There were times, when Kannada films were regarded as the lowest degree of attention even in their own territories. Even till the recent times, the very own Kannada movies in Karnataka would be given less preference than other regional movies. It is worth mentioning that Pawan Kumar’s ‘U-Turn’ had faced similar issue. While the film was received very well in the neighbouring states, it was removed from the theatre during last minute as Mahesh Babu’s Brahmotsavam got a major stroke. But in Chennai, it is always becoming more and more evident that audiences are ready to receive good contents irrespective of languages. Especially Kannada movies are facing a huge reception in Chennai in the recent times.
It all started with Pawan Kumar’s ‘Lucia’ released before couple of years
It all started with Pawan Kumar’s ‘Lucia’ released before couple of years, where the entire Tamil film industry was so much spellbound over the newfangled concept. Although the Tami remake featuring Siddarth-Deepa Sannidhi titled ‘Enakkul Oruvan’ didn’t perform well, the original version is considered to be one of the greatest studs of Sandalwood.
Few days later it was ‘Ulidhavaru Kandante’, which made a decent opening. To everyone’s attention, this film is getting remade in Tamil as ‘Santa Maria’, which marks the debut of Nivin Pauly in lead role alongside U-Turn fame Shraddha Srinath. The film is now getting faster on the floors across the backdrops of Tuticorin.
It was a suspense-thriller that repeatedly pulled audiences in theatres and this happens to be the first ever Kannada movie to have had a successful run of 50 days in USA
Then it all became more and more stunning with Rangi Taranga crossing almost a year run in many theaters of Bengaluru. The film is getting re-released in Singapore, where the crew of this film attending SIIMA will be a part of it. The film’s remake rights have been already acquired by a leading production house in Tamil industry. It was a suspense-thriller that repeatedly pulled audiences in theatres and this happens to be the first ever Kannada movie to have had a successful run of 50 days in USA. Not to miss the point that it was jam packed with crowd in Chennai theatres nearly for four weeks.
P. Vasu made a stunning comeback with the film ‘Shivalinga’, which recently completed 100 days and is getting remade in Tamil with the same title featuring Raghava Lawrence and Rithika Singh in lead roles. The film was recently in Chennai with a much fanfare and managed to get more crowds.
The ultimate showstopper was U-Turn, which was released in many theatres of Chennai that garnered more and more acclaims
The ultimate showstopper was U-Turn, which was released in many theatres of Chennai that garnered more and more acclaims not alone from the audiences, but from film industry friends too. In fact, Naga Chaitanya and Samantha together promoting the film in Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh respectively had been an additional information to confirm their relationship too. Ah! That’s pretty outlandish and yes, Samantha is doing the Tamil and Telugu remake of this film as well.
The list of Kannada releases in Chennai continues to run into monstrous numbers, which includes Godhi Banna Sadharna Mykattu, Karva and Zoom. It is noteworthy that Kannada remake of ‘Ivan Vera Maathiri’ titled ‘Chakravyuha’ that marked the debut of Arun Vijay in Tamil as well had gained incredible praises.