Thursday, January 19th, 2023

The 2010s were like a charm for Kannada cinema and released many of highest grossing films. Kannada cinema is becoming more popular with its great storyline, action sequence, direction, and cinematography. There is no doubt that Kannada cinema and taking its movies next level and has given like K.G.F Chapter 2, Charlie 777, and James. However, here we will talk about the highest-grossing Kannada movies from the 2010s. So, check out the top ten Kannada movies that you shouldn't miss watching.

1. K.G.F Chapter 1

K.G.F Chapter 1 was released on 20 December 2018 and is the highest-grossing Kannada film having a total collection of 250 crore rupees ($36 million) in the 2010s. It is the first installment of the K.G.F series, directed and written by Prashanth Neel. In this movie, Yash starred as Rocky, and debutant Ramachandra Raju as Garuda in the lead roles.

2. Kurukshetra

Kurukshetra is the second highest-grossing film in Kannada cinema from the 2010s. It was released in theatres on 9 August 2019 and became a blockbuster with a total collection of 90 crore rupees ($11 Million) worldwide. It is a mythological war film directed by Naganna and stars Darshan, Ambareesh, V. Ravichandran, P. Ravishankar, Arjun Sarja, Meghana Raj, Sneha, Sonu Sood, and more.

3. Pailwaan

Pailwaan was released in theatres on 12 September 2019 and collected 100 crore rupees ($13 million) worldwide. While having S. Krishna as a director and writer, it received a good response from critics and the audience. The lead roles in the movie were played by, Sudeepa, Sunil Shetty, and Aakanksha Singh.

4. Raajakumara

Raajakumara is a Kannada action drama film starring Puneeth Rajkumar and Priya Anand as the main cast. Directed and written by Santhosh Ananddram, it was released on 24 March 2017, and with positive reviews from the critics, it became the highest-grossing Kannada film. Its total collection was reported as 75 crore rupees ($9.4 million) worldwide.

5. The Villain

The Villain is another highest-grossing film in Kannada cinema, having a total collection of 60 crore rupees ($7.5 million) worldwide. It is an action thriller film written and directed by Prem and stars Shiva Rajkumar, Sudeepa, and Amy Jackson in the lead roles. It was released on 18 October 2018 and received a good response from the audience.

6. Avane Srimannarayana

The film was released in Kannada on 27 December 2019 and received highly positive reviews from critics and audiences. Avane Srimannarayana's total grossed collection is said to be 56 crore rupees ($7 million). Directed by Sachin B. Ravi and stars Rakshit Shetty and Shanvi Srivastava in the lead roles.

7. Kirik Party

Kirik Party was released in theatres on 30 December 2016 worldwide and became one of the highest-grossing films in Kannada cinema. With a positive response from the critics, the film grossed 50 crore rupees (approx. $6.3 million) worldwide. It is a romantic comedy film directed by Rishab Shetty and stars Rakshit Shetty, Rashmika Mandanna, and Samyuktha Hegde in the lead roles.

8. Yajamana

Yajamana is a social action film that got positive reviews from the audience and received praise for Darshan's performance, dialogues, social message, and direction. It was released on 1 March 2019 and became a commercial success at the box office with a total collection of 50 crores (approx. $6.3 million). The film has an ensemble cast of Darshan, Rashmika Mandanna, and Tanya Hope in the lead role.

9. Mr. And Mrs. Ramchari

Mr. And Mrs. Ramchari is a Kannada romantic drama film with having lifetime collection of around 50 crore rupees (approx. $6.3 million). The film features Yash and Radhika Pandit as the main character. It was released on 25 December 2014 and became one of the most successful films in Kannada cinema, directed by Santhosh Ananddram.

10. Kotigobba 2

Directed by K. S. Ravikumar, Kotigobba 2 was released on 12 August 2016 and became a blockbuster hit at the box office. As per the report, the film's total worldwide collection is around 51 crore rupees (approx. $6.3 million). The film stars Sudeepa and Nithya Menen in the lead roles and has received positive reviews from the audience.


If you were also wondering which movies made the highest collection in the 2010s, then these are the top 10 Kannada highest-grossing films from 2010s.