Thursday, January 19th, 2023

Well, we can say that the south Indian film industry is becoming non-stop with its back-to-back hits movies in 2022. While it looks like that, the Bollywood film industry is performing poorly in Indian cinema in 2022. Kannada and Telugu cinema has made the audience speechless with their action movies. This year Kannada cinema is looking to be on fire and has released some incredible action movies their year. So, you cannot miss these brilliant movies, and we have created a list of the top 10 Kannada action movies of 2022.

1. K.G.F Chapter 2

K.G.F Chapter 2 is one of the most expensive films in Kannada cinema ever made and had made in the list of highest-grossing films in India. It is a period-action Kannada film directed by and written by Prashanth Neel and stars Yash, Sanjay Dutt, Raveena Tandon, Srinidhi Shetty, and Prakash Raj in the lead roles. Being released on 14 April 2022, the film follows the story of an assassin Rocky.

2. James

James is an action-drama film starring Puneeth Rajkumar and Priya Anand in the lead roles. It was released on 17 March 2022 and became the biggest hit of 2022. It is a must-watch film who want to see Puneeth Rajkumar for the last time in his action-packed performance. It was a great tribute to our favorite star Appu.

3. Bairagee

Bairagee is a Kannada action drama film directed by Vijay Milton and stars Shiva Rajkumar, Anjali, Dhananjaya, and Pruthvee Ambaar in the lead roles. The film revolves around Huli Shiva, who works in a police station, and with his inspector friend, he moves to a different city. Where he witnesses an unfortunate accident that triggers the tiger within him once again.

4. Benki

Benki was released on 14 August 2022 and received a good response from the audience. Directed by A.R Shaan, the film features Anish Tejeswar and Sampada Kulkarni in the lead roles. The story revolves around a brother and sister set in a village background. The film shows the strong bond between sister and brother with heartfelt moments.

5. Avatara Purusha

Avatara Purusha is a fantasy action-thriller Kannada film directed and written by Suni. The film stars Sharan and Ashika Ranganath as the main character. The movie follows the son of an Ayurveda scholar who goes missing while on a trip with his aunt. Things become complicated when the latter’s daughter decides to make things right with a deceitful plan.

6. Garuda

Garuda is a Kannada action thriller film directed by Dhanakumar. K and stars Srinagar Kitty, Rangayana Raghu, Chikkanna, and Aindrita Ray in the lead roles. It was released on 20 May 2022 and received good reviews from critics. The film shows recent events in India, such as demonetization, black money, and surgical strikes.

7. Karmanye Vadhikaraste

Karmanye Vadhikaraste is an action thriller Kannada movie directed by Srihari Anand. The film features Divya Gowda, Ugramm Manju, Natya Ranga, and Prateek Subramani as the lead actors. It was released on 15 July 2022 and received mixed reviews from the audience.

8. Khadak

Khadak is an action romantic Kananda film starring Dharma Keerthiraj and Anusha Rai in the lead roles. Directed by T.N Nagesh, the plot follows a selfless man Dharma who fights against injustice and helps the poor. The movie failed to make an impression with its story and lacked conviction.

9. Monsoon Raaga

Monsoon Raaga is a Kannada film produced by A R Vikhyath and released on 19 August 2022. The film stars Dhananjaya, Rachitha Ram, Suhasini Maniratnam and Achyuth Kumar in the lead roles. It is a romantic action Kannada film directed by S Ravindranath. The film also stars Yasha Shivkumar as a supporting character.

10. Ravi Bopanna

Ravi Bopanna is a Kannada thriller film directed by V. Ravichandran and stars V. Ravichandran, Kichcha Sudeepa, Ramya Krishnan, and Kavya Shetty in the lead roles. It follows the story of a former police officer who leads a lonely life, and his colleagues always depend on him to solve the crime case.


We can see the hard work and talent of the Kannada film industry in these super-hit movies. In the future, we can expect more super hit movies from Kannada cinema.