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The Cinema of Karnataka encompasses movies made in the Indian state of Karnataka. Most of the movies are made in the Kannada language, with a handful of them in Konkani or Tulu. Kannada films form an important component of the Cinema of India. South Asian cinema refers to the cinema of India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bhutan and the Maldives. ... This article addresses Persian and Pashto cinemas of Afghanistan. ... There are two Bengali film industries: Dhaka(called Dhallywood) and Kolkata (called Tollywood, a portmanteau of Tollygunge, the area of South Kolkata where this industry is based, and Hollywood) // Dhallywood Based in Dhaka, its the Bangladeshi film industry, with about 60 films produced each year. ... Bengali cinema, or the Bengali film industry, is one of the earliest film industries in India. ... The Indian film industry is the largest in the world in terms of the number of films produced annually (877 feature films and 1177 short films were released in the year 2003 alone). ... Assamese cinema was born in 1935 when Jyoti Prasad Agarwala released his movie Joymoti. ... Bengali cinema, or the Bengali film industry, is one of the earliest film industries in India. ... Bollywood (Hindi: , Urdu: ) is the informal name given to the popular Mumbai-based Hindi language film industry in India. ... Image:Veerapandi. ... Malayalam cinema refers to films made in the southern Indian state of Kerala in Malayalam. ... This article is about the Telugu film industry. ... The Himalayan country of Nepal does not have a very long film history, but the industry has its own place in the cultural heritage of Nepal. ... Lollywood (Urdu: لالیوڈ) (colloquially known as Ecco Bay) refers to the Pakistani film industry, based in the city of Lahore. ... Sri Lankan cinema is highly acclaimed abroad - its films have won dozens of awards at international festivals. ... Karnātakā   (Kannada: ಕನಾ೯ಟಕ) (IPA: ) is one of the four southern states of India. ... Kannada (ಕನ್ನಡ ) is one of the major Dravidian languages of southern India and one of the oldest languages in India. ... Konkani language test of Wikipedia at Wikimedia Incubator Konkani (DevanāgarÄ«: कोंकणी, Kannada: ಕೊಂಕಣಿ, Malayalam: കൊംകണീ, Roman: Konknni, IAST: ) is a language of India, and belongs to the Indo-European family of languages. ... Tulu (Kannada script: ತುಳು) is a Dravidian language of India with fewer than two million speakers, known as Tuluvas. ... Kannada (ಕನ್ನಡ ) is one of the major Dravidian languages of southern India and one of the oldest languages in India. ... The Indian film industry is the largest in the world in terms of the number of films produced annually (877 feature films and 1177 short films were released in the year 2003 alone). ...


The most popular actor in Kannada films was late Dr.Rajkumar. He has acted in over 200 movies and is a recipient of the Dadasaheb Phalke Award. Kannada (ಕನ್ನಡ ) is one of the major Dravidian languages of southern India and one of the oldest languages in India. ... Dr. Rajkumar (Kannada:ಡಾ. ರಾಜ್‌ಕುಮಾರ್‌, Real Name: Singanalluru Puttaswamayya Muthuraju Kannada:ಸಿಂಗನಲ್ಲೂರು ಪುಟ್ಟಸ್ವಾಮಯ್ಯ ಮುತ್ತುರಾಜು, April 24, 1929—April 12, 2006) was the most popular actor in Kannadas film industry. ... The Dadasaheb Phalke Award is an annual award given by the Indian government for lifetime contribution to Indian cinema. ...


Other actors, actresses, directors and producers in Kannada films include dozens like B.R. Pantulu, G.V.Iyer, Gubbi Veeranna, Balakrishna, Puttanna Kanagal, Sunil kumar desai and over the last few decades Vishnuvardhan, Ambarish, Shivarajkumar, Aarathi, Bharathi, Manjula, Ravichandran, Shankar Nag, Anant Nag, Girish Karnad, Girish Kasaravalli, M.P. Shankar, Vajramuni, Upendra, and Narasimha raju. Kannada (ಕನ್ನಡ ) is one of the major Dravidian languages of southern India and one of the oldest languages in India. ... Ganapathi Venkatrama Iyer also known as G V Iyer was a well known Indian Film Director. ... Natakaratna Gubbi Veeranna was a doyen of early Kannada theatre and the founder of the famous Gubbi Veeranna theatre company. ... Nandamuri Balakrishna Nandamuri Balakrishna (Telugu:నందమూరి బాలకృష్ణ), fondly called as Balayya by his fans is one of the most popular actors in Telugu film industry today. ... Puttanna Kanagal was arguably the greatest Kannada film director of the 1960s and the 70s. ... Sunil Kumar Desai is one of the successful Kannada film directors. ... Vishnuvardhan (real name is Sampath Kumar) (born September 18, 1950) is a popular actor in the Indian state of Karnataka. ... Ambarish is a famous Kannada film actor in Karnataka. ... Shivaraj Kumar(real name SHIVANNA) is the son of legendry Kannada matinee idol Dr. Rajkumar a graduate in B.Sc, Shivraj kumar made his screen appreance in Singeetham Srinivas Rao’s Anand. Shivannas first three movies ‘Anand’, ‘Rathasapthami’ and ‘Mana Mechchida Hududi’ in a row completed silver jubilee and... Bharathi is a common Hindu name, Subramanya Bharathy a famous Tamil poet is also referred to as Bharathi. ... Apu Nahasapeemapetilon (sometimes spelled Nahasapeemapetilan) is a fictional character featured in The Simpsons television series. ... V. Ravichandran is an actor, director, producer, music director, and lyricist in the Kannada film industry. ... Shankar Nag(ಶಂಕರ್ ನಾಗ್), originally known as Shankar Nagarakatte (ಶಂಕರ್ ನಾಗರಕಟ್ಟೆ), along with his elder brother Anant Nag (ಅನಂತ್ ನಾಗ್) was a popular actor and director of Kannada cinema. ... Ananth Nag is an actor and politician from Karnataka, India. ... // Girish Karnad (Kannada:ಗಿರೀಶ್ ಕಾರ್ನಾಡ್) (born May 19, 1938), is a contemporary writer, playwright, actor and movie director in Kannada language. ... Eminent Kannada film-maker Girish Kasaravalli started his career with Ghatashraddha in 1977. ... Natabhayankara VAJRAMUNI was one of the famous Kannada actor who acted more than 500[citation needed] movies. ... Upendra (Kannada:ಉಪೇಂದ್ರ) is a professional movie director, actor and script writer in the south Indian Kannada film industry. ...


Music directors who have made their mark in Kannada films include R. Ratna, M. Venkata swamy, M. Ranga Rao, G. K. Venkatesh, Vijayabhaskar, the duo Rajan-Nagendra, Upendra Kumar, Sathyam, C. Ashwath, Hamsalekha, and T.G. Lingappa. Lyrics of Kannada film songs have been penned by Chi. Udayashankar, R.N. Jayagopal, Hamsalekha, and Doddarange Gowda among others. Playback singers in Kannada films include Dr. K.J Yesudas, P.B. Sreenivas, S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, Rajesh Krishnan, Udit Narayan, B.R. Chaya, Pallavi, Nandita, S. Janaki and P. Susheela. Dr.Rajkumar, has however sung hundreds of very melodious songs in those movies where he himself has starred as the hero, starting from the mid 1970's. Kannada (ಕನ್ನಡ ) is one of the major Dravidian languages of southern India and one of the oldest languages in India. ... Gurjada Krishnadas Venkatesh (September 21, 1927 -- November, 1993) (popularly known as G K Venkatesh) is a well known music director who has lent his service to many films made in South Indian languages. ... Rajan and Nagendra were musicians who were prominent composer of film music in Kannada cinema during the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s. ... Sathyam (2007) is a forthcoming Tamil film project directed by debutant Rajasekhar, an associate of Suresh Krishna. ... Hamsalekha (Kannada: ಹಂಸಲೇಖ) is the popular Music Director and Lyricsist in the Kannada film industry. ... Kannada (ಕನ್ನಡ ) is one of the major Dravidian languages of southern India and one of the oldest languages in India. ... R.N.Jayagopal, one of the most widely respected connoisseurs of the Kannada Film Industry. ... Hamsalekha (Kannada: ಹಂಸಲೇಖ) is the popular Music Director and Lyricsist in the Kannada film industry. ... Kannada (ಕನ್ನಡ ) is one of the major Dravidian languages of southern India and one of the oldest languages in India. ... Dr. Kattassery Joseph Yesudas (born January 10, 1940), is a noted South Indian musician. ... Dr. P.B. Sreenivos (Prathivadha Bhayankara Sreenivos and popularly PBS) is a multi-faceted playback singer from South India. ... Sripathi Panditaradhyula Balasubrahmanyam, (Telugu:బాల సుబ్రమణ్యం) is a prolific Indian singer. ... Udit Narayan Jha, popularly known as Udit Narayan is a well-established playback singer in the Hindi and Tamil language film industries as well as in Nepali cinema. ... The introduction to this article provides insufficient context for those unfamiliar with the subject matter. ... S. Janaki (born April 23, 1938) is a major Indian singer, with her magnificent voice, captured the hearts of millions of people through various language including Telugu , Tamil, Malayalam and Kannada . ... P. Susheela (Panuleti Susheela), is a popular South Indian playback singer. ... Dr. Rajkumar (Kannada:ಡಾ. ರಾಜ್‌ಕುಮಾರ್‌, Real Name: Singanalluru Puttaswamayya Muthuraju Kannada:ಸಿಂಗನಲ್ಲೂರು ಪುಟ್ಟಸ್ವಾಮಯ್ಯ ಮುತ್ತುರಾಜು, April 24, 1929—April 12, 2006) was the most popular actor in Kannadas film industry. ...

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History of Kannada cinema

"Sri Krishnadevaraya" One of Kannada's Landmark film

1931 saw the emergence of talking pictures in the regional languages of South India with the release of Kalidas. In 1934, the first talky in Kannada, Sati Sulochana.[1] followed by Bhakta Dhruva (aka Dhruva Kumar). Image File history File links Kannada_Cinema. ... Image File history File links Kannada_Cinema. ... Kannada (ಕನ್ನಡ ) is one of the major Dravidian languages of southern India and one of the oldest languages in India. ... South India is a linguistic-cultural region of India that comprises the four Indian states of Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala and Tamil Nadu and the Union Territory of Pondicherry, whose inhabitants are collectively referred to as South Indians. ... Kalidas (कालिदास) is considered one of Indias greatest Sanskrit poets and dramatists. ... Sati Sulochana (Kannada: ) is the name of a film made in Kannada language. ...


Both Sati Sulochana and Bhakta Dhruva were major successes. But prospective filmmakers in Karnataka were handicapped by the lack of studios and technical crews. Sati Sulochana was shot in Kolhapur at the Chatrapathi studio; most filming, sound recording, and post-production was done in Madras (now Chennai). It was difficult, as well, to find financial backing for new film projects in the region; thus, very few movies in Kannada were released during the early years of Indian sound cinema. Sati Sulochana (Kannada: ) is the name of a film made in Kannada language. ... Karnātakā   (Kannada: ಕನಾ೯ಟಕ) (IPA: ) is one of the four southern states of India. ... Sati Sulochana (Kannada: ) is the name of a film made in Kannada language. ... Kolhapur   (Marathi:कोल्हापुर) is a city situated in the south west corner of Maharashtra, India. ... Madras refers to: the Indian city of Chennai, formerly known as Madras, the former Indian state, now known as Tamil Nadu (Plural of Madra): Ancient people of Iranian affinites, who lived in northwest Panjab in the Uttarapatha division of ancient India. ... , “Madras” redirects here. ... Kannada (ಕನ್ನಡ ) is one of the major Dravidian languages of southern India and one of the oldest languages in India. ... The Indian film industry is the largest in the world in terms of the number of films produced annually (877 feature films and 1177 short films were released in the year 2003 alone). ...


The 1950s and '60s

Actor, director G.V.Iyer

The 1950s will be remembered as the decade that introduced the doyen of Kannada cinema - Dr.Rajkumar. Rajkumar, originally known as Mutturaju was a theater artist, discovered by HLN Simha. HLN offered him a lead role in the mythological movie, Bedara Kannappa. The movie proved to be a blockbuster and signaled the arrival of a new star. It also launched comedian Narasimharaju and director G.V.Iyer. Image File history File links GVI.jpg‎ /...//www. ... Image File history File links GVI.jpg‎ /...//www. ... Kannada (ಕನ್ನಡ ) is one of the major Dravidian languages of southern India and one of the oldest languages in India. ... Dr. Rajkumar (Kannada:ಡಾ. ರಾಜ್‌ಕುಮಾರ್‌, Real Name: Singanalluru Puttaswamayya Muthuraju Kannada:ಸಿಂಗನಲ್ಲೂರು ಪುಟ್ಟಸ್ವಾಮಯ್ಯ ಮುತ್ತುರಾಜು, April 24, 1929—April 12, 2006) was the most popular actor in Kannadas film industry. ... Dr. Rajkumar (Kannada:ಡಾ. ರಾಜ್‌ಕುಮಾರ್‌, Real Name: Singanalluru Puttaswamayya Muthuraju Kannada:ಸಿಂಗನಲ್ಲೂರು ಪುಟ್ಟಸ್ವಾಮಯ್ಯ ಮುತ್ತುರಾಜು, April 24, 1929—April 12, 2006) was the most popular actor in Kannadas film industry. ... Bedara Kannapa is a 1954 Indian film directed by H. L. N. Simha and written by G. V. Iyer. ... Ganapathi Venkatrama Iyer also known as G V Iyer was a well known Indian Film Director. ...


Even after the success of Bedara Kannappa, Kannada film industry remained stagnant. Lack of financiers, technicians and studios proved to be a hindrance to film making. Rajkumar, along with Narasimharaju and G.V.Iyer decided to form a partnership and produce movies. The partnership lasted for only a couple of movies. Ranadhira Kanteerava was one such successful joint venture. The majority of the films during this decade were either mythological or historical in nature. Bedara Kannapa is a 1954 Indian film directed by H. L. N. Simha and written by G. V. Iyer. ... Kannada (ಕನ್ನಡ ) is one of the major Dravidian languages of southern India and one of the oldest languages in India. ... Dr. Rajkumar (Kannada:ಡಾ. ರಾಜ್‌ಕುಮಾರ್‌, Real Name: Singanalluru Puttaswamayya Muthuraju Kannada:ಸಿಂಗನಲ್ಲೂರು ಪುಟ್ಟಸ್ವಾಮಯ್ಯ ಮುತ್ತುರಾಜು, April 24, 1929—April 12, 2006) was the most popular actor in Kannadas film industry. ... Ganapathi Venkatrama Iyer also known as G V Iyer was a well known Indian Film Director. ...


The 1970s and '80s

The 1970s and the '80s is heralded as the Golden Age of Kannada cinema. It was also the period that witness the birth of alternate cinema or parallel cinema. Kannada cinema spearheaded the parallel cinema movement in India along with Bengali and Malayalam cinemas. B V Karanth's Chomana Dudi - an evocative film on caste distinctions, Girish Karnad's Kaadu and Girish Kasaravalli's Ghata shraddha spearheaded the Kannada parallel cinema. Vamshavruksha, Paniyamma, Kadu Kudure, Hamsageethe, Accident, Akramana, Mooru Dhaarigalu, Tabarana Kathe, Bannadha Vesha, were some of the important movies of this decade. Kannada (ಕನ್ನಡ ) is one of the major Dravidian languages of southern India and one of the oldest languages in India. ... Bengali or Bangla (বাংলা, IPA: ) is an Indo-Aryan language of the eastern Indian subcontinent, evolved from Prakrit, Pāli and Sanskrit. ... Malayalam ( ) is the language spoken predominantly in the state of Kerala, in southern India. ... B.V. Karanth was a phenomenon. ... // Girish Karnad (Kannada:ಗಿರೀಶ್ ಕಾರ್ನಾಡ್) (born May 19, 1938), is a contemporary writer, playwright, actor and movie director in Kannada language. ... Eminent Kannada film-maker Girish Kasaravalli started his career with Ghatashraddha in 1977. ... A railing accidentally collapses at a college football game, spilling fans onto the sidelines An accident is something going wrong unexpectedly. ... // Language : Kannada Story  : K.P.Poorna Chandra Thejaswi Director : Girish Kasaravalli Music  : L.Vaidyanathan Chaaru Haasan in a scene from Tabarana Kathe Chaaru Haasan Nalina Murty Master Santosh Tabarana Kathe is a 1987 film by Girish Kasaravalli. ...

Girish Kasaravalli - Pioneer of New Wave Cinema in Karnataka

Girish Kasarvalli, a gold medalist from the Pune's FTII, first film Ghata shraddha in 1977, won him the National award for best film. He has won the National award for best film four times including for his latest film Dweepa. His award winning films include Akramana(1979), Mooru Dhaarigalu (1981),Tabarana Kathe (1987), Bannadha Vesha (1989), Mane (1989), Kraurya (1996), Taayi Saaheba (1998) and Dweepa (2002). Girish Karnad's Kaadu (1973), Ondanondu Kaladalli (1978), M.S.Sathyu's Kanneshwara Rama (1977), Chithegu Chinthe (1978), Pattabhi Rama Reddy's Samskara (1970) were some the important movies of this decade. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Eminent Kannada film-maker Girish Kasaravalli started his career with Ghatashraddha in 1977. ... Karnātakā   (Kannada: ಕನಾ೯ಟಕ) (IPA: ) is one of the four southern states of India. ... FTII can refer to: an initialism for Film and Television Institute of India a title indicating that the bearer is a Fellow of The Chartered Institute of Taxation, in the United Kingdom This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the... This article or section is not written in the formal tone expected of an encyclopedia article. ... // Language : Kannada Story  : K.P.Poorna Chandra Thejaswi Director : Girish Kasaravalli Music  : L.Vaidyanathan Chaaru Haasan in a scene from Tabarana Kathe Chaaru Haasan Nalina Murty Master Santosh Tabarana Kathe is a 1987 film by Girish Kasaravalli. ... The mane is the term, when speaking of a horse, used to describe the line of hair along the spine of the neck, starting behind the ears and ending just above the withers. ... Kraurya (Kannada: ) is a Kannada language film. ... // Girish Karnad (Kannada:ಗಿರೀಶ್ ಕಾರ್ನಾಡ್) (born May 19, 1938), is a contemporary writer, playwright, actor and movie director in Kannada language. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... In Hinduism, Samskaras are rites practiced by Hindus, who are expected to follow them at various stages of his/her life. ...


This decade also witness the rise of Puttanna Kanagal, who is widely acknowledged as the greatest director in Kannada film history. His movies like Bellimoda, Gejje Pooje, Sharapanjara Sakshatkara, Nagara Havu bought new style of film making which acted as a bridge between commercial and parallel cinema. In a bid to popularise film making, the Government of Karnataka in the 1980s granted a 50 percent tax exemption to Kannada films completely made in Karnataka and it increased the subsidy amount to Kannada films. Puttanna Kanagal was arguably the greatest Kannada film director of the 1960s and the 70s. ... Kannada (ಕನ್ನಡ ) is one of the major Dravidian languages of southern India and one of the oldest languages in India. ... Nagara Havu was the first film of the famous Kannada actor Vishnuvardhan. ... Karnātakā   (Kannada: ಕನಾ೯ಟಕ) (IPA: ) is one of the four southern states of India. ... Kannada (ಕನ್ನಡ ) is one of the major Dravidian languages of southern India and one of the oldest languages in India. ... Karnātakā   (Kannada: ಕನಾ೯ಟಕ) (IPA: ) is one of the four southern states of India. ... Kannada (ಕನ್ನಡ ) is one of the major Dravidian languages of southern India and one of the oldest languages in India. ...


Present

The year 2005 witnessed stupendous box office success for Kannada film industry. Starting with Shivarajkumar starrer Jogi, which grossed Rs. 35 crore at the box office, films like Anna Tangi, Namma Basava, Amruthadhare, Deadly Soma, Nenapirali performed well at the box office. An estimated four of every five released had succeeded at the box office. But the beginning of the year 2006 has proven to be a disaster for Kannada film industry as promising flicks like Shree, Mathā, Shubam failed miserably at the box office. Sadly, this proved to be the trend rather than an exception. On September 29th of 2006, a sombre meeting of Kannada cinema producers was convened in Bangalore. It was decided that production of new Kannada films was to be suspended for one year, starting September 30. This decision took note of the failure of 49 of the 50 movies produced this year.[2] Shivaraj Kumar(real name SHIVANNA) is the son of legendry Kannada matinee idol Dr. Rajkumar a graduate in B.Sc, Shivraj kumar made his screen appreance in Singeetham Srinivas Rao’s Anand. Shivannas first three movies ‘Anand’, ‘Rathasapthami’ and ‘Mana Mechchida Hududi’ in a row completed silver jubilee and... Jogi (Kannada: ) is a Kannada-language movie, directed by Prem and released on August 22, 2005. ... Kannada (ಕನ್ನಡ ) is one of the major Dravidian languages of southern India and one of the oldest languages in India. ... Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ... , Bangalore (to be renamed as BengalÅ«ru) (Kannada: ; pronunciation: in Kannada and in English) is the capital of the Indian state of Karnataka. ... September 30 is the 273rd day of the year (274th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...

Image File history File links Size of this preview: 370 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (520 × 842 pixel, file size: 82 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Photo of a screenshot of Ramyas next movie Thoondil. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 370 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (520 × 842 pixel, file size: 82 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Photo of a screenshot of Ramyas next movie Thoondil. ... Ramya (Kannada:ರಮ್ಯಾ) is a popular actress in the Kannada film industry. ...

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See also

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Cinema of Karnataka - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1314 words)
The Cinema of Karnataka encompasses movies made in the Indian state of Karnataka.
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On September 29th of 2006, a sombre meeting of Kannada cinema producers was convened in Bangalore.
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The thirties is recognised as the decade of social protests in the history of Indian Cinema.
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