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Belagavi: A week-long Kannada film festival will be organised at Globe theatre in the city from February 3rd to February 9th in which several state and national award-winning Kannada films will be screened. According to Information and Public Relations Department, organisers of the event, all the films to be screened during the festival will have an interesting themes.

Five of the films will screened free-of-cost that are: Maitri, Shivayogi Puttayajja, Thithi, Krishnaleela and Rangeeta Ranga.

A Puneet Rajkumar and Mohanlal starrer Maitri which is directed by Giriraj is a film that shows how people with in-born talent will thrive in life if they get chances and exposure on time.

Shivayogi Puttayajja is a film based on the life of Dr Puttaraj Gawai of Shri Veereshwar Punnyashrama of Gadag who is famously known as `walking god.’ The film has been directed by Shyam Navale.

Film Thithi which has bagged several awards at both national and state level which aptly utilised the typical north-Karnataka language and dialect. Thithi focused on life of a village and is produced and directed by a team of talented young artistes.

Krishnaleela is a real-life based film directed by Shashank and produced by Ajayram.

Another film, Rangeeta Ranga which went on to complete a year of screening successfully has been widely appreciated people from all sections of society.

IGP Dr K Ramachandrarao will inaugurate the festival on February 3rd at 9 am at Globe theatre and the event will be attended by Deputy Commissioner N Jairam, Police Commissioner T G Krishna Bhatt, City Corporation Commissioner Shashidhar Kurer, President of Kannada Sahitya Parishat Mangala Metgud and film distributor Mahesh Kugaji.