Sandalwood is evolving slowly and is creating ripples even at international level. Well, just like actors and actresses make a complete makeover Kannada cinema is also involved in a complete change. Now let’s see some of the novel attempts of Sandalwood that garnered the attention of the audiences recently in terms of story, acting, screenplay, direction etc.
The film has the native touch to it and it revolves around a Thithi ceremony of a 101-year old person and the reaction of three generations to the death while they unite for the funeral. With a perfect narration, seamless acting, and technical expertise, Thithi, directed by Raam Reddy, is a true treat in the Mandya style. The film has made heads turn in the international level.
Godhi Banna Sadharana Mykattu
Directed by debutante Hemanth Rao this film centers on an Alzheimer’s patient staying in an old-age home. He goes missing after his workaholic son spends a day with him in the home. The twists and turns in the movie are told in a beautiful manner and there is a love story in the midst of all the chaos. All the subplots in the movie have their own flow and that is one of the highlights of the movie. Music and cinematography also elevated the movie to a higher level. And not to miss impeccable acting by Anant Nag, Vasishta N Simha, Rakshit Shetty, and Sruthi Hariharan.
This movie is a directorial venture of Anup Bhandari and has Nirup Bhandari, Radhika Chetan, Avantika Shetty and Sai Kumar playing important roles. The movie is visually stunning and the acting and technical expertise also deserve special mention. The story, which has a balanced dosage of thrill and romance, is also astutely woven. The movie takes us t hrough the life of a lone journalist and his wife who believe that there is something paranormal happening in their lives. Nirup Bhandari is indeed a good find for Kannada film industry through this film. Sai Kumar just lives his role.
The movie revolves around the life of an intern reporter who follows a story on the traffic miscreants atop a flyover. And when everything seems to be fine including her romantic life she gets into a mess because of her story that she doing for the paper. The screenplay is extremely good and that makes the movie click with the audiences. Cinematography, casting (newcomer Shraddha Srinath does an excellent job) and screenplay are also no less to the screenplay in this film that has a hard-hitting message. The movie is directed by Pawan Kumar.