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
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.
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.
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.
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.