The history of Kannada cinemas biggest cinema in the form of budget, making, cast, schedule, employment and length cranked for the film 'Kranti Veera Sangolli Rayanna' starring challenging star Darshan, Dr Jayaprada in prominent roles is hitting the silver screen in over 135 theatres in Karnataka on Kannada Rajyotsava Day - November 1. In Bangalore including the multiplex 'KVSR' is releasing in 33 theatres.
Already November 1 is Rajyotsava Festival day and in addition to it the festival mood created by historical film magnum opus release of KVSR is highly attractive atmosphere all over Karnataka.
The guerilla warrior Rayanna in the kingdom of Kittur Rani Chennamma was a nightmare to the British. Valiancy of Rayanna is the main focus of this Rs.25 crores and above budgeted movie 'Kranti Veera Sangolli Rayanna'.
In 1967 'Kranti Veera Sangolli Rayanna' was made at just Rs.75000 and now it is Rs.25 crores plus for producer Anand Appugol. The making of 1967 movie took seven years and now it has taken full two years for producer of Sri Sangolli Rayanna creations. Bharat Rathnas Lathaji, Dr Bhimsen Joshi plus Asha, Usha Mangeshkar contributed for the first time in the songs of Bhonsle music direction and Anantha Hire Gowdaru and Babu Rao Athani were the makers.
Now it is a different scene after four and half decades of first 'Rayanna' on silver screen. In over 150 days call sheet shooting 2.50 lakh feet of raw stock by cameraman Ramesh Babu with nine cameras, 10000 people working for the making of the film 'Krantiveera Sangolli Rayanna' is on a grand scale. Two war sequences are shot in 45 days schedule in Jaipur. This 'KVSR' was given the 'U/A' certificate and the duration is around 3 hours.
In the star cast also the film of 2012 is very huge - Darshan, Dr Jayaprada, Nikita Tukral, Srinivasamurthy, CR Simha, Doddanna, Shashikumar, Dharma, Shivakumar, Saurav, Likitha, Satyajith, Sadashiva Brahmavar, Killer Venkatesh, Karibasavaish, Aravind, Biradar, Rajesh, producer Andnd Appugol and few more faces are seen on the silver screen.
Known in the action movies as director Naganna has worked on six years for this film direction. Keshavaditya in the script, screenplay and dialogues has done a thorough research that piled up four and half hours of 'Kranti Veera Sangolli Rayanna' before editing. Yashovardhan has composed the songs for this film. Lakshmikanth, Devaraj Palan is assistant directors, Mohan Pandit is art director, Deepu S Kumar and his late father Sashikumar have edited this film. Ravi Verma in stunts and Chinni Prakash in choreography are credits in the technical team.