There will be loads of people who dismiss Kannada movies as inane bullshit, fit only for the juvenile who lack any taste whatsoever. I am inclined to agree most of the times, except for a Hasina here and there. But wait, do you know what is more interesting than the movie itself, for an observer? It is the titles that are bestowed upon the movie heroes by their fans or the Kannada Film Press (yup, they do exist). Of course, sometimes these heroes give themselves these titles, but most of them make for an interesting read. Listed below are few of the titles which i can recollect....
We start off with the one and only Dr. Rajkumar, or shoyuld i say Annavru, Natasarvabhouma, Karnatakada Ratna Dr rajkumar (phew, had me gasping for breath there). Carrying on forward:
"Rebel Star" Ambarish
"Sahasa Simha" Vishnuvardhan
"Navarasa Nayaka" Jaggesh (sic)
"Hatrick Hero" Shivarajkumar
"Power Star" Puneeth
"Real Star" Upendra
"Crazy Star" Ravichandran
"Challenging Star" darshan
"Rural Star" BC Patil (This guy was actually a cop, before he plunged into cinema)
There are quite a few more of these guys but i cannot recollect the names. Among all these men, there is one heroine who also has been bestowed with a title. Rakshita, the herione who currently rules the roost in Kannada filmdom, is called "Crazy Queen". Make way, i gotta puke!!!
Tuesday, September 27, 2005