Kannada Cinema

  • The ban on dubbing: 'Talibanisation of Kannada cinema'? 25-01-2014 01:57 PM

    Bangalore: Perhaps Karnataka is the only state where dubbing from other languages into Kannada is not allowed. Movies, television serials and all other visual entertainment contents in other languages are not allowed to be dubbed into Kannada. This ban has been in force for more than 50 years. According to...
  • Nassar to paly Upendra's father in 'Brahma-The Leader' 26-11-2013 05:31 PM

    New Delhi: Veteran actor Nassar will be seen in superstar Upendra's forthcoming movie 'Brahma - The Leader'. The actor will be playing Uppi's father in the movie. Nassar has confirmed the news to a leading daily. "I play an authoritative father to Upendra. I like the role because it's integral...
  • Pop, rock influence makes the music of 'Victory' a hit 31-10-2013 05:52 PM

    New Delhi: The influence of western music in Hindi cinema has been there for a while now but it has been infused in the Kannada films for the first time. The credit for this mash up song goes to Anand Audio that is also producer of super hit Kannada film...
  • Lyricist Arasu Anthare turns director for 'Love in Mandya' 21-10-2013 05:13 PM

    New Delhi: Talented lyricist Arasu Anthare takes a leap in to film direction with 'Love in Mandya'. Anthare, who has written the script of the film, has roped in actors Ninasam Satish and Sindhu Lokanath for lead roles. The film commenced shooting a few days ago in Bangalore. Fifty percent...
  • Varalaxmi Sarathkumar to star in Kannada remake of 'Mirchi' 02-09-2013 04:28 PM

    Chennai: Tamil actress Varalaxmi Sarathkumar has been roped in to pair with superstar Kiccha Sudeep in the untitled Kannada remake of Telugu blockbuster 'Mirchi', which went on floors recently. "We have roped in Varalaxmi to play one of the heroines in the film. We are on the lookout for the...
  • Veteran actor Pran also worked in a Kannada film? 15-04-2013 11:19 AM

    The veteran Hindi cinema actor Pran has been awarded the prestigious Dadasaheb Phalke award. The actor has played pivotal roles in many Indian languages films. Pran gets the 2012 annual Dadasaheb Phalke award and it is announced at the centenary year is notable. The actor played the role of a...
  • The 10 highest grossing Kannada films this year 07-11-2011 03:42 PM

    Here are the top 10 Kannada highest grossing films of the year. 1. Hudugar Casting: Puneeth, Radika Pandith, Srinagara Kitty and Yogi Director: Maadesh Music: V Harikrishna 2. Saarathi Casting: Darshan and Deepa Director: Dinakar Toogudeep Music: V Harikrishna 3. Kempegouda Casting : Sudeep, Ragini Dwivedi Director: Sudeep Music :...
  • Kannada actor Darshan counselled at High Court 14-10-2011 03:41 PM

    Bangalore: Kannada actor Darshan, who was granted conditional bail by the Karnataka High Court last week after his arrest on charges of attempt to murder his wife, was counselled by Justice B V Pinto in his chamber Friday. Darshan, accompanied by wife Vijayalakshmi, arrived at the court premises amidst tight...
  • Kannada actor Darshan, wife make up 10-10-2011 06:29 PM

    Bangalore: Seeking to script a new chapter after being in jail for nearly a month on charge of attempt to murder his wife, leading Kannada actor Darshan Toogudeepa apologized to his fans for misconduct as the couple vowed to move forward leaving behind the 'bitter' phase. "Please pardon me. It's...
  • Happy that my name has been cleared: Nikita Thukral 16-09-2011 07:52 PM

    Kannada actress Nikita Thukral is relieved after the blatantly sexist ban imposed on her was lifted. ...
  • Questions raised on why Darshan isn't banned 15-09-2011 11:06 PM

    Bangalore: A ban imposed on Kannada actress Nikita Thukral by the Kannada producers for being responsible for marital discord between actor Darshan and his wife was lifted. The question now being raised is why actor Darshan himself has not been banned. The withdrawal came three days after Nikita was banned...
  • Ban on Kannada actor Nikita Thukral lifted 15-09-2011 01:57 PM

    New Delhi: The three year ban imposed on Kannada actor Nikita Thukral by the Kannada Film Producers' Association for allegedly causing a rift between actor Darshan and his wife Vijayalakshmi has been lifted. The association in an apparent change of heart said on Thursday they realized it was wrong to...
  • Support is making me stronger: Kannada actor Nikita 14-09-2011 07:47 PM

    Kannada actress Nikita Thukral says the ban numbed her but she's grateful for the support which is making her stronger. ...
  • Court rejects bail plea of Kannada actor Darshan 13-09-2011 07:21 PM

    Bangalore: A local court on Tuesday rejected the bail plea of popular Kannada actor Darshan, who has been arrested for allegedly assaulting and threatening his wife. First Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Venkatesh Hulagi rejected the bail plea. Darshan's attempts to secure bail suffered a setback despite his wife retracting her...
  • Darshan case: Kannada filmmakers sexist? 13-09-2011 08:08 AM

    New Delhi: In what many are terming to be the double standards of the Kannada Film Producers' Association, the industry has decided to impose a 3-year ban on actress Nikita Thukral for her alleged role in creating rifts between Kannada superstar Darshan and his wife Vijayalakshmi. But surprisingly no action...
  • Did stardom help Kannada actor Darshan skip jail? 12-09-2011 12:26 PM

    Though the police claim to have a strict set of rules in place at the Central Jail in the city, being a celebrity in the Kannada film industry might have the authorities bending over backwards to avoid star tantrums. The drama began with movie star Darshan being taken into custody...
  • Kannada star Darshan in jail for beating his wife 10-09-2011 09:57 AM

    Bangalore: Kannada superstar Darshan was arrested on Friday on charges of domestic violence. He allegedly beat up his wife, who had to be hospitalised. For 10 years, the action hero-cum-loverboy has ruled the Kannada film industry with his antics in over 40 films. On Friday, however, the roles had switched...
  • The Dirty Picture: Who was Silk Smitha? 31-08-2011 04:51 PM

    New Delhi: 1982 was a great year for southern actor Smitha who had nine releases lined up. She followed up the year's performance with 13 releases and no one was complaining despite repetitive characterization. Her fan following did not bother about the same basic storyline and just wanted their diva...
  • Kannada Review: 'Mr. Duplicate' fails to impress 06-08-2011 11:44 AM

    Film: 'Mr. Duplicate' Cast: Prajwal, Devaraj, Diganth, Sheethal, Anand, Ramesh Bhat, Thulasi, Sudha Belawadi and others; Director: Kodlu Ramakrishna; Producer: Kashyap Dakoju; Story and Screenplay: Dwaraki; Music: Mano Murthy; Camera: Naveen Suvarna; Rating: ** 'Mr. Duplicate', directed by veteran director Kodlu Ramakrishna, is inspired by Gautham Menon directed Tamil film...
  • I'm not getting married, says Trisha Krishnan 05-08-2011 02:25 PM

    Grapevine is abuzz that actress Trisha Krishnan is getting married. Rumours are going strong that Trisha's marriage is on the cards and her mom has found a perfect match for her. The fourth estate has been going gung-ho about Trisha's wedding once more often only to be foiled by the...