Rajkumar Films?

It appears that a historical film – Bharathesha Vaibava – is being planned by Dr. Rajkumar’s sons as a tribute to him. All 3 of them – Raghavendra, Shivrajkumar & Puneet will be part of the project. A participatory approach in terms of consulting other senior directors of the industry is also on the anvil.

While this news is heartening to fans of the late actor and to the Kannada film industry as a whole, it would be even better, in my opinion, if a separate entity is created by the family to produce films that would promote the language, culture and heritage of Kannada. Especially, since these issues were close to the late thespian’s heart.

This is not new. Across the border, the family of Dr. Sivaji Ganesan – his elder son in particular – produce films commercial, though, under the banner ‘Sivaji Films’. Perhaps, we will see, in the not too distant future, a banner titled ‘Rajkumar Films’ ?

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6 Comments so far

  1. shek (unregistered) on April 30th, 2006 @ 10:24 pm

    Rajkumar is considered a brother and is hence called annavaru.what if he’s considered to be a leader—THALAI-VARU(comb ur hair)

  2. Suyog (unregistered) on May 1st, 2006 @ 9:21 am

    I think Rajkumar Productions as a company already exists and is managed by Parvathamma Rakumar and Raghavendra Rajkumar. The company has been generating regular commercial movies although the levels of violence and vulagrity are much lower than the regular kannada movie of today. However, it would be a good idea if they could do as you have written. That would be a fitting tribute to him.

  3. rubic_cube (unregistered) on May 1st, 2006 @ 3:25 pm

    // to produce films that would promote the language, culture and heritage of Kannada //
    In today’s scenario, making such a film will be frowned upon. Films are made for their pure commercial value. What entertainment they provide is a different issue altogether.

  4. Ravi (unregistered) on May 2nd, 2006 @ 11:28 am

    @shek: I don’t really know what/how to reply to you!

    @suyog: Rajkumar Productions exists, eh? Wow!

    @ rc: films go through cycles, like other aspects in life. People do get fed up with mindless films. Who knows, mythological films might one day get ‘recycled’? ;)

  5. BangaloreGuy (unregistered) on May 2nd, 2006 @ 5:54 pm


    considering Annavaru/Rajkumar was bald – so he didnt need to comb, just needed to wear a wig or “tofunn”! ;-)

  6. Prashanth (unregistered) on May 4th, 2006 @ 12:06 am

    Already there is a banner owned by Rajkumar’s family, its Poornima Films.

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