Matha, a new Kannada film, has obtained CFBC certificate from the Revising Committe on Monday. The TS Nagabharana RC cleared the film after it was rejected by the Censor Board earlier. The Censor Board had felt that the film was bold and touched taboo subjects about monasteries. However the Revising Committee found the film was not controversial and was only showcasing reality.
Matha is a special film in Kannada based on real incidents. Matha is the first Kannada film to be shot extensively in 25 districts of the State. From Male Mahadeshwara hills to Aurad in Bidar district, from Bijapur`s Gol Gumbaz to Badami, Aihole and Pattadakal, from the Fort of Bidar, Yana, Mysuru, Gaganachukki, Bharachukki, Talakadu, Jog Falls, Yadagir Fort, Raichur Fort, Shravanabelagola and many more, the film has captured a whole lot of historical, religious, tourist and special places of Karnataka.
The film is based on real incidents. In 2011, Santhosh Davangere travelled across Karnataka visiting mutts on his two-wheeler.
Over 597 days of continuous travel, he visited over 5,000 villages, towns and cities covering 36,000 kilometres and in the process visited 5,216 mutts collecting extensive details about them.
Subsequently, based on all his travels and understanding, Santhosh Davangere wrote an epic 25-volume book named Matha Margadarshana. This film Matha is based on this voluminous work.
The film is produced by R Ramesh who is basically a realtor and developer.
The film stars Santhosh Davangere, Sadhu Kokila, Matha Guruprasad, Raju Talikote, Tabala Nani and others.
Ravindra Venshi, the Director is a writer by profession. Matha is his third film as director. He spent over a year just on the research of this film.