Muhurat of Sai Kumar, Shama Singh and Rupika starrer ‘Janmasthanam’ was held in Hyderbad today (June 17, 2013). This is director Om Sai Prakash’s 95th film. Gopinath Reddy sounded the clap board while C V Reddy switched on the camera and Sagar directed the first shot.
Later in the press meet filmmaker Om Sai Prakash said, “So far I’ve done 95 films in Kannada and Telugu put together. This is my 12th film after 12 years in Telugu. Even though I’m a Telugu guy, I settled in Kannada film industry. I’m doing this film in Telugu and Kannada. While the title in Telugu is ‘Janmasthanam’, it’s ‘Kaligaala’ in Kannada. I’m going to deal with the subject related to atrocities on women in our country right from a remote village to capital city Delhi. I’m going to carve this film keeping the present burning problems of the women in our society. Sai Kumar is playing a key role. We are planning to release the film on August 15th. So far we have shot one and half hour movie in Kannada. This is not a dubbing film. I hope the audience will encourage me just like they did for my previous films.”
Sai Kumar said, “I’ve 40 years of association with the director. Our combination delivered several hits in the past. This movie is a good attempt. Most of my films are message oriented ones. So this film is no exception. Suddala Ashok Teja penned two wonderful songs. The film will showcase how the society will be good if the house is good. I’m playing a key role in this film.”
Suddala Ashok Teja said, “Om Prakash is one among those rare directors who completed 95 films. I wrote songs for his ‘Khaidi Garu’ film in the past and now penning songs for this film. Vandemataram Srinivas is composing wonderful tunes. ‘Janmasthanam’ will be a good message oriented film.”
Producer K Rayanna said, “Janmasthanam is my production venture. The director came up with a good story. This film will cause good to women in the society. I hope everyone will watch the film and encourage us.”
Heroine Rupika said, “I’m a classical dancer. I did 7 films in Kannada. ‘Anita O Anita’ was my first film in Telugu and ‘Janmasthanam’ is my second movie. I’m very happy to work with a senior director.”
Pavani said, “I’m learning a lot from the senior director. Being part of this film is a great experience. The film is about the atrocities on women presently occurring in the society.”
Babu Mohan, Ahuti Prasad, Ranganath, Vandemataram Srinivas, Uttej, Krishna Chandra and Shama Singh also spoke in the press meet.
Cast: Sai Kumar, Shama Singh, Rupika, Pavani, Ranganath, Thanikella Bharani, Ahuti Prasad, M S Narayana, Babu Mohan, Benerjee, Jeeva, Raghu Babu, Uttej, Sudha, Sandhya Jhanak, Sana, Allari Subhashini and others.
Dialogues: C S Reddy; Lyrics: Suddala Ashok Teja; Music: Vandemataram Srinivas; Camera: R Giri; Art: Mohan; Editing: K Eeshwar Reddy; Producer: K Rayanna; Story, screenplay and direction: Om Sai Prakash.