Films based on short stories, novels will enrich Kannada films: Sumana Kittur

 Director of the film ‘Kiragoorina Gayyaligalu’ Sumana Kittur as addressing a press meet following the good reception of the film

“If only films are made based on short stories and novels, both the essence of Karnataka and Kannada language will shine,” said noted film director Sumana Kittur.

Addressing mediapersons at a press meet organised to celebrate the success of the film ‘Kiragoorina Gayyaligalu,’ at a private hotel on Sunday, Sumana Kittur said, “It’s not just the success of the film but that it must turn into a new beginning for women to unite together and fight for their rights. When more and more films are made out of tales such as ‘Kiragoorina Gayyaligalu,’ a short story written by Poornachandra Tejaswi, we get an opportunity to rework and can possibly make five to six films out of each novel in a different genre and perspective.”

“The film has been well received throughout the state, as it revolves around a group of ladies in Kiragooru and how they take on the powerful men, how they fight back, the politics in the village, the hold of caste and feudal system etc,” she added.

Also speaking at the press meet, noted actor and theatre personality Mandya Ramesh said, “It is good to know that audience of Mysuru and those in other parts of the city have received the movie well. It is a great feeling when movies based on short stories elicit good response. Making films based on short stories, real incidents and novels with a neatly written script will only usher in good times for the Kannada industry.”

Actress Karunya Ram, Sonu Gowda, Manasa Joshi, actor Sundar and others were present at the press meet together with the director of the film Sumana Kittur.

 The director noted that the film was well received as it dealt with several issues faced by the women in the society which is inspiring and worthy of emulation.

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