Kodava movie release on January 30 at Gonikoppal
The first full length cinemascope colour movie in Kodava thak will be released at Gonikoppal’s Nayana Theatre on January 30.
Ponnera Manas will be the first Kodava movie to be released after a gap of over 11 years.
Machettira Jenith Aiyappa, who did his schooling at Kodagu Vidyalaya, Madikeri, and then his engineering at Mysore, will play the lead role.
‘Duniya’ Rashmi, who has acted in several Kannada films will be the heroine. The film has been directed by Raj Ballal.
Jenith, who also studied at St. Anne’s School, Virajpet, has dabbled in theatre and has interest in martial arts.
Some of the other actors include Bachmada Vishu Uthappa, Singoor M Poovaiah, Appaneravanda Shanti Achappa, Kolera Joru Ganapathi, Chammattira Praveen Uthappa, Uluvangada Lohith Bheemaiah, Mechanda Dhanya Uthappa, Paleyanda Jashwini Uthappa, Choyamada Chondamma Roshan, Banangada Prathima Prashanth, and Teena Brijesh.
This writer had the privilege of watching the premier of the first Kodava feature film over three decades ago at Gonikoppal’s Mamata Picture Palace.
It is heartening to note that several Kodavas have taken up career in films, mostly in Kannada movies.