Will April see a big box office clash between Sudeep, Darshan, and Puneeth Rajkumar?
While Roberrt and Kotigobba 3 are expected to release over the Good Friday weekend, Yuvarathnaa's release plans are yet to be confirmed
Kannada cinema is set to witness a summer rush, and April is the cynosure of all eyes as a handful of big films are arriving in the same month. Puneeth Rajkumar’s Yuvarathnaa, directed by Santhosh Ananddram, is scheduled to hit theatres in April, although the makers are yet to finalise the release date. Meanwhile, April 9, the Good Friday weekend, has been chosen as the release date for Darshan-starrer Robberrt, directed by Tharun Kishore Sudhir. Now, the latest to join the list will be Sudeep’s Kotigobba 3. The commercial entertainer marks the directorial debut of Shiva Karthik, and the team is planning to release it on April 10, which just gives a day’s gap between the two films. If the producers of these two films stick to the plan, Kannada cinema will witness one of the biggest box office clashes — between Darshan and Sudeep.
An official announcement has, however, not been made regarding the release dates of these two films, and will be done only after the films get the censor board certificate. The shooting of both the films has been completed, and the teams are busy with the post-production work.
Roberrt, produced by Umapathy S Gowda, stars Asha Bhat as the female lead, along with an ensemble cast consisting of Jagapati Babu, Vinod Prabhakar, Sonal Monteiro, Ravi Kishan, Chikkanna, Shivaraj K R Pete, Aishwarya Prasad, and others. The film was shot over a 108-day schedule. It has music composed by Arjun Janya and cinematography by Sudhakar S Raj.
On the other hand, Kotigobba 3, which is penned by Sudeep himself, is produced by Surappa Babu, and features Madonna Sebastian in her Kannada debut, along with Aftab Shivdasani. The film has Arjun Janya as the music composer and Shekar Chandru as the DOP. It also features Shraddha Das, Ravishankar, and Tabla Nani in prominent roles.
Yuvarathnaa, made under Hombale Films, stars Dhananjay, Prakash Raj, Diganth, Sonu Gowda, and Triveni in pivotal roles. It has music scored by S Thaman and cinematography by Venkat Anguraj.