Tuesday, February 21st, 2023

No other sector produced more classics during the bygone era than the Kannada film industry. They call it the "Golden Years of Sandalwood" and claim we were fortunate to live through it. The crop has, however, gotten a little drab in recent years. Nevertheless, it happens frequently that a few films emerge that show why KFI cannot be written off. Although these movies are modern for their time, several of them will be remembered as classics by future generations. In this post, we discuss 18 of these mainstream Kannada movies.

1. RangiTaranga

One of the best mystery Kannada films ever created is RangiTaranga. The majority of viewers agreed that it is a fantastic film with a great tale, the best writing, the finest soundtrack, and, most importantly, the best mystery. The film's plot centers on a reclusive novelist who returns to his home hamlet and encounters strange occurrences. Nirup Bhandari, Radhika Narayan, and Avantika Shetty play key roles in this 2015 film, which also features Saikumar in a pivotal part. Director Anup Bhandari oversaw it.

2. Ugramm

The intensely action-packed Kannada film Probably one of the best Kannada films is Ugramm. Srimurali, Haripriya, and Thilak Shekar played key roles in the 2014 movie. Prashanth Neel made his directorial debut in the Kannada cinema industry with this movie. Highlights of Ugramm include strong acting, intense conversation and action sequences, and stunning photography. It was among the year's top box office successes. In a nutshell, the plot of the movie centers around a character who has a perilous background and wants to save a young girl.

3. Lucia

The movie "Lucia" is about turbulence, bottled up tension, and vivid dreams. While the movie's central topic is clarity, the intriguing poster captures everything mentioned above while being largely plot- and story-unspoiling. It has the required curiosity to engage viewers because the tone and mood of the movie are immediately apparent.

4. Thithi

"Thithi" is an unusual Kannada movie for a variety of reasons. It tells a fairly dramatic story using a non-professional cast and neo-realistic techniques. Deadpan comedy, ordinary silence, and a seething sense of dishonesty that seems to be as constant in the town as Gadappa himself are all there. Although there are other posters for the movie, the one with Gadappa and his animated flowy and wiry silver beard is a beautiful design. This ad makes a bold and yet highly intriguing promise of a fun journey while avoiding typical movie tropes.

5. Super

Actor Upendra is frequently referred to be a "maverick," and this association is never in vain. While his films often draw criticism for their blatant silliness, many people have praised his work as a director because it combines nativity with wishful thinking and bluntness. His 2012 movie "Super" didn't have a title at first; instead, the poster only had a single-hand motion, which finally became the buzz among fans.

6. Rangasthalam

The tyrannical government of Rangasthalam village is the focus of this 2018 action movie. Two brothers, one of whom has a disability, decide to end the oppressive authority that has existed for the past three decades. The key actors in this 2017 movie, directed by Sukumar, included Ram Charan, Samantha Akkineni, Anasuya Bharadwaj, Aadhi Pinisetty, and Pooja Hegde, Prakash Raj, and Jagapathi Babu.

7. Premier Padmini

Premier Padmini is the tale of a man who, after meeting his new driver, begins to enjoy life. Prior to it, he was experiencing a midlife existential crisis. Panju, Hitha, Aishwarya Baspure, Madhoo, Jaggesh, and Vivek Simha are all starring in this Ramesh Indira-directed movie. This 2019 Kannada love drama was published.

8. Ulidavaru Kandanthe

A must-see! The narrating style and plot structure are reminiscent of Akira Kurosawa's "Rashomon," while the film is influenced by Quentin Tarantino's "Pulp Fiction." Based on a murder mystery that occurred close to the coastlines of Malpe, a tiny city in the Dakshina Kannada district, the story takes place in the early 1990s. The cast was also compelling, and the characters were expertly crafted. It's a movie that you can see multiple times since each time you'll learn something new or see something you hadn't before. The movie is worth your time overall.

9. KGF

The film goes back to the retro era. In this story, two events occur: first, the hero is born, and second, people find gold in the Kolar Gold Fields (K.G.F). The protagonist was raised in squalor. He relocates to Mumbai at a very young age in order to join the mafia. To see her son successful and influential was what his mother wished for. He returns home after some time spent in Mumbai. Will he be successful in becoming a Don? Does he intend to release his people from enduring slavery? what drives the film's story?

10. U-Turn

The Double Road overpass, where a mother and kid are killed in an accident, is essential to the story. An English newspaper trainee named Shraddha Srinath starts writing a special story on the incident. how well she completes the assignment and the difficulties she encounters throughout the narrative Initially a straightforward topic, Pawan Kumar turned it into a thriller and was successful in getting the engagement. The fact that U-Turn has been remade numerous times is evidence that it will become a classic.