Kannada actor Shivarajkumar has already scored three back-to-back hits with films like "Lakshmi", "Andhar Bahar" and "Kaddipudi" in 2013. The hat-trick hero is now gearing up for his fourth release of the year - "Bhajarangi".
"Bhajarangi", which is one of the most highly-anticipated Kannada films, is scheduled to release on 12 December. Shivanna has reportedly teamed up with PVR Cinemas for its domestic release.
Not many Kannada flicks will release simultaneously in other neighboring states, but "Bhajarangi" is all set to achieve this rare feat. Reports suggest that the film's producers Nataraj Gowda and Manjunath Gowda have made a deal with PVR to release the film in its chain of theatres across the country. The film will release in Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and other states on the same day of its release in Karnataka.
Nataraj and Manjunath are working around the clock to ensure a grand release of "Bhajarangi" in Karnataka. A source from Gandhinagar said the producers have already booked 150 plus screens for the film and are still looking for another 50 plus theatres in the state.
Written and directed by choreographer-turned-director A Harsha, "Bhajarangi" is an action-oriented fantasy film about a man who is devoted to lord Bajarangbali. Besides Shivarajkumar and Aindrita Ray, the film also features Sadhu Kokila, Bullet Prakash, Girija Lokesh, Tabla Nani, Honnavalli Krishna, Shivaram, Biradar, MS Umesh and Lakshmi Devi in important roles.
The film unit has wrapped up its shooting in Bangalore in three schedules spanning 95 days and a couple of songs have been canned in specially erected sets in Ramoji Rao Film city in Hyderabad. Its introduction song featuring six heroes - Vijay Raghavendra, Murali, Aditya, Srinagara Kitty, Yogi and Sathish Neenasam, has been shot at the Minerva Mills in Bangalore.
While Jai Anand handled that camera work, Arjun Janya has composed the music for "Bhajarangi". The audio album, which was released a few weeks ago, has become a huge success. Launched in September 2013, its official trailer was a hit among viewers. It now remains to be seen if the Shivarajkumar starrer will live up to audience expectations.