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‘Kudla Cafe’ to hit Udupi cinemas tomorrow

The story revolves around three friends and the game of kabaddi.  

: The Tulu film ‘Kudla Cafe’ produced under the banner Yodha Motion Pictures will be released here on February 19.

Addressing presspersons here, Surya Menon, director of the film, said the film was released in 13 cinemas on February 12.

It was running successfully in these cinemas. The film was shot in 34 days in and around Mangaluru at a cost of Rs. 85 lakh. The film had three songs.

The story of the film revolved around three friends and also the game of kabaddi. Another specialty was that some kabaddi players, who had played at the State and national levels, too had acted in this film.

The film was also screened at the international film festival in Bengaluru on February 3.

The production values and treatment of screenplay of the film was comparable to high-quality Malayalam films. The film will be released at the Alankar Theatre in Udupi, where it will have four shows daily, while there would be one show (6.15 p.m.) at Central Cinemas in Manipal, he said.

The actors in the film are Jyotish Shetty, Naveen D. Padil, Raghu Pandeshwar, Ahana Kumbra, Shine Shetty, Santosh Shetty, Sudheer Shetty Urwa, Ashok Shetty Amblamogaru, Kishore Kottari, Bantwal Jayaramachar, Thimappa Kulal, Bhavani Shankar, Shashiraj Kavoor, Manoj Puttur, Shruti Shetty, Anusha Kotian, Sanam Amin, Kartik Kottari, Suraj Sanil, Naveen Shetty Mijar.

The film has been produced by Ranjan Shetty, with Shivashankar Menon as Associate Director, Kudla Saikrishna as Creative Producer, Salil Pathak as cinematographer, Umang and Akash Prajapati as music directors, Shashiraj Rao Kavoor as lyricist.

Mr. Ranjan Shetty said that all producers and directors of Tulu films should hold a meeting immediately and discuss the matter of releasing Tulu films.

There should be a reasonable gap between the release of two Tulu films or else the business of all Tulu films would be affected.

The number of Tulu films being produced and release was going up in the region.

Since the beginning of this year, three Tulu films had been released. Due to this, it was difficult to find movie halls to release Tulu films. The delay in release of ‘Kudla Cafe’ was due to the lack of theatres in Udupi, he said.


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