It is a well known fact that shortage of theatres to screen Kannada movies especially to the new commers is the biggest reason for the failure of the Kannada film industry. COMA, a recent Kannada film which was released on May 27, starring city-based actors is not an exceptional case.
Though ‘COMA’ has been receiving good response from the audience and getting huge appreciation in social media, the film team including director duo Ravi Kiran and Chethan and actress Shruthi are unhappy that not even a single screen or show was given for the film in city theatres.
COMA is a Kannada film made by passionate filmmakers starring two city actors in lead and though a week has passed after its release, the film has not yet got place in any Mysuru threatre.
The film also had a premier show in California before its release. The movie has gripping plot and has managed to be an entertainer without any compromise in making. Cine goers who have watched COMA have been impressed with the unconventional presentation and quirky dialogues where legendary filmmaker Dorai Bhagavan and director Guruprasad have played key roles.
The film team spoke to City Today and shared experiences and hurdles they have faced in its making. Shruthi Nandeesh, a Mysurean and Karthik Kumar who did his engineering in Mysuru are the lead actors. It is a film that portrays the conflict of ideas between old-time filmmakers and new-age directors who take center-stage in themovie. The film has managed to secure around 50 and odd theatres including a few multiplexes across the state and the makers are trying to find ways so that the movie is watched by more people.
“The film received rave reviews in the United States and also wide appreciations were received in social media and other platforms.
Most of all, the shows are getting good response but still theatre owners in Mysuru are not ready to provide us theatres and the reason they give is that the film is made by newcomers. Though we are newcomers, we have technical experience as most of the crew members in the film are from IT background and before venturing into feature films we were into short filmmaking where we have received various awards,” say Ravi Kiran and Chethan, the duo directors.
The film had made its sound in the city as the audio was released at Jayciana recently. Actress Shruthi Nandeesh, who was last seen in Uppi-2, has a huge fan following in the city.
The actress has made a comeback through this film and a lot of promotional activities were also held in the city during some of the college fests.The film, written and directed by Ravi Kiran and Chethan, has unfolded a light-hearted story and has visualised one of the unique stories in the recent ti mes.