SPB-Lakshmi’s Telugu movie ‘Mithunam’ to be dubbed in Kannada as ‘Mithuna’

The demise of legendary singer SP Balasubrahmanyam on September 25 remaining a permanent void in the film industry. A cultivated playback singer, he likewise acted in significant roles in more than 70 movies in different languages in his career. One of the best films in his acting career is without a doubt the 2012 Telugu film Mithunam, in which he shared screen space with veteran actor Lakshmi. The film proceeded to turn into a colossal hit, and the most recent is that it is good to go to be dubbed in Kannada. Named Mithuna in Kannada, the film is relied upon to be released all over Karnataka one month from now.

Mithunam depended on a novel wrote by Sri Ramana and was made by notable director, actor and author Tanikella Bharani. It was bankrolled by Anand Muyida Rao, who has now decided to release the dubbed Kannada version. As of now, the dubbing process is going on at a studio that belongs to Gururaj of Sound of Music. Chikkaballapur Varada Raju has been roped in to pen the dialogues and lyrics for the Kannada version.

While the whole film depended uniquely on the two characters played by SPB and Lakshmi, a voiceover was given by Mohana Krishna Indraganti. The soundtrack of the film comprised of five songs, of which SPB rendered the song ‘Aavakaya Mana Andarid’ which went to become a chartbuster. Swara Veenapani scored music for Mithunam with Rajendra Prasad Tanikella taking care of the cinematography and SB Udhav doing the editing. The screenplay for the film was written by Tanikella Bharani, Jonna Vithula and Anand Muyida Rao.

Mithunam additionally proceeded to win four Nandi Awards – Best Feature Film – Bronze, Special Jury Award: SP Balasubrahmanyam, Special Jury Award: Lakshmi and Best Dialog Writer: Tanikella Bharani.

SPB made his acting debut with the 1969 release Pellante Noorella Panta and proceeded to act in all four south Indian languages. He was most recently seen in an appearance in the Telugu film Devadas. It was an action-comedy directed by Sriram Adittya and produced by C Ashwini Dutt under the banner Vyjayanthi Movies. The film had Nagarjuna Akkineni, Nani, Aakanksha Singh, and Rashmika Mandanna in the lead roles. The technical group of Devadas included Mani Sharma for music, Shamdat for cinematography and Prawin Pudi for editing.

SPB, one of the best singers that the nation ever produced, had won six National Film Awards for Best Male Playback Singer in various languages, including Telugu, Tamil, Kannada and Hindi. He additionally has to his credit 25 Nandi Awards for his work in Telugu film, notwithstanding state awards from the Karnataka and Tamil Nadu governments. His end left the film fraternity and his fans in deep shock.

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