Now all the decks are cleared for the celebration. It is a celebration mood in the Kannada film industry. Prior to it the Karnataka Film Workers Artists Technicians Federation organized a week long event next to Dr.Rajakumar Samadhi at Kanteerava Studios. On Sunday morning the 10 tableaus depicting the Karnataka culture and heritage with 75 Dr.Rajakumar look like will leave from Kanteerava studios in a procession and join the mega event evening.
The very important Day Sunday all roads lead to Bangalore Palace. 150x150 stage at Bangalore Palace grounds is ready to get set go. The rehearsals made for cultural feast in the leadership of V.Ravichandran is almost over. The turn out of over one lakh is expected for the day. The Karnataka Police is deploying thousands of policemen to look after the security arrangements. The Sun Feast and Udaya TV the co sponsors in this Karnataka Film Chamber of Commerce and Karnataka Government organized event is gearing up with special arrangements.
As the evening event is controlled by Udaya TV and Sun Feast ITC Foods management the electronic media is allowed to cover the inaugural event and pack off once the cultural event starts rolling.
We give you the itinerary of the three days event –
1st March 2009 – 5.30 pm – Bangalore Palace, Bellary Road – Inauguration by Karantaka Chief Minister B.S.Yediyurappa, Information Minister Khatta Subramania Naidu Preisdents, Special guests – Dr.Kamal Hassan, Sri Rajanikanth, chief guest – Kumari Shoba Karandlaje – Panchayat Minister, R.Ashok Transport minister, Janardhana Reddy, Tourism Minister – Mukyamantri Chandru President, Kannada Development Board, Smt.Parvathamma Rajakumar, Dr.Jayamala will be on stage. Dr.B.Saroja Devi, Dr.Vishnuvardhana, Ambarish, Jeetendra Jain, President Indian Film Federation, K.Rajagopal, President SIFCC, Dr.Fazal Gapoor President Kerala Film Chamber of Commerce, A.R.Raju, Vice President IFF, KCN Chandraskehar President Kannada film Producers Association, SV Rajendra Singh Babu President Kannada film directors association, Ashok, President Karnataka Film Workers Technicians Federation are the invitees on stage
After the inauguration on Sunday evening Crazy star V.Ravichandran leadership entire Kannada cinema artists and technicians taking part cultural feast for three hours is spread out.
2nd March 2009 – at 11 am - Gayathri Vihar, Bangalore Palace, Bellary Road – ‘Chitrchethana – Pustaka Namana’ – 75 books on the life of those who are not with us today – The books release will be made by Governor of Karnataka Sri Rameshwara Takur, Rashtrakavi Dr.G.S.Shivarudrappa Presides, Special guests – Sudhakara Rao, chief secretary, Dr.Chandrasekhar Kambara, Dr.Baraguru Ramachandrappa makes the inaugural address.
Prior to this a documentary and photo exhibition inauguration is taking place.
On the same day at 3 pm ‘Kruthagnathe Samarpana Samarabha’ – felicitation to those who have worked in Kannada and flourished in other languages – The Karnataka Home Minister Dr.V.S.Acharya will do the honors. KFCC President Dr.Jayamala presides, chief guests Sri Jayaramaraje Urs secretary of information and publicity, K.S.Rama Rao, President, Andhra Pradesh Film Chamber of Commerce and Mr Prabhudeva.
At 7 pm the felicitation a gala function again is set for felicitation to 108 personalities – the pillars of Kannada cinema industry. The Karnataka chief Minister B.S.Yediyurappa, former chief minister HD Kumaraswamy, information minister Khatta Subramania Naidu, Panchayat Raj minister Shoba Karandlaje, Dr.Dasari Narayana Rao, MP, Mani Baliger, director Kannada and culture department, Dr.Jayamala KFCC President will be on stage.
On 3rd March 2009 – at Gayathri Vihar Bangalore Palace Amrutha Mahotsava seminar is organized by Kannada Film Producers Association – The seminar – Kannada Films Solu, Geluvu and Savaal’ will be inaugurated by Sri.Ananthakumar, chief guest Sri Ranganath Editor Kannada Prabha, Smt.Parvathamma Rajakumar, Dr.Vishnuvardhana and Dr.Jayamala will be on stage.
The Ashaya Bashana will be from Dr.Baraguru Ramachandrappa, Sri Nagathihalli Chandrasekhar and Joe Simon will conduct the seminar. The topics and speakers of the seminar are – Kannada chitragala Gunamatta by Gangadhar Mudaliar, problems faced by Kannada films by Dwarakish, the market of Kannada cinema and present condition by S.V.Rajendra Singh Babu, Kannada Chitraranga and Madhyama by S.A.Chinne Gowda, Exhibition halls, ticket price and rent by Rockline Venkatesh, piracy CD threat by Sa.Ra.Govindu.
At 2.30 pm it is open debate presided over by KCN Chandrasekhar, at 6 pm special entertainment program follows.