Kannada Cinema News

Bigg Boss Participant Claudia Ciesla Debuts In A Kannada Film
June 19, 2010 : Everyone following the third season of Bigg Boss must remember the German model and actress Claudia Ciesla, who added the much needed spice to the show in Colors channel. The hot actress is now going to debut in Kannada films with the movie Private Number. Claudia has already made her debut in the Hindi movie 'Karma'. Read Full Story

Meghana Raj's Debut Kannada Film 'Punda' Releasing This Week
June 17, 2010 : Meghana Raj, the daughter of actors Sundar Raj and Prameela Joshai, has debuted in the Kannada movie industry with Punda, which is set to release this week. The actress had already acted in Tamil and Telugu films before signing this one. Read Full Story

Nana Patekar Debuts In Kannada Films With Yaksha
June 16, 2010 : Nana Patekar, who has ruled Bollywood since his debut in 1978, with his signature acting style, is going to enter the Kannada film industry. Nana will be playing the role of an honest police officer Yograj Pulakeshi in his debut Kannada movie Yaksha. Read Full Story

Kannada Film Director Ventures Into TV Serial Production
June 15, 2010 : A new trend of the Indian entertainment industry is that the filmmakers are now trying their hands in making TV serials. Read Full Story

This Week's Big Kannada Release- Shivrajkumar's Tamassu
June 12, 2010 : Agni Sreedhar, who is an acclaimed Kannada writer, critic and artist, has debuted in direction with this week's big Kannada movie Tamassu. He had earlier written the script for the Kannada movie Aa Dinagalu. Read Full Story

Kannada Actress Jennifer Wants To Do Mainstream Films Only
June 11, 2010 : Jennifer Kotwal, who debuted in the Kannada films with the blockbuster Jogi opposite Shivarajkumar, is attracted to mainstream entertainment films. She has no plan to be a part of art films from now on. Read Full Story

Kannada Actress Amoolya Involved In Smooch Scandal !
June 10, 2010 : In the film industry, the term 'casting couch' is quite well known and such incidents often come up to the surface. The truth about these stories have never come out and people tend to forget them after some time. Read Full Story

Kannada Actress Ragini Dwivedi Moves To Mollywood
June 8, 2010 : Kannada film industry is probably going to lose one of its most talented actresses to Malayalam films. Ragini Dwivedi, the model turned actress is a big name in the Kannada Industry with films like Ganda Hendathi and Boyfriend to her credit. Read Full Story

Third MM Film For E.Krishnappa
June 7, 2010 : Famous production house EK Entertainers is ready with their third film Maathe Mungaaru. The top notch producer of Kannada cinema, E Krishna's first film was Mungaru Male was a big hit. Read Full Story

Thamassu To Get An 'A'
June 7, 2010 : Agni Sridhar's directorial debut venture Thamassu, which stars Shiva Rajkumar and Padmapriya in the lead roles, is currently facing difficulties with the Karnataka Censor Board. Read Full Story

Screening Of Shankar IPS Not Stopped
June 3, 2010 : The compromise and reconciliation over the court's stay order to screen the film Shankar IPS has been solved now. Read Full Story

100kg Laddu For Ravichandran!
May 31, 2010 : 'Dream Merchant' of the Kannada film industry, V Ravichandran celebrated his 49th birthday yesterday. The star, who has thousands of fans, celebrated his birthday at his residence on Dr Rajakumar road. Read Full Story

59 Kg Cake For Ambareesh's Birthday!
May 31, 2010 : Actor Ambareesh celebrated his 59th birthday at his residence on Saturday. The actor, who is popularly known as the ''ebel Star' amongst his fans, celebrated his birthday with his actress wife Sumalatha, son Abhishek Gowda and his numerous fans. Read Full Story

Eno Onthara to Release on Ganesh's Birthday
May 28, 2010 : Romantic comedy Khushi was one of the much loved movies in all its three versions. The movie was originally made in Tamil by S J Surya almost a decade ago in 2000 with Ilayathalapathi Vijay and Jyotika in the lead. It was then remade in Telugu with Pawan Kalyan and Bhoomika forming the lead pair and in Hindi with Fardeen Khan and Kareena Kapoor acting as the two lovers. Read Full Story

'Chitra Varsha' To Begin This Saturday
May 27, 2010 : A grand feast is about to start for Kannada film lovers. 'Chitra Samooha' has now come up with a new idea to showcase the art of various filmmakers, who have been unable to show their talent due to lack of theatres for screening these films. The institution is determined to shed light on quality films that are being made in Kannada. Read Full Story

Prakash Raj And Pony Verma To Tie The Knot
May 21, 2010 : Love is in the air for Prakash Raj all over again! The renowned kannada-telugu actor producer, is in love with choreographer Pony Varma. Pony who is a choreographer by profession, has worked for various Bollywood movies such as Garam Masala, Bhool Bhulaiya and Hulchul. Read Full Story

Chiranjeevi Loses His Cool
May 15, 2010 : Chiranjeevi who is usually unruffled and composed, reportedly lost his cool on Thursday. The Padma Bhushan awarded actor who turned into a politician lost his cool on Thursday, May 13, and cancelled his meetings scheduled that way. Read Full Story

Ileana in Kollywood's Thunta Thunti
May 14, 2010 : Ileana D'cruz, the dazzling beauty of Telugu cinema, had debuted in Y.V.S Chowdhary's Devadasu in 2006 opposite Ram. Both and Ram and Ileana have come a long way in their short careers of just four years. Read Full Story

K Viswanath's film busy in dubbing
May 14, 2010 : Directed by K Viswanath and produced by Harigopala Krishnamurthy and Peela Neela Tilak on the banner of Sri Rajarajeswari Films Pvt Ltd., an yet to be titled film with Naresh and Manjari in the lead had just completed the shooting and is busy in post-production works. As part of it, dubbing work is in brisk progress. Read Full Story

'Chalaki' to hit screen on May 20
May 14, 2010 : Adityababu, Roma and Biyanka Desai are playing the lead in 'Chalaki' directed by K Madesh and it is being produced by Adityababu on the banner Aditya Arts. Read Full Story

Double treat for Kollywood fans
May 14, 2010 : Two diverse Kollywood movies release this week. Naanu Nanna Kanasu (NNK), veteran artist Prakash Raj's directorial debut, and his good friend - popular Tollywood and Kollywood actor - Ramesh Arvind's movie Preethiyinda Ramesh are to release on the same day. Read Full Story

JVAS 2 to release in 2011
May 11, 2010 : Jagadeka Veerudu Athiloka Sundari is one of the biggest hits of Chiranjeevi's career. The movie directed by renowned director Raghavendra Rao also starred Sridevi and Amrish Puri. A decade after the release of the Tollywood blockbuster, the makers of Jagadeka Veerudu Athiloka Sundari plan its sequel. Read Full Story

Tollywood Actor's Run-In with the Law
May 10, 2010 : Young Tollywood actor of Arya 2 fame, Navdeep Pallapolu, has been in the minds and hearts of his audiences ever since his first major role in Jaii in 2004. The actor is very famous for his portrayal of diverse roles in his very short film career. Read Full Story

Dayanand makes movie on Swami Nityanand
May 8, 2010 : Dayanand, renowned parody artist, has directed a video film on the Swami Nityanand sex scandal that broke out recently. Self-proclaimed Godman Swami Nityanand has been arrested and is in jail since April 30, after the alleged scandal. Read Full Story

Music launch of Gana Bajana
May 5, 2010 : Director Prashanth and producer Naveen have released the music of their second film, Gana Bajana. They shot for the movie without making too much hype over it for more than forty days at Premier studio, Mysore, Bangalore and in Bangkok as well. Read Full Story

TS Nagabharana forced to resign
May 5, 2010 : TS Nagabharana's (the President of the Karnataka Film Academy - KFA) controversial statement has rubbed the Kannada Film Directors Association (KFDA) the wrong way. Read Full Story

Madhur Sangeeth - A Musical Event
May 5, 2010 : A musical evening of both Hindi and Kannada film songs, Madhur Sangeeth, will be held on the evening of May 15 at Dr. Ambedkar Bhavan in Bangalore. Dr. Manoj Kumar, iconic Hindi film actor, will be a part of the evening and will be felicitated at the event. Read Full Story

'Vedam' Audio to be Launched on May 12
May 05, 2010 : The audio of 'Vedam' directed by Jagarlamudi Radhakrishna @ Krish of Gamyam-fame and produced by Devineni Prasad and Yarlagadda Sobha on the banner of Arka Media Works, is all set for launch on May 12. Read Full Story

Priyanka plays Diganth's teacher
May 4, 2010 : Actress Priyanka Upendra is set to do films again. The actress, who settled down for good in Bangalore after marrying superstar Upendra, will be seen playing Diganth's teacher in director Yogaraj Bhat's forthcoming movie, Pancharangi. The director decided to cast Priyanka for the role after he saw that she could carry off the character of a teacher with grace and poise. Read Full Story

Jogaiah to kick off on July 12
May 4, 2010 : Shivarajakumar's 100th film, Jogaiah, with hat trick director Prem is set to reveal the face of politics of the past and present in Karnataka which had strong links to the underworld. Both Prem and Shivarajakumar seem to have a soft spot for the subject of the underworld. Read Full Story

Veera Parampare completes first schedule
May 3, 2010 : Director S. Narayan's film, Veera Parampare, which is produced by Ms. Bhagyavathi Narayan, completed its first schedule on Sunday, May 2 at Bijapur. Starring Kichcha, Sudeep and other artists, the film has been shooting at Bijapur. A new actor from Bollywood, also named Sudeep, has been introduced in the film in the role of a villain. Read Full Story

Ramya declared Star of the decade by IFA
May 3, 2010 : The Innovative Film Awards committee declared chirpy actress Ramya as the actress of the decade. The Innovative Film City, Rockline Venkatesh, Onida and Zee Kannada satellite channel joint venture awards ceremony was held on Saturday evening and attended by the who's who of the industry. It was held at the Innovative Film City situated near Bidadi, 40 kilometers away from Bangalore. Read Full Story

Jayamala breaks into a jig at event
May 3, 2010 : On May 1, Dr. Jayamala, the outgoing president of Karnataka Film Chamber of Commerce (the election to KFCC is on May 8) danced to her film Girikanye's song on popular demand before she received the honour from the Karnataka Cinema Workers Federation in the premises of cinema workers office. Read Full Story

Deve Gowda wants to watch Prithvi
April 30, 2010 : Former Prime Minister of India, H.D. Deve Gowda, has expressed interest in watching the Kannada film Prithvi. Prithvi attacks the mining lobby in Bellary and has political connections. With news that former PM H D Deve Gowda wants to watch the film, it has led to a rise in the film's publicity. Read Full Story

An insight into Ekameva
April 30, 2010 : After Master Kishen's Care of Footpath aimed for the Guinness World Record, Master Chiranjeevi starrer Ekameva is trying to get an entry to the coveted place. Read Full Story

Rajadhani finishes shooting
April 28, 2010 : Rajadhani, directed by Raghu Jaya, has finished the shoot in Bangalore at Minerva Mill. The movie features a number of newcomers. Read Full Story

Aithalakadi set for a May release
April 27, 2010 : Aithalakadi, produced by M.G.Ramamurthy is being made with 108 artists working together and will be releasing in the month of May, according to the film's director J.G.Krishna and co-producer/lead actor Bullet Prakash. Read Full Story

Nanna Gopala starts filming
April 27, 2010 : Dr KV Puttappa's 1926 children play Nanna Gopala will be getting a silver screen version after being staged 361 times in different places. Dr. KV Puttappa is a national poet, Karnataka Rathna, Jnanapeeth Award winner for 'Ramayana Darshanam'. Read Full Story

Promotion on for Naanu Nanna Kanasu
April 27, 2010 : Prakash Raj is working very hard to attract public attention through publicity and marketing of his debut direction Naanu Nanna Kanasu, which is his co production in Duet Movies with Media House B Suresh and Shylaja Nag. Read Full Story

Madalasa Sharma's Kannada Debut
April 26, 2010 : Debutante Madalasa Sharma will be starring opposite actor Darshan in Shourya directed by Sadhu Kokila. Madalasa has earlier debuted in Telugu in the film, Fitting Master, with Allari Naresh. Read Full Story

Dr. Raj Souhardha awards start from 2010
April 26, 2010 : Dr. Rajkumar's three sons divided the responsibilities between themselves on their father's birthday, on Saturday. Read Full Story

Nanjangud Nanjunda music launch
April 24, 2010 : Producer E. Krishnappa (of Mungaru Male fame) and actor Ravishanker had a difference of opinion over the current state of affairs in the Kannada market. At the recently held music launch of Nanjangud Nanjunda, they had different opinions on the matter. Read Full Story

Inauguration of Sandalwood Film Institute
April 24, 2010 : On Wednesday morning, the Sandalwood Film Institute was inaugurated. The institute, which was inaugurated by veteran Master Hirannaiah at Hampi Nagar, near Vijayanagar in Bangalore, will be headed by Shivaramanna. The teaching faculty at the institute promise to have a lot of expertise. Read Full Story

Shivrajkumar's 100th film delayed
April 24, 2010 : Shivraj Kumar will be seen scoring a century with Jogayya which is to be his 100th film. However the shooting of the movie been delayed apparently because the actor has signed yet another film named Kshatriya. Read Full Story

Premism team to go on promotional tour
April 23, 2010 : Producer Ajay Gowda and director Rathnaja, who have produced some good films together in the past, have come together for the third time with Premism. Read Full Story

Karnataka CM wants to watch Aptha Rakshaka
April 23, 2010 : Recently, at the 50th day get together of Aptha Rakshaka, Dr. Vishnuvardhan's 200th film, at Bengaluru City Institute, Dr. BS Yediyurappa, the Chief Minister of Karnataka has expressed interest in watching the movie. Read Full Story

Karthik Jayaram gung ho about his debut vehicle, Deadly 2
April 22, 2010 : The latest talent on the block, Karthik Jayaram, is geared up for his upcoming debut, Deadly 2. The actor plays a don in the flick and is said to be grateful to the director for his launch pad. The actor is apparently thrilled with the new look that he dons in the movie. Read Full Story

Sathyu against reservations
April 22, 2010 : Director M S Sathyu, who is making a comeback after 12 years with his Kannada film, Ijjodu, recently expressed at the media address for his movie, that he is against the reservation policy of India as it cannot guarantee the equality of social life that the Constitution of India states. Read Full Story

Naanu Nanna Kanasu completed
April 22, 2010 : Popular South Indian actor Prakash Raj's first directorial venture, Naanu Nanna Kanasu, has finished its post production work recently. Produced under the banner of Duet Movies with Media House Studio of B Suresh and Shylaja Nag, the film completed the post production work at Prasad Studio. Read Full Story

'Vedam' completes shooting
April 22, 2010 : Shooting of a multi-starrer film, 'Vedam' in the combination of Allu Arjun, Manchu Manoj and Anuskha, directed by Jagarlamudi Radhakrishna @ Krish of 'Gamyam'-fame and produced by Prasad Devineni and Shobu Yarlagadda on the banner of Arka Media Works, was completed recently. Read Full Story

Music launch of Nooru Janmaku
April 21, 2010 : Businessman Vinay Lad's maiden Kannada production venture Nooru Janmaku had its music launch recently. Directed by Nagathihalli Chandrasekhar, the movie's album was launched at Chancery Pavilion at Bangalore on Monday evening. Read Full Story

Music launch of Thamassu
April 20, 2010 : Agni Sridhar's directorial debut, Thamassu, had its music launch recently. The lyrics of all the songs in the film have been penned by his daughter, Ramya Sridhar and have received appreciation, bringing a smile to the author-turned-director's face. Read Full Story

Chief Minister Kumaraswamy turns actor
April 19, 2010 : Kumaraswamy is all set to act and will be seen gracing the screens with his performance in the upcoming flick Sivakasi. Read Full Story

Brahmaputra movie launched in grandeur
April 13, 2010 : The complete season of April seems to be flooded lots of movie launches as the producers feel this period as an auspicious time to kick-start their projects. The film 'Brahmaputra' was launched yesterday morning at AVM Studios. Read Full Story

Preethi Inda Ramesh delayed
April 10, 2010 : The release of Preethi Inda Ramesh, starring Ramesh Aravind has been postponed. Initially both Ramesh Aravind starrers, Krishna Nee Late Aagi Baro and Preethi Inda Ramesh, were supposed to release on the same day. However, Ramesh, who found out about it at the last moment, requested the producers to delay at least one of the two films. Read Full Story

Komal Kumar in Nandisha
April 10, 2010 : Komal Kumar, who is known for his comic timing, will be playing the lead in Nandisha. Nandisha started rolling on Friday at Dharmasthala. The film will be shot in Mangalore for 25 days. Read Full Story

Antharthma's publicity
April 10, 2010 : Director Shekar's film, Antharthma is the first Kannada film ever to have garnered 2 lakh viewers paying for the tickets one month in advance. Read Full Story

Prajwal planning to go to NYFI
April 7, 2010 : Actor Prajwal Devaraj is planning to go to New York Film Institute for a crash course in the technicalities of film making. Read Full Story

Geetha Priya is Chief Guest at Event
April 7, 2010 : Senior Kannada film director and lyricist Geetha Priya was the special guest at Belli Hejje, a chat organized by the Karnataka Chalanachitra Academy on Saturday at 4.30 pm at Badami House in Bangalore between stalwarts. Read Full Story

Girish Kasaravalli speaks at Shimoga
April 6, 2010 : Four times Swarna Kamal (Golden Lotus) winner, director Girish Kasaravalli received the best film award at the state level and for national honor at the 55th annual national film awards in a majestic ceremony on Sunday evening at Nehru Stadium in his hometown Shimoga. Read Full Story

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