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24 January 2023
Upendra-Sudeep starrer, Kabzaa, the first pan-India film of KFI in 2023, will release on March 17, as a tribute to the latePuneeth Rajkumar the day being his birthday....Read more

Kantara2 confirmed-It is a prequel

21 January 2023
Released last September, Kantara became a huge hit across India, initially taking off in its original Kannada-language version, then snowballing when versions in Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, and Malayalam were also released. Produced on a budget of Rs160m (US$2m), the film went on to gross Rs3.97bn (US$48.8m) in India and overseas. ...Read more
16 January 2023
Golden star Ganesh starrer Romantic movie 'Baanadariyalli' is set to release in cinema halls on March 17. The movie is directed by Preetham Gubbi which marks his return to direction after a long gap. The movie has Ganesh, Reeshma Naniah, and Rukmini Vasanth in the lead roles....Read more
14 January 2023
Shiva Rajkumar's Pan India Film 'Ghost' is the next big film in the Kannada film industry....Read more

Actor Sri Murali gets injured on the sets of 'Bagheera'

13 January 2023
Kannada Star Sri Murali has been injured when he was shooting for his upcoming film, 'Bagheera'....Read more

'Vikrant Rona' made it to Oscars contention list

11 January 2023
Apart from Rishab Shetty’s Kantara, Sudeep-starrer Vikrant Rona has also made it to the Oscars’ contention list in the best picture category. Director Anup Bhandari couldn’t be happier. His 2016 directorial debut, Rangitaranga, too, had made it to the contention list....Read more

Kantara makes it to Academy Awards contention list in TWO categories: Rishab Shetty-overjoyed

10 January 2023
Rishab Shetty's Kantara has made it to the Academy Awards contention list in two categories - best picture and best actor....Read more

Burj Khalifa lights up for Yash's birthday

08 January 2023
Kannada superstar Yash turned 37 today, January 8. On the occasion, fans of the star celebrated his birthday on a grand scale across the globe....Read more
07 January 2023
Debutant Nithin Krishnamurthy’s film, Hostel Hudugaru Bekagiddare will now be presented by actor-director Rakshit Shetty’s Paramvah Studios....Read more

Shivarajkumar completes 36 years in the industry

04 January 2023
Shivarajkumar is one actor who is very consistent in his career carrying on his father Dr. Rajkumar's legacy and continuing as a leading hero for 36 years giving tough to younger heroes in terms of films, competition, box office, dance and fights too....Read more
03 January 2023
Shivarajkumar enters 2023 with plans to offer different kinds of films and one such film which has caught the attention of the fans is M.G. Srinivas' heist action thriller 'Ghost'. ...Read more

Darshan's 'Kranti' trailer will be released on Jan 7

02 January 2023
All the eyes are on the 'Kranti' trailer release which is most eagerly awaited by Darshan fans to witness the action star in his new avatar and what all punching dialogues he has got to deliver this time....Read more
02 January 2023
Dhruva Sarja is soon to move on to Prem's 'KD The Devil' which is one of the most anticipated films being looked forward to this year. ...Read more

4 Years of 'KGF Chapter 1'

23 December 2022
' Yash's breakout hit 'KGF Chapter 1' completed 4 years today, a film that shattered box office records and marked the onset of the entire nation catching up with Kannada cinema. ...Read more

Year 2022 belonged to Hombale Films

20 December 2022
Kannada film production house 'Hombale Films' had the biggest laugh in 2022. In the second half of the year otherwise expected to be a difficult year, Hombale Films saw two of its movies smash box-office records....Read more

In 'Choomantar' Sharan, Aditi and Chikkanna play new-age ghost hunters

19 December 2022
Multi-starrer Kannada film Choomantar directed by Navaneet, of Karva fame, is said to be all about the supernatural. The team of film has completed shoot schedules in London, Uttarakhand, Mysuru, and Bengaluru in record time. ...Read more
18 December 2022
In 'Once Upon A Time In Jamaligudda' releasing on December 30, Actor Yash Shetty plays a negative character - Nagasaki. Directed by Kushal Gowda, the film also sees Dhananjaya in the lead role. ...Read more
06 December 2022
Whenever Upendra announces a directorial film, the expectations from the audience reach their peak as Upendra will have something in his every outing to display in his films. And his current directorial film 'UI' is also in this category. ...Read more
05 December 2022
Hombale Films is now venturing into the Tamil Film industry with Raghu Thatha after taking the audience by storm with their pan-India projects - the KGF franchise and Kantara. They have collaborated with national-award-winning actor Keerthy Suresh for the project....Read more
29 November 2022
Sridhar Shikaripura's debut as a director 'Dharani Mandala Madhyadolage' will hit the big screen on December 2. The title has been inspired by the famous folk song, Punyakoti, and the legendary director Puttana Kanagal having made a classic film in 1983 with the same title....Read more

Aditi Prabhudeva got married to Yashas Patla

29 November 2022
On Monday, November 28 Aditi Prabhudeva got married to Yashas Patla, at a grand wedding ceremony held at Bengaluru's Palace Grounds. ...Read more

How 'Kantara' became a Blockbuster

24 November 2022
'Kantara' actually was made for the Kannada audience but later it boomed out with a terrific response from the audience and as a result was dubbed in other languages due to audience demand. Many factors contributed to this classic success of Kantara. ...Read more
21 November 2022
'Love Mocktail' fame' Rachana Inder will now be seen in a pivotal role in Tribble Riding, releasing this Friday, with Ganesh, Aditi Prabhudeva, and Megha Shetty in lead roles....Read more

Murali and Komal teaming up once again for 'Namo Bhootatma 2'

17 November 2022
Director Murali and actor Komal are teaming up once again for 'Namo Bhootatma 2', the sequel to their 2014 release 'Namo Bhootatma'....Read more

Samyuktha Hegde recovers from a injury while shooting

13 November 2022
Samyuktha Hegde had to undergo surgery after sustaining a ligament tear while shooting for a stunt sequence for the Kannada film 'Kreem'. Now she has recovered from the injury....Read more
10 November 2022
Producer Jon Landau who is awaiting the release of his next film 'Avatar: The Way Of Water' with director James Cameron, took to social media to share a heartfelt message for Indian fans....Read more

Ramya teams up with Dhananjaya for big screen comeback

07 November 2022
Ramya backed out of her production as the leading lady from the recently announced Swati Muttina Male Haniye, as she felt a newcomer would better suit the role. But given the anticipation of her comeback, Ramya shared the big news with BT that she is indeed returning to acting. ...Read more

Rishab Shetty's 'Kantara' Hindi continues to dominate in the box office figures

28 October 2022
Rishab Shetty's 'Kantara' Hindi continues to dominate in the box office figures even after 14 days in the theatres. ...Read more
27 October 2022
Gandhada Gudi is an upcoming Kannada docudrama film directed by Amoghavarsha JS. It stars himself and Puneeth Rajkumar in lead roles. The film is scheduled to be released on 28 October 2022 in three languages Kannada, English, and Hindi. The film features the final appearance of actor Puneeth Rajkumar. ...Read more

‘Kantara's winning spree is creating history across the globe

24 October 2022
‘Kantara's success doesn't stop across the globe with its winning spree and is indeed creating history. ...Read more

Raj B Shetty is the third hero in Arjun Janya's directorial debut '45'

21 October 2022
There was suspense over the third hero in Arjun Janya's directorial debut '45'. Now the suspense is over as it is learned that Raj B Shetty is the third hero to join the project making the film a very hot buzz. This multistarrer will see Shivarajkumar, Upendra, and Raj B Shetty coming together making it a very different project....Read more

Anu Prabhakar Mukherjee to make her Telugu screen debut

20 October 2022
Anu Prabhakar Mukherjee is taking a step into the Tollywood industry with the movie 'Agent', directed by Surender Reddy. The movie has Akhil Akkineni and Sakshi Vaidya in the lead roles. ...Read more
18 October 2022
Actor Yogi is back in action with the release of 'Head Bush', as gangster Ganga shares screen space with actor and producer Dhananjaya for the first time....Read more

Kannada feature film Shivamma wins 'New Currents Award' at Busan Film Festival

17 October 2022
Kannada feature film Shivamma, directed by debutant Jaishankar Aryar, has won the New Currents Award at the 27th edition of the Busan International Film Festival in South Korea, along with Korean film, A Wild Roomer. A total of 10 films were selected in this category. The award carries a cash prize of $30,000 (nearly Rs 25 lakh). ...Read more
16 October 2022
On the birthday of (16 October) Malayalam superstar Prithviraj Sukumaran the makers of ‘Salaar’ introduced the character poster for the actor recently....Read more
12 October 2022
The makers of Subodh Bhave and Sharad Kelkar starrer 'Har Har Mahadev' takes the viewers on a historical battle as they release the trailer of the film yesterday(11 October 2022)....Read more
11 October 2022
Kannada movie 'Champion' follows the life of a small-town boy and explores how he makes it through hardships and difficulties. Directed by Shahuraja Shindhe, this movie stars Sachin Dhanpal and Aditi Prabhudeva in lead. ...Read more
09 October 2022
GG: Gandhadagudi, Dr. Puneeth Rajkumar’s final adieu, is a true-to-life, multi-lingual feature film produced by Ashwini Puneeth Rajkumar and directed by Amoghavarsha. ...Read more

Hombale Films getting ready to produce their next project, 'Dhoomam'

09 October 2022
After the resounding success of their new release 'Kantara', Hombale Films are getting ready to produce their next project, 'Dhoomam' starring Fahadh Faasil, and National Award winner Aparna Balamurali. The production house Hombale Films took to their Twitter handle to share the muhurat shots of their new movie....Read more

67th Parle Filmfare Awards South 2022 will be held tomorrow

08 October 2022
The 67th Parle Filmfare Awards South 2022 will be held on October 9, Sunday. ...Read more

Will superstar Kichcha Sudeep teaming up with the ‘KGF’ makers for his next?

07 October 2022
The rumors regarding Kichcha Sudeep kickstarted among the netizens as Karthik Gowda posted a picture with the superstar. Now the producer has reportedly said that the picture was taken during a casual dinner with Kichcha Sudeep and nothing is concrete as of now on whether he will be collaborating with the ‘Vikrant Rona’ actor for his next....Read more
03 October 2022
On his birthday Abishek Ambareesh’s upcoming film 'Bad Manners’ teaser was released. The teaser gives a glimpse of director Duniya Suri’s world through Abhishek’s eyes....Read more

Dhruva Sarja, Prerana blessed with beautiful daughter-normaldelivery”

03 October 2022
Dhruva Sarja and wife Prerana welcome the baby girl yesterday (Sunday, 2nd October 2022) morning. Sharing the good news on Instagram, DhruvaSarja, who is now a proud father wrote, “Blessed with beautiful daughter normal delivery.”...Read more
26 September 2022
Shooting for the Kannada movie 'KaasinaSara' with Vijay Raghavendra and Harshika Poonacha in lead roles is completed. The movie directed by Nanjude Gowda deals with a village subject. Harshika Shared the news on Instagram along with a video. ...Read more
25 September 2022
The upcoming Kannada movie 'Kantara' is an upcoming is scheduled to be released on 30 Sep 2022. The movie is directed by Rishab Shetty and will feature Rishab Shetty, Achyuth Kumar, Sapthami Gowda, and Pramod Shetty as lead characters. ...Read more
22 September 2022
Sharan is one of the earliest comedians to make a transition into leading roles, and most of his films as the hero played to his strengths as a comedian. ...Read more

Praveen Tej- Ashika Ranganath’s upcoming film 02 has wrapped up production

19 September 2022
Praveen Tej- Ashika Ranganath’s upcoming film 02 has wrapped up production and the team is amped up about a one-of-a-kind medical thriller. ...Read more
18 September 2022
The 'Kabzaa' teaser was released on the eve of Upendra's birthday and the teaser was received with an amazing response from the fans of Upendra and Sudeep....Read more
14 September 2022
Shooting for golden star Ganesh starrer 'Baanadaariyalli' directed by Preetham Gubbi is on a fast track, with almost 50 percent of the film complete. Starring Ganesh, Rukmini Vasanth, and Reeshma Nanaiah, the team is looking at a Christmas release....Read more

Muhurta of Chandrajit Belliappa & Abhijit Mahesh's film to be held tomorrow

31 August 2022
Paramvah Studios is again in celebrations after the success of 777 Charlie. The production house is in an upbeat mode as it is all set to launch the directorial ventures of two debutantes Chandrajit Belliappa and Abhijit Mahesh. ...Read more

Shivarajkumar and Prabhudeva have begun shooting for Yogaraj Bhat’s 'project No 47'

29 August 2022
Actors Shivarajkumar and Prabhudeva have begun shooting for Yogaraj Bhat’s tentatively titled as 'project No 47' in Bengaluru. The movie is bankrolled by Rockline Venkatesh....Read more
27 August 2022
Abishek Ambareesh’s look in a new project directed by Mahesh Kumar has been revealed today. The team had a muhurtha at Kanteerava Studio in Bengaluru which was attended by Sumalatha Ambareesh and producer Rockline Venkatesh. ...Read more
23 August 2022
Choreographer-actor Nagendra Prasad's directorial debut 'Lucky Man' starring Darling Krishna, Roshini Prakash, and Sangeetha Sringeri. has Prabhu Deva doing a special song appearance for his brother Nagendra Prasad. The film is all set to release on September 9. ...Read more
12 August 2022
Ravi Bopanna is an upcoming Drama and Thriller movie that stars V. Ravichandran, and Radhika Kumaraswamy as the lead actor of this movie. This movie is directed by V. Ravichandran and produced by Ajeeth and V. Ravichandran. ...Read more

Yogaraj Bhat- Ganesh combination- Gaalipata 2- will hit the big screen this week

09 August 2022
Kannada film Gaalipata 2, the combination of director Yogaraj Bhat- Ganesh will hit the big screen this week. Ahead of the release, Ganesh speaks about how the film came about and the expectations from it......Read more
03 August 2022
'Gaalipata 2' is set to take a gigantic opening and the expectations on the film are at sky level since it's from the combo of Yogaraj Bhat and Ganesh. The trailer also explained the hard work which went into making the film. ...Read more

Bengaluru-based filmmaker Kavya Prakash won the prestigious National Award for her debut feature film

02 August 2022
Bengaluru-based filmmaker Kavya Prakash is ecstatic after winning the prestigious National Award for her debut Malayalam feature film 'Vaaku'. Her film won the special jury mention in the feature film category at the 68th National Film Awards....Read more

Vikrant Rona release and review updates

28 July 2022
Vikrant Rona, one of the big Kannada Film Industry projects, is all set for a global release today (July 28). Sandalwood superstar Kichcha Sudeep plays the title role in the action-adventure fantasy movie. ...Read more

800 VFX artists worked to create the world of Kichcha Sudeep's 'Vikrant Rona'

27 July 2022
'Vikrant Rona' is only a few days away from its release and the audience can barely keep their calm. Vikrant Rona has used more than 800 VFX artists to create the world of 'Vikrant Rona' in 3D....Read more

'Vikrant Rona' pre-release event held in Mumbai

27 July 2022
Ahead of the release of 'Vikrant Rona' on July 28, the makers of 25 July (Monday) held a pre-release event in Mumbai. The pre-release event for 'Vikrant Rona' was a star-studded event with the entire cast and crew of the film. The fans of Sudeep were super excited to watch him live....Read more

Is Kiccha Sudeep hit by COVID and unlikely to promote Vikrant Rona?

20 July 2022
Back in April, after Sudeep said at an event that Hindi was ‘no longer India’s national language’, Ajay Devgan took to penning a long note on Twitter in Hindi questioning his statement, and he also tagged Sudeep. This led to some friction between the two actors. ...Read more

Post KGF success Srinidhi Shetty has become one of the most sought after actresses in South cinema

13 July 2022
After the massive success of the ‘KGF franchise, Srinidhi Shetty has become one of the most sought-after actresses in South cinema. The stunning actress is currently awaiting her upcoming Tamil release titled ‘Cobra’, which has superstar Vikram in the lead role. ...Read more
13 July 2022
The most anticipated song from Vikrant Rona ‘Hey Fakira’ is finally out. The latest song ‘Hey Fakira’ is as magical as it gets. ...Read more
11 July 2022
Vikrant Rona' starring Kiccha Sudeep, Neeta Ashok, and Jacqueline Fernandes, and directed by Anup Bhandari is releasing on July 28th all over the world in many many Indian and foreign languages. ...Read more
04 July 2022
Arjun Yogi will be seen in a key role in the suspense thriller movie Chase, directed by Vilok Shetty, which is releasing on July 15. ...Read more
30 June 2022
Kannada film Wedding Gift, being released on July 8, marks the debut of multilingual actor Nishan Nanaiah. The film directed by Vikram Prabhu also has Prema and Sonu Gowda in lead roles. ...Read more
30 June 2022
'Bairagee' is being released tomorrow, and the team is confident and happy seeing the overall buzz being generated. Shivarajkumar and Vijay Milton are very happy seeing the output and are confident the film will be lapped by the audience....Read more
29 June 2022
KM Shashidhar's 'Sugarless' trailer has generated huge curiosity among the audience. The trailer cut has gained the attention of netizens and film lovers, which has given all the glimpses of the film and what one should expect from the film....Read more
27 June 2022
The Official teaser of the Kannada Movie "Kaduva" starring Prithviraj Sukumaran. 'Kaduva' is directed by Shaji Kailas, Written by Jinu V Abraham, Music by Jakes Bejoy, Cinematography: Abinandhan Ramanujam, Edited by Shameer Muhammed, and Produced by Supriya Menon & Listin Stephen under the banner of Prithviraj Productions & Magic Frames....Read more
24 June 2022
Kiccha Sudeep's big-budget film 'Vikrant Rona' is the newest product from the Kannada industry to join the trend of Pan India films from the south like 'Baahubali', 'RRR', 'Pushpa', and 'KGF Chapter 2'. ...Read more
16 June 2022
Kannada film Thurthu Nirgamana, directed by Hemanth Kumar L, has raised the interest of cine-goers as it has a fantasy element to it, as shown in the trailer. The film, which marks actor Suneel Rao's comeback, releases on June 24. What is also unique about it is a one-of-a-kind 360-degree hyper-lapse shot that depicts travel through three days. ...Read more
15 June 2022
Director AP Arjun and Dhruva Sarja had earlier teamed up for 'Addhuri', which happened to be Dhruva Sarja's debut and went on to be a big blockbuster also. After 9 years, the actor-director duo is back with 'Martin', therefore the expectations are high that the duo will deliver another blockbuster this time also! ...Read more
11 June 2022
Actor and director, Prithviraj Sukumaran will act and direct in Tyson which is backed by Hombale productions which produced the KGF franchise....Read more
09 June 2022
The makers of 'Sapta Sagaradhaache Ello' launched the teaser on 6 June, the birthday of Rakshit Shetty.'Sapta Sagaradhaache Ello' is directed by Hemanth Rao....Read more

'777 Charlie' is a very sweet and emotional film:Ramya

07 June 2022
A celebrity premiere show for Rakshit Shetty's latest film, 777 Charlie was held today(7 June 2022)....Read more
02 June 2022
Adivi Sesh starrer 'Major,' tells the story of 26/11 martyr Major Sandeep Unnikrishnan and will be released on June 3....Read more

Bollywood Actress Nora fatehi likely to act in Upendra's 'Kabja'

26 May 2022
Upendra and Sudeep starrer Kannada Cinema 'Kabza' is about a Gandhi follower and a freedom fighter who was brutally attacked in 1947. Due to unavoidable circumstances, the freedom fighter's son gets trapped in the mafia world and the story revolves between 1947 to 1984....Read more
26 May 2022
Kichcha Sudeep is all set to headline the upcoming 3D mystery thriller ‘Vikrant Rona’ which is set for a worldwide theatrical release scheduled for July 28 this year....Read more
16 May 2022
After pan India ‘KGF 2’, ‘Charlie 777’ is the Kannada film which is most anticipated. Directed by K Kiranraj, the film features Rakshit Shetty in the lead role. The trailer of the film was released today, May 16 in five different languages – Kannada, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, and Hindi....Read more
11 May 2022
Kannada movie 'Trivikrama' which marks the debut of Vikram Ravichandran (son of crazy star Ravichandran) will hit screens on June 24. The film is directed by Sahana Murthy. The film team yesterday took to social media pages to announce the release date. ...Read more
09 May 2022
Actress Aishwarya Lekshmi is venturing into movie production. The ‘Mayanadhi’ actress is debuting as a producer with the upcoming multi-lingual film ‘Gargi’ starring Sai Pallavi....Read more

Vikrant Rona overseas rights sold for a whopping price

08 May 2022
Overseas rights of Kichcha Sudeep starring 'Vikrant Rona' have been sold for a whopping price prior to the release of the movie. The rights of Vikrant Rona for the overseas market have been acquired by One Twenty 8 media. ...Read more
07 May 2022
Dhananjaya and Rachita Ram's upcoming romantic action entertainer film Monsoon Raga, directed by S Ravindranath of Pushpaka Vimana fame, is all set to hit the screen on August 12....Read more

'KGF: Chapter 2' scores the biggest ever opening in India

16 April 2022
'KGF: Chapter 2' scores the biggest ever opening in India in terms of Nett Profits, beats 'RRR' in the pursuits - Box Office India ...Read more

Rakshit Shetty's '777 Charlie' release date

11 April 2022
Rakshit Shetty starrer '777 Charlie'directed by Kiranraj with Bobby Simha, Sangeetha Sringeri, Danish Sait, and Raj B Shetty as part of the star cast is to hit the screens on June 10, 2022. ...Read more

‘KGF’ Makers and IPL Franchise ‘RCB’ Join Hands To Create Blend Of Sport, Entertainment

11 April 2022
IPL cricket team Royal Challengers Bangalore and Hombale productions which are producing movies like KGF: Chapter 2 and Salaar have announced their collaboration which is an intersection of sports, movies, multi-format content, and more....Read more

Rocking Star’ Yash-starrer KGF Chapter 2 set to make history

11 April 2022
Rocking Star’ Yash-starrer KGF Chapter 2 is all set to hit screens on 14 April in a big way and achieve many milestones as far as the Kannada film industry is concerned....Read more
06 April 2022
Long-awaited KGF 2 is all set to release on 14th April 2022....Read more
05 April 2022
The trailer of the upcoming Kannada film 'Hondisi Bareyiri' is out now. ...Read more
04 April 2022
On April 2nd being the auspicious Ugadi' the much-awaited release teaser of 'Vikrant Rona' was scheduled to come out on the day....Read more

KGF’s ‘Rocky’ craze at an all-time high

31 March 2022
The KGF fever couldn’t get any bigger! As K.G.F.: Chapter 2 comes closer to its nationwide release, the craze for superstar Yash aka KGF’s Rocky is at an all-time high!...Read more
30 March 2022
The teaser release date of Vikrant Rona will be unveiled on the occasion of the Ugadi festival. The movie starring Sudeep, Neetha Ashok, Nirup Bhandari, and Siddu Moolimani will be released in as many as 14 languages in 3d format....Read more
28 March 2022
Kannada film Kasthuri Mahal which was was earlier titled as Kasthuri Nivasa will hit screens on May 14....Read more
27 March 2022
KGF Chapter 2 is set to hit theaters on April 14th, 2022. ...Read more

The journey of Vikrant Rona towards its release starts:Kichcha Sudeep

27 March 2022
Vikrant Rona is one of the most expected movies of this year in Sandalwood. Vikrant Rona team is set to make their first announcement ahead of the movie release....Read more

KGF Chapter 2: The world’s largest trailer launch event today (27 March) in Bengaluru

27 March 2022
KGF Chapter 2 Trailer: ‘KGF Chapter 2‘ is preparing for a mega theatrical release on April 14, and the film’s producers have decided to go all out with the marketing, hosting the world’s largest trailer launch event....Read more

Is ‘RRR’ pre-release business an all-time all India record?

23 March 2022
If the Tollywood film circles reports are to be believed,‘RRR’ that is gearing up for a grand release on 25th March has bagged a whopping Rs 500 crores in its pre-release business, and it is reportedly said to be a record across the nation. No Indian movie has ever sold its rights for the above price so far....Read more
23 March 2022
As the grand release of 'K.G.F: Chapter 2' is approaching, the makers have kicked off the promotions in full swing....Read more