Posted date: 7/August/2008

Dr Jayamala the sitting president of Karnataka Film Chamber of Commerce is very eager to get the consent of nation’s proud director Mr Manirathnam to take up a film on ‘Rani Abbakka’ the unsung warrior and queen of ‘Ullal’ near Mangalore.

It has been lingering in my mind of Dr.Jayamala to make a film since two decades on lady with indomitable courage ‘Rani Abbakka’ who fought furiously against Portuguese in the 16th century. Apparently Dr.Jayamala also hails from Tulu Nadu that Rani Abbakka represented.

On Wednesday evening at Le Meredian Dr.Jayamala at the get together party of ‘Master’ Kannada film starring Dr.Vishnuvardhana and Suhasini Manirathnam spoke to the most impressive lady Suhasini on her ambitious project and requested the better half of Manirathnam to take up the film on ‘Rani Abbakka’. Dr.Jayamala inquired whether Manirathamji would not take up outside banner films or not.

Dr.Jayamala further explained to Smt Suhasini Manirathnam on the significance of ‘Rani Abbakka’ subject and explained why only Manirathnam should take up the film to direct this film that has national and international importance. Manirathnam is the favorite director of Dr.Jayamala and he has the right attitude to understand the cultural backdrop significance of this subject she informed. The Jain, Hindu and Muslim religion people of 16th century integrity to fight against Portuguese has good cultural backdrop that would inspire Mr Manirathnam hoped Dr.Jayamala. Nine writers and historians have already prepared the research work on the subject of ‘Rani Abbakka’ after Dr.Jayamala approached on making a film.

Giving a patient hearing to Dr.Jayamala the famous actress wife of Manirathnam – Suhasini clarified to the question that it is not true that Manirathnam will not take up outside producer project to direct. The contents of the film should be solid for my husband she informed.

At this meeting Suhasini also promised Dr.Jayamala that she would sit with her husband and call her from Chennai to speak more about the subject with her husband. After the telephonic chat and getting Manirathnam’s nod on taking up direction she could come for detail discussion on ‘Rani Abbakka’ promised Suhasini.

After having the first preliminary discussion with Suhasini Manirathnam the leading lady of Apex Body of Kannada cinema Dr.Jayamala said she wants to bring the top actors like Mammooty, Shahrukh Khan for this ‘Rani Abbakka’ film. For the teenage Abbakka she is already on the look out of very beautiful and charming girl. I am not worried about the expenditure of this film said Dr.Jayamala answering a question.

Incidentally a film ‘Rani Abbakka’ will be my cherished project is for the 75 years of Kannada cinema disclosed Dr.Jayamala who is playing the senior ‘Abbakka’ in the film.

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