Posted date: 25/December/2008

We are at the celebration of 75 years Amrutha Mahotsava of Kannada cinema and the mega event is slated in the beginning of the first half of the year. The year developments and events are concerned there is nothing much rejoicing. The KFCC President Jayamala getting Doctorate for a significant subject was very significant development of the year. The foundation stone for the Dr.Rajakumar Memorial was laid also brought some relief.

We give some of the notable development of the year.

• 3rd January – 2nd Bengalooru International Film Festival inauguration at Chowdaiah memorial hall – Governor Rameshwar Thakur inaugurated the event.
• Innovative Group, the pioneers in the multiplex business in the state of Karnataka today unveiled the first phase of the much awaited “Innovative Film City,” the country’s first-multi crore fully integrated entertainment concept. The special preview of the Innovative Film City for the media included a tour of the film city which laid emphasis on the completed projects-the world famous Ripleys Believe It or Not! Museum, Louis Tussuad Wax Museum, Funplex, Aqua Kingdom, Dinosaur World, Cartoon City amongst other attractions. The six mega studios, the production house and the film academy in association with Griffith and Bond Universities from Australia is expected to be completed in the second phase of the project. Other completed entertainment offerings include a go-karting zone, a mini golf course, Food court and a 4D Amphitheatre. Built on a 50-acre area on the Bangalore-Mysore highway near Bidadi, Innovative Film City once completed expects to have six million visitors every year.
• 12th January – SHIVU ADDA – Shivarajkumar web site opened – Green house 12.30 pm
• Dr.Vishnuvardhana, Ambarish, Shivarajkumar, Puneeth Rajakumar, Darshan, Ramesh, Jaggesh, Aditya and others took part in the song of the film ‘BBBK’. In the graphics director of the film S.V.Rajendra Singh Babu intends to bring in Dr.Rajakumar and Shanker Nag that further mounts up the value addition for this film in which 150 children have taken part in the song.
• JAYAMALA RECEIVES DOCTORATE FROM FORMER PRESIDENT - Noted actress, producer and special jury award winner for her role in ‘Thai Saheba’ Kannada film Smt.Jayamala (Jayanthi in the records) received the doctorate in the political science faculty for her thesis on ‘Karnataka state Nirvasitha Mahileyara Punarvasathi Adalitha Vyavasthe’ (Karnataka state rehabilitation program for the homeless women) from former President of India Dr. Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam on Saturday (19/1/2008) morning at the 43rd convocation of the Bangalore University at Senate Hall.
• JAYAMALA GETS JAYAMALE - The history is written in the pages of Karnataka Film Chamber of Commerce on Saturday evening with the emergence of Dr.Jayamala as the President of the Apex Body. The first woman President that too with a doctorate crown is the first one and perhaps in the years to come she will be the only one. Dr.Jayamala represents the producer sector and she heads the banner of Soundarya Arts.
• The two months ago report published by this popular website Chitratara has come true!
• 11th February 2008 – Ganesh married Shilpa his two years girl friend a divorcee. Shilpa was married to Vikram Gupta of Mysore.
• Smt.Parvathamma Rajakumar was honored with Rangabharana award.
• Muguru Sunder appeared for the first time on screen in Kannada film ‘Thabbali’
• KTVA – Television fraternity held a day long program on the occasion of Silver jubilee of television industry. The function was held at Bagalkot
• ‘Meravanige’ cricket cup held at Kanakapura – it was state level event
• 14th February 2008 – Kannada film industry bundh proposed – Issue tax exemption to remake films.
• Master Kishen Harini, RT Rama, AT Raghu, singer Mohan gets RNR award gets RNR award.
• February 28th 2008 – Kannada film industry Bundh – forcing tax exemption for remake films
• RNR Studio was inaugurated on 25th February – situated at Peenya TVS crossing.
• 6th March 2008 – Meghave Meghave audio release in mid air – 180 chartered Air Deccan flight traveled for one hour. In this time the audio of the film was released. This is for the first time in the history of Indian cinema.
• Master Kishen goes to Cairo to take part in the international film festival.
• 5-03-2008 ‘Yamini’ muhuruth at Rajarajeshwari Nagar in Bangalore Jolly Bastin turns director, Santosh Cauvery producer and Phaniraj producers – Pooja Gandhi, Gurunandan, Dr.Raja Vijaykumar, Sri Ravi, music –Robin Gurang, camera – P Rajan – this film folded up in the evening – producer and director difference of opinion. This film was stopped after muhuruth – Jolly bastin with new producer Satish Babu and Vishal Hegde as hero started the new film ‘Ninagagi Kadhiruve’.
• Srinagar Kitty Kannada film actor married Bhavana who is daughter of Hai Bangalore Editor Ravi Belegere.
• ‘Operation Ankusha’ shot in one degree has entered the Limca Book of Records.
• 24th September 2008 – KFCC HONOR TO AWARD WINNERS – Abhimani Convention center – This is where Kanchana, Krishankumari unseen actresses were seen.
• 12th November 2008 - DR.RAJAKUMAR MEMORIAL FOUNDATION – Karnataka CM did the formalities.
• EKALAVYA – Samudayadatta Cinema – 100 shows at 100 places – Madhala Ranga Rao inaugurated the event. Censor Chief Chandrasekhar, Kumar Naik of Education dept, Baraguru Ramachandrappa, Justice Sadashiva present
• It is in this years seniors completed 100 mark – V Manohar, Rajesh Ramanath, stunt director Ravi Verma, story and dialogue writer B,A.Madhu,
• It is in this year for the first time in the Indian film history seven sons of seven villains of Kannada cinema appeared together in ‘Navagraha’ a thriller.
• Leelavathi gets doctorate from Tumkur University, she joins the list of Dr. Raj, Vishnu, Srinath, Ashwath, Sarojadevi and Jayamala.
• 12 Heroines danced with Upendra with little star Snehith Jagadish in Masth Maja Maadi Kannada film.
• Ambarish gets NTR Award in Hyderabad
• Actress Rakshita wife of hat trick director Prem delivers baby boy, Darshan’s wife Vijayalakshmi gives birth to male kid.
• Dinakar Toogudeepa enters married life.
• Golden Star Ganesh a brand ambassador to Reliance Mobile has signed a contract for Coco Cola soft drink to be the ambassador for one year.
• KISHEN GETS BDA SITE - The Karnataka chief minister B.S.Yediyurappa has announced a BDA site for theChild prodigy Master Kishen. The CM was speaking after inaugurating the Karnataka Film chamber of commerce new building on Thursday morning. The CM announced the first ever cabinet meeting decision.
• KFCC BUILDING INAUGURATED -The new building of Karnataka Film Chamber of Commerce at Crescent Road near Shivananda Circle was inaugurated on Thursday afternoon by Karnataka chief minister B.S.Yediyurappa. Soon after inaugurating the building the Chief Minister garlanded the portrait of Dr.Rajakumar and stayed for a very short to address the gathering. The CM sat in the board room of KFCC for a few minutes and went around the new building on the first floor.
• The 5th World Kannada Conference by AKKA (Association of Kannada Kootas of America) was held on three days at Rosemont, Illinois, United States of America on August 29th, 30 and 31st of this year.
• RAJANNA, RAGANNA AND RAGAVENDRASWAMY! Two prominent statues of Dr.Rajakumar were inaugurated at two different places in Chamrajpet Devanathachar Street and Basavanagudi National College grounds - the adjacent colonies in Bangalore on the birth anniversary day – April 24 2008.

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