ಲೂಸಿಯ – ಮಾಯೆಯೊಳಗೋ ? ಅಮಲಿನೋಳಗೋ ?   Leave a comment

First Kannada feature film to be completely Crowd Funded!  Yes, that’s Lucia, a film directed by Pawan Kumar, disciple of Mr. Yograj Bhatt and has everything new at its place. It stars Satish Neenasam and Shruthi Hariharan in the lead. The project is a part of a model, a platform on which film makers and audience collaborate together in bringing out good and most importantly sensible Kannada film. Amazingly, it is an open source movie that supposedly has ascendancy on all sections of movie-making (which is evident) and Pawan says, its chief aim is to bring back the lost “dignity in the Kannada films”.

The audio for this upcoming movie is from Mysore based rookie Poornachandra Tejaswi, and officially has 7 songs, lyrics for two inquiring songs are penned by Yograj Bhat , Raghu Shashtry and for the rest, Poornachandra Tejaswi himself. A brief review

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Helu Shiva of Naveen Sajju, Rakshith Nagarle, Yograj Bhat, Lyrics: Yograj Bhat
Aw! Yograj Bhatt and his Questions for God, and his as-is analysis of conventional verve. Check out the lyrics!
ತೂತು ಮಡಿಕೆಯಂಥ ಹೃದಯ, ಏಷ್ಟು ಬೀರು ಕುಡಿಬಹುದು ?
ಹೃದಯಕೆ ಇಚ್ಚುಗಾರ್ಡು ಹಚ್ಚಲೇ ನೆನಪು ತುಂಬಾ ಕೆರೆದಾಗ ?
Exorbitantly techno’ed Helu Shiva is a typical song that provides a rapid inside-view to protagonist’s quirky history.

Jamma Jamma, Jamma Jamma (pathos) of Naveen Sajju, Lyrics: Poornachandra Tejaswi
What happens when you encounter a raw singing talent in a local mandya orchestra, who doesn’t know abc’s of playback singing, pack his bags to recording studio, nurture the talent and make him sing a piece which is precisely laid out, the result is Precious!! Naveen Sajju simply makes Jamma jamma a special song which is entrancingly crafted by its architect, both musically, lyrically.

Nee Thoreda of Ananya Bhat, Udith Haritas, Lyrics: Raghu Shashtry
The intro is inspired by kirtanas, philosophical verses of Saint Kanakadasa which is in itself nihilistic, then comes a sense of desolation which naturally is a necessary stage in a broken love affair. Udith is a bit immature at the later stages, however Ananya is just brilliant!

Thinbeda Kammi, of Bappi Blossom, Poornachandra Tejaswi, Arun M C; Thinbeda Kammi Duet of Sangeetha Rajeev, Dr.Nitin Acharya, Sparsha R K , Lyrics : Poornachandra Tejaswi
Indubitably the most popular song of the lot, the lyrics which is again inspired from the ethnic-lingual Chamrajnagar region, has seductive English interludes which are incredibly sung from Mandya-based Bappi Blossom – absolutely fabulous. The duet is included in the album as a part of the marketing drive which was initiated back in 2012.

Yako Barlilla of Naveen Sajju, Lyrics: Poornachandra Tejaswi
I really dunno why Yako Barlilla has a feel of a typical orchestra song albeit the music elements incorporated are from deviant sources (Film reels, Cycle bells, etc), the tempo along with Sajju’s patho tone feels unnatural and probably is the only weak component of the album.

It’s always a challenge to make a movie out from fresh talents and at the moment Anton Ego’s brilliant monologue flashes through my mind “The world is often unkind to new talent, new creations. The new needs friends, not everyone can become a great artist, but a great artist can come from anywhere.” I sincerely hope the project becomes a countywide success, a model that restores faith in Kannada cinema.

My Picks:
Nee Thoreda, Jamma Jamma, Thinbeda Kammi

 References:
http://www.hometalkies.com/lucia/
http://www.youtube.com/user/actorinme/videos

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