Sanjay Patil, MLA Belgaum rural is ready with his first Kannada production ‘Parikshe’ under the banner of Gomatesh Film makers. He has produced and also acted in the movie as a MLA himself. The movie releases on May 28 in Nirmal Theater and across Karnataka.
The movie about caste conflict, adversity of women.
The film, “Parikshe”, is apparently a challenging task for all those concerned, right from the boy on the sets to the actors, producers, musicians and the director himself. Story writer and director A.R. Raveendra, for the first time, is trying his hands independently at a feature film with a running time of 135 minutes.
The film is about caste conflict that reflects the typical feudal character of influential individuals in a village and the exploitation of women belonging to the underprivileged or the lower caste. Bangari is a beautiful woman from a lower caste whose husband is an alcoholic. This is reason enough for some to cast their lustful eyes on Bangari.
Anu Prabhakar plays the lead character of Bangari, while there are several new faces. The most prominent among them is Yenagi Balappa, who plays the conscientious village headman. That apart, politician-producer Sanjay Patil, MLA, and Nataraj (both from Belgaum), Muniraj, Shantamma, Siddaraj Kalyankar, Master Kiran, C.S. Patil and Girish Jatti form the cast.
Hemant Kumar provides the music while vocalist Sangeeta Katti, also from north Karnataka, is the only singer for the one song in the film. Sitaram Karant has scripted the story, while Shashidhar Bhat has written the dialogues using typical Kannada dialect akin to north Karnataka, particularly Belgaum district.
The film has been shot in the villages of Hannikere, Gajapati, Bairanahatti, Kukkadali and Bendigeri.