Dwarakish, a showman whose passion fuelled a golden period in Kannada cinema

[ad_1] Dwarakish in Kulla Agent 000. | Photo Credit: The Hindu Archives Dwarakish was Kannada cinema’s prachanda kulla, who never let his short stature get in the way of his passion for films. As an actor and producer, Dwarakish fuelled Kannada cinema’s golden phase in the late 1970s and 1980s. Marked by the top-notch production value … Read more

Prakash Raj interview: On presenting Kannada movie ‘Photo,’ and being targeted for his politics

[ad_1] Prakash Raj, known for his outspoken views, had an emotional moment last month. The seasoned actor couldn’t control his tears after watching the Kannada film Photo, directed by debutant Utsav Gonwar. Now the actor is presenting the film, releasing in theatres on March 15. Photo is a haunting account of the impact of the coronavirus outbreak on … Read more

Kannada actor and former civil servant K. Shivaram no more

[ad_1] K Shivaram | Photo Credit: Special Arrangement Bureaucrat-turned-actor K. Shivaram passed away at the age of 70 in Bengaluru on Thursday, February 29. Shivaram was undergoing treatment for multiple health issues at a private hospital for many days. He is survived by his wife and daughter. Shivaram had cleared the UPSC exam in Kannada … Read more

Kannada actor, Lasya Nagaraj looks forward to interviewing Vinothraj at Berlinale

[ad_1] Lasya Nagaraj and (below) stills from some of her upcoming films | Photo Credit: Special Arrangement Lasya Nagaraj started her acting career with the mega series Padmavathi on Colors Kannada. A trained Bharatanatyam dancer, she has also been a part of reality shows like Dance Dance (2017), which led to her big screen debut in … Read more

Surya Vasishta opens his innings on screen as a director, writer, actor with the Kannada film, Saramsha

[ad_1] Surya Vasishta with Sruti Hariharan in a still from the film | Photo Credit: Special Arrangement Software engineer Surya Vasishta always dreamt of becoming an actor. His dream came true with the Kannada series, Jogula (Zee Kannada, 2008). He also donned the titular role of Sai Baba for Kasturi TV. The hurdles he faced did not … Read more

‘Kaatera’ and the future of family dramas in Kannada cinema

[ad_1] Puneeth Rajkumar’s Yuvarathnaa was all set to become a blockbuster family drama when the second wave of the pandemic stopped its promising run in theatres. The Kannada superstar passed away a few months later, and since his untimely demise, the Kannada film industry has witnessed only a handful of family dramas anchored by A-list stars. A … Read more

Watch | Top five films of 2023 – Hindi, Tamil, Kannada, Malayalam

[ad_1] Watch | Top five films of 2023 – Hindi, Tamil, Kannada, Malayalam During 2022, it did feel like the cinema industry was recovering from the pandemic years. But in 2023, across languages, format and style, cinema came back in style. The Hindu’s Vivek MV, Bhuvanesh Chandar, Shilajit Mitra and SR Praveen list their top … Read more

Kannada cinema in 2023: ‘Pan-India’ mantra falls flat in a mixed-bag year

[ad_1] A rare cut out of writer Poornachandra Tejaswi outside a cinema hall screening ‘Daredevil Musthafa’ | Photo Credit: K Bhagya Prakash. After the humongous success of KGF: Chapter 1 (2018), a Kannada monthly magazine commented that the film’s popularity would be a double-edged sword for the Kannada film industry. This prediction came true in 2023 when … Read more

Prabhik Mogaveer: Open to being bad on screen

[ad_1] Prabhik Mogaveer | Photo Credit: Special Arrangement Mechanical engineer Prabhik Mogaveer blames his passion for cinema for not taking up an engineering job. “Films fascinate me and one day, on an impulse, I decided to take the plunge,” says the young writer, director and producer, who has been in the Kannada film industry for … Read more

Shraddha Srinath interview: On the success of ‘Irugapatru,’ wanting to do more Kannada movies, and more

[ad_1] Shraddha Srinath | Photo Credit: Special Arrangement Shraddha Srinath first starred in a prominent role in Pawan Kumar’s Kannada thriller U Turn in 2016. A year later, she was part of a female ensemble cast in the crime drama Urvi, which released alongside another women-centric film, Shuddhi. It was a time when Kannada cinema showed signs of being serious about … Read more