Kannada film Paramathma video and songs

The long-awaited combination of kannada director Yogaraj Bhat and kannada actor Puneeth Rajkumar is finally being realised in YB’s next flick.

It’s the big question on everyone’s mind. Why didn’t two of Sandalwood’s best known brand names collaborate on a project earlier? And when at last they have come together, kannada filmmaker Yogaraj Bhat and Power Star Puneeth Rajkumar’s upcoming kannada film Paramathma (Free download songs here) has fetched 3.5 crore — beating even Jogaiah’s record — for its TV rights even as the film is just half-way in its making. The duo was earlier supposed to do two films — YB had approached Puneeth for Mungaru Male, while Lagori didn’t work out due to its sheer logistics. “This movie will hopefully make up for all the disappointments of our fans in the past. I’m excited about kannada film paramaatma because it stars a top notch and a dedicated actor like Puneeth. It’s a subject that will show a different dimension to him; it will be his best kannada film yet,” says Yogaraj. The director adds that he’s been impressed with the way Puneeth’s career graph has gone. “He’s been a child artist in many films and I was floored by his acting in Bhagyavantha. Besides, he has an amazing biography of over 20 years. If you compare, he’s my senior as it’s only been about six to seven years since I’ve started delivering kannada films, even though I’ve been in the industry for over a decade,” says YB. Heroine of Paramathma is Deepa Sannidhi. (Pictures of Deepa Sannidhi, paramathma heroin).

This kannada film’s unique title paramatma means the almighty. But Yogaraj Bhat, being the wordsmith he is, explains that it means the purest of souls. “Puneeth plays this innocent, earthy guy who is unassuming and lives life on his own terms,” shares Yogaraj. Puneeth, though, is known for his mass image — his fights and dance moves being the highlights. Yogaraj, meanwhile, is known for his soulful musicals and there’s no maarpeet in his movies. So how will he showcase the Power Star? “It will include the usual commercial ingredients but with new cinematic dimensions. And only Puneeth can carry off what I’m trying to experiment with in Paramathma,” feels the director. So when two of the industry’s biggest names come together, isn’t there a clash of ideas? “I was apprehensive about it, too. But Puneeth is an actor who completely surrenders himself to the director. He’s such a patient listener and goes entirely by the director’s vision. He’s a delight to work with,” says YB. The film also stars newbie Deepa Sannidhi, Aindrita Ray and Ramya Barna. He usually doesn’t repeat his heroines, so what made him cast Aindrita and Ramya? “Aindrita is a fabulous performer and I realised her potential in Manasaare. It’s the same with Ramya with whom I worked in Pancharangi,” he says. Paramathma might also be the first time that Yogaraj shoots in foreign locations. “Until now I showcased locales in Karnataka only because I’m someone who believes in being authentic. I won’t go abroad just because it’s a fad. But we are planning to shoot some scenes and songs abroad,” he reveals. (free donwload kannada songs here)

Ganesh and Yograj Bhat in a new film again?

Talks of the Mungaru Male combo of kanada actor Ganesh and Yogaraj reuniting for a project has been doing the rounds. Any truth to it? “Yes, both of us want to do a film together. But he has about four films to finish while I have my commitments. Let’s see how things work out,” says YB.

Ganesh Kasargodu new kannada book 'Off the Record'

Only journalists are in a position to set right the bad tongues in the kannada film industry if often told by people in the cinema industry. (download kannada songs here).

Now one such is silencing the bad tongues. The medicine is given by renowned kannada journalist Ganesh Kasargodu. From his book `Off the Record'. What is told for him not to write in the last three decades by kannada film industry people all such are off the record all these days is on the record now.

Who called Dr Rajakumar `Mini Hitler', who is responsible for Shanker Nag's death, 67 years Kulla Dwarakish love marriage, Rekha Das marriage story, Pooja Gandhi love affair, Is Kodlu Ramakrishna a Manirathnam, Upendra, Ragini, Ramu, Udayakumar grand children letter, CV Shivashanker tried to commit suicide, who called film journalists as `Bas....s' are all part of this `Off the Record'.

What was secret with senior journalist Ganesh Kasargod is now in book (Off the Record) format is going to kick up a row? This kind of book in kannada cinema journalism is for the first time. (Download kannada songs, video here)

Rajinikanth to be flown to Singapore

The family says it is part of the ‘rejuvenation’ process

Tamil superstar Rajinikanth, hospitalised in Chennai for four weeks for respiratory infection, will be flown to Singapore for “rejuvenation and better health care”, his family said. Download songs here.

Latha, the Rajanikanth's wife, said his organs were “normal” and pleaded that his health “not be sensationalised”.

“We are going to Singapore for (his) rejuvenation, better health care and privacy,” said Latha, who has been with the 61-year-old star at the Sri Ramachandra Medical Centre since he was admitted there on May 13.

She also said there was no need for fans to panic and insisted that the Singapore trip has nothing to “undermine Indian doctors”.

Aishwarya, Rajinikanth’s daughter, said the actor will be travelling to Singapore like “any other normal passenger as his vitals are all stable”.

“He is being taken to Singapore because of the fluid collection in his body and for rejuvenation. There has been a lot of media speculation here, sensationalising the whole news. He would like a little bit of privacy with his family.”

“He is so adored that people get agitated hearing something which is not true. It is very saddening for the family,” she added.

The Endhiran star suffered from dehydration on April 29, the first day of the shoot of his latest venture, Raana, and was admitted to the Isabella Hospital in Chennai. Download songs here.

He was discharged the same day only to be re-admitted on May 4 for allergic bronchitis and viral fever.

Since May 13, he is undergoing treatment at the Sri Ramachandra Medical Centre for respiratory infection and other problems.

He was shifted to a private ward on Sunday last after being in the intensive care unit.