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Trailer Of Katha Sangama, A Kannada Anthology Film Out Now; Pays Tribute To Puttanna Kanagal


Katha Sangama, a Kannada anthology of seven stories by seven newcomers — Kiranraj K, Chandrajith Belliappa, Shashi Kumar P, Rahul PK, Sumanth Bhat, Karan Ananth, and Jayashankar A, recently released its trailer online.

The film takes its name from the 1967 film directed by Puttanna Kanagal, dotingly referred to as ‘Chitra Brahma’, starring actors Rajinikanth, Kalyan Kumar, B Saroja Devi, and Aarathi. The 1976 film, also an anthology, featured three short stories namely Hangu, Athithi, and Munithaayi. The Rishab Shetty production also follows the same pattern as the old movie, which is evident in the trailer as well.

The trailer begins with a voice over with a narrator seeking an audience, someone to listen to their story. What follows is a montage of various characters going about their lives. There is a middle-aged man meandering about the city, a man flirting with his girlfriend on the beach shore, a little girl’s antics while her parents are getting ready for her birthday party, just to single out a few scenes.

It is a long trailer, running to almost three minutes. It transitions from a brief introduction of the stories to points of conflict to upbeat moments from the stories. Two special stories are revealed only towards the end of the trailer. Maybe they have a special significance, we won’t know until the movie is released. The trailer closes with Balaji Manohar’s words, “What a story”, piqued my interest for sure.

The trailer features well-known faces — Kishore, Hariprriya, Prakash Belawadi, Amrutha Naik, Raj B Shetty, Yagna Shetty, and others. Bankrolled by Rishab Shetty, HK Prakash, and Pradeep NR, each story has its own technical crew, but the look and feel of the trailer seems cohesive.

The anthology will reportedly hit screens soon.

Watch the trailer here.

Also read, Paayal Radhakrishna Interview: My Role Kaveri In ‘Bhinna’ Is Based On Kaveri From Puttanna Kanagal’s ‘Sharapanjara’

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