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Ramesh Arvind Back To Direction

Ramesh Arvind Back To Direction

NAM ANNA DON (Kannada). Ready for release.

NamAnnaDon( is the latest cinematic venture by Ramesh Aravind, Kannada Cinema’s prominent actor and director. The movie,written, directed and acted in by Ramesh Aravind, aims to bring the message of “healthcare for people first ,profit next” .The movie, a complete family entertainer, is filled with lively and hilarious scenes.

Ramesh Aravind plays the role of Dr.Arjun,a Pediatric Cardiac Surgeon ,who wants to do good, and help treat poor children with congenital Heart problems. He gets into a situation with local Dons, who through series of funny episodes, help his mission without their knowledge.

MonaParveresh ,an Iranian ,is the heroine.
Popular kannada actors Sanathani,AchutRao,RajuTalikote,Umeshanna,Rajendrakaranth are also in cast.
22yr old MathewsManu is being introduced as new music director.
With KK as cameraman and Soundarraj as editor the technical gloss of film is bound to be high.
The film is in last stages of postproduction and soon to release .

NamAnnaDon is one of most expected films this year

SkodaAuto India introduces the fabulous new Skoda Fabia

ŠkodaAuto India introduces the fabulous new Škoda Fabia

~ŠkodaAuto India introduces the New Fabia with 1.6 MPI, 1.2 TDI CR and 1.2 MPI engine programme~

SkodaAuto India introduces the fabulous new Skoda Fabia

  • Premium appointments comprising interior chrome decor, ivory interiors and soft-touch dashboard
  • Airbags for all models – including dual airbags starting from the mid version. Unique to class safety systems – EBC (engine braking control) and Dual Rate brake assist
  • The highest performance engine in its class (1.6 MPI)
  • One of the most fuel efficient diesel motor (1.2 TDI CR)
  • Largest luggage compartment in class
  • One of the most spacious passenger cabins in the segment
  • New signature Škoda design reminiscent of larger Škoda models

Chennai: 14th October 2010: ŠkodaAuto India, a fully owned subsidiary of ŠkodaAuto a.s., Czech Republic and one of the most promising automobile companies in India, today announced the launch of the new Škoda Fabia at their dealership showroom - Gurudev Motors, Chennai. The all new Škoda Fabia offers a complete new package boosted with plush interiors and dynamic exteriors, innovative features and engine technology.

Speaking at the launch, Mr. Thomas Kuehl, Board Member & Director, Sales & Marketing, ŠkodaAuto India said, “The new Škoda Fabia underlines Škoda’s belief in providing its customers with clever and intelligent mobility solutions. We believe that the new Škoda Fabia exemplifies significant developments in form and function. It caters to larger group of people who want a premium hatchback, with the best of technology, safety and practicality in their car,

yet accessible price range with an improved value for money proposition. We are confident that the New Škoda Fabia will surpass the expectation of all and will be received well by our customers in Chennai”.

Talking about the customer base, Mr. Kuehl further added that, “The prospective Chennai buyers of the new Škoda Fabia are an exacting and demanding group aiming for the best in class. They do not want compromised solution, but a balanced value proposition. Moreover, these are the customers who appreciate the finer aspects in life and hence would like to own something as stylish and precise as the new Škoda Fabia.”

Complementing this opportunity, Mr. Ashutosh Dixit, Sr. General Manager, Sales & Marketing, ŠkodaAuto India added, “It has been our constant endeavor to bring newness in terms of design, comfort and technology. New Škoda Fabia is an exemplary model of this focus and customer feedbacks. These three variants with advanced engine technology are result of extensive research with our customers and will cater to the requirements of a wider array of customers. New Škoda Fabia also continues the promise for utmost safety to the driver and the passengers with safety functions like Anti-lock Braking System, Engine Braking Control and Dual Rate Brake Assist. In totality, now it is a fabulous package and hence the line – “NOW THAT’S FAB”

The launch of the new Škoda Fabia emphatically enunciates recently appointed ŠkodaAuto BOD Chairman Prof. Dr. H.C. Winfried Vahland’s growth strategy of further reinforcing Škoda’s presence in markets that offer a good potential for growth by extending product portfolio to get to new segments to result in profitable growth..

New Skoda Fabia is available in the following variants:

  • 1.2 TDI CR (Diesel) – available in Classic, Ambiente & Elegance variants
  • 1.2 MPI (Petrol) – available in Classic, Ambiente & Elegance variants
  • 1.6 MPI (Petrol) – available in Elegance variant.

Engine Options in New Škoda Fabia:

The New Škoda Fabia is available in three engine options; 1.6 MPI, 1.2 TDI CR and 1.2 MPI.

1.6 MPI – : The best performance in its class, it is an absolute delight for a spirited driving experience. It is equipped with 1598cc engine, 4 cylinders which generate 105 bhp at 5250rpm.

1.2 MPI – Smooth and silent performer with improved output, comes with 1198cc, 3 cylinders, MPI engine which generates 55-75 bhp at 5400rpm. The smooth and peppy engine delivers quietly and economically, which suits most urban applications.

1.2 TDI CR – One of the most fuel efficient diesel motor, features a Turbocharged Direct Injection Common Rail 1199cc engine which generates a maximum power of 75bhp. With its low fuel consumption it is an ideal car for the high mileage user.

All the variants of the New Škoda Fabia are geared with a Manual 5-speed transmission, which suits the cut and thrust of the city traffic ensuring a better driving experience.

Design and styling of New Škoda Fabia:

The exterior of the new Škoda Fabia stands out for its robust and dynamic design. The well- defined creases along the front bumper with the sharp lower outline, wider air dam and the protrusion of the front grille combine to give a sporty frontal expression to the car. The elongated headlamps and fog lamps stretch outwards to the sides and define the width of the car. The Rear combined lights with their characteristic C-shaped translucent tail lights, reflects the Škoda DNA all the way.

The interiors too are enlivened with high quality detailing with premium appointments comprising of chrome decor, ivory colour and soft-touch dashboard. It enhances the visual and tactile impression of the car. Also the new checkered upholstery makes its debut with the new Skoda Fabia which adds to the overall premium feel of the car.

‘Fabulous’ Safety Features of New Škoda Fabia:

The New Škoda Fabia is armed with Airbags for all models – including dual airbags starting from the mid version. Unique to class advanced Safety features like ABS (Anti-lock Braking System), EBC (Engine Braking Control) and Dual Rate Brake Assist, adjustable seat belts and child proof door and window locking ensure utmost security for the driver and passengers.

Comfort and Convenience at its best – New Škoda Fabia:

The New Škoda Fabia is the epitome of comfort. It is truly the best in terms of the ample legroom and headroom space offered in a hatchback. The height of the driver’s seat and the steering wheels arrangements (height and length) can be adjusted as per the driver’s convenience. The Multi function display gives the driver a regular update on the distance travelled, average speed, immediate fuel consumption, average fuel consumption, travel distance before refueling, service interval, outside temperature etc.

Suzuki launches the SlingShot

Suzuki launches the SlingShot

~ SlingShot 125 cc combines Style, Performance and Practicality~

Suzuki Motorcycle India Pvt. Ltd., a subsidiary of one of the world’s leading two-wheeler manufacturers Suzuki Motor Corporation, Japan, today launched the much awaited Suzuki SlingShot. The 125 cc Suzuki SlingShot was launched in the presence of senior Suzuki Motorcycle India officials.

Targeted at the mass segment, the Suzuki SlingShot is positioned to fill the void that currently exists between the 100 cc and the 150 cc segments without compromising on the key parameters that a customer aspires for – style of a 150 cc and the efficiency of a 100 cc bike. The Suzuki SlingShot underscores Suzuki’s commitment to introduce products of global standards that meets an Indian customer’s requirement.

At the launch of the Suzuki SlingShot, Mr. Katsumi Takata, Chairman, Suzuki Motorcycle India Pvt. Ltd. said, “Suzuki is a brand trusted worldwide for its superior technology and uncompromised quality and we have amply displayed this to our commitment to India by launching products, from the GS150R to the Hayabusa, Gixxer and Bandit, that have generated tremendous response from customers. The same global promise of Suzuki ensures that our customers in India get same uncompromising quality, style, performance and comfort in the Suzuki SlingShot. “

Mr. Atul Gupta, Vice President (Sales and Marketing), Suzuki Motorcycle India Pvt. Ltd. said, “It has been our constant endeavour to capitalize on emerging opportunities in the Indian motorcycle market and the Suzuki SlingShot is a direct result of us listening to what the customers want and delivering a world class product that meets their requirements. The Suzuki SlingShot offers a complete package in terms of Style, Comfort, Performance and Practicality – all combined in a 125 cc bike. The customer wanted a bike that was as frugal on fuel as a 100 cc bike, yet had the looks to match a 150 cc premium bike combined with a price point that made the product affordable yet met all requirements – which the Suzuki SlingShot offers.”

Suzuki launches the SlingShot

Inspired by its bigger siblings the GSX-R series, the Suzuki SlingShot boasts of sharp edgy head lamps, an all new front fender design and a convenient gear position indicator for ease in riding in city traffic. With a newly designed sturdy upswept frame construct with a longer swingarm coupled with a preload adjustable rear suspension and a race inspired light weight alloy provides the Suzuki SlingShot with the perfect balance and agility for varied road conditions without compromising on comfort and ergonomics. The Suzuki SlingShot is available in four colours – Metallic Mustard Yellow, Metallic Fox Orange, Candy Antares Red and Pearl Nebular Black.

Hundred and still counting…

Shivarajkumar is on the cusp of an enviable feat. Jogaiah — The Legend Of Underworld, to be launched on his 49th birthday on July 12, is his 100th film. And Shivanna is not deterred by age.


He walks, talks and breathes cinema just like he did when he started 25 years back.

Shivanna nurtures endless dreams for the Kannada film industry and confesses that his father, his family and the people in general, have inspired him to get this far. After having essayed a character of an angry young cop who transforms into a sane man in Tamassu, Shivanna says it was indeed a challenge to play such a character. “There’s reformation, integration and loads of goodness in Tamassu. I think films on similar subjects must be made. Raajneeti was an exception. But the audience too must be willing to accept something different,” thinks Shivanna.

He sees himself shedding his image of an angry young man on screen and taking up more substantial roles.

“I would like to experiment with roles that I haven’t really tried before, like playing out a historical character for instance. The hero of films must undergo a make-over of sorts,” Shivanna told Metrolife. In addition to directing a movie someday, Shivanna says it’s only his consistency of character that makes him feel younger and more energetic every day.
“Simplicity is the key,” he points out. “I would never have been able to complete Sugreeva in 18 hours or look much younger than my age in Tamassu but for a positive attitude,” he says.

Shivanna confesses that he often recalls his role in Anand, his first film where he was nervous and all eyes were set on how Rajkumar’s first son would perform. “I still remember I gave my first shot. My entire family was present. I was appreciated for my performance. That gave me a lot of strength.”

Talking about Jogaiah… Shivanna says he can’t reveal too much but promises that he’ll appear in a totally different form. “The sequel is meant to be different. Prem has made some elaborate plans. I am not sure about them,” he says.

After a hundred films, where does he see Sandalwood heading? “I think we must spruce up our promos and marketing. It must be aggressive and we must go all out to sell our movies,” he observes.

He hopes there would be a breed of directors who will script out unusual themes.
Will he set a trend with his directorial venture and turn a new leaf in Kannada film industry? Shivanna appears game for the challenge. Source:

Sahasa Simha Vishuvardhan passes away


It is with deep sadness that we post this. Kannada actor Vishuvardhan passed away due to cardiac arrest in the wee hours of the morning in Mysore. Vishuvardhan was 59.

Born as Sampathkumar on September 18, 1950 to HL Narayana Rao who was an artist and a scriptwriter, he was named Vishuvardhan in his debut film Vamshavruksha in 1972.

Vishnu (59) is survived by his wife, Bharathi Vishnuvardhan, and two adopted daughters, Keerthi and Chandana.

Thousands descended on the streets to give their Sahasasimha, Dr Vishnuvardhan, a grand farewell. Karnataka Governor H.R. Bharadwaj, Mohan Babu, Suhasini Mani Ratnam, Tamil actor Sarathkumar, Radikaa and many others paid their last respects in the National College Grounds.

Karnataka chief minister B.S. Yediyurappa has allocated two acres of land next to Abhiman Studio on Mysore Road for the memorial of Dr. Vishnuvardhan.

Sri Harikathe Movie Photo Gallery – 2

Sriharikathe Movie Gallery

Sri Harikathe movie directed by Dayal Padmanabhan. Sri Murali is the hero of Sri Harikathe file. Pooja and Radhika Gandhi doing the heroine role. Sri Harikathe produced by S A Chinne Gowda and N Kumar. Sisters Pooja and Radhika Gandhi are coming together for the first time on the silver screen in this film. The Sri Hari Kathe movie story is about split personalities. Pooja plays anti-heroine, while Radhika is the heroine.

Cast: Sri Murali, Pooja Gandhi, Radhika Gandhi

Sri Harikathe Movie Stills

Sri Harikathe Movie Stills

Sri Harikathe Movie Stills

Sri Harikathe Movie Stills

Sri Harikathe Movie Stills

Sri Harikathe Movie Stills

Sri Harikathe Movie Stills

Sri Harikathe Movie Stills

Sri Harikathe Movie Photo Gallery