Mangalore, July 27: Makers of the Tulu movie ‘Rampa’ have decided to change the title of the film after requests from the family members of Ramappa Poojary, also known as ‘Rampa’, a popular figure in coastal districts of Dakshina Kannada and Udupi.
Addressing media persons at Press Club in Mangalore on Friday, members of Mr. Poojary’s family and representatives of the film crew informed that the title of the movie will be changed to ‘Sompa’.
Dinesh Anchan, a relative of Mr. Poojary, said that after they had come to know about the film being made with the title ‘Rampa’, he along with others in the family personally requested the filmmakers to change the title as it hurts their sentiments.
Tamma Laxmana, Art Director, said that although the film was titled ‘Rampa’ to attract audiences to the theatre, the crew decided to pay heed to the request of Mr. Poojary’s family. There are no scenes in the film which offend Mr. Ramappa Poojary, he clarified.
The film production has almost completed, Mr. Laxmana said, adding that formalities in officially changing the title of the film are pending.