For the awardB.S. Lingadevaru's Kaada Beladingalu can be added to the list of probable award-winning films. Lingadevaru had earlier made Mouni based on renowned writer U.R. Ananthamurthy's short story. "Kaada Beladingalu" film presented by K.N. Siddalingaiah is based on the story and script written by Vagdevi which deals with the problems of old people living in rural areas. "Kaada Beladingalu" is the story of such people who have beenrobbed of their emotional and financial security because of themigration. Ananya Kasaravalli who made a good debut in her fatherGirish Kasaravalli's recent film Naayi Neralu, national award winningactor Dattanna and Lokanath are in the leading roles of the film.Award winning cameraman H.M. Ramachandra has worked forthis film,which has been shot in the interior villages of Chikmagalurdistrict. State-award winner Anil Naidu is the editor for this film,Rajesh Ramanath is the music director.In motionDirector Nagathihalli Chandrashekhar hasstarted shooting Maathaad Maathaad Mallige,produced by K. Manju. Shooting had stopped duringthe crisis.The workers had decided not to work on filmsproduced by Manju and nine other producers.Manju and other banned producers had decidednot to start shooting till the crisis resolves.Mathaad has Vishnuvardhan and Suhasini Manirathnamin the lead with Doddanna, RangayanaRaghu and Sihi Kahi Chandru.K. Krishna Kumar isthe cameraman and Mano Murthy has scored themusic. Currently, shooting is taking place in Suvarnagaddevillage in the Kumta taluk of UttaraKannada district.The next schedule will be in Bangalore. Vishnuvardhanplays a farmer who takes on the politician-multinational company nexus.Good timesComedy Time Ganesh's star is on the rise. Nowthat Mungaaru Malehas done very well. Alreadyfive films are lined and he will shoot for Hudugaata,produced by Balareddy and directed by Sanjay.Ganesh started as a television actor after whichhe graduated to films doing small roles, primarilycomedy oriented. telecast in Udaya TV was hisfirst TV programme as an anchor and with in afew days it became a big hit. Now, With MungaaruMale the ever-smiling talented actor hasachieved something that many top young heroeshave not been able to achieve.Mungaaru Malehas obtained a big opening inalmost all places where it was simultaneouslyreleased.First timeShivaraj Kumar has been paired with Gauri Munjal in the film Gandana Manewhich is produced by R.S. Gowda and directed by S. Mahendar. Gowda had earliermade Tavarige Baa Thangiwhich was the biggest hit among the many films of thehatrick hero.Gowda has already finished doing song composition work for the film and Manoharmakes a comeback through this sentimental film. Shivaraj Kumar plays a busconductor's role for the first time in this film. The film will be launched on January22.K.M. VEERESH

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