Kannada film item numbers

Kannada filmmakers no longer have to scout for glam dolls to do item numbers. Heroines are doing it themselves

If a film’s heroine appears in a glam song number, that would under normal circumstances be dubbed an item number. It is there because the situation demands it, and not because it is meant to titillate. kannada Songs, these days, are situational, say Sandalwood heroines in unison. Which might beat logic as to why they are going all out to up the ante in terms of glam quotient and dancing to chartbusters. But the situational item is the order of the day and in the recent past, actors like Ramya, Sanjjanaa and Ragini Dwivedi have been part of such songs that made many a frontbencher happy.


The actor’s song Mahilpurada Mylari from the film Mylari was touted to be the ultimate mass number, which even the actor agrees to. “Mahilpurada Mylari is the ultimate mass number, like Rakshitha’s Suntara Gaali. I’ve never danced so much for a Kannada film,” said Sanjjanaa.


When Ramya decided to do an item number in her film Johnny Mera Naam, the actor went on a diet to look slim and svelte. She flaunted her curves and gyrated to the beats of Urigoble Padmavathi along with co-star Vijay. And now, she is all set to shake a leg to a raunchy number again. This time around, though, she is not the heroine of the film, and instead will be doing the special number for Kavitha Lankesh’s Crazy Loka. The song, Galabe Galabe will be choreographed by Imran Sardaria.


Ragini’s song Thuppa Beku Thuppa for the film Kalla Malla Sulla has become a huge rage and Ragini Dwivedi is loving it. “I’m the new It girl and I don’t think there’s anything wrong in being remembered for this song. I had told the choreographer that the picturization had to be out of this world. This was my first attempt at an item song. It is an introduction song for my character in the film,” she said.