“It was definitely an overwhelming experience and it was unexpected.”

Tulu blockbuster Chaali Polilu creates record completes one year at a multiplexFacebook page of the film
Features Tulu Cinema Friday, October 30, 2015 - 19:28

Chaali Polilu, the Tulu movie directed by debutant director Veerendra Shetty Kavoor and produced by Prakash Pandeshwar, has created history in the Tulu movie circuit.

The film, which released on October 31, 2014 is the first Tulu movie to be screened for a year at a PVR screen in Mangaluru and has been screened in various parts of the country and the world, over the last year. The film is also going to be screened in the upcoming Kolkata International Film Festival.

 Kavoor who has been a journalist for the vernacular daily Jayakirana for a decade, said that he always wanted to make a good Tulu movie earlier in July, while speaking to The News Minute.

 Things happened according to plan for Kavoor, as he collaborated with long-time friend Prakash Pandeshwar under the banner of Jayakirana films.

When translated, the title of the movie suggests someone who is jobless and the film stars a relatively popular cast consisting of Devdas Kapikaad, Navin D Padil, and Bhojraj Vamanjoor.

The plot is a humor-laced drama revolving around three jobless friends who are accused of stealing jewellery from a temple, and they get 30 days to prove their innocence.

 In terms of recognition, the movie has done remarkably in winning awards and raking in the moolah at the box office.

 Reacting to the unprecedented success, Veerandra said, “It was definitely an overwhelming experience and it was unexpected.”

 While speaking on the business side of things, producer Prakash said, “There is a lot of demand for theatre actors and Tulu movies will not be successful unless it is comedy based, so we decided that if we make a movie, it must be of this genre.”

 He added, “Since the success of Chaali Polilu, there has been a sudden boom in the industry.”

 The movie has won eight awards at the Tulu Cinemotsava 2015 and garnered more than Rs 2.5 crore by August 2014 but what has left Prakash disappointed is a lack of recognition from the Kannada film fraternity.

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