|Agraja||Srinandan||Jaggesh, Darshan, Kamna Jethmalani, Sanjjanaa||Post Production|
|Ajith||Mahesh Babu||Chiranjeevi Sarja, Nikki Galrani||Post Production|
|Angulimala||Baraguru Ramachandrappa||Sai Kumar, Raghu Mukherjee, Jayanthi||V. Manohar||Post Production|
|Aryan||D. Rajendra Babu|
Chi Guru Dutt
|Shivarajkumar, Ramya||Jassie Gift||Filming|
|Ashokavana||Sam J. Chaitanya||Mohan, Tejaswini Prakash, Komal Kumar||Delayed|
|Bahuparak||Sunil Kumar||Srinagar Kitty, Meghana Raj||Bharath BJ||Filming|
|Bhagyaraj||Deepak MadhuvanaHalli||Mahesh, Jahnavi Kamath||Anoop Seelin||Filming|
|Boys||Shankare Gowda||Malashri, P. Ravi Shankar, Tabla Nani, Danny, Manju, Manoj, Rajeev, Maaya, Kajal||Arjun Janya||Filming|
|Brahma||R. Chandru||Upendra, Pranitha, Sonu Sood, Rangayana Raghu, Sayaji Shinde||Gurukiran||Filming|
|Brahma Vishnu Maheshwara||Swaroop Swara||Anjan Dev, Preetham, Sunil Baldar, Sanjana Prakash, Meghana Appayya, Aishwarya, Jeevitha||Anoop Seelin||Filming|
|Buddhu||Guruvendra Shetty||Vardhan, Pranitha Subhash||Filming|
|Chandralekha||Om Prakash Rao||Chiranjeevi Sarja, Shanvi, Sadhu Kokila, Nagashekar||J.B||Completed|
|Cobra||H.Vasu||Duniya Vijay, Sonu Chhabra, Maheen||Dharma Vish||Pre Production|
|Darling||Santhu||Yogesh, Muktha||Arjun Janya||Filming|
|Dil Rangeela||Preetham Gubbi||Ganesh, Rachita Ram, Priyanka Rao, Rangayana Raghu, Yamuna||Arjun Janya||Filming|
|Dove||Santhu||Anoop, Aditi Rao, Rakesh Adiga, Madalasa Sharma, Rangayana Raghu, Avinash, Jai Jagadish||Arjun Janya||Post Production|
|Dosti||Anand V||Suryaa, Prithvi, Niharika Mallya||Nagendra Kumar. C.R||Post Production|
|E-Preeti||Shilpa Priya Jagadish||Diganth, Tejaswini Prakash, Bharath Babu||Filming|
|Fair and Lovely||Raghuram||Prem Kumar, Shweta Shrivatsav||V. Harikrishna||Announced|
|Huchudgaru||RJ Pradeepa||Chetan Chandra, Aditi Rao, Prathap, Amith, Deva||Post production|
|Jamboo Savari||Venugopal||Prajwal Devaraj, Nikki Galrani, Shobharaj, Achyuth Rao||Announced|
|Kontract||Sameer||Arjun Sarja, J. D. Chakravarthy, Minissha Lamba, Mallika Sherawat||Filming|
|Looty||Girish Kampalapura||Isha Koppikar, Dhruva, Shwetha Pandith, Robot Ganesh||Dharma Vish||Filming|
|Maanikya||Sudeep||Sudeep, V. Ravichandran, Varalaxmi Sharathkumar, Ranya,|
Ramya Krishna, Ashok, P. Ravi Shankar
|Maduve Impossible||Pannagha Bharan||Shivarajkumar, Radhika Pandit||Filming|
|Manjina Hani||V. Ravichandran||V. Ravichandran, Haripriya||V. Ravichandran||Post-Production|
|Matte Satyagraha||B. Shivanand||Yogesh, Neha Patil, Dattanna||Filming|
|Meenakshi||Shridhar Hegde||Raghu Mukherjee, Shubha Poonja, Tabla Nani, Geetha||Vani Harikrishna||Pre Production|
|Neer Dose||Vijaya Prasad||Jaggesh, Ramya, Suman Ranganathan, Dattanna||Anoop Seelin||Filming|
|Ninnindale||Jayanth C. Paranjee||Puneeth Rajkumar, Erica Fernandes||Filming|
|Ondu Roopayalli Eradu Preethi||Dayal Padmanabhan||Vijay Raghavendra, Ramya Barna, Sandeep||Filming|
|Onduralli Obba Raja||Dinakar Thoogudeep||Diganth, Rachita Ram||V. Harikrishna||Filming|
|Parvathi Pura||Ram Prasad||Raj Vardhan, Navya, Sai Kumar, Namitha||Filming|
|Putta||Om Prakash Rao||Duniya Vijay||Delayed|
|Ragini IPS||Anand P Raju||Ragini Dwivedi||Post Production[|
|Rangan Style||Prashanth S||Pradeep, Kannika Tiwari, Sudeep, Bharti Singh, Rekha Das, Sadhu Kokila, Sharath Lohitashwa,Gurukiran, Tabla Nani||Gurukiran||Post production|
|Rebel||S. V. Rajendra Singh Babu||Aditya Singh, Sanjjanaa, Preetika Rao||Jassie Gift / Dharma Vish (background score)||Post Production|
|Sapnon Ki Rani||A.R.Babu||Srujan Lokesh, Umesh, Sadhu Kokila||Dharma Vish||Filming|
|Shivajinagara||P. N. Satya||Duniya Vijay, Avinash||Jassie Gift||Filming|
|Superro Ranga||Sadhu Kokila||Upendra, Kriti Kharbanda, Bullet Prakash, Doddanna||Filming|
|Thandaana Thandanaana||Sunil Kumar Desai||Ramesh Aravind, Ananth Nag, Rangayana Raghu, Ramesh Bhat, Maithreyi, Kavitha Priya, Shivaram, Kishore, Tennis Krishna||Hamsalekha||Filming|
|Thippajji Circle||Pooja Gandhi, Dhruva Sharma, Dr. Suresh Sharma, Srinivasa Murthy||Bharani Sri||Filming|
|Tunturu||Mussanje Mahesh||Ramesh Aravind, Anil Gowda, Anu Prabhakar, Rishika Singh||Filming|
|Vasundhara||T. S. Nagabharana||Aishwarya Nag, Sudharani, Rajesh, Jugari Avinash||Stephen Prayog||Filming|
|Viraat||H. Vasu||Darshan, Isha Chawla, Chaitra Chandranath||Filming|
Thursday, January 9, 2014
- Kannada-Tulu native artists who migrated from Karnataka, and gained notability in other language films like Kollywood and Tollywood.
The 1970s and the 1980s are often considered to be the Golden Age of Kannada cinema. It was also the period that witnessed the birth of alternate cinema or parallel cinema. Kannada cinema spearheaded the parallel cinema movement in India along with Hindi, Bengali and Malayalam cinemas.Dr. Rajkumar had already acquired demigod status in Karnataka by then. Rajkumar concentrated only on Kannada and confined himself to the Kannada film industry until his last movie, Shabdavedhi. It is because of his passion for Kannada films that he ruled KFI as its undisputed leader from 1954-2006. He is considered the greatest actor that Kannada cinema has seen mainly because of the ease with which he enacted historical, mythological, social, adventurous and comedic roles.
B. V. Karanth's Chomana Dudi (an evocative film on caste distinctions), Girish Karnad's Kaadu and Girish Kasaravalli's Ghatashraddha spearheaded the Kannada parallel cinema. Vamshavruksha, Prema Karanth's Phaniyamma, Kadu Kudure, Hamsageethe, Accident, Akramana, Mooru Dhaarigalu, Tabarana Kathe,Bannadha Vesha and Puttanna Kanagal's Naagarahaavu were some of the important movies of this era. Dr.Vishnuvardhan and Dr.Ambareesh were the two stars born from the film Naagarahaavu. Dr. Vishnuvardhan went on to become a super star of south India acting in 220 films in 5 main languages of the country.
Dr.Rajkumar and Dr.Vishnuvardhan from then are considered the two pillars of the Kannada Film Industry. They both have been very instrumental in shaping the Kannada Identity.
Shankar Nag made his own mark with the internationally acclaimed Ondanondu Kaladalli and Malgudi Days, along with several commercial hits. Tiger Prabhakar,Ananth Nag, Lokesh, Ashok, Srinath, M. P. Shankar, and Sunder Krishna Urs were other actors who made their own mark in the industry. Puttana Kanagal paved the way for the above mentioned actors as well as Ramakrishna, Kokila Mohan, and Chandrashekar. Lakshmi, Padma Vaasanthi, Geetha, Madhavi, Saritha, and Jayamala were some of the actresses who made their mark.
The late 80's saw the emergence of V. Ravichandran and Shivarajkumar and Ramesh Aravind as top heroes, with a good number of family oriented films made during this period. Rajendra Singh Babu, D. Rajendra Babu, V. Somashekhar, Sai Prakash and M.S Rajshekhar are some of the best directors of this era. H. R. Bhargava directed numerous popular Kannada movies during the 1980s and 1990s.
Ravichandran and Hamsalekha successfully created a blend exclusively for youth. Ravichandran brought in actresses from other industries. The same era also marked the beginning of many actresses such as Bhavya, Mahalaxmi, Sudha Rani, Tara, Malashri, Anjali, Vanitha Vasu, Anjana, and Shruthi.
Kannada cinema is known among Indian cinemas for introducing the item song/Cabary dance.
In 1934, the first Kannada talkie, Sati Sulochana, appeared in theatres, followed by Bhakta Dhruva (aka Dhruva Kumar).
Both Sati Sulochana and Bhakta Dhruva were major successes. Sati Sulochana was shot in Kolhapur at the Chatrapathi studio; most filming, sound recording, and post-production was done in Chennai. It was difficult to find financial backing for new film projects in the region, thus very few movies inKannada were released during the early years of Indian sound cinema.
Gubbi Veeranna could be considered the doyen of Kannada cinema during the mid to late forties. In 1949, Honnappa Bhagavathar, who had earlier acted in Gubbi Veeranna's films, produced Bhaktha Kumbara and starred in the lead role along with Pandaribai. In 1955, Honnappa Bhagavatharagain produced a Kannada film, Mahakavi Kalidasa, in which he introduced B. Saroja Devi.
Ku Ra Seetharama Sastry ("Kurasi") was an actor, film director, lyricist, and screen playwright from the mid-forties through the late seventies. Kurasi introduced several artists to Kannada film industry, including Shivaram (Beratha Jeeva) and Shakthi Prasad (Karaga Shakti, father of Kannada,Telugu & Tamil actor/director Arjun).
Narasimharaju and G. V. Iyer decided to form a partnership and produce movies. The partnership lasted for only a couple of movies. Ranadhira Kanteerava was one such successful joint venture. The majority of the films during this decade were either mythological or historical in nature.