Top Rated kannada Movies of2021
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Best Kannada Movies: Each year, Kannada cinema brings a whole lot of good cinema that is hard to pass up. While 2020 is mostly forgettable for one simple reason, 2021 has begun on a promising note with a guarantee of even more pleasant surprises in the coming months. Let's take a look at the films that have reinvented the audiences to cinema halls and enthralled them like the olden times.

Kotigobba 3

Kotigobba 3

15 Oct 2021 | 2 hrs 20 mins

| Kannada | Action | UA

Kichcha Sudeepa, Madonna Sebastian, Shradha Das, Aftab Shivdasani, P. Ravi Shankar, Nawab Shah

Critic's Rating: 4.0
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Synopsis:Kotigobba 3 does not disappoint fans of the masala film genre, with a more classy than ‘massy’ approach.

Puksatte Lifu

Puksatte Lifu

24 Sep 2021 | 2 hrs 5 mins

| Kannada | Comedy, Drama | UA

Sanchari Vijay, Matangi Prasan, Achyuth Kumar, Rangayana Raghu, Arvind Kuplikar

Critic's Rating: 4.0
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Synopsis:Shahajahan, an honest key maker, finds himself becoming an unlikely accomplice to a bunch of policemen who are thieves themselves. What follows then is a rollercoaster ride filled with many laughs and some shocks.

Roberrt

Roberrt

11 Mar 2021 | 2 hrs 48 mins

| Kannada | Action, Thriller, Drama | UA

Darshan, Asha Bhat, Jagapati Babu, Vinod Prabhakar, Devaraj, Chikkanna, Shivraj K R Pete, P. Ravi Shankar, Ravi Kishan

Critic's Rating: 4.0
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Synopsis:There may be a song or two extra that could have been taken out to make the film tighter, but those can be overlooked as the film eventually entertains. Fans expected a festive spread from Roberrt and the film delivers that.

Salaga

Salaga

14 Oct 2021 | 2 hrs 8 mins

| Kannada | Crime, Thriller | A

Duniya Vijay, Dhananjaya, Sanjana Anand, Achyuth Kumar

Critic's Rating: 3.5
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Synopsis:Salaga is the directorial debut of Duniya Vijay, who has credited himself as Vijaya Kumar in this film. The filmmaker has maintained how he's tried to narrate a story of the side of Bengaluru that not many are privy to like he was. Does he manage to emerge victorious as a storyteller? He does

Ninna Sanihake

Ninna Sanihake

08 Oct 2021 | 2 hrs 34 mins

| Kannada | Comedy, Romance | UA

Suraj Gowda, Manjunath Hegde, Aruna Balaraj, soumya bhat, dhanya ramkumar

Critic's Rating: 3.5
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Synopsis:Ninna Sanihake might be a tad long, but the story is fresh, with a take of modern Bengaluru that has been missing in Kannada films.

Yuvarathnaa

Yuvarathnaa

01 Apr 2021 | 2 hrs 41 mins

| Kannada | Drama, Action | UA

Puneeth Rajkumar, Sayyeshaa Saigal, Prakash Raj, Sonu Gowda, Dhananjaya, Thaarak Ponnappa, Prakash Belawadi

Critic's Rating: 3.5
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Synopsis:Yuvarathnaa, like Rajakumaara, is a tale about human values. This time, though, the backdrop is of a college campus. For those who like their masala entertainers, this one will not disappoint.

Hero

Hero

05 Mar 2021 | 2 hrs 5 mins

| Kannada | Action, Comedy | A

Rishab Shetty, Pramod Shetty, Manjunath Gowda, Ganavi Laxman, Ugramm Manju

Critic's Rating: 3.5
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Inspector Vikram

Inspector Vikram

05 Feb 2021 | 2 hrs 39 mins

| Kannada | Action, Comedy, Romance | UA

Prajwal Devaraj, Bhavana, Raghu Mukherjee, Darshan, Ragini Prajwal, Avinash, Dharmanna Kadur

Critic's Rating: 3.5
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Synopsis:Inspector Vikram is definitely worth a watch for those who like their typical commercial fare, as it has enough action, romance and drama, while still remaining pleasing to the eyes.

Kaage Motte

Kaage Motte

01 Oct 2021 | 2 hrs 0 mins

| Kannada | Action | UA

Gururaj Jaggesh, Sharath Lohitashwa, Sathya Sardar, Lakshmi Sowjanya, Petrol Prasanna, Hemanth, Thanuja

Critic's Rating: 3.0
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Synopsis:Kaage Motte is your typical underworld tale with the staple fights, love story and schemes. Watch it if you like the genre.

Krishna Talkies

Krishna Talkies

16 Apr 2021 | 2 hrs 26 mins

| Kannada | Horror, Thriller | UA

Ajay Rao, Sindhu Loknath, Chikkanna, Yash Shetty, Shobhraj, Mandya Ramesh

Critic's Rating: 3.0
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Synopsis:In all, Krishna Talkies makes for a decent watch, albeit there are some glaring glitches that need to be overlooked.

Kode Muruga

Kode Muruga

09 Apr 2021 | 2 hrs 25 mins

| Kannada | Comedy, Drama | UA

Munikrishna, Subramanya Prasada, Pallavi Gowda, Yogesh, Harihar Gundurao Dattatreya

Critic's Rating: 3.0
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Synopsis:Does Kode Muruga merit your time? Well, it could if you're the sort that falls for easy and in your face humour. There's a quirky cast that manage to entertain at times.

Munduvareda Adhyaya

Munduvareda Adhyaya

18 Mar 2021 | 2 hrs 0 mins

| Kannada | Action | UA

Adithya, Jai Jagadish, Ashika Somashekar, Mukhyamantri Chandru, Ajay Raj, Vinay Krishna, Sandeep Kumar, Shakthi Somanna, Vinay

Critic's Rating: 3.0
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Synopsis:Munduvareda Adhyaya is an interesting outing for those who like their crime thrillers. Give it a watch without excessive expectations.

Pogaru

Pogaru

19 Feb 2021 | 2 hrs 40 mins

| Kannada | Action, Drama | UA

dhruva sarja, Rashmika Mandanna, P. Ravi Shankar, Dhananjaya, Sampath Raj, Pavithra Lokesh, Mayuri Kyatari

Critic's Rating: 3.0
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Synopsis:Pogaru is definitely a festival for Dhruva Sarja fans, and for those who like mass entertainers in the old-school style. This will be a good visit to the big screen giving you ample space to scream and shout.

Ramarjuna

Ramarjuna

29 Jan 2021 | 2 hrs 13 mins

| Kannada | Action, Drama | UA

Nishvika Naidu, Pramod Shetty, Anish Tejeswar

Critic's Rating: 3.0
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Synopsis:The film is akin to the commercial entertainers one sees in the Telugu industry and proves to be a fun, one-time watch if pucca commercial cinema is your taste.

Lanke

Lanke

10 Sep 2021 | 2 hrs 12 mins

| Kannada | Action, Drama | A

Yogesh, Sanchari Vijay, Kavya Shetty, Krishi Thapanda, Ester Noronha

Critic's Rating: 2.5
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Synopsis:Lanke, which has a justified 'A' certificate, might appeal to those who want their share of fights or sleazy thrills. But it fails to make the cut, eventually.

Groufie

Groufie

20 Aug 2021 | 1 hr 52 mins

| Kannada | Suspense, Thriller | UA

Padmashree Jain, Aryan SG, Gagan Gowda, Uma Mayuri

Critic's Rating: 2.5
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Synopsis:Does this film work? It almost does, but could have been tighter in its execution.

Jeevnane Natka Samy

Jeevnane Natka Samy

19 Aug 2021 | 2 hrs 6 mins

| Kannada | Drama | UA

Kiran Raaj, Shree Harsha, Anika Ramya, Pavithra Kotian

Critic's Rating: 2.5
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Synopsis:Jeevnane Natka Samy could have been a quirky spoof with philosophical undertones, but the film ends up being preachy.

Seetharam Benoy

Seetharam Benoy

16 Aug 2021 | 2 hrs 5 mins

| Kannada | Suspense, Thriller | UA

Vijay Raghavendra, Shreeharsha Ninasam, Nagaraj, Devi Prakash

Critic's Rating: 2.5
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Synopsis:In his 50th film in the Kannada film industry, lead actor Vijay Raghavendra excels in his role as a cop, but the story could have been tighter for the edge-of-the-seat experience it was supposed to have been.

Rewind

Rewind

16 Apr 2021 | 2 hrs 5 mins

| Kannada | Action, Thriller | UA

Thej, Chandana Raghavendra, Sundar Raj

Critic's Rating: 2.5
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Synopsis:Rewind tries to attempt something new and different, but the minimal budget and the inconsistent making style, especially with the loud background score, might prove to be a hurdle while watching.

Mangalavara Rajaadina

Mangalavara Rajaadina

05 Feb 2021 | 1 hr 50 mins

| Kannada | Drama | UA

Chandan Achar, Lasya Nagaraj, Gopal Deshpande, MS Jahangir, Harini Srikanth

Critic's Rating: 2.5
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Synopsis:Mangalavara Rajaadina is a bittersweet tale that begins on a fabulous note. The story might not reach its full potential, but it still might make a good one-time watch.

Shadow

Shadow

05 Feb 2021 | 2 hrs 2 mins

| Kannada | Action, Drama | UA

Vinod Prabhakar, Shobhita Rana, Sharath Lohitashwa, Satya Dev

Critic's Rating: 2.5
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Synopsis:‚ÄčIf hardcore commercial films are right up your alley, Shadow will be just the perfect weekend watch for you.

SriKrishna@gmail.com

SriKrishna@gmail.com

15 Oct 2021 | 1 hr 45 mins

| Kannada | Comedy, Drama, Romance | UA

Darling Krishna, Bhavana, Dattanna, Rishab Shetty, Chandan Kumar, Achyuth Kumar

Critic's Rating: 2.0
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Synopsis:srikrishna@gmail.com could have been a nice contemporary tale, but the eventual story is a cop out and the treatment of characters seems hackneyed.

Shardula

Shardula

20 Aug 2021 | 2 hrs 19 mins

| Kannada | Horror, Thriller | UA

Aishwarya Prasad, Chethan Chandra, Kruttika Ravindra, Ravi Teja, Mahesh Sidhu

Critic's Rating: 2.0
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Synopsis:The film misses the mark in most of its departments, be it the screenplay or the editing. What could have been a taut thriller ends up being a tiring watch that does not seem to end.

Kaliveera

Kaliveera

06 Aug 2021 | 2 hrs 10 mins

| Kannada | Action, Drama | UA

Umesh Punga, Rockline Sudhakar, Renu Sri Gowda

Critic's Rating: 2.0
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Synopsis:The highlights of the film are some of the action sequences and the stunts performed by lead actor Ekalavya. His agility needs to be commended and they can draw hoots too

Ranam

Ranam

26 Mar 2021 | 2 hrs 2 mins

| Kannada | Action, Thriller | UA

Chiranjeevi Sarja, Chethan Kumar, Varalaxmi Sarathkumar, Dev Gill, Sadhu Kokila, Bullet Prakash

Critic's Rating: 2.0
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Synopsis:The intent seems right for this film, but that is it. The execution and making seems at least two decades too late. Loud and over the top melodrama, jingoistic dialogues and jarred visuals make watching the film a tough task.

Ondu Ghanteya Kathe

Ondu Ghanteya Kathe

19 Mar 2021 | 1 hr 39 mins

| Kannada | Drama, Comedy | A

Ajay Raj, Shanaya Katwe, Prakash Thuminad, Prashanth Siddi, Chandrakala Mohan

Critic's Rating: 2.0
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Synopsis:Ondu Ghanteya Kathe is rated A and has some innuendo filled lines that might entertain some. Watch it at your own risk.

Raktha Gulabi

Raktha Gulabi

05 Mar 2021 | 2 hrs 12 mins

| Kannada | Crime, Drama, Romance | A

Vikramadithya, Shivaani, Maanikya GN, Bharath Raj

Critic's Rating: 2.0
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Synopsis:While the director seems to have done his homework and his ambition and effort need to be applauded, one wishes the end product was up to that grand idea.