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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.

Garuda Gamana Vrishabha Vahana

Garuda Gamana Vrishabha Vahana

19 Nov 2021 | 2 hrs 31 mins

| Kannada | Crime, Drama | A

Rishab Shetty, Raj B. Shetty, Gopal Deshpande

Critic's Rating: 4.5
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Synopsis:For those who rave about City of God or Angamaly Diaries, here's our very own answer to that. Shiva and Hari leave a lasting impression in a film that give you many chances to hoot, whistle and even get up and dance along with the actors.

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.

Love You Rachchu

Love You Rachchu

31 Dec 2021 | 2 hrs 18 mins

| Kannada | Drama, Romance | UA

Ajai Rao, Rachita Ram, Achutha Kumar, B. Suresha, Raghu Shivamogga

Critic's Rating: 3.5
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Synopsis:Some of the scenes in the film are predictable and these could have been made more thrilling to ensure a better narrative. Eventually, Love You Rachchu is a good film for one to watch with the family over the weekend.

Ombatthane Dikku

Ombatthane Dikku

31 Dec 2021 | 2 hrs 1 min

| Kannada | Action, Thriller | UA

Loose Mada Yogi, Aditi Prabhudeva, Prashanth Siddi, Sai Kumar

Critic's Rating: 3.5
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Synopsis:What works for the film is its unique narrative style, where every little character adds to the story and their parts, small or big, end up being significant in tying up the loose ends of this thriller.

Badava Rascal

Badava Rascal

24 Dec 2021 | 2 hrs 13 mins

| Kannada | Comedy, Drama, Romance | UA

Dhananjaya, Amrutha Iyengar, Rangayana Raghu, Poornachandra, Vijay Prasad

Critic's Rating: 3.5
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Synopsis:Dhananjaya, who is on a roll this year, continues his golden run with Badava Rascal. He excels in his role as Shankar, which is a very relatable character in urban middle classs families.

Drishya 2

Drishya 2

10 Dec 2021 | 2 hrs 26 mins

| Kannada | Drama, Thriller | UA

V. Ravichandran, Navya Nair, Anant Nag, Lasya Nagaraj, Arohi Narayan, Pramod Shetty

Critic's Rating: 3.5
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Synopsis:Drishya 2 is a good attempt and technically sound, thanks to the topnotch technical crew. Only, one wonders if the remake is a little too faithful, leading to comparisons with the original, which was released only recently.

Madhagaja

Madhagaja

03 Dec 2021 | 2 hrs 12 mins

| Kannada | Action, Crime, Thriller | UA

Sriimurali, Ashika Ranganath, Chikkanna, Jagapati Babu, Devyani Chavan, Rangayana Raghu

Critic's Rating: 3.5
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Synopsis:Madhagaja is not something one hasn't seen before, but the way the team has executed it makes it worth a watch, if you like commercial action entertainers.

Sakath

Sakath

26 Nov 2021 | 2 hrs 27 mins

| Kannada | Comedy, Musical, Romance | UA

Ganesh, Nishvika Naidu, Sadhu Kokila, Rangayana Raghu, Malavika Avinash, Shobaraj, Surbhi

Critic's Rating: 3.5
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Synopsis:Sakath has a first half that takes a while to meander to its crux, the quirky courtroom drama that one witnesses in the second half. This one is definitely worth a cinema hall, especially with Ganesh being in his best form.

Amruth Apartments

Amruth Apartments

26 Nov 2021 | 2 hrs 13 mins

| Kannada | Drama | UA

Tarak Ponnappa, Balaji Manohar, Sampath, Seetha, Manasa Joshi

Critic's Rating: 3.5
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Synopsis:Debutant director Gururaj Kulkarni Nadagoud had said that his film Amruth Apartments is quintessentially his tribute to Bengaluru. And the filmmaker does succeed in showcasing the vibrant cosmopolitan nature of the city

100

100

19 Nov 2021 | 2 hrs 0 mins

| Kannada | Crime, Family, Thriller | UA

Ramesh Aravind, Rachita Ram, Raju Talikote, Amitha Ranganath, Prakash Belawadi

Critic's Rating: 3.5
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Synopsis:100 has a pertinent message that deals with how social media has taken over most lives. This can be a good choice for a family movie outing for this weekend.

Bhajarangi 2

Bhajarangi 2

29 Oct 2021 | 2 hrs 33 mins

| Kannada | Drama

Shiva Rajkumar, Bhavana, Saurav Lokesh

Critic's Rating: 3.5
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Synopsis:Bhajarangi 2 might be a tad too long, but the experience is worth it and this is a perfect treat for the entire family, for it creates a new world that can be enjoyed by elders and kids alike.

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.

Rider

Rider

24 Dec 2021 | 2 hrs 25 mins

| Kannada | Action, Drama | UA

Nikhil Gowda, Kashmira Pardeshi, Achyuth Kumar, Chikkanna, Shivraj K R Pete

Critic's Rating: 3.0
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Synopsis:Rider is a film that could have been a good romantic tale, but the excessive masala fare makes it fall short of that, especially with its extended climax sequence. But, if you like romance with mass appeal, this could serve as your entertainment.

Govinda Govinda

Govinda Govinda

26 Nov 2021 | 2 hrs 19 mins

| Kannada | Comedy, Thriller | U

Sumanth Shailendra, Kavitha Gowda, Ajay Ghosh, Achyuth Kumar, Roopesh Shetty

Critic's Rating: 3.0
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Synopsis:Govinda Govinda is a fun ride, filled with humour and thrills. The second half of the story has some good substance. This can make for a good family outing.

Mugilpete

Mugilpete

19 Nov 2021 | 2 hrs 10 mins

| Kannada | Drama, Romance | UA

Manoranjan Ravichandran, Kayadu Lohar, Sadhu Kokila, Avinash, Thaara, Rishi

Critic's Rating: 3.0
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Synopsis:Should you watch Mugil Pete? If you're a fan of old school commercial entertainers, then this one might be right up your alley.

Premam Poojyam

Premam Poojyam

12 Nov 2021 | 2 hrs 53 mins

| Kannada | Drama | UA

Prem Nenapirali, Aindrita Ray, Master Anand, Malvika Avinash, Prem Kumar, Sadhu Kokila, Anu Prabhakar

Critic's Rating: 3.0
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Synopsis:Should one watch Premam Poojyam? Yes, if you're a Prem fan, as he gives his everything for his 25th film. However, one wishes there could have been a tighter story, as the plot did have ample promise.

Tom And Jerry

Tom And Jerry

12 Nov 2021 | 2 hrs 33 mins

| Kannada | Comedy, Romance | UA

Nischith Korodi, Chaithra Rao

Critic's Rating: 3.0
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Synopsis:Tom & Jerry is a tale that has ample promise and some good moments, but it falters.

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.

Arjun Gowda

Arjun Gowda

31 Dec 2021 | 2 hrs 13 mins

| Kannada | Drama, Action, Romance | UA

Prajwal Devaraj, Priyanka Thimmesh, Rahul Dev, Sadhu Kokila, Deepak Shetty

Critic's Rating: 2.5
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Synopsis:Arjun Gowda tries to be a film with social commentary and also a love story at the same time, without forgetting the commercial requisites. This is where the film falters. The makers could have focused on just one of them and probably the story could have had its desired impact. The film has its share of routine masala, but is that enough to pass muster when everyone desires edgier content?