Very less people get an opportunity to play touching roles. For such fewer people the roles immaculately suiting is also very rare. One such occasion has come to permanent Shiva of Silver screen Sridhar appeared in many other devotion filled roles but in the title role in 'Mahasharana Haralaiah' he is in quintessential career of his career.
The intimacy of Sri Basavanna and Haralaiah in 12th century is a good tale of respecting each other. When Haralaiah says Sharanu, Sri Basavanna doubles it saying 'Sharanu Sharanarthi'. Something more in respect showered on him completely change the mind set of 'Haralaiah'. That incident made Haralaiah and his wife Kalyanamma to make a pair of 'Paduke' for Sri Basavanna from the thigh skin. Learning this from intuition and power Sri Basavanna keeps it on his head and says 'Mahasharana' should be preserved like this. The journey of lower caste cobbler Haralaih takes a new turn when his son marries a Brahmin family girl - that is supported by Sri Basavanna. This eventually leads to a revolution and destruction in 12th century.
Sridhar well informed on divine topics and has great knowledge on history of Karnataka states that the contribution of 'Veera Shaiva' - Bhakthi, Gnana and Work without raising to the knowledge of 'Veda and Upanishads' is outstanding.
Pointing to his role Sridhar further explained that Haralaiah always remained symbolic of Sri Basavanna preachings. The revolution, massacre after inter caste marriage make this film all time cinema says Sridhar. Sridhar the permanent Shiva in front of camera stated it has reached the Guinness record stage for him. For getting the role he was having in mind 'Haralaiah' he is extremely happy.