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Fight master of Kannada movie electrocuted during shoot in Bengaluru

A year-old fight master was electrocuted on Monday while performing a stunt for a Kannada movie near a high tension wire in Ramanagara district, police said.

The director and a few others have been detained for questioning in connection with the incident, police further said.

Vivek was performing the stunt for the film 'Love you Rachchu' and standing on a crane near an KV electric wire at Joganapalya village in the district.

Somehow a metal wire came in contact with the wire and he got electrocuted, police said. They added that Vivek was rushed to the Rajarajeshwari Medical College and Hospital in Bengaluru where the doctors declared him dead.

The hero of the movie Ajay Rao told reporters that he was away from the spot as he was not part of the scene that was shot.

In , two actors performing stunts drowned after jumping from a helicopter into the Thippagondanahalli reservoir while shooting for a movie 'Mastigudi' on the city outskirts.

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Inspired by Kannada movie, two use dummy pistol to rob; arrested

The man was inspired from a recent Kannada movie where a popular actor used to wield a gun to rob people. After the three such incidents, the Bengaluru City Railway Police arrested two suspects — Ravi Singh, a native from Bihar and Sandeep, who hails from Uttar Pradesh —and recovered items worth Rs 3 lakh from them.

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A police officer said, “Singh, who is the prime accused, has been living in the city for more than 10 years and could understand and talk in Kannada fluently.”

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He told the police that he was inspired by a Kannada film after which he purchased a fake gun and plotted the train robberies. “We recorded his statement and further investigations are on,” the police officer added.

According to police, the accused would barge into trains which stopped at railway crossings at night. They allegedly threatened passengers with a fake gun and robbed their gold, valuables and cash.

Cops finally arrested them after they received a tipoff that the accused would be visiting a pawnbroker to pledge the gold.

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Upendra (film)

Indian film

Upendra
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Kannadaಉಪೇಂದ್ರ
Teluguఉపేంద్ర
Directed byUpendra
Written byUpendra
Screenplay byUpendra
Story byUpendra
Produced byShilpa Srinivas
StarringUpendra
Raveena Tandon
Prema
Damini
CinematographyA.V. Krishna Kumar
Edited byT. Shashi kumar
Music byGurukiran

Production
company

Srinivasa Productions

Release date

  • 22&#;October&#;&#;()

Running time

minutes
CountryIndia
LanguageKannada
Box office₹ crore[1]

Upendra is a Indian Kannada-language psychological thriller film written and directed by Upendra. It starred Upendra, Raveena Tandon, Prema and Damini. The film explores three human emotions through the relationship between the main character and the three heroines. The songs of the film were written by Upendra and music was composed by Gurukiran. The movie has a cult fanbase. It is said that initially, the title of the movie was "Slum". Due to some uproar and controversy, the director named it as Upendra with the thought that the name includes the names of the main characters of the film (U-Upendra, P-Prema, D-Damini & Ra-Raveena).

The film won Filmfare Award for Best Film (Kannada) and Filmfare Award for Best Director (Kannada).[2] A Japanese who saw the film in Bangalore was impressed by it as he found it similar to the story of Buddha and the concept of Maslow's hierarchy of needs and hence got it released in Japan. It was screened at the Yubari International Fantastic Film Festival in Japan in [3] A sequel tilted Uppi 2 was released in

Plot[edit]

Betala begins to narrate one of his puzzling tales to Vikramāditya which is the story of Naanu (translates to I/Me/Myself), an ego-driven selfish rogue and the three women in his life. Naanu since childhood hates hypocrisy and always speaks the truth. In the process, he exposes the truth behind everything. A young woman Rathi comes to know her father's hatred towards her in this process and falls in love with Naanu. However she finds out that Naanu wants to marry a billionaire Keerthi whose deceased father decides that her husband would inherit her entire wealth. He prints wedding cards and distributes it to all, including the employees working in Keerthi's establishments. This angers Keerthi who orders her guardian's son (who wants to marry her for the same reason) to attack Naanu. They bring a woman Swathi, who lives in his house and torture her. Naanu comes to her rescue and it is revealed that Swathi is Naanu's wife.

Rathi meets him in person and confirms the facts. She threatens to kill both the women and commit a suicide if Naanu leaves her for anyone of those two women. He agrees, and Swathi leaves. She rescues the duo from Keerthi's henchmen and in turn, Naanu persuades her to return. She too threatens to kill both the women if Naanu leaves her for anyone of those two, to which Naanu agrees. He continues to be in a relationship with Rathi and hides it from Swathi and vice versa. However, his obsession for Keerthi never dies. He traps her guardian and after a turn of events, Keerthi agrees to marry him. While they both are in a jubilant mood, Rathi and Swathi come to know about this and reach the harbour where the duo is currently hiding in from the henchmen of Keerthi's guardian. When they reach the harbour, Keerthi is informed about Naanu's plans and she drops her marriage plans with him. He kidnaps all the three women and kills Keerthi's guardian and her son.

Naanu and the three women reach an old building where an injured Naanu threatens to kill all of them and forces all to be his life partners to which they do not agree. Meanwhile, a rich person meets Naanu there who happens to be a poor man in the past. Naanu in the past advised him not to follow behind women and instead focus on earning money, adding that women will run for you if you are a wealthy man. At the same time, he sees a once-wealthy man whose wealth is usurped by his girlfriends. This pushes Naanu in a dilemma and sits in a room in the first floor. The three women, with rods in their hands, decide to kill him. Bethala stops the story here and asks Vikramāditya whether Naanu would survive or die in their hands. Vikramāditya understands the tale's intention and says that Naanu, Rathi, Swathi and Keerthi are not humans and instead represent human ego, beauty, responsibilities and money respectively. He concludes that Naanu should kill himself and take a rebirth again.

Naanu sees himself in a mirror and feels ashamed of his traits. He curses himself for pursuing all the three who never gave him any happiness. He realises the importance of "Us" instead of "I" and decides that ego is the root cause of all issues. By tearing the shirt featuring an imprint of his face, he kills his inner ego and the feeling of "I". The three woman disappear and Naanu, now silent and aimless, walks out of the building drenching in the rain.

Cast[edit]

  • Upendra as Naanu (translates to I/Me/Myself)
  • Raveena Tandon as Keerthi (Money)
  • Prema as Swathi (Responsibility)
  • Damini as Rathi (Beauty)
  • Arun Govil as Vikramaditya
  • Suresh Babu
  • NagaBhushan geechi
  • Hari Das. G.
  • Gurukiran as Nayar
  • Tumkur Mohan
  • V. Manohar as Subba Shastri
  • Mutthu raj
  • Sriraj kothari
  • Sarojamma as Maari mutthu
  • Shankar bhat
  • Pranava murthy
  • Vijaya Saarathi
  • M. V. Joshi
  • Samrat
  • Dr. Agni divya
  • Rajaram
  • N. Lokanath
  • Balu murugaraj
  • Ravi Teja
  • Sudheendra Rao
  • Pushpa swamy
  • Ram das
  • Puttaraju
  • Koramangala prakash

Release and reception[edit]

The rights for the film for a release in Telugu were acquired by producer Ambika Krishna.[4]

Critical reception[edit]

The film received mixed reviews from critics upon release. Reviewing the film for Deccan Herald, Srikanth wrote, "The film hinges on one argument that the world is full of hypocrites. While most of them do not express themselves inside out, there are others like himself who express themselves outwardly, bravely and rustically." Calling the film's screenplay "excellent", he further wrote, "Upendra has overdone his role as an actor, director, writer etc. Perhaps, we should see him as a director who puts himself in the middle of the action. Damini shines as the debutant girl. Raveena Tandon dashes off a touch of glamour. Prema is herself let down by the character."[5]

Upendra said in an interview, "the theme is philosophical, but when I said it in a different way, some people were unable to digest it."[6]

Box office[edit]

Upendra was a commercial success and was well received by the audience in Karnataka as well as in Andhra Pradesh.[citation needed] The film had a days run in Karnataka and its Telugu version had a days run in Andhra Pradesh.[citation needed]

Awards[edit]

Soundtrack[edit]

Upendra wanted A.R. Rahman to compose for film for that he met him and Mani Ratnam in the year - Since he was busy after the success of Roja, Bombay and many and he was busy composing for Rangeela, Dil se then opted to the regular composer.[citation needed] The music was composed by Gurukiran and lyrics penned by Upendra. After a decade he made A.R. Rahman to compose for his movie Godfather in

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There was also a Telugu Dubbed soundtrack.

Sequel[edit]

Main article: Uppi 2

A sequel to the film titled Upendra 2 was announced by Upendra in January [8][9] It was later titled as Uppi 2 and was launched on 18 September at Kanteerava Studios in Bangalore.[10] The film starred Upendra, Kristina Akheeva and Parul Yadav.[11] The film released on 14 August in Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and United States simultaneously in over theaters[12] and became a commercial success.[13]

References[edit]

External links[edit]

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Kannada movie 'Rathnan Prapancha' to release on Amazon Prime Video on October 22

By PTI

MUMBAI: Actor Dhananjaya-starrer Kannada film "Rathnan Prapancha" will make its debut on Amazon Prime Video on October 22, the streamer announced on Tuesday.

Dubbed as a "unique travel comedy-drama", the film is directed by Rohit Padaki and backed by Karthik and Yogi G Raj under the banner of KRG Studios, Amazon said in a statement.

It follows the life and journey of Ratnakara (Dhananjaya), a man on a quest to find his roots while paving his way through the perils of his current life.

"In this pursuit, he witnesses situations that take him on a roller-coaster ride filled with shock, laughter and dilemma that makes him re-discover his world. In this journey, he is accompanied by Mayuri, a journalist who is trying to break a never-before-told story," the official plotline read.

"I love experimenting with different genres, but I particularly love the whole journey of self-discovery. 'Rathnan Prapancha' is one such story of a man in pursuit of something he believes will bring him joy, but life has different plans for him," Padaki said.

"A story like 'Rathnan Prapancha' hasn't been told before, and I am quite excited to share this story to the audiences worldwide with Amazon Prime Video," he added.

The movie also stars actor Reba Monica John, who makes her Kannada debut, alongside Umashree, Ravishankar, Anu Prabhakar, Pramod, Vainidhi Jagadeesh, Achyuth Kumar and Shruthi Krishna.

Sushant Sreeram, Director of Marketing, India, Amazon Prime Video India, said the company is happy to play a role in finding global for a great movies like "Rathnan Prapancha".

"At Amazon Prime Video, it's our constant endeavour to nurture creative and compelling stories and storytellers, to bring some of the best stories to our audiences worldwide.

"And 'Rathnan Prapancha' is one such story that not only has universal appeal, but also showcases the amazing local talent in our country," he added.

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Hero Movie Review : A bloody entertaining film, quite literally!

Plot: A barber decides to kill his ex-girlfriend, who is married to a mafia head. While he comes prepared for this to their residence, he gets stuck in a web of misadventures.


Review: The trailer of Hero had created ample hype and expectations. The film promised an entertainer that was set against an unlikely backdrop of a mafia head's house in interior Karnataka. The film does live up to most of those expectations and one gets to watch a 'bloody' entertaining film, quite literally.
This dark comedy is filled with errors and misadventures that can get you laughing out loudly at times. The first half of the film, which traces the awkward meeting between a barber and his ex-girlfriend who is now married to a goon, is breezy and is a complete joyride. The second half has some sequences that could have been tighter, but those can definitely be overlooked as the climax and the laughs that follow make up for it.
Rishab Shetty frontlines the cast and leads with elan. His performance is praiseworthy and you feel with his character. Ganavi Laxman makes a good debut and her acting deserves a special mention. The rest of the cast, be it Pramod Shetty and Manjunath Gowda as the villains or the comic ensemble, everyone provides just what the script required.
Director M Bharath Raj makes a commendable debut. He is well supported by his technical team, especially B Ajaneesh Loknath, whose background score elevates the film. The cinematography by Aravind Kashyap is also intriguing. Hero is a fun watch, which could have been a tad shorter. This is definitely worth a watch, especially if you enjoy quirky comedies with mafia backdrop. The bloodshed is excessive, which justifies the A certificate. Be warned about that, though the bloodshed has its own quirky advantage.

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Upendra (actor)

Indian filmmaker and actor

This article is about the Kannada film actor and director. For the film, see Upendra (film).

Upendra Rao

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Born

Upendra Rao


18 September

Kundapura, Udupi, Karnataka, India

Other&#;namesUppi
OccupationActor, director, film producer, lyricist, screenwriter, singer, politician
Political partyUttama Prajakeeya Party
Spouse(s)
Children2

Upendra Rao (known mononymously as Upendra; born 18 September ) is an Indian actor, filmmaker, producer, screenwriter and politician who works primarily in Kannada cinema. Upendra has also worked in Telugu films.

He started his film career as a writer and an assistant director with actor and film director Kashinath. His first directorial venture was Tharle Nan Maga (). In the mids, Upendra directed Om, followed by A, in which he debuted as an actor. His next film Upendra starred Raveena Tandon, a Bollywood actress. After a decade of acting in Kannada and several Telugu films,[1] he returned to directing with Kannada film Super, which was well-received critically and commercially.[2]

Upendra is known for his work in films such as A (), Upendra (), Preethse (), Super Star (), Kutumba (), Gokarna (), Hollywood (), Raktha Kanneeru (), Gowramma (), Aishwarya (), Anatharu (), Budhivanta (), Super (), Kalpana (), Godfather (), S/O Satyamurthy (), Uppi 2 (), I Love You ().

Upendra is known for his thematic representation of Indian politics and society in his films. In October , He joined the political party Karnataka Pragnyavanta Janata Paksha,[3][4] before quitting the party in March due to internal differences and formed another party named Uttama Prajakeeya Party (UPP), which is based on the principles of Prajakiya (citizen-centric administration). Although its promoted as people party, it has Upendra's photo on its logo and the party name itself is abbreviated as UPPI which is contradictory to what it preaches. Recently many have questioned the legitimacy of this party [5]

Upendra got an Honorary Doctorate from Angkor University in [6]

Early life[edit]

Upendra was born to Manjunath Rao and Anusuya in Bangalore. His father was from Thekkatte, Koteshwara, Kundapur Taluk, Udupi district in Karnataka (formerly Mysore State) Brahmin family. He is the second son; his older brother is Sudheendra Rao. Rao's family was poor. As a baby, he had an eye problem, the result of which can be seen when he rolls his eyeballs in many film sequences. He obtained his Bachelor of Commerce degree from APS College of Commerce, Bangalore. During his time at the college, he participated in plays and often formed troupes with his friends. His association with actor and director Kashinath, a distant relative of his, began during his final year in college.[7]

Film career[edit]

Main article: Upendra filmography

As a director[edit]

He assisted director Kashinath in various departments apart from assisting in writing songs, dialogues, and screenplay for his movies. He co-directed a film with Kashinath.[8] He started as a director with a typical Kashinath style comedy called Tharle Nan Maga in The film introduced famed comedian Jaggesh. The movie went on to be a success and has since achieved a cult following.[9]

Upendra directed a horror suspense thriller next called Shhh! in The film featured Kashinath and a young producer and actor named Kumar Govind. The film was a major box office success, and Upendra came out as an independent director.[9]

His next film was a gangster film called Om, which was released in The film starred Shivrajkumar and cast real gangsters in its cast. Om became a blockbuster[9] and went on to be one of the highest-grossing Kannada films of its time and made news at a national level. Upendra became an overnight star director.[9] With Om, Upendra again reunited actress Prema with Shivanna earlier they had acted in a film called Savyasachi. Om was also remade into several languages – the Hindi version was called Arjun Pandit and had Sunny Deol playing Shivrajkumar's role.

Upendra turned towards a project to direct an extended version of the film Antha and called it Operation Antha. The film had Ambareesh reprise his role from Antha as Kanwar Lal. The film was not very successful; it was also controversial for its taunts on some real-life political figures.[9]

In , Upendra directed A, through which he made a successful transition to acting.[9] There were rumors that it was Upendra's own story, and the actress in the film portrayed his protege Prema. This added to the film's popularity and it broke many box office records upon release and went on to become one of the highest grossing Kannada films of its time.[10] The film had a day run in Karnataka[9] was also dubbed to Telugu, and repeated its success in Andhra Pradesh too, where it had a day run.[11] The film won accolades from Bollywood personalities like Amitabh Bachchan and Anil Kapoor.[9] Upendra was now a big name in Kannada cinema and was also popular in Andhra Pradesh.[9][12]

Upendra's next movie was Swasthik with lead Raghavendra Rajkumar, which was released in The film performed averagely at the box office but critically well received.[9][13]

In , Upendra made a self-titled film, Upendra. Upendra acted in this film as the unnamed protagonist (or antagonist) Naanu (I or Myself). The film starred three heroines: Damini, Prema, and Bollywood actress Raveena Tandon. Naanu was an arrogant character and was very demeaning towards women, bordering on misogyny; which led to a lot of criticism on the film.[9] However, the film broke many box office records and went on to be a much bigger hit than A in both Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh.[9] The film had a day run in Karnataka,[14] and its Telugu version had a day run in Andhra Pradesh.[11] Upendra was now not only a remarkably successful director, but also a big star with a large fan base in Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh.[9][12][15] Since then, Upendra gave up directing and concentrated more on his acting career.

Upendra came back as a director after 10 years in with the movie Super. The movie was released in a record number of theatres all over Karnataka,[16] was dubbed in Telugu, and released in Andhra Pradesh. Super was a blockbuster,[9] breaking many box office records upon release and had a day theatrical run, becoming one of the highest-grossing and critically acclaimed Kannada films of [17]

In , Tamil actor Rajinikanth attended a private screening of Super in Bangalore. Rajinikanth watched the film along with Upendra and a couple of friends. "Upendra is a great actor and director. There is hardly anyone in Indian Cinema, who would think like him. Only he can think like that. I like watching Upendra's films, and this was no exception. If I get an opportunity and an impressive script, I'd like to act in a Upendra film in the future," said Rajini.[18][19]

In , Upendra directed and starred in a sequel to his film Upendra, titled Uppi 2.[20] As it was a sequel to Upendra and his comeback as a director after 5 years, expectations and the resulting hype was high before it released.[21][22][23] The film was simultaneously released in Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, and the US in over theaters.[24] Upon release, the film set records for the highest grossing opening day for a Kannada movie.[25][26] Although the film got mixed responses because of its confusing storyline and screenplay, it was commercially successful and profitable with a day theatrical run.[27] It sold the second-highest number of tickets in online ticket sales on Bookmyshow among Kannada movies in [28] It was also successful outside of India and became the second-highest-grossing Kannada film of all time in US.[29]

Acting career[edit]

Cameo appearances[edit]

Upendra first appeared on screen making an appearance in Kashinath's comedy film, Anantana Avantara. He appeared as Lord Kamadeva in the song "Come On Come On Kaamanna". In Ajagajantara, also directed by Kashinath, he made a cameo appearance. In his directorial debut, Shhh! (), Upendra made another cameo appearance, like a mad man in the attire of a police officer barging into a film set. In his directorial Operation Antha, he appears as a man urinating on a roadside wall and explains of India's ways to a complaining Mandakini (played by Sangeetha).

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From to , Upendra starred in eight days hits in eight years, such as A, Upendra, Preethse, Kutumba, Raktha Kanneeru, Gokarna, Gowramma and Auto Shankar.[9][30]

In , Upendra directed and starred in A, which was his fifth film as a director but his first lead role as a hero. The film had a day run[14] and became a trend-setting blockbuster in Karnataka,[9] with its Telugu dubbed version running for days in Andhra Pradesh.[11] Around this time, he received an offer from Amitabh Bachchan Corporation to make a film for them, which did not materialize.[31] Due to Upendra's newly found popularity in Telugu, Telugu director E. V. V. Satyanarayana cast him in the Telugu film Kanyadanam alongside Srikanth and Rachana, which also became a commercial success.[32] In Upendra again directed and starred in his self-titled film Upendra which starred Bollywood actress Raveena Tandon. The film went on to become a bigger hit than A, both in Karnataka as well as in Andhra Pradesh.[9] The film had a days run in Karnataka[14] and days run in Andhra Pradesh.[11] In , Upendra starred opposite Bollywood actress Sonali Bendre in the psychological thriller Preethse which was a remake of Bollywood film Darr. Preethse became Upendra's third consecutive blockbuster[9] that ran for days.[33] With three back-to-back highly received films, Upendra became well known in the Kannada and Telugu film industries.[9] In Upendra wrote and starred in a Telugu film titled Raa, which became a box office hit in Andhra Pradesh.[34][35]Raa was a typical Upendra style film in which he plays a womanizing playboy. Upendra starred opposite his future wife Priyanka Trivedi for the first time in this film.

In , Upendra acted in less-received films such as H2O, Super Star, Hollywood, Nagarahavu and Naanu Naane for not meeting expectations and having average run at the box office.[9][36]

From to he starred in 5 back-to-back films that each ran for days such as Kutumba, Raktha Kanneeru, Gokarna, Gowramma, and Auto Shankar; all of which were well received at the box office.[9] Only two films of Upendra in this time were received poorly: Omkara and News.[9]

–[edit]

Upendra had a less successful phase from to , as most of his films during this period went unnoticed at the box office such as Uppi Dada M.B.B.S., Tandege Takka Maga, Parodi, Masti, Toss (Telugu), Lava Kusha, Sathyam (Tamil), Dubai Babu and Rajini.[9][37][38]

The only commercial well-received films he acted in during this period were the candy floss romantic comedy Aishwarya, which ran for 75 days,[39] and the moderately successful Anatharu which ran for 70 days.[9] Upendra received praise and critical acclaim for his performance in Anatharu.

Budhivanta, which was Upendra's only release in , was considered as his big comeback. The film was declared a blockbuster[40] and ran for days;[41] it became the top box office grosser of the year.[42]Budhivanta's Telugu dub was also well-received and ran for 50 days in Andhra Pradesh.[11]

–present[edit]

marked Upendra's comeback to directing after 10 years. After several ups and downs in his acting career, Upendra came back to direct and act in the film Super in which he starred alongside Tamil actress Nayantara and Tulip Joshi. The movie was released in a record number of theatres all over Karnataka[43] and was also dubbed into Telugu and released in Andhra Pradesh. Super broke many box office records upon release and completing days of the run, becoming one of the highest-grossing critically acclaimed Kannada films of [17]

Upendra then starred in films like Shrimathi () opposite his wife Priyanka Trivedi and Bollywood actress Celina Jaitly, and Aarakshaka (). In , Upendra starred in several commercially successful films such as 3Dfantasy filmKatari Veera Surasundarangi which was well-received[44] and became the second-highest-grossing film of the year,[45] followed by Godfather which performed above average,[44] and the horror-comedy film Kalpana which performed average at the box office.[44]

Upendra's films from to such as Topiwala (), Brahma (), Super Ranga () and Shivam () performed poorly in theatres.[9][46][47]

In , Upendra starred alongside Allu Arjun in the Telugu film S/O Satyamurthy that was directed by Trivikram Srinivas. The film was declared a hit, grossing ₹92 crores and netting over ₹60 crores at the global box office,[48] becoming the seventh-highest-grossing Telugu film of all time worldwide.[49]

In , Upendra starred in a sequel to his earlier hit horror film Kalpana titled as Kalpana 2 which became an average grosser at the box office.[50] He also starred along with Sudeep in the remake of Bollywood film OMG titled as Mukunda Murari, which became a box office success and had a day run.[51]

Upcoming projects[edit]

Upendra's upcoming films include a Soggade Chinni Nayana remake titled Upendra Matte Baa, Inti Ninna Prema, Kanneshwara, Uppi Rupee, his 50th film directed by Masterpiece director Manju Mandavya, a film directed and produced by Shashank, and Dr. Modi directed by Uday Prakash. In May he finished principal photography for Buddhivantha-2.[52]

Upendra's upcoming movie 'Ghani', directed by Kiran Korrapati.[53] The movie also stars Varun Tej, Saiee Manjrekar, Suniel Shetty, Jagapathi Babu and Naveen Chandra.

Political life[edit]

Main article: Uttama Prajakeeya Party

He started the political party Uttama Prajakeeya Party in , under the concept of "Prajakeeya"—which represents the workers. Although he has strictly kept himself away from contesting in any elections, UPP had candidates across all the constituencies in Karnataka in the Lok Sabha Elections.[54][55]

Craft and style[edit]

Upendra's films have been praised and criticized for their unusual plotlines and screenplay.[56] During a radio interview, Upendra expressed his disappointment at being labeled as a "different director" and explained that most of his directorial ventures deal with the things that he had undergone in his real life.[57] He said, in regards to his non-linear narrative, that "when one wants to capture the upheavals in one's mind, it becomes a jumble. Our mind is like that, always confused."[58]

The subject of the films coupled with Uppi's novel approach made headlines for mixed reasons. Upendra added that in his self-titled film he explored human nature which "ended with “Aham Brahmaasmi", where I wanted to say rise above I."[59]

Personal life[edit]

Family[edit]

On 14 December , Upendra married actress and former Miss Kolkata Priyanka Trivedi, who first starred opposite him in the Telugu movie Raa and then in H2O. Upendra and his family reside in Bangalore.

Endorsements[edit]

Upendra has endorsed the largest number of brands of any Kannada Actors.[60] Upendra has been the brand ambassador of the United Breweries, Lunars Footwear, SK Super TMT, Royal Challengers Bangalore (replaced by Puneeth Rajkumar in IPL 3), Mavalli Tiffin Room (MTR), Bangalore Electricity Supply Company, Emani Navaratna Brand, Karnataka Milk Federation (Nandini), Udayavani News Daily.[60]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Other honours

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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External links[edit]

Sours: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Upendra_(actor)

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