Kannada, Kannadiga, Kannadigaru, Karnataka,

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Bonanza for Kasaravalli

Bonanza for Kasaravalli
Saturday November 4 2006 10:31 IST


One director, who is not only a well-known name nationally, but also internationally is Girish Kasaravalli. Generally there would be a gap of three to four years between his films. But this time the gap is less between his two latest films.

Last year, he made Haseena and this year there is Naayi Neralu. Both the films are attracting the media, at home as well as at world famous film festivals.

Haseena has been invited for Asia Pacific Film Festival at Berlin held in October and for two more film festivals to be held in November at Zimbabwe and Barcelona in Spain. Based on a short story by Bhanu Mushyaak, the film starred Chandrahas Ullal, Purushotham Talavaata, Ruthu and Chitra Shenoy.

His latest film Naayi Neralu too was awarded at the Asian Film Festival held in July. This film was based on a subject by popular Kannada writer Dr SL Bhairappa. The central theme deals with traditions, beliefs and modernity spanning three generations.

While Tara got the National award for best actress for Haseena, Pavithra Lokesh got the State award for best actress this year. Nayi Neralu is also the inaugural film at Kolkata Film Festival to be held on November 17.

In December, it will participate in the Karachi Film festival and the Palm Spring Film Festival at US; in January at the Bangkok Film Festival and the Roater Dam Film Festivals.

S Ramachandra Aithal who got the life time achievement award in Karnataka this year, is the cinematographer for both these films. Naayi Neralu is yet to be released.


November 6, 2006 Posted by | Kannada News, Kannada Pressreleases | 1 Comment

Kannada activists to protest outside houses of State MPs

Kannada activists to protest outside houses of State MPs

Staff Correspondent


‘Pressure Centre to give classical language tag to Kannada’ Call to pressure the Centre to accord classical language status to Kannada




MYSORE: Leaders of various Kannada organisations have decided to hold demonstrations outside the houses of all the Members of Parliament (MPs) from Karnataka to force them to bring pressure on the Union Government to accord classical language status to Kannada soon.

Leaders of various Kannada organisations held a meeting under the aegis of Kannada Shastriya Sthanamana Horata Samithi headed by Kannada writer D. Javare Gowda in Mysore. They took exception to the failure of the MPs from Karnataka for not doing enough to secure classical language status for Kannada.

Writer Lingadevaru Halemane said: “The Centre has not taken our demand seriously. Since our protests are not yielding the desired results, we must put political pressure now.”

Kannada writers recalled the repeated assurances given by Union Minister of State for Planning M.V. Rajashekaran on classical language tag for Kannada, but said “nothing was coming out of it”.

Awareness rallies

Dr. Javare Gowda emphasised the need for taking out rallies to create awareness among people on the benefits if Kannada secured the classical language tag. A host of Kannada personalities including C.P. Krishnakumar and Akbar Ali, besides president of Mysore district Kannada Sahitya Parishat Manasa and leaders of various Kannada organisations participated in the meeting.

November 6, 2006 Posted by | KANNADA Language Issues, SAMPADA KANNADA | Leave a comment

Kannadigas must know more about tradition of the language: Ebrahim

Kannadigas must know more about tradition of the language: Ebrahim

Special Correspondent


Teachers can play an important role in this regard, says philanthropist



IN RECOGNITION: Philanthropist H. Ebrahim, recipient of the Karnataka Unification Award, being felicitated at the Aurobindo Foundation for Education, of which he is chairman, at Jawalli near Shimoga on Saturday.



SHIMOGA: Recipient of the Karnataka Unification Award and philanthropist H. Ebrahim emphasised on Saturday the need for concerted efforts to create awareness among Kannadigas about the tradition of Kannada.

Replying to the felicitation offered to him by the staff and members of the Aurobindo Foundation for Education at Javalli 10 km from here (of which he is the chairman) he said it was ironical that Kannadigas faced a threat of being reduced to a minority in Karnataka. He said there was a need to strengthen the language and future generations should not be deprived of the opportunity to learn Kannada. He highlighted the role of teachers in this regard.

Mr. Ebrahim said the medium of instruction should not come in way of promoting the interests of Kannada. “Kannada should be taught such that children develop a natural love for it,” he said.

Regretting that though Karnataka had been unified geographically, he said its emotional integration remained a dream. He said classical status should be conferred on Kannada .

November 6, 2006 Posted by | Bangalore, Karnataka and Kannada, Nanjundappa Report | Leave a comment