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Vijay Raghavendra returns with Shravana

Last updated on: February 12, 2010 14:20 IST

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Shruti Indira Lakshminaraya

"Behind every successful man is a woman..." is the story line on which the nearly complete Kannada film, Shravana, is based on.

Vijay Raghavendra, last seen in the multi-starrer Gokula, is the lead actor while newbie and model-turned-actress Gayathri Iyer is the leading lady.

Shravana tells the tale of three unemployed and irresponsible youths. Bhuvan and Sandeep play Vijay's friends.


Image: A scene from Shravana
Photographs: in Bangalore
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The film tracks the lives of these three friends who lead an aimless life. However, things change for the better when they meet the heroine, who is knee-deep in problems.

The friends realise that it's no good to just dream big; one has to work hard to make these dreams come true.


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"Shravana, the fifth month in the Hindu calendar, is believed to bring with it happiness, washing away all the bad times of before.

"The boys provide a ray of hope for the heroine which is why we chose Shravana as the title," says director B S Rajashekar.

In actuality, the heroine is the one who provides focus to the lives of the three main protagonists. She, along with the support of villagers even pulls the three out of a problem at a later stage, he adds. "Shravana is a women-centric subject," he concludes.


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Apart from being women-centric, the movie also touches on the subject of unemployment. It shows how the city educated youth can contribute towards development of the rural areas.

Shravana happened when Sitapathi, a dancer in Kannada films, suggested to the producers that a film be made on the subject. After four-five months of script sessions, the director and his team developed the story.

"All of us have bad times. The film reflects on such situations and comes with a relevant positive message. We also hope that the film does both us and the film industry good by being well accepted," Rajashekar adds.


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The movie has extensively been shot in and around Tumkur as it has both an urban and rural feel.

"Also there can't be a better place than Tumkur to shoot, for this place has been a starting point for several greats in our industry. This is a very blessed place," adds the director. Tumkur also happens to be Rajashekar's hometown.

Yatri Nivas of the Siddaganga Mutt was transformed into the residence of the hero and his friends. A song was also shot at an orphanage in Mydala (the heroine runs an orphanage in the film).

The crew consists of music director Karthik Bhupati, lyricists Doddarange Gowda and Rajashekar, cinematographer K Vasudev, dialogue writers Ravi Kishor and Suresh C. RTO Shivanna and K S Venkatesh are the producers.


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