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Hands behind the art of Kannada films Mastan succumbs to Covid-19

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Bengaluru: Noted sandalwood poster designer Mastan died of Covid-19 at a private hospital at Hesaraghatta on Tuesday night. He was 63.

Mastan who was a known name in Kannada filmdom had designed posters for over 2,000 films in his 42 year long career, was most known for the designs of film posters of Dr Rajkumar, Vishnuvardhan, Ambareesh, Ravichandran to name a few.

Mention must be made of Ravichandran’s films like- Ranadheera, Shanti Kranti, Ramachari, Dynamic Star Devaraj’s ‘Nanna Thangi’, late actor Suneel’s ‘Nagaradalli Nayakaru’, ‘Kadambari’ to name a few, where the artist in Mastan had proved his worth.

When the technology in the form of digital had still not crept into filmdom, Mastan with his deft hands was designing the posters that never missed attention.

Yesteryears cine lovers may have read the name ‘Mastan’ at the bottom of every film posters that were earlier adorning every nook and corners of the cities.

He had also tried his hands at direction and had worn the cap for films like- Shuklambaradharam, Kalleshi Malleshi and Sithara.

– Team Mysoorunews



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