Kannada cinema, also known as Chandanavana, means Sandalwood  is the Indian Film industry based in the state of Karnataka where motion pictures are produced in the Kannada language. . The Kannada film Industry is sometimes  referred to as Sandalwood. As of 2017, the Kannada film industry based in the city of Bengaluru produces more than 190 films each year.

In 1934, the first Kannada talkie Sati Sulochana was appeared in theatres followed by Bhakta Dhruva. Both Sati Sulochana and BhaktaDhruva were major successes. Gubbi Veeranna could be considered the doyen of Kannada cinema during the mid to late forties. The rise of Dr.Rajkumar in the early 1950’s encouraged the Kannada film industry to make more historical movies. Bedara Kannappa(1954) was the first Kannada movie which completed 365 days at the theatres and it received a letter of appreciation from the central government.

The late 60’s saw the emergence of famous Kumar trios Rajakumar, Kalyankumar, Udaykumar who ruled the industry from 60’s to 70’s with majority of the films during this decade were either mythological or historical in nature. Dr Rajkumar considered as the greatest actor that Kannada cinema has seen mainly because of the ease with which he enacted historical, mythological, social, adventurous and comedic roles.

kannada films that have often been threatened by films from other states underwent a major transformation 2013-14 in making, style and presentation. As a result, industry have successfully managed to bring back audiences to the cinema halls.  Now we are seeing another wave of good films in Kannada. kannadigas appreciate talent irrespective of the language or geographical source of it. We have always praised and upheld good movies and critisized bad ones.


Stars : Raj Charan, Akhila Prakash

Director: Prasiddh

Producer : Nataraj Halebeedu usa, S.Sandeep Kumar

Music Composer : Harshavardhanraj

Releasing On : 17th May 2019

Genre : Suspence, Thriller

Story : ‘Ratnamanjari is an Indian Kannada Suspense, murder movie written and directed by Prasiddh. This movie is jointly produced by Nataraj Halebeedu usa and S.Sandeep Kumar under the banner SNS Cinemas USA and Sharavathi Filmss. The music is composed by Harshavardhanraj, Cinematography is handled by Preetham Tegginamane and Pavan Ramisetty is the Editor of this movie. Raj Charan and Akhila Prakash are playing the main lead roles in this movie. This movie is inspired by the real incident and it is the honest effort by NRI Kannadiga’s. The film is based on murder of a Kannada woman in the US.


Stars : M.G. Srinivas, Rukmini Vasanth

Director: M.G. Srinivas

Producer : T.R. Chandrashekar

Music Composer : Saurabh Vaibhav and Saurabh Lokhande

Released On : 18 Jan 2019

Genre : Thriller

Story : Birbal movie is a Trilogy thriller series written and directed by MG Srinivas and produced by TR Chandrashekar under Crystal Park Cinemas banner while Saurabh Vaibhav and Saurabh Lokhande scored music for this movie. MG Srinivas playing the role of Advocate MaheshDas in this series and the first part will be Finding Vajramuni.

BIRBAL – Official Trailer | Srini | Rukmini Vasanth | TR Chandrashekaar


Stars : Rakesh Adiga, Bharath and Akshay, Shruthi Goradia

Director: Rakesh Adiga

Producer : Dr Naveen

Music Composer : Sameer Kulkarni

Released On : Dec 2019

Genre : Drama(teenage film)

Story : ‘Night out’ tells the story of night life of two youths. What all the two youths face in a night forms the crux of the film. Rakesh himself has penned the story of the film apart from directing it. Dr Naveen is the producer. Bharath and Akshay who had acted in ‘Josh’ are acting in the film, while Shruthi Goradia is the heroine. Arun Alexander is the cinematographer, while Sameer Kulkarni is the music director.

Night Out Official Trailer | Kannada Trailer 2019 | Bharath,Akshay Pavar,Shruti Goradia|Rakesh Adiga


Stars : Chaitra Achar, Balaji Manohar, Virginia Rodrigues

Director: Mahesh Gowda

Producer : Vivek Kodappa

Music Composer : Nilima Rao and Rakesh U P

Release On : 22 Mar 2019

Genre : Drama

Story : Mahira movie is a action thriller movie directed by Mahesh Gowda and produced by Vivek Kodappa while Nilima Rao and Rakesh U P are composed audio songs and Midhun Mukundan scored background music for this movie.Virginia Rodrigues, Raj B Shetty, Chaitra Achar are played the main lead roles along with Balaji Manohar, Gopal Krishna Deshpande, K P Sridhar, Babu Hirannaiah, Apoorva Som, Shaukat Ali and many others are seen in supporting roles in this movie.

Mahira Official Trailer – Teaser 4K | Raj B Shetty | Virginia Rodrigues | Balaji Manohar | Mahesh Gowda

Stars : Gurunandan and Archana Jayakrishnan
Director: D P Raghuram
Producer : Kolla Praveen and Kolla Mahesh
Music Composer : V Harikrishna
Releasing On : 22 Mar 2019
Genre : Drama

Story : Missing Boy is a emotional drama based movie directed by D P Raghuram and produced by Kolla Praveen and Kolla Mahesh under Kolla Films banner while V Harikrishna scored music for this movie. Gurunandan and Archana Jayakrishnan are played the main lead roles along with Jaijagadish, Vijayalakshmi Singh, Ravishankar Gowda, Rangayana Raghu and many others are seen in supporting roles in this movie.


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