lines of '12 Angrymen' of 1957 and 'Kiladi Kitty' is 2008 Allari Naresh starring comedy film 'Blade Babji' remake.
What exactly constitutes 'Breaking News' that has become the rage among the television channels? It has to be substantially good in strength whether it is ill or good in the society. With the current rage as the topic Nagathihalli Chandrasekhar is adding love element, songs and giving a message via this film.
'Breaking News' starring Radhika Pandit and Ajay Rao, is happy mood for actress Radhika Pandit because once again her film is releasing one of the good theatres on KG Road Sagar.
This time Nagathihalli has formed a team of technicians as partners of this film and made under Cine Creations. Stephen Prayog is the music director and Krishnakumar is the cameraman. Ajay Rao and Radhika Pandit lead the star cast with highly talented supporting cast of Ananthnag, Rangayana Raghu, Sadhu Kokila, Mandya Ramesh, Dayanand, Sihikahi Chandru, Biradar, Prakash Shenoy, Shivaram, Kasargod Chinna, Arun Sagar and others.
It is a cumbersome situation for audience of Kannada cinema as they have watched for a few days and rejected 'Dashamukha' by director Ravi Srivatsav a filler film for television channels.
'Dashamukha' was based on 1957 film '12 Angrymen' and now 'Gandhi Smiles' has the similar court room drama of 12 persons on an injustice done to a Dalit woman by a Gowda Community boy. Gandhi Smiles by Raghavendra Ganapathi direction and production shared the award with Puttakkana Highway of B Suresha at 4th International Bengaluru Film Festival.
For the major portions direction done by Krish Joshi producer Raghavendra Ganapathi has taken the no objection letter from original director and put it as his film direction for 'Gandhi Smiles'. Similarly the production rights he acquired from NM Suresh. However there is a credit for Krish Joshi in the dialogues and screenplay. Krish Joshi also appears sitting next to Raghavendra Ganapathi in the opening song of the film 'Gandhi Smiles'.
HG Dattatreya, ER Sethuram, Umasri, CR Simha, Pavitra Lokesh, Nivedhitha, Shivaji Rao, KSL Swamee, Yashwanth Sardeshpande and others are in the cast of this Raghavendra Ganapathi produced and directed cinema 'Gandhi Smiles'. The film makes an attempt to look at the 'Grama Swarajya' of Mahatma Gandhi.
'Blade Babji' is 'Kiladi Kitty'. A 2008 Telugu film theory and comedy is enforced on Kannada audience after four years by Sangam Films SV Shivakumar a popular name in the television field.
Ananthna Raju is the director of this film. Srinagara Kitty, Haripriya, Nivedhitha, Rangayana Raghu, Dilipraj, Anand, Manasi, Sharan, Satyajith, Mukyamantri Chandru, Sangeetha, Jayamma, Veena Sunder and others are in the cast.
Jaasie Gift is music director Ravikumar Sana of Olave Mandhara fame is behind the camera for this film.