Saturday, February 25th, 2023

Do you know that Bhookailasa, a 1958 Kannada movie was the first film to cross the ₹1 crore mark? The list can go on, and many films will pop up, crossing marks of ₹100 crores, ₹150 crores, or ₹500 crores for the first time. But what are the top 10 highest-grossing Kannada movies so far? You have to keep scrolling for that. Kannada Cinema, also called KFI, Sandalwood, or Chandanavana, is dedicated to producing Kannada language movies widely spoken in Karnataka. Nowadays, entertainment has crossed every boundary and grossed amazingly on a domestic and international scale. So let’s check out who created how much hype and did justice as per earnings and rating. 

1. KGF 2

With more than ₹1200 crore in the gross collection, it surely does not need any introduction. The movie is a sequel to the movie KGF 1, which was also a blockbuster hit. The craze of KGF 2 and the praise it received is still unbeatable so far. The movie was released on 14 April 2022 and directed by Prashanth Neel. It has received an 8.5 IMDb rating, casting artists like Yash, Srindhi Shetty, Anant Nag, Ramachandra Raju, Sanjay Dutt, Raveena Tandon, etc.

2. KGF 1

Released in 2018, also directed by Prashanth Neel, is an unforgettable movie. The movie earned ₹25 crores on its first day of release. The comprehensive collection of KGF 1 is ₹250 crore. The movie is packed with action, crime and drama. With an IMDb rating of 8.2, this film can keep you glued to the screen till the end.

3. James

Released on 17 March 2022, starring late actor Puneeth Rajkumar was also a major hit. James had a gross collection of ₹150 crores and was rated 7.7 by IMDb. Written and directed by Chethan Kumar, this movie was Puneeth Rajkumar's last movie following his death on 29 October 2021. The movie also stars Priya Anand, Meka Srikanth, and Shiva Rajkumar.

4. Roberrt

Roberrt is a 2021 musical and thriller action film directed by Tharun Sudhir. With a 6 out of 10 rating by IMDb, the movie has grossed around ₹100 crores so far. The movie stars Darshan Thoogudeepa, Asha Bhat, and Sonal Monteiro. Darshan playing the role of Raghav, a Lucknow-based cook manages to bring this perfectly executed classic revenge drama to us.

5. 777 Charlie

777 Charlie received an IMDb rating of 9.2. The story is about a dog named Charlie who gives a loner guy, Dharma, a new perspective on life. The adventure comedy-drama movie is a huge hit commercially. It was produced by Paramvah Studios and written and directed by Kiranraj K. Rakshit Shetty starrer; this movie is indeed a tear-jerker and perfect for dog lovers. The movie has a gross collection of ₹100 crores.

6. Kurukshetra

Very few films make it to the top regarding collection and reviews and are impactful enough to be remembered forever. Kurukshetra, a mythological piece directed by Naganna, is based on the epic poem Gadhayuddha and centers around the Kaurava king, Duryodhana. With a 6.1 rating, the movie has grossed between ₹90 to ₹105 crores.

7. Raajkumara

Once again, an action, power-packed movie starring Priya Anand with Puneeth Rajkumara was released on 24 March 2017. The story revolves around Siddharth, who faces various challenges after losing his family. It has estimated gross earnings of ₹75 crores. The film also cast Prakash Raj, Ananth Nag, and Saranth Kumar in several important roles. Raajkumara received positive feedback from the audience and critics and was later dubbed in Hindi as Daring Raajkumara.

8. Mungaru Male

Referring to Pre Monsoon rain is a romantic drama film of 2006 directed by Yogaraj Bhat. The movie had a collection of ₹70 crores and stars Ganesh and Pooja Gandhi. The story revolves around the male protagonist Preetam who falls in love with Nandhini, whose marriage is fixed with someone else. She challenges him to win her heart. The movie can remind you of Devdas, but the only question is, will Devdas survive or not?

9. The Villain

Written and directed by Prem and released in 2018, The Villain is an action thriller film that earned somewhere between ₹57 to ₹60 crores. The movie star Shiva Rajkumar, Sudeep, Amy Jackson, Srikanth, Mithun Chakraborty and Tilak Shekar. The first day gross of the movie was almost ₹20 crores.

10. Pailwaan

An orphan guy named Krishna is nurtured by an owner of a gym, Sarkar. Rising against all odds, Krishna becomes a wrestler but ends up getting into a conflict with his mentor after falling in love. A 2019 sports masala movie stars Sunil Shetty as Sarkar, Sudeep as desi wrestler Krishna, and Aakanksha Singh as Rukmini. Pailwaan settles for ₹53 crores.

These are just a few films that made it into our Top 10 kannada movies box office collection, but the list can go on, and you probably be missing out on amazing movie pieces. So stay tuned for many Top 10's curated especially for you.