Tuesday, June 12, 2007

' Mungaru Male ' - Pre- Monsoon delight

' Mungaru Male ', which opened at E-Square from Monday (11th June, 2007) is an excellent Kannada Movie, which has been breaking all past records in the 73 year old, Kannada film industry, since it released in the last week of December, 2006.

Mungaru Male in Kannada means 'Pre-Monsoon Rain'. It is only sheer co-incidence that this movie has opened during the pre-monsoon period in Pune.

The movie stars, Ganesh and Sanjana Gandhi in the lead roles, supported by Anant Nag, Sudha Belawadi, Jai Jagadeesh and
Padmaja Rao in the supporting roles.

The film has been shot in Karnataka's visually stunning Malnad region., during the rainy season. The film has breathtaking shots of Jog falls, the highest waterfall in India. Cinematography by Krishna, is one of the high points of the film. Music by Manomurthy, the California based, CEO turned music director, who shot to fame with his very first film, 'America America', has become popular all over Karnataka.

Ganesh, the hero of the film, who is a household name throughout Karnataka, through his popular TV Show 'Comedy Time', had earlier found moderate success in his first movie 'Chellata'.

The film's story line revolves around, Preetham, a city bred, happy go lucky, son of a rich father(Jai Jagadeesh), who falls for Nandini, the daughter of his Mother's(Sudha Belwadi) close friend(Padmaja Rao), when he accompanies his mother to a wedding.

The film has made a fortune at the boxoffice garnering 40 Crores till date. It is the3 only film which is running to packed house, 4 shows daily in PVR Multiplex, Bangalore.

Its also the first Kannada film, which has been screened worldwide, at places like Washington, London, San Jose, Melbourne, Stuttgart, Atlanta.

The songs, onde onde saari, mungaru maleye, kunidu kunidu baare, suvvi suvvaali, anisuthide yaako, araluthiru, ivanu geleyanalla sung by Kunal Ganjawala, Priya Hemesh, Sonu Nigam, Udit Narayan, Sunidhi Chauhan, Stephen, Shreya Goshala, Hemanth Kumar, have been on the top of the charts for a long time now.

Fantastic, Cinematagraphy, lilting tunes and fantastic performances makes , Mungaru Male a must watch movie.

The response to the movie from the Kannada community in Pune has been unprecedented. It is the only movie running to packed house at E-Square in the 8.50 PM slot. Heartening, thing is that families of Kannadigas, young, old and kids alike have been enjoying the movie.

Non-Kannada speakers are also enjoying the movie, which is a shot in the arm for the movie and goes to prove the point that art has no barriers.

Playing at: E-Square, University Road, Pune.
Time: 8.50 PM




Rediff.Com Review
Mungaru Male on Wikipedia
CNN-IBN News Report
Mungaru Male Review by 'The Hindu'
Report in Times of India


Rohit Ramachandraiah said...

Here is the Link to Anagha Bhat's review on Mungaru Male, after watching it at E-Square,


The movie is showing at
(From 22nd June, 2007 onwards)

E-Square 7.30 PM
Citypride (Satara Road) 10 AM, 3 PM
Citypride (Kothrud) 8 PM
Mangala 10 AM
Vijay 3.30 PM

It is touted to be a direct competetor to the much hyped 'Sivaji'..

Anonymous said...

how is the crowd reaction in Pune after wtching MM

Rohit Ramachandraiah said...

This was the first time a Kannada Movie was released on such a large scale in Pune. The reaction was tremendous. The entire event was a huge success.

There is absolutely no doubt that Pune can blossom into a centre for Kannada Movies in the future and 'Mungaru Maley' success is a pointer in that direction.

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