Check out the list to get some good recommendations of Kannada movies.
Unlike Tamil, Telugu and Malayalam, the Kannada movie industry is not so popular across the nation. Probably the major reasons for that are poor budget and lack of proper marketing nationwide. But over the last few years, this industry has come up with several fresh, unique and interesting contents that deserve more recognition. Here, let’s take a look at 5 such Kannada movies that you simply cannot miss.
- Kavaludaari (2019): Directed by Hemanth Rao, ‘Kavaludaari’ is a slow-burn neo-noir crime thriller which will put you at the edge of your seat. It revolves around Shyam, a traffic police constable who solves a mysterious case with the help of a retired policeman. Set in two different timelines, the film is extremely well written and the suspense is perfectly balanced throughout the movie. Technical aspects such as editing, cinematography and colour palettes of this film are truly commendable.
- Lucia (2013): ‘Lucia’ tells the story of a man who suffers from Insomnia and is tricked to buy a drug which leads him to some weird outcomes. Directed by Pawan Kumar, the film is a complex story presented in a very simple and entertaining manner. The narrative style is very unconventional and it will make you confused at several moments. The film contains brilliant performances and it gives a very important message about life.
- Dia (2020): ‘Dia’ is a brilliant romantic drama that tells the story of a young girl named Dia and her complicated emotional journey. The film is simple yet extraordinary and it will fill your heart with a lot of emotions. The film teaches you how to live life to the fullest, despite of facing some terrible incidents. The film contains flawless direction, great cinematography, beautiful BGM, top notch performances and the ending scene will leave you totally awestruck.
- Gantumoote (2019): Directed by Roopa Rao, ‘Gantumoote’ is a beautiful and realistic coming off age romantic drama that tells the story of a teenage girl who falls in love with a boy in her class. Set in 90’s, the film brilliantly deals with the emotional and psychological challenges faced by teenagers, and it will fill your heart with a lot of nostalgia. The film is extremely well detailed and the performances by Teju Belawadi and Nischith Korodi will leave you mesmerized.
- Love Mocktail (2020): ‘Love Mocktail’ is a heartwarming romantic drama that tells the life journey of Aadi and his love affairs at different stages of life. The film deals with human psychology in a very subtle manner and all the actors made their characters alive on the screen.
Also ‘Thithi’, ‘KGF’, ‘Nathicharami’, ‘Kirik Party’, ‘U Turn’ are some other Kannada movies that you can definitely give a watch.