Mukhaputa (Kannada: ಮುಖಪುಟ, English: The Cover Page) is a 2009 Indian Kannada film written, directed by and starring Roopa Iyer. The film has international HIV/AIDS researchers and academicians as advisors: Dr. Satish, President of HIV Research Association of India, and Prof. Narayan Hosmane, two times Humboldt Award winner of Northern Illinois University, to help authenticate the symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment and to dispel the misconceived notions of the terminal disease. The movie, which is produced by Narayan Hosmane, a cancer specialist in the US, his brother, Subraya Hosmane, an industrialist in Mumbai, and Roopa, also stars Sanya Iyer, Ananda Theertha, Sumithra, Chi. Gurudutt, and Badri Prasad in leading roles. Composer Hamsalekha, who has scored music for the film, too makes a special appearance in the film. An award winning cinematographer, Ramachandra Aithal, is the director behind camera, and Haridas is the film editor of the movie, Shooting schedules, Marketing, Distribution prepared by Media Networks G.
The film is about the children suffering from HIV/AIDS. The film is set in a small town in South India, where a socially responsible educationally oriented traditional woman adopts a young baby girl, and realizes after several years that the child had HIV at birth. The story centered on the child, and a few of her underprivileged friends of the same age, depicts the challenges faced by the girl, her family and the society – it showcases pre-conceived notions that society infers on patients with HIV, and how children and their family are coping up with life. With very positive messages, the film reinforces the strength needed to "grow against all odds" – the message is applicable to all around the world that are struggling to grow in a biased society for no fault of theirs’Sanya Iyer as Bhavathi
Roopa Iyer as Gowri
Chi. Guru Dutt
Hamsalekha in a cameo appearance