Back to direction E Chennagangappa former bureaucrat of Karnataka government is listing his life experience in his 'Apna Desh' Kannada cinema for Shilpa Creations.
For E Chennagangappa the focus for this film subject is the findings of Neelakanta Shastry of Shimoga district who floated the idea of 'Apna Desh Janandolan' in Karnataka. The involvement of public in public works would definitely eradicate corruption and help in securing all necessities from the government. With this belief the journey of Neelakanta Shastry started in 1988 in places like Dakshin Kannada, Sindhanoor, Belgaum and other places in Karnataka.
For the subject of Neelakanta Shastry the real life character director of Kannada films like 'Karimaleya Kaggaththalu, Soundarya, Chickmagalurina Chickamallige' has added the lower caste Girijan girl marriage with the forward community boy. In the forward community once again the real life happening of Srikanta Shastry is played by Dr Girish Karnad. The Girijan girl the first one to become graduate in Malekudi community is played by Anjali Patil.
Recollecting his experience from the days of Tahsildar director E Chennagangappa gave an exhaustive explanation on what compelled him to take up this film. He has also a reference of 'Kenopanishad' in this film. I contacted Kannada girls Radhika Pandit and Priyamani for this strong and bold role of Vasundhara but finally 'Chakravyuh' performance of Anjali Patil satisfied me to select her disclosed EC.
We have shot for 12 days in Kuduremukh surroundings going deep in to the forest. AC Mahendran is cameraman. From 19th of this month the second schedule begins at Shiradi Ghat surroundings.
Sri Hari Dhoopadh has penned lyrics, Kyatizen Doyas is the music director, RD Ravi is editing this film, Madan Harini in choreography, jumper Krishna in stunts the story, screenplay, dialogues and direction by E Chennagangappa.
Raghu Mukerjee plays counterpart to Anjali Patil, Dr Girish Karnad, Vinayaprakash, Veena Sunder, Mukyamantri Chandru, Ramesh Bhat, Avinash, Ashutosh Rana, Ashis Vidyarthi, Bangalore Nagesh, Kempe Gowda, Ashwath Narayan, Brahmavar and others are in the cast.