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| January 13, 2012 (2012-01-13)|Sidlingu Wikipedia
Sidlingu (Kannada: ಸಿದ್ಲಿಂಗು) is a comedy-emotional coming of age Cinema of Karnataka starring Yogesh and Ramya in the lead roles. The film has been directed and written by Vijaya Prasad, who makes his big screen debut after directing many TV series. The film is produced by Yogesh's father, T. P. Siddaraju of Duniya fame. Anoop Seelin has composed the music. Sugnan aka Gnana Murthy who has worked for movies like Mani, Lifeu Isthene, Premism, Manasology and many more is the director of cinematography.
The film was released on 13 January 2012.
Sidlingu has a passion for cars since his childhood and gets closer to a young girl and a middle-aged lecturer because of his desire to own a car. But the lecturer, who gives him lift, seduces him. Later Sidlingu moves to Srirangapatna where he finds one vintage car and wants to purchase it. There he meets schoolteacher Mangala who helps him to realise his dreams. Sidlingu even expresses his desire to marry Mangala, but she keeps mum as she feels Sidlingu is an innocent and infatuated youngster. Later tragedy strikes and robs Sidlingu off Mangala.
Actress Ramya is noted for an image makeover in this film playing the role of Mangala, a middle-class school teacher portraying the role of a woman who is behind the success of a man in the film.Yogesh as Sidlingu
Ramya as Mangala
Suman Ranganathan as Aandalamma
K. S. Sridhar as Asadullah Baig
Girija Lokesh as Rangamma
Achyuth Kumar as Appaji Gowda
Chaswa as Jamaal
The critics lauded the lead actors' performances as well as the cinematography and music. They also praised the debutant director's efforts. The de-glam avatar of Ramya was appreciated. One India website said "Sidlingu has an engaging story and good humour. Worth a watch". The Dna India website gave the movie 2.5 stars and said the pace is too slow. "Sidlingu held all the possibilities of soaring high but it falls short, leaving you asking for more," the reviewer said.
The much-hyped audio of ‘Sidlingu’ was released on 12 December 2011 at Srinivasa Theatre, Gowdana Palya which was attended by Kannada film personalities such as Raghavendra Rajkumar, Prajwal Devaraj, Diganth, Jaggesh and Duniya Vijay.
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