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Directed by Yograj Bhatt, the romantic comedy starred Puneeth and Deepa Sannidhi in the lead roles.

The Puneeth Rajkumar starrer Paramathma was one of the biggest hits in his career. The film was directed by Yograj Bhatt and produced by Jayanna. Paramathma was a romantic comedy that had Puneeth and Deepa Sannidhi in the lead roles. Aindrita Ray, Anant Nag, Ramya Barna, Avinash, Rangayana Raghu, Datthanna, Raju Thalikote and Shweta Pandit formed the rest of the star cast.

Paramathma was released in the year 2011 on the eve of Vijayadasami and went on to become a big hit. Recalling the release, Puneeth Rajkumar’s fans clubs wrote several posts on the film, and it was followed by director Yograj Bhatt.

Puneeth Rajkumar is currently busy with Yuva Ratna, which is directed by Santosh Ananddram who had collaborated earlier with Puneeth to deliver the smash hit film Rajakumaraa. Yuva Ratna is bankrolled under the banner Hombale Films. The film has Sayyesha playing the female lead and this is her first film in the Kannada film industry. V Harikrishna is composing music for Yuva Ratna. This film is likely to hit the marquee later this year and the release is yet to be finalised.

Director Yograj Bhatt’s last release was Panchatantra, which had Vihaan, Sonali Monteiro and Akshara Gowda in the lead roles. Yograj is an accomplished filmmaker with his films being remade in other languages and doing well at the box office in the past.

The director shot to limelight with his hit movie Manguru Male, which released in 2006. This film was later remade in Bengali and Telugu as well. He has directed movies such as Gaalipata, Inthi Ninna Preethiya, Manasaare, Drama, Vaastu Prakaara, etc. There are reports that the director is likely to join hands with Shiva Rajkumar for a new project. The discussions for this project are on and an official word is expected to be out anytime soon.

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