Kannada film fraternity calls bandh against dubbed films

Vatal Nagaraj, president of Kannada Chalavali Vatal Paksha, said Sunday the dubbing culture was not only severely affecting industry workers in Karnataka.

Bangalore | Updated: January 27, 2014 6:16 pm

Pro-Kannada organisations and Association of Film Employees have, under the banner Kannada Okkuta, called a state-wide bandh of cinemas Monday to protest the screening of films dubbed from other languages. Vatal Nagaraj, president of Kannada Chalavali Vatal Paksha, said Sunday the dubbing culture was not only severely affecting industry workers in Karnataka. “It is also diluting our native culture and we strongly oppose it and have called a bandh,” he told the media.

Kannada actors Shrinath, Shivarajkumar, Yash, Bharathi ,Tara, Ravichandran, Jaggesh, Sundar Raj, Ashok, Bhavana and Chandrashekara were present at the press conference and supported the move.

However, with the Competition Commission of India yet to make a final statement on the matter, Karnataka Film Chamber of Commerce stayed away from the protest. Its 700-odd members had decided to not take part in the bandh, President RR Odugoudar said.

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  1. S
    SGK
    Aug 10, 2015 at 8:36 am
    As a Kannadiga, I support the strike to save our Language and our Kannada culture. But at the same time, I would like to point out that we our-self are to be blamed for many an ill that is become a noose for our brethren. Why do we have to depend on other states producers directors and also for finances, why don't we see that many of our departments, businesses, temples, politics, and what not have come under the control of outsiders, especially Tamil, Telugu, Kerala and other state people. Go to any mall, apartments, all we get to see is that the staff there are more of other states, who never even make an effort to learn Kannada, forcing us to speak to them in Hindi. Where is our Kannada pride, where is our selfless and moral intent to "fight for our Kannada Maathe", we all just end up playing "petty politics with no unity amongst us", look at the other states like Maharashtra, Tamilnadu, Andhra, Kerala, etc. - where they make it a matter of pride to fight for their state, language and culture, where as here in Karnataka - we are all fighting only for the power, the fame, the money and the politics. First, let us learn to be brothers & sisters of our karnataka - whether we are a Gowda, Veerashaiva, Brahmin, Kuruba, etc.
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