Kannada film industry is surely making eyes turn and novelty is seen in many films. This factor should be highly appreciated. Having said that, the audiences are not only embracing the films for their star value but also for the other aspects including story, execution, narration, screenplay etc. This is indeed a good sign. Now let’s see 10 movies of 2016 which excelled in any or all of these aspects.
Touted as a crime thriller Ricky hit the screens on 22 January 2016 and deals with naxalism in India. Romance element is also interspersed in the movie. Directed by Rishabh Shetty it has Rakshith Shetty and Haripriya in the lead roles. The movie was appreciated for its good etching of characters. Also, the screenplay is like a whiz of fresh air to the viewers. Ricky received accolades due its technical prowess as well as good acting.
Released on 12 February 2016 Shivalinga had
Shiva Rajkumar and Vedhika sharing screenspace. Directed by P Vasu it had the signature style of the director. The movie is loaded with thrilling and horror elements. The casting is done well for the film and the performances are also commendable.
Jessie was released on March 25 2016 is not only a romantic tale but also has its share of thriller elements. The film has the heroine’s role having the lion’s share. Screenplay and music are the major highlights of this film which has Dhananjay,
Parul Yadav and
Raghu Mukherjee in the cast amongst others.
Released on April 29 2016 Chakravyuha is the remake of the Kollywood movie Ivan Vere Mathiri. The movie has
Rachita Ram and
Arun Vijay amongst others in the cast. The narration of the movie is good and the superb action sequences should be appreciated. It is the 25th venture of Puneeth Rajkumar.
Released on 20th May 2016 U-Turn is a directorial venture of
Pawan Kumar. It takes us through the story of a journalist who doesn’t follow the divider but take a double U-Turn on a flyover in Bengaluru. The technical aspects of this film are par excellence and the casting is also not lagging.
Shraddha Srinath and
Roger Narayan do a great job in the film. And not to miss the sub-titling which is indeed something helpful for the non-Kannada audience.
The different efforts of the Special Task Force police cop and his group to kill Veerappan forms the crux of Killing Veerappan which was released on 1st January 2016. The direction of
Ram Gopal Varma is astute and Shiva Rajkumar and Sandeep Bhardwaj have given superb performances.
Thithi was released in India on May 2016 and it has got international acclaim. The movie is a very honest attempt and it has a charm attached to it. Directed by
Raam Reddy the movie centres around the ‘thithi ‘ of an old man who lived more than 100 years.
Godhi Banna Sadharana Mykattu
Released on 3rd June 2016 Godhi Banna Sadharana Mykattu is a movie worth watching for its beautiful execution by the debut director Hemanth M Rao. The movie talks about more than just the relationship between a father and son and also deals with Alzheimer’s release. The performance of
Anant Nag is excellent.
Kottigobba 2, starring Sudeep and Nitya Menen in the lead roles is a complete family entertainer. The movie was released in Tamil as
Mudinja Ivana Pudi. The flick was released on 12th August 2016 and was directed by K S Ravikumar. The movie has the right balance of humor and action. The story is of two persons and the confusion as to whether they are twins or two different individuals is something interesting.
This film has Power Star Puneeth Rajkumar and
Radhika Pandit in the lead roles. There are also several reputed artists in the film. The film was released on 30th September 2016. The movie though in the predictable lines with the actions of a good person as the crux, stands apart when it makes the regular thing appealing to you.