Cauvery fall-out: Sandalwood not to release 'Mungaru Male-2' in TN
Karnataka government has released Cauvery water to Tamil Nadu with a heavy heart, but the makers of ‘Mungaru Male -2’ have decided not to show the much-awaited film in Chennai.
A sequel to the 2006 blockbuster “Mungaru Male” directed by Yograj Bhat, the film was a turning point for Sandalwood.
The film’s director Shashank told Kannada news channel TV9 that initially the plan was to release the film everywhere but after the Cauvery issue came up the decision to not release the film was taken.
The film was to release on September 9, but the release was postponed by a day after the Kannada activists called for a statewide bandh on Friday over the Cauvery issue.
“To support the Cauvery issue, we delayed the release by a day. But extending our support further, we have decided not to release it in Chennai at all as it is because of Tamil Nadu that Karnataka now will suffer a water shortage,” he told the channel.
The News Minute could not get in touch with the film’s producer G Gangadhar.
President of Karnataka Film Chamber Association Sa Ra Govindu confirmed to The News Minute that the film will not be released in Tamil Nadu because of the Cauvery water dispute.
Ticket booking website Book My Show shows that no theatre in Chennai is screening the film.
“Mungalur Male” has an entirely new cast except Ganesh, who plays the male lead. Crazy Star Ravichandran plays a key role in the film while the female lead is played by Aindrita Ray. The music for the film has been done by Arjun Janya, cinematography by KM Prakash and editing by Deepu S Kumar.
Pooja Gandhi had played the female lead in “Mungaru Male”.