The 2002 PN Satya directorial will be in select movie halls in Bengaluru tomorrow
Just over two decades ago, a young and struggling actor was given a role that would not only change his fortunes almost overnight, but also go on to make him one of the biggest stars of the Kannada industry. The film was Majestic and the actor was none other than namma Challenging Star, Darshan.
The action-crime-thriller, which paired Darshan with Sparsha Rekha, had a 100-day run at the box office and set him firmly on the path of superstardom. The film, which had music by actor-composer Sadhu Kokila, was about Daasa, an orphan raised by a crooked cop, who goes on to become a gangster. How his life changes when he meets and falls in love with Kiran (Rekha), an enemy’s daughter forms the crux of the story. The film was remade in Telugu as Charminar.
Last year, when the film turned 20, Darshan had taken to social media to thank his fans, who he calls his celebrities, for all the support and love over the years. He wrote. “It's been #20YearsForMajestic Today. Thanks to all for all the love and support showered to me over these 2 decades. It's been an awesome journey. Wholehearted Thanks to Director, Producer and whole #Majestic team for such a good Platform for establishing a foothold in KFI.” In the last 21 years, Majestic has returned to grace screens multiple times and it is here yet again. Tomorrow, the film will get three shows at a movie hall in Bengaluru.
Meanwhile, Darshan’s fans are counting down to the release of his next, Kranti, which will be in theatres on January 26. The V Harikrishna directorial, produced by Shylaja Nag and B Suresha, will have its trailer launch on January 7. The film, which also stars Rachita Ram, V Ravichandran, Girija Lokesh, Achyuth Kumar, among many others, has, reportedly been sold to Amazon Prime Video and is expected to drop on the platform in March-April.