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  • Sa Ra Govindu Promises Memorial For Soldier Sandeep Shetti

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    Sa Ra Govindu and his friends including producers Praveen Kumar MG Ramamurthy, NM Suresh, KM Veeresh, Ramesh Yadav, Bhojaraj and others met the family members of soldier Sandeep Kumar Shetti at his native village Devihalli in Hassan.

    sa_ra_govindu_soilder_1sand.jpgSandeep is one of the soldiers who died in Jammu and Kashmir last week after an avalanche struck the Indian Army camp at Gurez Valley. Sandeep was only 28 years old and was in the Indian army for 8 years. 

    sa_ra_govindu_soilder_2sand.jpgGovindu and the producers met his parents Puttaraju and Gangamma and his sister. They have promised to build a memorial including a statue for Sandeep in the village. Govindu and the producers met the parents and made the promise in their personal capacities and not as representatives of the KFCC.

  • A T Raghu Granted Five Lakhs For Treatment

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    Chief Minister Siddaramaiah has granted a five lakh financial aid for well known director turned actor A T Raghu who is suffering from Kidney failure.

    KFCC president Sa Ra Govindu himself confirmed that the Chief Minister has granted a five lakh financial aid for the director during the thanks giving press meet held at the Karnataka Film Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday evening.

    'The Chief Minister has granted a five lakh aid for the ailing Raghu and even the cheque is ready. We will be collecting it shortly and will be handling it over to the director's family soon' said Sa Ra Govindu.

  • Aditya - Ragini Starrer New Film Launched

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    Aditya and Ragini were last seen in a film called 'Villain' directed by M S Ramesh. Now the duo is back with a new film being directed by Mussanje Mahesh.

    The untitled film which stars Aditya and Ragini was launched at the Kanteerava Studio in Bangalore recently.  KFCC president Sa Ra Govindu sounded the clap for the first shot of the film.

    The film is being produced by Dattatreya Bachchegowda who had earlier produced 'Jinda', 'Porki' and other films. This is the sixth film from the production house. Mahesh himself has written the story and screenplay of the film. The film stars Padmavasanthi, Srinivasamurthy, Vijayakashi and others. Sridhar Sambhram is the music director.

  • Bahubali - The Conclusion To Release In Karnataka

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    Veteran Pro Kannada activist Vatal Nagaraj has announced that the pro Kannada activists have decided to allow the screening of Telugu film 'Bahubali - The Conclusion'. The film is all set to release on the 28th of April.

    Earlier,  Vatal Nagaraj and others had warned to stop the screening of the film until actor Satyaraj who have played a major role in the film apologises for his anti Kannada remarks in the Cauvery issue. But on Friday, Satyaraj has apologised to Kannadigas for his remarks about Kannada.

    In this view, the pro Kannada activists met once again today morning and has decided to allow the release of the film, as Satyaraj himself has apologised for his remarks. 'Our fight is not against the film,  but with the actor who has made nasty remarks about Kannada and Kannadigas. As Satyaraj himself has apologised for his remarks, we have decided to let go off this issue and allow the film to release across Karnataka' said Satyaraj. 

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  • Bonanza For Sandalwood After Sa Ra Govindu's Request

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    Kfcc president Sa Ra Govindu's effort has fulfilled. In the 2014-2015 state award function held at GKVK auditorium chief minister of Karnataka Siddaramaiah has announced major facilities to Kannada film industry.

    On the stage, Sa Ra Govindu convinced CM to announce subsidy for 125 movies instead of 100 movies which is given at present. And also announced 5 lacs each to recently expired Anil and Uday during Mastigudi shooting tragedy.

    In the speech, CM told Anil and Uday were the upcoming artists. Because of the negligence of the Director and stunt director we have lost two artists. Siddaramaiah told this year we have given two years award together. From next year we will ensure award function will be held on Dr Rajkumar Birthday which is on April 24th. 

  • Dr Rajakumar Birthday Celebrations In District Centres

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    Chief Minister Siddaramaiah has announced that the government will celebrate the birthday of Dr Rajakumar not only in Bangalore, but also in district centres from next year onwards. 

    Earlier,  KFCC president Sa Ra Govindu who was present during the birthday celebrations of Dr Rajakumar in Ravindra Kalkshetra in the morning had requested the Government to celebrate the birthday of Dr Rajakumar in district centres apart from Bangalore. The Chief Minister in the evening officially announced that Dr Rajakumar birthday celebrations will be held in district centers from next year onward. 

    As per the request of Sa Ra Govindu Dr Rajkumar statue will be inaugurated at New Delhi Kannada Sanga soon said chief minister and told it was Dr Rajkumar who inaugurated that sangha at Delhi.

    The Chief Minister also announced that the 200 Rs ticket price as announced will be implemented soon and the Government order in this regard will be issued soon.

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  • Dr Rajkumar Birthday Celebrated At KFCC

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    Indian Icon Dr Rajkumar's Birthday was celebrated today morning at KFCC. KFCC president Sa Ra Govindu garlanded Rajkumar's statue and all the officer bearers and members did pooja for Raj statue. 

    KFCC secretary MG Ramamurthy, NM Suresh, past presidents KV Guptha, Thomas Dsouza along with Narasimhalu, KM Veeresh, Ramesh Yadav, Anchehalli Shivakumar, Akshay Gangadhar and others were there during Rajkumar birthday celebration

  • Get Collection Report From KFCC - Sa Ra Govindu

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    Kfcc President Sa Ra Govindu has requested the media to cross check the movie collection reports from the chamber before publishing it. Recently few movie teams are giving false collection reports and are misleading the public. This is not the right way and they are spoiling the industry.

    If anybody gives the collection report let them ask the DCR from the concerned and publish it or let them ask the chamber for the clarification regarding the collection report of the movie, says Sa Ra Govindu.

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  • Guruprasad To Direct Anup Sa Ra Govindu

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    Even before the release of 'Eradane Sala', writer-director Guruprasad had announced that he would be doing a film called 'Adema'. Now the film is all set to be launched on Dr Rajakumar's birthday.

    This time Guruprasad has roped in actor Anup Sa Ra Govindu to play the lead role in the film. The film is being produced by Sridhar Reddy under the Sri Vijayaganapathi Films Banner.

    Guruprasad himself has written the story, screenplay, dialogues and lyrics of the film.

  • KFCC Concern Over Film Industry From Reality Shows

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    KFCC, President SA Ra Govindu along with Office bearers spoke up the concerns regarding the status of Kannada film producers.

    In the press meet, speaking on behalf of the producers, Sa Ra Govindu showed his concerns regarding the diminishing numbers of theatres across the state.

    He also highlighted the points pertaining the reality shows damaging the Kannada film viewership, which is causing a major damage to the producers, distributors and Kannada films. Sa Ra Govindu, requested each and every entertainment channel to purchase the rights of atleast 25 movies per year.

    The major concern of this press meet was reality shows like big boss, weekend with Ramesh, kick and other shows which are hosted by Kannada film superstars like Sudeep, Ramesh and shiva Rajkumar respectively. he requested the stars to support the Kannada film industry and to stop hosting these shows. He openly requested Sudeep to listen to the problems of the producers and come out of the Bigg Boss.

    Sa Ra told, this is now a request and if not accepted we will take a future course of action after few days.

    In the press meet, Producer A Ganesh told let's all go the BIGG Boss house and protest there. For this everyone accepted.

  • KFCC Requests Tax Dept To Cap Ticket Prices Immediately

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    The Karnataka Film Chamber of Commerce has requested the Commercial Tax Department to stop high pricing of tickets immediately. Chief Minister Suddaramaiah has announced on Monday that the government notification on Rs 200 cap on Film tickets will be announced within two days.

    KFCC in a request to the concerned tax officer in Bengaluru has said that since the notification is being issued the authorities should stop exorbitant prices from this week itself. 

    KFCC president Sa Ra Govindu, secretaries MG Ramamurthy, Narasimhalu and treasurer Rajendra met commissioner of commercial tax Rithvik Ranjanam Pandey and gave the request letter to inform all theatres not to increase ticket rates above 200.

  • KFCC Support Karnataka Bundh on 18th

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    The Karnataka Film Chamber of Commerce has given the support for Karnataka bundh scheduled on April 18th. Call for the bundh has been given by Kannada Chalavali Vatal Paksha and Sa Ra Govindu.

    More than 530 Pro Kannada organisations are supporting Karnataka Bundh against the stand of Tamil Nadu oppising the Karnataka states Mekedatu project.

    In the emergency meeting held at KFCC it was decided to support the bundh and the film activities will be stand still on that day.

    Earlier, the Kannada film industry had supported bundh regarding the Cauvery issue also.

  • MMK Team Meets Information Minister Roshan Baig

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    The 'Maduveya Mamateya Kareyole' team on Saturday met Information Minister Roshan Baig and gave a memorandum about Kannada problems facing problems in multiplexes in Karnataka. Recently the screening of 'Maduveya Mamateya Kareyole' in PVR Multiplex in the Orion Mall was cancelled due to various reasons.

    The team of 'MMK' including Dinakar Thoogudeepa and director Kaviraj had filed a complaint against the multiplex.

    On Saturday KFCC president Sa Ra Govindu, Kaviraj, Dinakar and others met Information Minister Roshan Baig and gave a memorandum about the plight of Kannada films in multiplexes and the team urged the minister to frame rules like what Tamil Nadu and Maharashtra Governments have done to protect the regional cinema. Baig has said that he will look into the matter and would try to resolve it soon.

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  • Multiplex Ticket Price Capped At Rs 200

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    Responding to a major demand by film audience the Karnataka Government has capped the prices of tickets at multiplexes at Rs 200. Ticket prices in Karnataka multiplexes are among the highest in India.

    Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh have fixed maximum ticket prices earlier. Chief Minister Siddaramaiah announced the price cap in his budget speech today in the Assembly. The official request to cap ticket prices was made by Karnataka Film Chamber of Commerce president Sa Ra Govindu and Karnataka Chalanachitra Academy chairman Rajendra Singh Babu to the government during the pre budget meeting recently. The request was made earlier also but the government has conceded it now. 

    Multiplexes will now have to compulsorily screen at least two shows of Kannada films during prime time. Kannada film makers have long complained how Kannada films were regulated to odd timings even when they had more audience than non Kannada films. Chitranagari at Mysore has also been announced.

    The State Government has also announced other sops for the film industry. The amount for the film workers welfare fund has been raised to Rs 10 crore from Rs 1 crore. The tax on non Kannada films which was Rs 1 per ticket has been increased to Rs 5 per ticket. This amount will be used for the promotion of Kannada films.

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  • Rs 200 Movie Ticket: credit to Sa Ra Govindu And Rajendra Singh Babu

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    'Success has many fathers while failure is an orphan' has been proved once again. The recent announcement in the Karnataka Government Budget about ticket prices is one such issue. The ticket prices has been capped at Rs 200 including in multiplexes. While there have been efforts by some people in the industry for the last few years in this regard, suddenly many people who had not even spoken a word about it earlier are claiming credit for the government's move.So who was behind the government's decision. Who pleaded with the government and convinced it?

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    First of all we should give credit to KFCC President Sa Ra Govindu, Chalanachitra Academy Chairman SV Rajendra Singh Babu, MLC Jayamala and the core committee members. They are the ones who put across the matter to the government on several occasion. They relentessly persued the issue and every time there was an opportunity to meet the government, CM or officials the issue was raised. 

    Many persons from the Kannada film industry have given memorandum to the concerned authorities regarding curbing ticket prices in multiplexes for the last few years. For the movie Actor produced by KM Veeresh under the banner Chitraloka.

    Multiplex Ticket Price Capped At Rs 200

    sa_ra_singh_jaimala.jpgMovies there was a huge problem from the multiplexes. Along with Actor, another Kannada movie Bhale Jodi was also being targeted by multiplexes. The booking website showed houseful marks and prevented audience from buying tickets. KFCC President Sa Ra Govindu immediately called all the multiplex persons and asked them to sort out the issue. Earlier Dinakar Toogudeepa's film Maduveya Mamateya Kareyole faced similar problem.

    Keerthi Shankarghatta popularly known as Kirik Keerthi was writing on his Facebook page and campaigning about multiplex ticket rates from last 4-5 years.

    During last year's Budget time Actor director Dayal Padmanabhan started an Online petition to cap the Multiplex ticket price at Rs 120. There was tremendous response from all over India and more than 50,000 people signed the petition including movie stars. Inspite of all the fight nothing much happened in the last year's budget.

    This year there was a different movement. Chief Minister Siddaramaiah who is very close to KFCC president Sa Ra Govindu heeded to the demand. Whatever Sa Ra Govindu has asked for the film industry, Chief Minister had responded positively. For example, nobody can forget the tragic incident during the shooting Mastigudi where actors Anil and Uday died. During the last State Award function Sa Ra Govindu and Rajendra Singh Babu gave a complete report to Chief Minister on the stage. In the same function Siddaramaiah announced Five lakh compensation each to the families of Anil and Uday. He also announced State Award function will be held every year on April 24th on Dr Rajkumar's birthday and increased the subsidy from 100 to 125 movies.

    Recently when reputed director A T Raghu was suffering from Kidney failure Sa Ra Govindu approached Chief Minister for help and got Rs 5 lakhs sanctioned.

    Before the budget KFCC President Sa Ra Govindu along with his office bearers, Rajendra Singh Babu and Jayamala had several discussions with Chief Minister and Government officials and explained the problems which Kannada film industry is facing. Finally in the budget whatever KFCC had asked the government has sanctioned. It just because of Sa Ra Govindu that all these things have been brought to fruit. 

  • Sa Ra Govindu Complaint Against FB Video Post

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    KFCC president Sa Ra Govindu has filed a police complaint against Prashant Sambargi who had posted a video on Facebook alleging that he and Vatal Nagaraj were preventing the release of Baahubali 2 for "roll call and money".

    The complaint is filed in the High Grounds Police Station. Govindu has stated in the complaint that a derogatory remark by Tamil actor Satyaraj against Kannadigas has resulted in a protest against him by various Kannada organisations. Th

    ey have demanded the film starring him Baahubali 2 should not be released till he apologized for his remarks. The KFCC is an organization that facilitates the release of all films. To help in the issue he as KFCC president had spoken to people in Tamil and Telugu industries and sought Sathyaraj's apology so that there is no problem in releasing the Telugu film. While he was making these efforts to dilute the situation Prashant Sambargi has posted on Facebook that he was preventing the film's release to make money. This has caused defamation to him and KFCC the complaint says. 

    Sambargi's video transcript has also been attached to the complaint. According to it Sambargi has said that though Sarathkumar another Tamil actor who made derogatory comments acted in Kannada film Raajakumara it was allowed to be released because it was a Puneeth Rajkumar film. But Baahubali was stopped to make roll call.

  • Sa Ra Govindu Felicitated In KFCC

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    The Karnataka Film Chamber of Commerce members on Tuesday morning felicitated their president Sa Ra Govindu and celebrated Rajyotsava at the KFCC premises in Bangalore.

    This year five personalities from the Kannada film industry including Sa Ra Govindu were honoured with Rajyotsava awards and to mark the occasion, the members of KFCC held a felicitation programme for their president. Meanwhile, Karntaka flag was hoisted and Rajyotsava was also celebrated.

    M G Ramamurthy, Umesh Banakar, Umesh, Chinnegowda, Thomas D'souza and others were present during the occasion.

  • Sa Ra Govindu Hands Over Cheques To Anil And Uday's Families

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    Karnataka Film Chamber of Commerce president Sa Ra Govindu on Monday evening handed over cheques to the families of Anil and Uday who died during the shooting of Mastigudi in November. Bangalore DC Shankar was also present at the occasion.

    After the sad demise of Anil and Uday, Govindu had met Chief Minister Siddaramaiah and had requested for help. The Chief Minister immediately approved to sanction five lakhs each to the families of Anil and Uday. Likewise the cheques were handed over on Monday afternoon. Uday's parents and Anil's brother and mother was present at the occasion.

    KFCC vice-president Umesh Banakar, secretary M G Ramamurthy and others were also present at the occasion.

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  • Sa Ra Govindu Meets Police Commissioner

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    KFCC President Sa Ra Govindu met Bengaluru's new police commissioner Praveen Sood and wished him on the occasion of taking charge of Bengaluru city.  Kfcc secretary MG Ramamurthy, NM Suresh, KM Veeresh, Kannada Krishna accompanied Sa Ra Govindu.

    During this meeting Sa Ra Govindu explained the problems facing in the the film industry like shooting in the city, piracy of the movie and other factors and invited CP to KFCC chamber for the discussion.

    Listening to the problems Commissioner Praveen Sood told that very soon he would chamber and will listen to the problems and will solve it. 

  • Sa Ra Govindu Releases The Songs Of Preethi Prema

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    Karnataka Film Chamber of Commerce president Sa Ra Govindu on Monday night released the songs of 'Preethi Prema'. The film is a remake of Telugu hit 'Aa Rojulu'.

    'Preethi Prema' which has a sub-title of 'Bari Pustakada Badanekayi' is produced by Krishna Chaitanya and he himself is the hero of the film. Kashi who has worked as an associate to 'Manikya' and other films is the director of this film. Nidhi Kushalappa is the heroine.

    preethi_prema_1audiolaunch.jpgSa Ra Govindu wished the whole team a huge success and congratulated Krishna Chaitanya for coming from Andhra and producing a film in Kannada.

    KFCC treasurer Jairaj and producer Uday Mehta and Chitraloka.Com Editor KM Veeresh was also present during the occasion.

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