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  • Dayal To Direct Two Films Back To Back

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    Dayal Padmanabhan who is back from the fifth edition of 'Big Boss' had announced that he will be directing a new film called 'Karaala Ratri' which is based on a play of Mohan Habbu. Now the news is that, Dayal will be starting one more film simultaneously.

    Yes, Dayal will be starting one more film called 'Puta Number 109' and the film will be launched along with 'Karaala Ratri' on the 19th of December. Dayal will be directing both the films one after another in a 35 day schedule.

    'Karaala Ratri' stars Dayal's fellow contestants JK and Anupama Gowda along with Naveen Krishna, Rangayana Raghu and others, while 'Puta Number 109' will feature Naveen Krishna along with JK. Sabha Kumar is the cameraman for both the films.


  • Dayal Vows to do Meaningful films in Future

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    Director-writer Dayal Padmanabhan who is very much happy with the success of 'Haggada Kone' has decided to do meaningful films in the future. 'I have decided not to do out and out commercial films. 'Haggada Kone' changed me. I did not do it intentionally. It happened by chance and while making there were a lot of changes in me. Particularly I decided not to do nonsense films, but try more experiments in the future' said Dayal Padmanabhan.

    Dayal has also planned his next projects and one among them is a film based on a play by Mahadeva Banakar. 'The film is based on the 12th century reformer and has been titled as 'Urulinga Peddi'. The second is called as 'Idu Katheyalla' and the for the third film, I have kept a tentative title called 'Shodha'' says Dayal.

  • Dayal's New Film Is Karaala Ratri

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    Dayal Padmanabhan who is back from the fifth edition of 'Big Boss' has announced his new project and his new film would be 'Karaala Ratri' which is based on a play of Mohan Habbu.

    One of the highlights of the film is, Dayal's fellow contestants JK and Anupama Gowda will be acting in this film. Dayal has already talked to them about the film during the show and both the actors are said to have given their nod to act in the film.

    Right now, Dayal is busy with the pre-production of the film and the film will start once after both JK and Anupama are back from the show.

  • Dayal's Toss To Release On July 21st

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    Director turned actor Dayal who took over 'Ondu Rupaiyalli Eradu Preethi' starring Vijay Raghavendra and Ramya Barna from the original owners has changed the title of the film to 'Toss' and is all set to release the film on the 21st of July.

    The film stars Vijay Raghavendra and Ramya Barna in prominent roles. Dayal himself has written the story and screenplay of the film. Gowtham Srivatsa is the music director, while Rakesh is the cameraman.

  • Evergreen Song Shot For Satya Harishchandra

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    The legendary song Kuladalli Keelyavudh from the movie Satya Harishchandra (1965) is even famous to this day. No party is complete without this song. This epic song has been revisited with a touch of modern sound {not a remix) in the upcoming film with the same title "Satya Harishchandra".

    This movie is a Romantic - Comedy starring Sharan, Sanchitha Padukone, Bhavana Rao and Sanchari Vijay. the movie is being direvted by Dayal Padmanabhand and produced by K Manju.  Well known music director Arjun Janya is composing songs, while Faisal Ali is the Cinematographer. 


    The song was filmed at Melukote with an huge and grand set erected. the song included 300 dance and folk artist and this was choreographed by Imran Sardhariya.

    Being aware of the recent conflicts between producers and Audio Label Company with regard to using old songs in the films, the song 'Kuladalli Keelyavudhi' rights has already been purchased from Sa Re Ga Ma Pa.

    The Crew has completed a song and major talkie portion,and is now planning on the foreign schedule next month which includes both talkie and song.

  • Ganesh Releases The Songs Of Satya Harischandra

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    Actor Ganesh on Thursday evening released the songs of Sharan's new film 'Satya Harischandra' being directed by Dayal Padmanabhan and produced by K Manju.

    The trailer and the audio of the film was released in the absence of music composer Arjun Janya. Sharath Lohitashwa, Sadhu Kokila, Lahari Velu and others were present at the occasion.

    'Satya Harishchandra' stars Sharan along with Chikkanna, Sanchita Padukone, Bhavana Rao and others in prominent roles. Sri Swamiji has written the story and screenplay of the film, while Raghu Samarth is in charge of the dialogues. Faizal Ali is the cameraman.

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  • GST Reduced For Entertainment Tax - Dayal Writes

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    Few states like Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, and Maharashtra are favoring the respective Cinema industries and the audience by providing tax exemption (Entertainment Tax) for Cinemas.

    After the announcement of GST which will be implemented from July 1st 2017 many regional Cinema Industry gave a representation to the Central Government to exempt tax for Cinema Industry. After repeated representation the Central Government has revised the Entertainment Tax.

    Under the GST, there will now be two categories for movie tickets. For tickets that cost less than Rs 100, a tax of 18% will be levied. For the tickets costing more than Rs 100, a GST of 28% will be levied.

    Presently, entertainment tax is levied by individual states. The states levy a different rate, ranging from 28-110%, and the weighted average for the entire country is about 30%.

    However, several state governments give an exemption to cinema of the particular language of that state. Under GST, there will now be no centralised exemption.

    Jailtley said:" If states want, through the DBT (Direct Benifit Transfer), the state can refund the GST of regional cinema."

    Article Written by - Dayal Padmanabhan


  • Haggada Kone - From Cantonment to China

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    Director Dayal is a happy man these days. His film 'Haggada Kone' based on a play by Parvathavani, which started from Cantonment Railway Station was screened at a film festival in China.

    Speaking during the success meet of the film, 'I am very confident to say that my film was not only critically acclaimed, but was also a success. The film has gone to seven different festivals. We first discussed about the story in the Cantonment Railway Station canteen and had a wonderful journey till China. I still plan to send the film to five different film festivals in the future' said Dayal.

    Dayal thanked the media for supporting him during the film. 'Apart from few issues, it was a full happy journey. I got good support from the media. We got double the investment made on the film' says Dayal.

  • Haggada Kone To Noida Film Festival

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    Dayal Padmanabhan’s ‘Haggada Kone’ which was first premiered at the Bangalore International Film Festival and later on screened at the Delhi International Film Festival has been selected for the Noida International film festival which is scheduled to start from the 14th of February.

     This is the second year of the film festival and earlier Sharath Kadri’s ‘Sandalwood Sarigama’ was selected for screening in this festival and the film also won an award at the festival. This time ‘Haggada Kone’ has been selected and Dayal is pretty excited about being selected for the festival.

     ‘Haggada Kone’ is based on the popular play by well known playwright Parvathavani and the film is all about hanging. Naveen Krishna has written the dialogues of the film apart from acting a prominent role in the film. The film has been jointly produced by Dayal and Umesh Banakar.

  • How Is It To Be on Bigg Boss? Real Experience Part 2

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    Just like any other movie we also need a lot of publicity before the release. We had planned audio release during Sankranti festival. When I was watching the Bigg Boss earlier this month I wondered how it would be if we launched our first promo in BB. When I was thinking about it, our hero Naveen krishna called and to my shock he also expressed the same thing. The same thing was running in both our minds. 


    I started thinking how to make the approach. Though I have been a journalist for so many years, I had not asked any favours from anybody. Finally I talked to the concerned persons and everyone said yes.

    By our promo which we planned to release on the Bigg Boss stage had not yet got a Censor certificate. We were worried and did not know what to do if we got a call from Bigg Boss the same week. Luckily that did not happen. We got our promo censored by the time we got the call.

    According to our original plan we were supposed to do the audio launch function on Jan 15 and we had informed our PRO, Venkatesh also about it. But still there was no sign from the Bigg Boss!

    Tension began to creep me, director Dayal and Naveen. Now if we do not get on Bigg Boss on time, we would have to delay the audio launch. On 20th January morning around 10 am I told Dayal to make another promo ready. Since only two weeks remained in BB3, if we were called it would have to be the same week. The following week was the finals and there was no way we would be called then. 

    But around 11 am the call finall came from Bigg Boss. We were told to go to the house on January 23 around 5.30 pm. The location was Innovative Film City. On 23rd me with my family, Dayal, Naveen, co-producer Avinash I reached Innovative on time. By that time SihiKahi Geetha had already reached the venue and was ready. This was the first time I was entering any reality show. 

    When I reached the venue which was in a secured place with tight security, I saw Sudeep, Yogish Dwarkish and Parameshwara Gudkal. I had a few words with them and left to the main venue where the event happens. By that time Naveen, Dayal and Avinash were there. I saw the a caravan with the board ACTOR on it. I was surprised and then came to know a caravan is provided for any guests invited to BB. This is for makeup or for rest in case the shooting is delayed. I told Naveen and Geetha jokingly that in our production we had not provided a Caravan but now you cannot say Actor team has not given a Caravan since it is here!


    As journalists we have our sources. In the Bigg Boss semi-finals, I had information at 2 pm itself that Aiyappa would be out of Bigg Boss. But I could not write that in Chitraloka. Revealing that would have spoiled the curiosity that lakhs of people have in watching the show. Aiyappa was walking towards us and seeing me he expressed that we were meeting after a long time. 


    Next to our caravan there was another caravan and the board on that read Neerdose. Jaggesh was there as a guest for the show. We had a lovely interaction. Jaggesh was called to the show by around 9.30 PM. Run Anthony shooting was going on at the same venue. We met Raghavendra Rajkumar and showed him the promo of our Actor movie.

    Around 10.30 pm, we were called to come near the stage where the shooting with Jaggesh was still going on. Final moments had come and we were called to the stage. 


    Sudeep greeted us and the show stared with our promo launch. Even though it was the first stage programme for all of us at Bigg Boss, Naveen had the experience of having attended many reality shows. During the show I observed Naveen was in some tension or was nervous. Later I came to know even though he and Sudeep were friends from a long time, seeing him on the stage at BB made him nervous.


    On 24th I messaged to all my contacts to watch the Bigg Boss show from 9 pm to 10.30 pm since I was appearing on the BB stage for the first time! Around 10 pm our episode started and it went for nearly 8-9 minutes. Once it was over, the first call which I received was from my well wisher and now KFCC president Sa Ra Govindu. Calls to my mobile went on till 3.30 am from all over the world! At that time even though I was so tired I was enjoying since Actor was the hero!

    Next morning Udayavani had carried the news and more calls were ringing to my mobile. That day where ever I went everybody was seeing me and pointing out that  I was the person they had watched on Bigg Boss. I was surprised and was shocked with the popularity of the show.

    Even on Wednesday afternoon when myself and Dayal had gone to a hotel to have our lunch many persons came and said they saw us on Bigg Boss. It was Bigg Boss mania!

    One thing we all should understand is - We have to give something different to the audience so that the popularity we got form Bigg Boss is utilised to draw that audience to the theatres for a long run. 

    Also Read

    How Is It To Be on Bigg Boss? Real Experience Part 1


  • K Manju Upset over Censor Board and Book My Show

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    Producer K Manju who released his latest film 'Satya Harischandra' is pretty upset with the Regional Board of Film Certification and Book my Show. The producer is also upset with director Dayal Padmanabhan for going 'Big Boss' show before the film's release.

    K Manju had called for a press minute on Monday afternoon and explained the reasons about why he is upset.


    'After getting reviews, we had trimmed the film for about 12 minutes. We have to get a certificate from the censor board and we have been waiting for the last two days. Yet they are not responding. As for as Book My Show is concerned, they are projecting bad reviews for Kannada films. I am complaining against them with the KFCC' said Manju.

    Manju is also upset about his director for going to 'Big Boss' before the film's release. 'I had requested him to go to the show after the film's release. But he went to the show before the release. If a director doesn't promote his film, who will save the producer' questions Manju.

  • Kuladalli Keelyavudu Lyricial Video On Wednesday

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    The songs of Sharan's new film 'Satya Harischandra' being directed by Dayal Padmanabhan and produced by K Manju has been released by Ganesh recently. Meanwhile, the lyrical video of 'Kuladalli Keelyavudu' is all set to be released in social media on Wednesday morning.

    'Kuladalli Keelyavudu' is a famous song from Dr Rajakumar starrer 'Satya Harischandra' and the same song has been used in the film. Vijay Prakash has sung the new version of the song.

    'Satya Harishchandra' stars Sharan along with Chikkanna, Sanchita Padukone, Bhavana Rao and others in prominent roles. Sri Swamiji has written the story and screenplay of the film, while Raghu Samarth is in charge of the dialogues. Faizal Ali is the cameraman. Arjun Janya is the music composer.

  • Motion Poster Of 'Puta Number 109' Launched

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    Director Dayal is busy with the post-production of his latest film 'Puta Number 109'. Meanwhile, he has launched the motion poster of the film.

    'Dayal started 'Aa Karaala Ratri' and 'Puta Number 109' in February this year. He completed the shooting of both the films back to back in a span of 40 days. Among the two, 'Aa Karaala Ratri' was released first and now Dayal intends to release 'Puta Number 109' in the month of September.

    ''Puta Number 109' is a thriller starring JK, Naveen Krishna and others. Naveen Krishna has written the dialogues for the film. 

  • Puneeth Releases The Trailer Of 'Trayambakam'

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    The trailer of Raghavendra Rajakumar's new film 'Trayambakam' was released by actor Puneeth Rajakumar in Bangalore. Actor-director Shivamani and others were present at the occasion.

    'Trayambakam' which means Third Eye was launched last year. The film is being written and directed by Dayal Padmanabhan. Avinash Shetty is the co-producer of the film.

    Apart from Raghavendra Rajakumar, RJ Rohith and Anupama Gowda have portrayed prominent roles in the film. Ganesh Narayan has composed the music.

  • Puta 109 Movie Review, Chitraloka rating 3.5/5

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    Dayal and his team is back after the sensational Aa Karala Ratri. The new film Puta 109 is an edge of the seat thriller with two main protagonists. The entertaining screenplay is a jugalbandi between a novelist and a police officer. 

    A police officer arrives at the home of a novelist to clarify some points in the investigation of the death of the latter's wife. You are left in no doubt that the novelist is also a suspect and that is why the police officer has come searching for him. But as they talk you get to know many more layers to the story. 

    There is not one but multiple suspects. During the course of this interview the police officer discards the suspicion one by one. But try as he may he is unable to pin the crime on the novelist. Who wins the duel forms the rest of this suspenseful investigative story. 

    Dayal is clinching in his narrative while the dialogues by Naveen Krishna adds a good dimension to this story telling. In fact the entire narrative is driven by dialogues. Naveen Krishna's abilities as a dialogue write is in full swing. 

    JK Karthik Jayaram and Naveen Krishna are the two main actors. Most of the film takes place inside a house. The cinematographer has put an extra effort to capture the minute moods of the characters. The background score with its strategic silence and genuine understanding of the requirement elevated the film by a few notches. 

    Overall Puta 109 is both an entertaining film and an experimental achievement. A film that deserves to be appreciated for its commitment to experiments in Sandalwood.

    Chitraloka Rating - 3.5/5

  • Puta 109 Release Turns To Oct 26

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    Director Dayal Padmanabh of the fame of movies such as 'Actor’, ‘Karaala Ratri’, and many more is gearing up for his next suspense crime thriller 'Puta 109’ featuring Jayaram Karthik alias JK in the lead.

    The movie which was earlier scheduled to release this Friday (October 5), has now been postponed to October 26. The makers in a release have said that the release of the movie has been rescheduled to October 26 due to certain reasons.

    The movie Puta 109, has JK in a special role as an investigating officer seen in khadak police avatar. Also, writer and actor Naveen Krishna will be seen in a negative role of a writer in the movie which revolves around the missing page number 109 of a forensic record book. 

  • Puta 109 Starts

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    Dayal Padmanabhan who is back from the fifth edition of 'Big Boss' has announced his new project and his new film would be 'Karaala Ratri and Puta 109.

    Now as planned Dayal has completed Aa Karaala Ratri shooting on Ugadi day and has started Puta Number 109' featuring Naveen Krishna along with JK. 

    Puta 109 is Touted as an emotional thriller. It is said that, Puta 109 is much like Haggadhakone and the primary focus is centered on 2 major characters. Movie will be filming at the Balur Coffee Estate and the shoot is in full progress.

  • Ready For Actor Tomorrow

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    The film Actor, produced by Chitraloka.com editor KM Veeresh will be screened at the 9th Bengaluru International Film Festival on Friday. It will be screened in both Begaluru and Mysuru tomorrow. In Orion Mall, PVR in Bengaluru it will be screened at 2.20 pm in Screen 4. In Mall of Mysore, INOX, it will be screend in screen 2 at 10.10 am. 

    Actor, directed by Dayal Padmanabhan is one of the most acclaimed films of Kannada in the last year. The film stars Naveen Krishna in the lead role and has a minimalist characters. The film was widely appreciated critically and was praised for its portrayal of an actor's life.

    The festival lists the film's synopsis thus: "The film is a view into the life of a once successful actor, Sanjay. He undergoes mental and physical traumas due to his series of failures.  He looks at delivering quality products in terms of content and performance, ends up with 2-3 films that do not do well at the box-office. This affects his psyche and what this process of failure zoning has done to him forms the crux of the story.  Lessons for life or mere rescues can come from anybody. How Sanjay’s much valued maid offers this lesson to rejuvenate his state of mind is the significant part of the feature."

    The film made its premier at last year's BIFFES under the world premier and this time is in the competition section. In the meantime, it was released commercially in theatres winning the appreciation of the audience.

  • Satya Harischandra Movie Review

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    Satya Harischandra which brings director Dayal Padmanabhan and actor Sharan together for the first time together is an action comedy film that is full of entertainment. The film also stars Sanchita Padukone, Bhavana, Chikkanna, Sadhu Kokila and others. So you can imagine the comedy quotient it brings to the table. The film is about Satya Harischandra, who is named such because his father wants him to be a very honest person. But after seeing his father die due to a wrong reason, he decides to lie always. When he grows up he becomes a headache to the entire village because of his lies. The village headman (played by Sharat Lohitashva) decides to throw him out of the village. But he is given a last chance and if there is a new complaint against him within 30 days he will be thrown out. 

    Can Satya Harischandra survive without telling a lie for one full month? It is not possible. But he comes up with various ideas to stop the village headman from taking action against him. But this time the lies he tells comes to haunt him. He has to to impossible things to survive one lie. The one lie he tells become a hundred lies and all of them come to haunt him. How Sharan's character manages to overcome all these difficulties and rises to the occassion forms the rest of the story. 

    In the village the main characters are Sharan, Seeta, Sharat Lohitashva and Chikkanna. He is forced to go to Germany where the main characters are Sanchita, Bhavana Rao and Sadhu Kokila. When he returns to India, there is a twist. Trouble comes with him. There are dozens of twists and turns in the film. The comedy film also has action and adventure. There are killers on the loose. There is scheming relatives and unknown friends. It is a puzzle that Sharan has to solve to survive and help his friends and family. 

    There is good music by Arjun Janya. He gives some melodious music. The old song Kuladalli Melyavudo has been remixed and it is a big hit in the film. The other songs are soothing. There is also very good camera work which is impressive. The climax shooting on a hill fort is awesome. The locations in Germany is also beautifully captured. Though much of the film takes place in the Virupakshi village, other places like Melukote and other countryside locations are also shown. 

    There is very good acting by Sharan who carries the film on his shoulders. Sanchita as the girl under attack and Bhavana as the girl who is cheated are perfect in their roles. Chikkanna is impressive as ever. His timing is perfect and each of his dialogues brings laughter. Though Sadhu Kokila is missing for most of the second half, his character leaves a good mark on the film. 

    Overall Satya Harischandra is an entertainer for the entire family that spreads laughter. It is the perfect film for Deepavali and a present you should give to your family. 

    Chitraloka Rating - 3.5/5 

  • Sharan's Satya Harischandra Launched On Ganesha Festival

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    Sharan's new film 'Satya Harischandra' being directed by Dayal Padmanabhan and produced by K Manju was launched on the auspicious day of Ganesha festival.

    The muhuratha of the film was held at the Ganapathi temple near Modi Hospital in Bangalore. K Manju's son Shreyas sounded the clap for the first shot of the film.

    The shooting for the film will start from the 24th of this month in Srirangapatna and the shooting will resume in foreign countries after that. Sri Swamiji has written the story and screenplay of the film, while Raghu Samarth is in charge of the dialogues. Arjun Janya is the music composer and Faizal Ali is the cameraman.

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