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Gaalipata flies high! A neat family entertainer.

Times Of India -> Rating – 4/5 (Very Good)

THIS is a masterpiece by director Yogaraj Bhat after the success of his earlier film Mungaru Male . This romantic story is more serious. The script has been brilliantly handled and the narration is excellent. But the heart of the story is Bhat’s dialogues which send out a message.  Don’t be surprised if tears flow from your eyes after watching the brilliant climax in this film about three boys falling in love with three girls with two getting engaged to their lovers while the other struggles to get the girl.
Though the story is simple, there is always the ‘Yogaraj Bhat touch’ with fresh ideas and innovations.
Three friends Ganesh (Ganesh), Diganth (Diganth) and Rajesh Krishna (Kitty) come to Mugilupete. Ganesh falls in love with Sowmya (Daisy Bopanna), a widow, staying with her in-laws Kodandaram (Anant Nag) and Padma (Padmaja Rao) while Diganth and Kitty fall for Kodandaram’s daughters Radha (Nita) and Pavani (Bhavana Rao) respectively.
While Diganth-Nita and Kitty-Pavani get the green signal for marriage, Sowmya is hesitant to accept Ganesh as her life partner. The director shows how Ganesh wins her heart, in a unique way.
The ‘talkative’ Ganesh is simply superb with his body language, dialogue delivery and expressions. Rajesh Krishna, Diganth, Nita, Bhavana Rao perform extremely well.
Anant Nag is at his best.
But it is Rathnavelu who walks away with all honours for his brilliant handling of the camera.
V Harikrishna has given some foot-tapping numbers.
Gaalipata Title Song
Kannada Aakasha – Gaalipata
Akasha Ista Agideyo – Gaalipata [Goks]
Ganesh – Gaalipata Kannada Song
Na Ny Na Na Ny Gaaalipata – Videomix – (Exclusive)!!!!!
 Deccan Herald

Finally, Yogaraj Bhat’s much awaited Gaalipata (Kite) has started ‘flying in the sky’. Those keen on watching this kite gear up for this weekend. The awesome locations, beautiful camera work, good screen play and superb performance by the lead actors make it to the list of good films. The director has once again shown that even a simple story can be presented well, provided that the movie excels in the above departments.
Kudos to Ganesh who overshines everybody in the film. His onscreen presence, dialogue delivery make it clear that he is a ‘natural’ actor. As a result, it becomes easy to identify yourself with the character without your knowledge.
The plot revolves around three friends Ganesh ( Ganesh) Diganth (Diganth) and Kitty ( Rajesh) who decide to move away from the city with the hope of changing the ‘track of their life’. The dialogues and scenes seem close to reality. And you wouldn’t be surprised if Gaalipata reminds you of Mungaaru Male, thought with a slight difference.
It is Ratnavelu, the cameraman, who emerges as the real hero of the movie by capturing the beauty of Kodachadri and Kodagu and other awesome locations.
This film is a visual treat to audience. The director has shown his imagination power by using kite as a device to express Ganesh’s feelings to his beloved. Cute Diganth has shown maturity in acting but, there is still scope for improvement. Rajesh is a perfect match for the role Kitty. Daisy Bopanna who plays the role of Sowmya, a widow, has done well. Raadha (Neetu) Paavani (Bhavana Rao) have done justice to their roles. Anant Nag is at his best in the role ‘Kodandaram’, a physically challenged person. Rangayana Raghu’s presence on the screen it self brings laughter, he needn’t utter a single word.
Music director, Hari krishna has scored a few good tracks – title song and Minchaagi neenu baralu, but the duet song of Diganth is a forgettable one.
Gaalipata Dialogs
Minchaagi neenu – Rocking Videomix – Gaalipata – Exclusive!!
Yograj Bhat delivers again – Gaalipata flies high!
Since the day of its launch Gaalipata has created headlines for many many reasons. Firstly it’s a first Kannada film to be shot in Super 35mm format. It is a big budget film with an ensemble starcast lead by the current box office favorite Golden Star Ganesh. Directed by one of the best Director in Kannada Films today Yograj Bhat, Gaalipata had created such a big hype that audiences are flocking to the theatres with very high expectations. Does the film meet the expectations? Is it a sixth hit film in a row for Ganesh? Here is the verdict.
As Yograj Bhat has told time and time again, GAALIPATA is not another MUNGAARU MALE. Gaalipata is much bigger.Its a joy ride of nonstop comedy with a bit of emotion and drama in between. It’s a spectacle of beautiful locations, songs and comedy. Three buddies decide to take a break from the boring city life and spend some time in MUGILU PETE. The scene where the three Gani, Diganth and Kitti meet the girls is brilliantly visualized and executed by the director.Although there is nothing new in the storyline, the presentation, the dialogues and vivid characterization keeps you laughing throughout the film.Yograj Bhat’s Mugilupete is so beautiful that you start to wonder whether it’s a foreign location.But once again Bhat proves that you need not go outside Karnataka to shoot a beautiful film. Gaalipata is a treat to watch, Kodachadri will be a famous place to visit after seeing this film.In Mungaaru it was a rabbit, this time it’s a wild pig.Bhat has blended animals a character to the story very wisely. The pig is a major talking point throughout the film. The scenes where Anant Nag, Ganesh and rest of them try to hunt the notorious animal have been shot and composited intelligently. The EFX team in Chennai deserves a credit for this. The climax of the film is predictable, but who cares? You come out of the theatre with a big smile. PAISA VASOOL!
All the actors have done a competent job. If there is one actor who is extraordinary, it has to be Ganesh.He is so casual and easy going throughout the film that you start to wonder what is so special about him? Why has he made it so big in just one year? Why do women think he is sexy? Ganesh is special because of his effervescence, his simple sense of style, his screen presence, his comic timing. No actor in the Kannada film industry today can match his performance in Gaalipata.This film too will be a hit! How big a hit only time will tell…… Diganth has improved his acting prowess by leaps and bounds.Or may be it’s the Yograj Bhat effect.Rajesh Krishnan for a change has acted instead of singing.Can you imagine a top class play back singer not singing in his own film? Daisy Bopanna is very subdued and quite through out the film, a contrasting role for someone who was a bike riding tom boy! Neetu is yet another talented actress who has been neglected by the Kannada film industry. She has proved her mettle especially in the scenes with Diganth.Bhavana Rao is a bundle of talent. She is bubbly, naughty and also very funny. She is a brilliant dancer; she deserves author backed roles to show her full potential.
Ananth Nag, Padmaja Rao and Sudha Belavadi are at their usual best. There are two more stars in the film we must not forget. There is Rangayana Raghu who graces the screen for 3 scenes and steals the show and there is Dayal Padmanabhan, the executive producer of the film, he is terrific throughout the film.
Technically Galipata is very rich.Yograj Bhat’s aesthetic sense, his choice of locations add to the beauty of the film.Ratnavelu has painted the screen with vibrant colours with his extra ordinary camera work .Shot in a Super 35 mm film camera, Gaalipata is comparable to any Hindi film in its visual quality. Digital Intermediate work further enhances the colour quality and sharpness of the film. All the song sequences have been picturised exceedingly well. Harikrishna’s music is a big hit. All the songs are hummable and are played by all the FM Radio stations over and over again.Jayant Kaikini has once again come up with some magical lines which you keep murmuring all the time. Suresh Urs one of India’s best editors has cut the film brilliantly. Yograj Bhat has done it again. His hard work has paid off.Bhat is one of the very few directors who has tasted failure and success in a very big way. He was magnanimous in his failure and is even now. Kudos to him for giving us Gaalipata.Sky is the limit for Yograj Bhat.He will make some bigger and better films in the future.
Galipata’s success will catapult Ganesh into super stardom.Looks like he will rules the hearts of Kannada people like he rules the box office.He deserves all the success,because he is a very rare talent.
Overall Galipata is a winner! A neat family entertainer. Go watch it now!
OKC rating: 8/10
Minchagi neenu baralu ninthalliye – Gaalipata
Nadhimdhimtana – Gaalipata (Slideshow) – Exclusive!!!
GAALIPATA – Coming Soon

January 23, 2008 Posted by | KANNADA Movies, Kannada News, KANNADA Songs | 10 Comments

yulop EKAVI-A portal Dedicated for Kannada Books and Literature.

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On Nov 5, 2007 3:11 AM, Bharadawaj Rao <bharad@yulop.com > wrote:
Dear Mr. Kumaraswamy,

Thank you very much for the response.
I went through the activities of eKavi and am really impressed with the work.

As discussed attached are the snaps of Bangalore Book Fest and our Logo (which can be used as banner for cross linking to www.books.yulop.com)

Here are the feedbacks that we have recieved on the Books Portal

1. Mr. Ganeshaiah (Prof: University of Agriculture Sciences, Bangalore author: Kanaka Musuku)

Congratulations on your efforts to develop this website on Kannada literature- a need that was much awaited. I am sure it would become the forefront of the area.

2. Mr. Chandra shekar – User (U.K)

I really liked the work that ya guys are doing, it really made my life much easier to search for KANNADA books.

3. sharaNu Yulop sharaNu

bahaLa ondu oLLeya hejje namma kannada saahitya da kaDege.. mechale bekaadanta sangathi. heege munduvariyali nimma prayatna.. nimma mundina prayaNavella uttamavaagiralendu aashisuttene

Mr. Lokesh – User (U.S.A)

Please refer the attachment for the snaps of the book festival.

Will get in touch with Mr. Ashwin as you suggested.

Looking forward for a pleasant association.

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+91 988.657.6563
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I invite you on behalf of Yulop WebSense Solutions Pvt, Ltd ( www.yulop.com) to visit the portal www.books.yulop.com.

www.books.yulop.com is an online books portal dedicated exclusively for Kannada Books and literature with over 2000 titles of Kannada covering the famous novels, biographies, autobiographies, poetry, art and literature, travel, culture and heritage, cooking, children and many more categories.

We had the opportunity to launch the portal during the Bangalore Book Festival 2007, and we were obliged to have Dr. Chandrasekhara Kambar inaugurating the portal on the occasion.
This would just not be yet another online store which just sells what is there on the shelf, but lets the users explore, discuss and share their knowledge, views and passion about the literature, authors, and their master pieces.

The portal pays a tribute to all the 7 Gnanapeeta Award Laureates, who have contributed for the welfare of the language and literature.
Users can rate the books, write reviews about them and also express their thoughts and opinion about the books and articles. We also bring the news from the world of literature and article written by and about the famous poets and authors.

Please have a look at the portal and send in your reviews and feedback.

We would like to be associated with ekavi in terms of promoting the language and taking it to a new level.

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November 5, 2007 Posted by | Kannada News | Leave a comment

Hub of habba all set for jamboree

Hub of habba all set for jamboree
DH News Service Bangalore:
From Yakshagana at Ravindra Kalakshetra to folk craft at St George’s Square in Cubbon Park to Kannada plays at Town Hall to food festival at Palace Grounds…..the Karnataka flavour will be hard to miss.


The latest edition of Bengalooru Habba — the City’s own grand cultural jamboree — has more than a reputation to live up to as it is happening in the Suvarna Karnataka year. As the curtains go up on Sunday on the Big Bash, organised by the Artistes Foundation for the Arts (AFFA), the eight-day Habba promises to offer the very best in the State’s cultural traditions at venues spread across the City.

From Yakshagana at Ravindra Kalakshetra to folk craft at St George’s Square in Cubbon Park to Kannada plays at Town Hall to food festival at Palace Grounds…..the Karnataka flavour will be hard to miss. The festivities will also spill over to the streets, literally, courtesy yoga demonstrations, street magic-shows and theatre performances virtually all over the City.

Hindustani Mehfil at Ravindra Kalakshetra will host artistes including Balekhan Sahodararu, Pt Rajeev Taranath and Jayatheertha Mevundi, while Yuva Sangeetotsava at Nayana Auditorium will bring together some of the more exciting talents in the Carnatic music.

The Habba is set to host some top-notch artists and performers from across the spectrum, including Rashid Khan, Gundecha Brothers, Dr Padma Subramanyam, Prathiba Prahlad, Kadri Gopalnath, Shobhana, B Jayashree, Vani Ganapathy and others. English and Hindi plays will be staged at the JSS Auditorium.

The excitement will peak in the last three days of the festiva l— December 8 to 10 — as the Habba shifts into cosmopolitan mode, hosting everyone from Prasad Bidapa to Shivamani to Thermal & A Quarter. And the now-inevitable dash of Bollywood will be added to the proceedings with performances by Malaika Arora and singer Kailash Kher.

What’s more, a dance and music troupe from London is scheduled to put their ‘wares’ on show at the Habba, again adding that obligatory phoren touch to the festival.

Opening at Kalakshetra

Bengalooru Habba will open at 6.30 pm at Ravindra Kalakshetra on Sunday in the presence of Chief Secretary Malathi Das, Principal Secretary (Information and Kannada & Culture) I M Vittal Murthy and BMP Commissioner K Jairaj. Artistes Maya Rao, R K Srikanthan and Yenagi Belliappa will be honoured.

December 3, 2006 Posted by | Kannada News, Kannada Pressreleases | Leave a comment

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

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November 2, 2006 Posted by | Kannada News, Kannada Pressreleases | Leave a comment

Vishwa Kannada Samskruthi Sammelana in Bahrain

Vishwa Kannada Samskruthi Sammelana in Bahrain
DH News Service Shimoga:

Vishwa Kannada Samskruthi Sammelana will be held in Bahrain on December 15th and 16th. More than hundreds of artists and litterateur from within and outside the state are going to participate in the sammelana, said Dr K V Ashok Pai, Honorary President of the Vishwa Kannada Samskruhti Sammelana and President, K P Manjunatha Sagara, on Tuesday at a press meet.

The sammelana is jointly organised by Hridayavahini, Kannada newspaper of Mangalore and Bahrain`s Kannada Sangha. About 10,000 kannadigas will participate in the sammelana. There would be a poets meet, a meet on media and also a meet of non resident kannadigas. Bharatnatya, folk dances, Yakshagana and various and other cultural programmes would be organised.

A book and photo exhibition portraying the Kannada culture would be organised outside the premises of the auditorium. Moreover prizes would also be awarded to the selected photographs, they added.

A person who has made invaluable contributions in the field of Kannada literature and culture will be chosen as president of the sammelana. And people who have rendered great services in the field of art, literature, medicine would be felicitated with ‘Vishwa Manyaru’ award, they said.

Dr Ashok Pai, a well known psychiatrist released the logo of the Vishwa Kannada Samskruthi Sammelana during the press meet.

Interested participants need to send in their profile before October 12 to the following address : Hridayavani, Manjunath Associates, Raghu Building, Oorva Store, Mangalore -6.

For more details contact: 0824- 2455209, 9343343239.

October 4, 2006 Posted by | Kannada News, Kannada Pressreleases | 1 Comment

ಸುಸ್ವಾಗತ!!! ಕನ್ನಡ ನಾಡು, ನುಡಿ, ಸಂಸ್ಕೃತಿಯ ಸೊಗಡನ್ನು ನೆರೆನಾಡಿನಲ್ಲಿ ಪಸರಿಸುವ ಒಂದು ಪ್ರಾಮಾಣಿಕ ಪ್ರಯತ್ನ “ಕನ್ನಡ ಸಾಂಸ್ಕೃತಿಕ ಸಂಘ,ಐ ಐ ಟಿ ಮದರಾಸು”.

ಕನ್ನಡ ನಾಡು, ನುಡಿ, ಸಂಸ್ಕೃತಿಯ ಸೊಗಡನ್ನು ನೆರೆನಾಡಿನಲ್ಲಿ ಪಸರಿಸುವ ಒಂದು ಪ್ರಾಮಾಣಿಕ ಪ್ರಯತ್ನ “ಕನ್ನಡ ಸಾಂಸ್ಕೃತಿಕ ಸಂಘ,ಐ ಐ ಟಿ ಮದರಾಸು”.

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ಐ ಐ ಟಿ ಮದರಾಸು

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September 2, 2006 Posted by | Kannada News, Kannada Pressreleases | Leave a comment

Every Indian should protect culture: Navalgi / Globalisation is the cause – If this continues, a day will come when even the Kannada language will disappear,

Every Indian should protect culture: Navalgi
DH News Service Gokak: August 17th, 2005
It is the responsibility of every Indian to contribute to protect our ancient tradition and culture, folk expert Dr C K Navalgi said.

India is a melting pot of different languages, communities, cultures and religions. Though India is a country with various language, castes and communities, there is a common thread running through its culture. There is enough evidence in ancient history to prove this. When the world at large is in the fear of drowning in the globalisation process, it is the responsibility of every Indian to contribute to protect our ancient traditions and cultures, folk expert Dr C K Navalgi said here recently.

Mr Navalgi was addressing the inaugural ceremony of the month-long exposition ‘Prabhulinga Leele’ by Chamarasa, arranged by Sri Shankaralinga Trust at Sri Shankaralinga Kalyan Mantap. He further stated that only through exposition can our traditional cultures be protected.

In India, initially there were around 1,700 languages which added to the traditionality of our country. Now, there are about 170 languages and globalisation is the cause. If this continues, a day will come when even the Kannada language will disappear, Mr Navalgi added.
He contended that if we lose our traditional culture, it amounts to losing of self-reliance. In order to encourage others to have prestige for their own language, everybody must give priority and importance to their mother tongue.

Pontiff Sri Murugharajendra Mahaswamiji of Shoonya Sampadanamutt inaugurated the exposition.

On the occasion, Basavaraj Swamiji urged the devotees to concentrate upon the exposition and digest the theme and adopt the concepts in their lives.

Chief Medical Officer of Sri Neminath Charitable Trust Hospital Dr Y P Kamoji presided over the programme and chief guest Mr C C Alatagi and others were on the dais.

Ms Vidya Magadum invoked. Prof R H Gunaki welcomed the gathering, compered the programme and also proposed the vote of thanks.

August 20, 2006 Posted by | Kannada News | 3 Comments