kannada film industry

‘18th Cross’ - not worth the wait (Kannada Movie Review)


August 4th, 2012 - 8:44 pm ICT by IANS
Film: "18th Cross"; Actors: Deepak, Radhika Pandit, Ramakrishna, Vinayaprasad, Kari Subbu, Jeeva; Director: Shanker; Producer: Rathna Chikkanna; Music: Arjun Janya; Camera: P.L.Ravi and Suresh Babu; Rating: **This was a film started ... Read more...

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‘Eega’ exceptionally innovative, technically brilliant (Telugu Movie Review)


July 7th, 2012 - 6:59 pm ICT by IANS
Film: "Eega"; Cast: Sudeep, Naani, Samantha, Toogubothu Ramesh, Sreenivasa Reddy, Karthick; Producer: Suresh Babu; Writer and Director: S.S.Rajamouli; Camera: Senthil Kumar; Music: M.M.Keervani; Rating ****After the phenomenal success of his previous ... Read more...

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Not thrills in ‘Nagavalli’, avoid it! (Kannada Movie Review)


June 24th, 2012 - 8:43 pm ICT by IANS
Film: "Nagavalli"; Cast: Venu, Madhu Shalini, Sanketh Kashi, Daksha, Bank Janardhan, Biraadar and others; Producers: Keshava-Narasimha; Writer-Director: Kumar; Camera: Parthibhan; Music Directors: Sadhu Kokila-Layendra; Rating: *"Nagavalli" is directed by Kumar, who ... Read more...

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‘Addhuri’- fun film replete with emotions (Kannada Movie Review)


June 16th, 2012 - 8:21 pm ICT by IANS
Film: Adhdhuri; Cast: Dhruv, Radhika Pandit, Tarun, Raju Thalikote, Nag Shekhar, Bullet Prakash; Writer-Director: A.P. Arjun; Producer: C.M.R. Shankar Reddy, Keerthi Swamy; Camera: Surya Kiran; Music: Hari Krishna; Rating: ***1/2Director A.P. ... Read more...

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Veteran director K.S.R. Doss dead


June 9th, 2012 - 4:00 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, June 9 (IANS) Well-known south Indian filmmaker-editor K.S.R. Doss, credited with successful movies in all southern languages, died in Chennai Friday evening. He was 75.He died at the ... Read more...

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Amabreesh’s 60th birthday bash, a gala affair


May 30th, 2012 - 5:23 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, May 30 (IANS) Power and glamour came together to celebrate Kannada superstar Ambareesh's 60th birthday bash, which was attended by the likes of Rajinikant, Chiranjeevi and state Chief ... Read more...

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Thanks to weak script, ‘Anna Bond’ boring (Kannada Movie Review)


May 4th, 2012 - 8:42 pm ICT by IANS
Film: "Anna Bond"; Cast: Puneet Raj Kumar, Priyamani, Nidhi Subbaiah, Rangayana Raghu, Jackie Shroff, Gurudatt, Avinash, Neenasam Achyutha and others; Director: Suri; Producer: Parvathamma Raj Kumar; Art Director: Sahshidhara Adapa; Camera: ... Read more...

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‘Parie’ - a tedious watch (Kannada Movie Review)


April 28th, 2012 - 8:38 pm ICT by IANS
Film: "Parie"; Producer: BDT Abhinaya Chithra; Screenplay-Direction: Sudhir Attavar; Story: Sampanna Muthalik; Music: Veera Samarth; Camera: Anant Urs; Cast: Rakesh Adiga, Nivedhitha, Harshika Poonachcha, Naga Kiran, Sathya, Sharath Lohithashwa, Mandya Ramesh, ... Read more...

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‘Prarthane’ entertains and educates; must watch (Kannada Movie Review)


January 8th, 2012 - 5:08 pm ICT by IANS
Film: "Prarthane"; Cast: Anant Nag, Prakash Raj, Pavitra Lokesh, Master Manoj, Master Sachin, Ashok, Sudha Murthy, B.C. Patil and Dinesh Mangalore; Screenplay writer-Director: Sadashiva Shenoy; Producers: G.C.Pushpa and N. Harish; Story ... Read more...

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‘Shakti’ a powerless film (Kannada Movie Review)


January 8th, 2012 - 4:55 pm ICT by IANS
Film: "Shakti"; Cast: Malashri, Avinash, Radhika Gandhi, Kiran Srinivas, Soujanya, Sharat Lohitashva, Manoj, Ashish Vidyarthi, Hema Chaudhary, Sayyaji Shindhe, Sadhu Kokila and Kurigalu Pratap; Story-Screenplay writer-Director: Anil Kumar; Producer: Ramu; Composer: ... Read more...

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Kannada film industry looks up: Success ratio up (2011 In Retrospect)


December 28th, 2011 - 9:24 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, December 28 (IANS) The Kannada film industry said cheers, thanks to Darshan's "Saarathi" and Punith Rajkumar starrers "Hudugaru" and "Paramathma". If these biggies set the ... Read more...

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Kannada fim ‘Bete’ sheer waste of time (Kannada film review)


December 25th, 2011 - 8:47 pm ICT by IANS
Film: Bete; Cast: Ayesha, Akshay, Harish Rai, Anant Nag, Pavithra Lokesh, Ishitha Vyas, Aadi Lokesh; Story-Screenplay-Director: Sreenivas Kaushik; Producer: Auditor Sreenivas; Cinemetographer: Sathish Babu; Music: Akhil; Rating: *The year ... Read more...

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‘Only Vishnuvardhana’ - ‘paisa vasool’ entertainer (Kannada Movie Review)


December 11th, 2011 - 6:05 pm ICT by IANS
Film: "Only Vishnuvardhana"; Cast: Sudeepa, Priyamani, Bhavana, Sonu Sood, Dwarakish, Arun Sagar, Neenasam Aswath and Muni; Producer: Dwarakish; Writer-Director: Kumar; Camera: Rajarathnam; Composer: Jaro Lrosjma; Rating: *** 1/2"Only Vishnuvardhana" is ... Read more...

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Kasarvalli busy shooting new film


November 15th, 2011 - 4:45 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Nov 15 (IANS) Four times winner of the Swarna Kamal national award Girish Kasaravalli has started shooting for "Koormavathaara", based on a novel written by Kannada writer Kum Veerabhadrappa.Kasaravalli, ... Read more...

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Kannada actor denied bail in wife assault case


September 13th, 2011 - 8:06 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Sep 13 (IANS) A Bangalore court Tuesday denied bail to leading Kannada actor Darshan who has been arrested for assaulting his wife, though she withdrew her complaint against him.First ... Read more...

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Most hurting decision, says Nikitha after being banned


September 11th, 2011 - 9:10 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Sep 11 (IANS) What mistake have I committed to endure such a harsh punishment, asks multilingual actress Nikitha, who has been banned by the Kannada Producers' Association (KPA) for ... Read more...

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‘90′ a good experiment (Kannada Movie Review)


September 4th, 2011 - 5:20 pm ICT by IANS
Film: "90"; Cast: Sadhu Kokila, Rangayana Raghu, Bullet Prakash, Pragna, Kurigalu Pratap, Shakeela, Raju Thalikote, Doddanna and Mithra; Producer: Sadhu Kokila; Storywriter-Director: Lucky Shankar; Camera: A.V. Krishna Kumar; Music Director: ... Read more...

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Shammi Kapoor’s death shocks Kannada film industry


August 14th, 2011 - 10:14 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Aug 14 (IANS) Dancing King Shammi Kapoor's death early Sunday morning has shocked many Kannada film personalities who were close to the flamboyant star who changed the ... Read more...

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‘Panchamrutha’ - an experiment gone awry (Kannada Movie Review)


August 14th, 2011 - 9:34 pm ICT by IANS
Film: "Panchamrutha"; Cast: Sreenagara Kitty, Raghu Mukherjee, Devaraj, Pooja Gandhi, Neetu, Neenasam Achyutha, Dileep Raj, Supreetha and Tara; Director: T.N. Nagesh; Producer: Jnaanesh; Music Composer: Ashley-Abhilash; Camera: A.C. Mahendar; Rating: *"Panchamrutha" ... Read more...

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‘Rajadhani’ a pleasant surprise for viewers (Kannada Movie Review)


June 5th, 2011 - 6:47 pm ICT by IANS
Film: "Rajadhani"; Cast: Yash, Sheena Shahabadi, Sathya, Prakash Raj, Ravi Teja, Sandeep, Chethan Chandra, Ramesh Bhat, Thulasi Shivamani and Umashri; Producer: Sowmya Sathyan; Screenplay-Dialogues-Direction: K.V. Raju; Music Director: Arjun Janya; Camera: ... Read more...

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Director Rajashekhar’s ‘Shravana’ a let down (Kannada Movie Review)


March 13th, 2011 - 6:31 pm ICT by IANS
Film: "Shravana"; Cast: Vijaya Raghavendra, Gayathri Iyer, Bhuvan, Sandeep, Bank Janardhan, Chidanand and others; Director: B.S. Rajashekhar; Producer: Rto Shivanna; Camera: K.Vasudev; Music Director: Karthick Bhoopathy; Rating: *Vijaya Raghavendra starrer "Shravana" ... Read more...

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I’m happy, but missing my wife: Kasaravalli


January 25th, 2011 - 8:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) Kannada filmmaker Girish Kasaravalli is ecstatic after being named for the Padma Shri Tuesday, but misses his wife Vaishali -- who passed away three months ago -- ... Read more...

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‘Boss’ And ‘Kanteerava’ Vie For Top Spot


January 4th, 2011 - 1:18 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
both may appeal to the audience’s tastes.Boss has popular and established names like Darshan and Raghu Raj while Kanteerava also has the star power of action hero Vijay. According to ... Read more...

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Priya Mani Is A Lucky Girl!


November 18th, 2010 - 5:27 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
While many actresses in South India like to venture towards Tamil, Telugu and Malayalam cinema, Priya Mani has surprisingly stuck to Sandalwood in spite of receiving offers from the Tollywood and ... Read more...

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Poonam Bajwa To Do ‘Shikari’ With Mammootty


October 19th, 2010 - 4:51 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
October 19, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): Malayalam film megastar Mammootty is making his debut in the Kannada film industry  with the bilingual movie 'Shikari'.  21-year-old Punjabi girl Poonam Bajwa is also joining ... Read more...

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‘Jackie’ is a fast-paced entertainer (Kannada Movie Review)


October 16th, 2010 - 7:47 pm ICT by IANS
By R.G. Vijayasarathy Film: "Jackie"; Cast: Puneet Raj Kumar, Bhavana, Rangayana Raghu, Shobharaj, Sampath, Sumithra and Naayi Chandru; Director: Soori; Producer: Parvathamma Raj Kumar; Camera: Sathya Hegde; Music: Hari Krishna; Rating: ... Read more...

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Aindrita Ray is all set to make Bengali films


September 30th, 2010 - 5:06 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
September 30, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): Sources suggest that Aindrita ray the Bong Bombshell who has sizzled the screen for southern films might make her Bengali film debut this year. Right now ... Read more...

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Rathnakar Donated Eyes Long Before Death


September 23rd, 2010 - 8:50 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
September 23, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): Kannada film's veteran comedian Rathnakar, who passed away on Tuesday, has reportedly donated his eyes much before his death. The veteran actor took his last breathe in ... Read more...

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Dimple Replaces Ragini In Kote


September 23rd, 2010 - 8:30 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
September 23, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): Dimple Chopra, a Mumbaikar, has replaced actress Ragini in director Srinivasa Raju's upcoming Kannada movie Kote. Now, Dimple will romance the lead hero Prajwal Devaraj.The tall and ... Read more...

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Aptha Rakshaka Silver Jubilee Celebration Turns Dull!


September 21st, 2010 - 7:57 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
September 21, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): The silver jubilee celebration of late actor Dr. Vishnuardhana's last movie Aptha Rakshaka has turned out to be a dull event as the list of the ... Read more...

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Two Historical Films Are In Making In Sandalwood


September 17th, 2010 - 8:49 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
September 17, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): The Kannada Film Industry is going to welcome historical films very soon. One of them is titled Kranthiveera Sangolli Rayanna and the other is Shivappa Nayaka. ... Read more...

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Actor Abbas Returns To Kannada Films After 10 Years


September 16th, 2010 - 11:57 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
September 16, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): South Indian actor Abbas, who was a big name in Tamil films in the 90s, is coming back to the Kannada film industry after a long gap ... Read more...

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S Narayan Making Yet Another Film With Son Pankaj


September 14th, 2010 - 8:42 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
September 14, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): S Narayan, the multifaceted persona of the Kannada film industry, has announced yet another film with his son, actor Pankaj. The actor debuted in Sandalwood in 2006 ... Read more...

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Ramesh Aravind’s Birthday Celebrated On ‘Happy Husbands’ Sets


September 14th, 2010 - 12:25 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
September 14, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): Kannada movie star Ramesh Aravind has turned 46 this September 10 and the birthday celebration took place on the Happy Husbands sets at Rockline Venkatesh studio.The ... Read more...

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Vishwa Vijaya Vinayaka Completes 80% Of Shooting


September 14th, 2010 - 11:52 am ICT by Sampurn Wire
September 14, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): The Ganesha festival has started all over India and the Kannada film industry is also getting the blessings of Lord Ganesha. Sandalwood is getting ready with a ... Read more...

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