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Two films bearing title Kaage Bangara in the works

Director Suri says he doesn’t have time to go and fight it out; director Dinesh Gowda says the title will be owned by the production house which first presents it to the censor board

Published: 18th March 2020

As Suri’s Kaage Bangara is in the works, another film with the same title is also in the making. The Duniya director had announced his project with the title, Kaage Bangara, when he released Kendasampige (Part 2 Ginimari case) in 2015. This was again registered in the end credits of his latest film, Popcorn Monkey Tiger.

The film, starring Poornachandra Mysore and Prashanth Siddi, expected to be a comedy from Suri, is now in the final stages of preparation and is ready to go on floors.

Meanwhile, director Dinesh Gowda had registered the same title at the second chamber (Karnataka Chalanachitra Vanijya Mandali), and his film's launch took place on March 13. This film, produced by Munegowdru (Mandibele) and BVK Krishnappa, was to initially start rolling from Wednesday but has been postponed to April owing to the coronavirus outbreak.

Dinesh's project will be a children's film, and according to the director, the subject demanded a title like Kaage Bangara. It stars child artiste Madhusudan, along with Biradar, Gururaj Hoskote, and other theatre artistes.

Suri, however, is not perturbed that another film is being made with the same title.  “I seriously don’t have time to go and fight it out especially at this time and with the existing system. My best wishes to the team,” says Suri, adding, “It is now in my hands to register my film among the audience. They should remember it as Suri’s Kaage Bangara. I am sure the audience will listen to my request as I have developed a rapport with them over the years. I have the strength to create at least 100 titles but I don’t have that energy to debate on it. I have a lot of things lined up which need my focus.” 

Dinesh told CE, “Yes, we had registered the title as Kaage Bangara with the second chamber, however, we went ahead as Production 1 at the time of the muhurath. This was owing to the respect we have for the senior director. Whether we own the title or not depends on when we complete the shoot. We were told that the censor board will give the title to the makers who first apply for the censor certificate. However, a decision will be taken on this after we discuss it with the team.”

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