Going through the works of two Jnanapeeth Award winners VK Gokak and Masthi Venkatesha Iyengar, reading the book ‘Na Kondha Hudugi’ and the 2006 incident of 1000 devadasis treated as sex workers the controversial director of the past has given his own thoughts in ‘Ijjodu’. Sathyu was in his best addressing the media called upon the boring art film makers to make use the songs in the film because music is an integral part of the cinema. In ‘Ijjodu’ besides giving the observation that villagers are still better than urbanites MS Sathyu has made an emotional, humor packed film with songs being a part of the film. Sudhir Attavar has penned the songs for this film and it is scored by Manikanth Khadri.
Back in the saddle after 12 long years calling himself as controversial director ‘Garam Hava’ MS Sathyu had no ‘Bara’ of words in his speech. I kept quiet from direction because nobody showed interest in investing on my thoughts. Now Reliance Big Pictures has come forward I have made the film.
The parallel cinema the voice of the society was even made by National Film Development Corporation. But today it is nowhere. It is useless body today and become defunct. The emergence of corporate bodies is right thing feels Sathyu. He has another controversial subject on ‘Reservation Policy’ in this country. Reservation is not proper he feels because the constitution focuses on the social equality.
Reliance Big Pictures Mahesh Ramanathan the CEO before releasing the audio CD of ‘Ijjodu’ said the Big Pictures want to be in the forefront of cinema making. It has already ventured in to nine languages and future inviting Dr Girish Kasaravalli to take up a film. We are committed to regional cinema. The creative film makers of art and commercial interest us. We don’t mind being a part of the controversial subject he says sitting next to MS Sathyu at Capitol Hotel on Tuesday morning. We want to be a good player in the industry. We are releasing ‘Ijjodu’ on 30th of this month.
Actors Dattanna, Anirudh, Nagkiran playback singer MD Pallavi joined the audio release event. Sudhir Attavar excited with sharing the dais with MS Sathyu recalled his association with him.
Music director Manikanth Khadri and singer MD Pallavi want to keep this album of ‘Ijjodu’ on top of the rack in their house.