Darshan’s landmark 50th film, Kurukshetra, completes 50-day run
The mega-budget film, produced by Munirathna and directed by Naganna, has become one of the highest-grossing Kannada films
Kurukshetra, which was released on August 9, has created records at the box office. The film will successfully complete 50 days in about 90 theatres across Karnataka on Friday. Darshan’s 50th film has thus truly become a landmark in the Challenging Star’s career.
The mega-budget film, produced by Munirathna and directed by Naganna, has become one of the highest-grossing Kannada films. Interestingly, Kurukshetra, which was released in 2D and 3D, was also among the 28 films shortlisted for consideration as India’s official entry to the Oscars.
“This success would not have been possible without the audience and Darshan fans. This kind of support for a mythological drama is an achievement in itself,” says Rockline Venkatesh, who distributed the film across the world, and in the five Indian languages. “This is a reward to producer Munirathna, for his passion, effort, and belief to bring such kind of films to the silver screen. The success of Kurukshetra will only give him more strength and confidence to make more such epic dramas, and he will surely do that,” he adds.
Venkatesh, who is also an established producer, is all praise for Munirathna. “He wanted the film to be out in 3D, and also wanted to release it in five languages, across India and worldwide. Only a producer like him could have made it possible.”
Meanwhile, the production house is planning to release the Hindi and Malayalam versions of Kurukshetra in October. The film features Darshan in the role of Duryodhana, and a host of other stars, including Ambareesh, V Ravichandran, Arjun Sarja, Sneha, Meghana Raj, and Hariprriya.
Kurukshetra’s music was scored by V Harikrishna, while lyrics and dialogues were written by V Nagendra Prasad.