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Music album of Sri Siddappaji released
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ugar Minister H S Mahadeva Prasad released the music album of the devotional film Sri Siddappaji at a function in Bengaluru on Saturday evening.
Speaking on the occasion he said it was heartening to see that a producer had taken courage to shoot a film on god-man Sri Siddappaji at a time when there are no devotional films at all.

He expressed the hope with actors like Srinivasa Murthy and Naveen Krishna performing in the movie it would be worth a watch for all.
Mahadeva Prasad said Sri Siddappaji’s jathre was famous in Kollegal where people from far and near places visit the kshetra and stay there for a couple of days to have his darshan.

Veteran actor Srinivasa Murthy who is playing the role of Mante Swamy said duration of the role did not matter to him and that it was his duty to do justice too the character that was offered to him.

He said the producers need to be lauded for their effort and risk in making a devotional film at a time when the audiences were not watching even social films. Srinivasa Murthy however said films that are entertaining will definitely be watched going by the response to some of the recently released movies. He said it has become a challenge for Kannada films to remain in theatres. “By the time people watch the movies it would not be available for them to see in the theatres,” he said.

Actor Naveen Krishna, son of Srinivasa Murthy, is playing the role of Sri Siddappaji. He said he knew nothing about the god-man when he accepted the offer to play the title lead role. “I was tensed about how I could go about doing the role and at the time I was doubtful about the makeup and my costumes during the first few days of the shoot. But, my assistant Siddu helped me by narrating stories about the god-man and that’s how I learnt about Sri Siddappaji,” he said.

Naveen Krishna also said he was acting with his father in a devotional film for the first time.

Director B S Purushottama, who has himself written the story and the lyrics, dedicated the film to his guru and director Saiprakash. He said it was a challenge to make a film on Sri Siddappaji as there was no room for changing the contents because facts could not be distorted. The film has music by Jimmiraj with about 17 songs in the movie.

The film stars Sangeetha, Jaijagadish and Shobhraj among others.
The film is produced by Satish, Lingaraju and Karthik.
-4/01/15

SRINIVASAMURTHY-NAVEEN IN ‘SIDDAPAJI
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ather and son of high reputation doing one role are possible. It is in cinema such magic is Chalega. In ‘Pavada Purusha Siddappaji’ – the role of younger Siddappaji it is Naveen Krishna and for elderly personality it is veteran actor and father of Naveen Krishna – Srinivasamurthy.

Off late the sandalwood is coming up with more historical personality’s films. Expert in devotional and historical personalities Purushottam made ‘Mahasharana Haralayya’ and now again on1 2th century ‘Devatha Purusha’. Purushottam acquired more details on Siddappaji traveling various places in Karnataka and others to acquire authentic information. He referred books also for this purpose.

Siddappaji born in Chikka Kallur in Mysore is a man with miracles. He has five siblings = Shobaraj, Vikram Udayakumar and others are in the roles. For Lord Shiva role in the film the call sheet of renowned actor is not yet confirmed.

‘Pavadapurusha Siddappaji’ is made in Aptha Mithra Productions by Satish, Manoj, Babu and Lingaraju. The shooting at present is going on at KR Puram at Karnataka Movies Studio.
-18/05/14



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