New Kodava movie – Jadi Male

“Jadi Male,” a Kodava movie produced by Mullengada Madhosh Poovaiah from Virajpet will be released at Nayana talkies in Gonicoppa on May 21. This is the eighth Kodava movie in the history of Kodava cinema, and it will be released under the banner of Amritheshwari Picture Productions, Bangalore, by Legislative Assembly Speaker K.G. Bopaiah.

Chammatira Praveen, assistant director of the film, told The Hindu on Wednesday that the theme of “Jadi Male”, meaning downpour, had universal appeal. The special feature of the movie was that all aspects of production involved people hailing from Kodagu.

The film stars Nellamakada Sampath Somanna, Iynanda Kanav Bopanna and Kattera Denu Achappa in lead roles. Tatanda Prabha Nanaiah, Singur M. Poovaiah, Cheppudira Muddappa, Derapanda Revathi, Thitharamada Ronia, Chandangada Seema, Appachira Kamalaand Kaliyanda Prakash comprise the supporting cast, he said. Machettira Jenith Aiyappa and Appaneravanda Shanti Achappa make a guest appearance.

The story is by director Bachamada Vishu and Mullengada Revathi Poooviah has penned the lyrics. Cinematography is by Kodengada Umesh.

The movie, with a budget of Rs. 25 lakh, was shot over a period of 35 days in Kodagu, Chikmagalur and Bangalore.

The movie is slated for release in Madikeri, Mysore and Bangalore.

Mr. Bopaiah, will launch the movie at 10 a.m. on

-The Hindu

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‘Jago Hindustani’ – a musical evening of patriotic songs

“Jago Hindustani”, a musical evening of popular Hindi patriotic songs, will be organised in Madikeri and Gonicoppa on March 27 and 28 respectively.

The event is dedicated to martyrs from Kodagu. Families of two soldiers who laid down lives for the country in war will be honoured on the occasion, managing director of Shyama Jewels, Krishna Narayan, told presspersons here on Wednesday. A 25-member troupe of artistes from Kolhapur will perform on both days, he said.

 The event will begin at the Gandhi Maidan here at 6 p.m. on March 27 and at the Cauvery College grounds in Gonicoppa on March 28. Over 3,500 passes have been issued for the show in Madikeri and 1,500 in Gonicoppa, he added.

 – The Hindu

CNC plans rally on March 21 in Gonikoppa

CNC will stage a rally demanding the announcement of Kodava land comprising 45 Kodava Naadu on March 21 at Cauvery College Maidan in Gonikoppa.

N.U. Nachappa, secretary general of the CNC

Addressing a press meet on Friday, CNC President N U Nachappa said Kodava land should be announcved on the lines of Goorkha land of Darjeeling. As per Article 370 and 371 of Constitution, special status should be given to Kodava land.

The Kodavas should be considered as minority tribal community members under Article 340 and 342 and must be provided reservation in education and employment, he added. Nachappa said Kodava language should be included in the eighth schedule of the constitution. A separate University should be started from Kodavas on the lines of Banaras Hindu University, Nalanda and Thakshashila University.

The CNC expressed opposition to the proposed railway connectivity to Kodagu as it will destroy forest and coffee estates. Instead of providing railway connectivity, the government should provide proper road connectivity to Soorlabbi, Garvale. 


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Move to convert Gonicoppal as TP

A resolution was passed in the gram Sabha held at Gonicoppal yesterday to urge the government to convert Gonicoppal into town panchayath from the status of gram panchayath.

People who had gathered spoke in support of it. Members suggested that they shall include couple of villages into the fold of Gonicoppal to meet the requirement of population for the conversion.

Meanwhile the food assistant Rajanna was picketed by members as he has failed to change the APL card wrongly issued to estate workers instead of BPL card. He was called to the meeting as people objected to his absence and was picketed till he promised to rectify the error. He said that a meeting would be organized in the presence of the tahasildar to tackle the issue.

The meeting was held under the chairmanship of president M.S.Habibunnisa. Vice president prakash and other members were present.


White OWL seized

Police sleuths have seized a white owl illegally being held by a driver and registered a case. The Mobile police squad raided the house of a driver Raja at Jodubeeti near Gonicoppal yesterday and seized the owl.

According to police, the accused was selling the white owls regularly for a high price to Kerala and other states. The rate of the owl ranges between two to five lakhs they said.

– ShakthiDaily

Police announcs reward for nabbing thief

Madikeri, Nov 19 : Police today announced a reward of Rupees 5,000 to the people who assist them in tracing the whereabouts of a thief, who stole pepper worth Rupees 4.5 lakh.

Police, who have announced a reward of Rs 5000, today said K Navin Cariappa had been accused of stealing the produce belonging to the owner of estate he was working Devanur village near Gonicoppal.

The accused, the estate writer, his wife and three others had stolen pepper and transported it in a lorry and sold it when the estate owner had taken her aged husband for medical treatment to Delhi, police said.

Both the wife, identified as Rathi, and an auto driver Kuttappa had been arrested and efforts were on to trace Navin and two other accused, police added.