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Shivarajkumar's Bhajarangi 2 releases on October 29th

27 September 2021
Bhajarangi 2 release was delayed due to the prevailing pandemic conditions. Initially, the film was slated to release on the 10th of September on a grand scale. When the cases started to rise, the makers had decided to release it on a future date, when the scenario is more conducive. '...Read more

'Puksatte Lifu' starring the late Sanchari Vijay releases this week

24 September 2021
With Kannada Film Industry slowly regains its momentum post the second wave of COVID-19 pandemic weekly theatrical releases too is back in our midst. ...Read more

Jaggesh teams up with the makers of KGF for his new film Raghavendra Stores

23 September 2021
Jaggesh is all set to commence work on his next film after "Ranganayaka". This time around, he teams up with the makers of KGF for a film that is being helmed by Santhosh Ananddram. This is a comic entertainer titled "Raghavendra Stores"....Read more

Sharan and Ashika Ranganath starrer 'Avatara Purusha' shooting completed

22 September 2021
'Avatara Purusha' directed by Simple Suni with Sharan and Ashika Ranganath in lead roles is scheduled to release in two separate installments. The shooting of the first part was finally wrapped up and the team is now gearing up for a theatrical release....Read more

Sequel to 1984 classic hit "Bandhana" to star Aditya

21 September 2021
Kannada film Bandhana in 1984 was a milestone in the late actor Vishnuvardhan’s career. In this film, Vishnuvardhan played the role of Harish, a character who meets his end after saving Nandini’s (played by Suhasini) daughter. Directed by Rajendra Singh Babu, the film also starred Jai Jagadish....Read more

Actor-choreographer Nagendra Prasad makes his directorial debut in Kannada

20 September 2021
Actor-choreographer Nagendra Prasad With roots in Mysuru, tells “Kannada is in my genes.” So, when he chanced upon an offer to make his directorial debut in Kannada, he took that up right away had has now spent most of this year on this film – Lucky Man....Read more

Disha Ramesh has signed a new suspense thriller movie Siri Lambodara Vivaha

16 September 2021
Actress Disha Ramesh has signed a new suspense thriller movie called Siri Lambodara Vivaha, directed by Sourabh Kulkarni. The film also stars Anjan Bharadwaj in a lead role. Disha Ramesh was last seen on the silver screen in the critically acclaimed Devara Naadalli....Read more

Shivarajkumar wants Govt to allow 100% occupancy in cinema halls with necessary precautions

15 September 2021
Sandalwood superstar Shivarajkumar recently pitched a video request to Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai for allowing 100% occupancy in cinema halls to ensure the Kannada film industry, which is still facing many financial issues, which can slowly get back on its feet. ...Read more

777 Charlie is a New year gift to our fans: Rakshit Shetty

10 September 2021
It has been one of the most-awaited films in Sandalwood. And now 777 Charlie is all set to hit screens on December 31. Starring Rakshit Shetty in the lead, the film directed by debutant Kiran Raj K, is an adventure comedy....Read more

Lanke movie is being released on 10th September 2021

08 September 2021
Lanke is an action drama movie directed by Ram Prasad MD. ...Read more

Sruthi Hariharan is back on a film set after six months

07 September 2021
Sruthi Hariharan is back on a film set after six months. She joined the team of the Shoonya directed Head Bush that is being frontlined by Dhananjaya. She says she is thrilled to be back doing a big Kannada film after a very long time and is enjoying the time on the set of the MP Jayaraj biopic....Read more

Is Yash being signed on by different filmmakers Pan India ?

06 September 2021
The much-awaited second part of KGF - KGF: Chapter 2will be released next April. This film, directed by Prashanth Neel and released as a pan Indian film, put Sandalwood's Rocking Star Yash on the national map as a heartthrob and a much sought after name by film buffs everywhere...Read more

Will Golden strar Ganesh step into Director's shoes again?

01 September 2021
Golden star Ganesh has tried his hand at direction once. The actor has since been busy with multiple projects....Read more

Yash starrer KGF Chapter 2 finally gets a confirmed release date

23 August 2021
Yash has unveiled the release date of the much-awaited film KGF 2, also known as K.G.F: Chapter 2. ...Read more

Sandalwood stuntman Vivek killed on the sets of Love You Rachu

10 August 2021
The incident happened during the shooting of the film at Jogenahalli near Bidadi, on the outskirts of Bengaluru....Read more

Veteran Kannada actress Jayanthi passes away

26 July 2021
Veteran Kannada actress Jayanthi, popularly known as 'Abhinaya Sharadhe' passed at 76. She had won the hearts of millions of Kannadigas by portraying different roles over the last several decades....Read more

Vikrant Rona: Jacqueline Fernandez will be seen in a cameo role and feature in a song with Kiccha Sudeep, actor post BTS pic

20 July 2021
Kiccha Sudeep took to social media recently to announce that they recently wrapped up shooting a song with Jacqueline. The movie will mark Jacqueline’s Kannada debut....Read more
12 July 2021
Actor Rakshit Shetty is set to return to directing with the upcoming crime thriller, Richard Anthony - Lord of the Sea, produced by Hombale Films. The film is the spin-off of Shetty's critical acclaimed 2014 anthology film Ulidavaru Kandanthe....Read more

Kannada comedy Ikkat to premiere on Amazon Prime Video on 21st July

09 July 2021
The film is directed by Esham and Haseen Khan. The film stars actors Nagabhushana and Bhoomi Shetty....Read more

Dvitvi Movie Poster: Pawan Kumar annnounces an upcoming psychological thriller with Puneeth Rajkumar

01 July 2021
There has been a ton of fervour and expectation since the time Pawan Kumar and Puneeth Rajkumar had reported that they would team up for a film recently. The group has now declared the title, Dvitva. An expression of Sanskrit beginning, it has various understandings of the number two, leaving that demeanour of secret....Read more

Kabzaa New Poster: Upendra and Kiccha Sudeep in a retro look

28 June 2021
The much-awaited Sandalwood film Kabzaa's new poster starring two superstars Upendra and Kiccha Sudeep in a retro look is out....Read more

Actor Sanchari Vijay Passes Away

14 June 2021
The actor who met with a bike accident on Saturday passes away. he was 38 years old....Read more

Actor Sanchari Vijay in coma after brain surgery

14 June 2021
On Saturday Sanchari Vijay met with a bike accident. Doctors claim the actor to be in critical condition....Read more
06 June 2021
On the occasion of Rakshit Shetty's 38th birthday, makers have released the teaser of 777 Charlie....Read more

Kartik Subbaraj to distribute Rakshit Shetty's 777 Charlie'

04 June 2021
Prithviraj Sukumaran already associated with the project, the makers have now got ace Tamil filmmaker Karthik Subbaraj on board who will be presenting the film in Tamil. Karthik Subbaraj's home production and distribution house, Stonebench Films, recently signed up to distribute the Tamil version of the film in a full-fledged manner....Read more
04 June 2021
On the occasion of director Prashanth Neel’s birthday today, the makers of the KGF franchise unveiled a special behind-the-scenes video of their film, where he is seen directing his team....Read more

Yash to donate ₹1.5 crore towards 3000 Kannada cinema workers

04 June 2021
The actor will donate a sum of ₹1 crore for the welfare of 3000 members of the Kannada film industry....Read more

Pranitha Subhash ties knot with businessman Nitin Raju

31 May 2021
Pranitha Subhash married businessman Nitin Raju in Bengaluru on Sunday. Close friends and family members of the couple attended the intimate ceremony in the city. Pranitha and Nitin Raju’s wedding photos are being shared by the couple’s friends online. ...Read more

KGF Chapter 2: Makers of Yash-Starrer Unveils the Look of Rao Ramesh As Kanneganti Raghavan

25 May 2021
Roa Ramesh celebrates his 53rd birthday today. And to mark his special day, the makers of KGF Chapter 2 has unveiled the look of Ramesh as Kanneganti Raghavan. ...Read more

Ragini Dwivedi organises blood donation drive

25 May 2021
On the occasion of her 31st birthday, Kannada actor Ragini Dwivedi announced to her fans on social media that she will be organising a blood donation drive in Bengaluru. ...Read more

Actor Arjun Gowda turns ambulance driver to help people in need during Covid-19

30 April 2021
Kannada actor Arjun Gowda, who has worked in films such as Yuvarathnaa and Rustum, has turned ambulance driver to help those people who are in dire need in this pandemic. The initiative is called Project Smile Trust....Read more

Darshan starrer Roberrt to release on Amazon Prime Video on April 25

22 April 2021
The film hit the theatres on March 11 and received overwhelming reviews from critics and audience alike....Read more

Cinema halls in Karnataka to voluntarily shut down from April 23 due to COVID surge

21 April 2021
Following the announcement of theatres owners in Myruru that they will be closing the theatres voluntarily shut down the cinema halls, the theatre's owners in across the state of Karnataka have announced that they would also be shutting down the cinema halls from April 23 voluntarily for the same reason. ...Read more

Kiccha Sudeep's Vikrant Rona gets a release date

15 April 2021
Sudeep on Monday announced that his upcoming film titled Vikrant Rona will release in theatres in 3D format on August 19. The film will release simultaneously in Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam and Hindi....Read more

Puneeth Rajkumar's Yuvarathnaa to debut on Amazon Prime Video on April 9th

08 April 2021
A week after its theatrical release, Puneeth Rajkumar’s Yuvarathnaa to debut on Amazon Prime Video. Written and directed by Santhosh Ananddram, the critically acclaimed film is produced by Vijay Kiragandur under the banner Hombale Films and stars Puneeth Rajkumar, Sayyeshaa, Sonu Gowda, Dhananjaya, and Prakash Raj....Read more

KGF Chapter 2: Yash dubs for the film, Prashant Neel shares a pic with the actor

24 March 2021
Produced by Hombale Films, KGF: Chapter 2 will release in theatres on July 16 in multiple languages....Read more
20 March 2021
The film also co-stars Prakash Raj, Sayyeshaa and Dhananjay The film is slated to release on April 1, 2021....Read more

James: Puneet Rajkumar starrer new poster unveiled

17 March 2021
On the occasion of Puneeth Rajkumar's birthday, The makers unveiled the special poster of the actor from his upcoming flick James ...Read more

Roberrt Box-Office Prediction: Darshan starrer set to be a Blockbuster

10 March 2021
The most awaited Sandalwood film Roberrt is all set to rule the box-office on March 11. The film is not only awaited by the fans of Karnataka but also in Telugu states of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana in the days to come, thanks to the leading man's fandom here....Read more

Roberrt: Challenging Star Darshan starrer the most anticipated Kannada Cinema

09 March 2021
The film was expected to release last year on April 2 but due to a pandemic, the release was halted. The film is now slated to release on March 11, 2021....Read more

14 scenes from Pogaru edited after members of Brahmin community object

24 February 2021
The makers and members of the community arrived at the decision after a meeting between the Karnataka Brahmin Development Board and the Karnataka Film Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday in Bengaluru....Read more

Actor Jaggesh Responds to Allegations of Defamatory Comment on actor Darshan

24 February 2021
Darshan's fans are unhappy with alleged remarks by his Agraja co-star Jaggesh in an audio clip that has surfaced online....Read more
23 February 2021
1980 has been directed by Raj Kiran who has previously worked as Assistant Director on films like Savaari 2 and Missed Call. ...Read more
16 February 2021
On the occasion of Darshan's 44th birthday, the trailer of the film - both Kannada and Telugu versions have been released today....Read more
01 February 2021
The teaser and title logo of actor Sudeep’s upcoming Kannada action-thriller, Vikrant Rona, was unveiled on Sunday at the Burj Khalifa....Read more

KGF Chapter 2: Yash as Rocky Bhai will be back on silver screen on this date

29 January 2021
The makers of KGF: Chapter 2 on Friday announced the release date of the much-awaited film. The movie will hit cinema halls on July 16, 2021....Read more

Kiccha Sudeep starrer Phantom is now Vikrant Rona

22 January 2021
The title logo will have a grand launch at Burj Khalifa on January 31....Read more

Sandalwood Drug Case: Supreme Court grants bail to Ragini Dwivedi

21 January 2021
Ragini Dwivedi was arrested by Bengaluru Central Crime Branch on September 4, 2020....Read more

KGF star Yash and family goes for a maldive vacation

19 January 2021
KGF star Yash has jetted off to the Maldives for a family vacation. He shared a candid picture with his wife Radhika, his son and his daughter. ...Read more

KGF Chapter 2: Health department objects smoking scene in teaser

14 January 2021
The Karnataka Health department has sent a notice to Yash and KGF: Chapter 2 team for the smoking scene in the teaser. They objected out that the KGF team did not include a statutory warning....Read more

Happy Birthday Yash: Wife Radhika Pandit shares adorable pic

08 January 2021
The teaser of Yash starrer KGF Chapter 2 is been released and got immense love from the movie audience....Read more
08 January 2021
The most-awaited teaser of KGF: Chapter 2 was released on Thursday to contain the damage of the video’s leak, hours before its official launch....Read more

KGF Chapter 2: Yash starrer new poster unveils teaser date

21 December 2020
Director Prashanth Neel on Monday announced that he will release the teaser of his much-awaited movie KGF: Chapter 2 on January 8, 2021....Read more

Bagheera First Look: Sri Murali will roar on screen as the cop

17 December 2020
The film is directed by Dr Suri and written by KGF fame Prashanth Neel....Read more

Supreme Court issues notice on Ragini Dwivedi’s bail petition

04 December 2020
In the latest development in the case of Sandalwood drug scandal, the apex court has issued notice seeking response from Karnataka government for the bail pleas filed by the actress...Read more

KGF: Chapter 2 teaser to be released on Yash’s birthday

03 December 2020
KGF: Chapter 2 teaser will be out on Yash’s birthday in January, revealed executive producer Karthik Gowda....Read more

KGF 2: Raveena Tandon as Ramika Sen unveiled on the occasion of her birthday

26 October 2020
On the occasion of Raveena Tandon's 46th birthday, the makers of Kannada film KGF: Chapter 2 unveiled her look from the film....Read more

KGF Chapter 2: Makers revealed Srinidhi Shetty's character as Reena on her birthday

21 October 2020
Actress Srinidhi Shetty is celebrating her 28th birthday today. The makers of KGF: Chapter 2 released a special poster of her character Reena....Read more

Bheemasena Nalamaharaaj Motion poster released

20 October 2020
Directed by Karthik Saragur, the film is produced by Pushkara Mallikarjunaiah, Rakshit Shetty, Hemanth M Ra, and stars Aravind Iyer, Aarohi Narayan, Priyanka Thimmesh, and Achyuth Kumar in pivotal roles. The film will release on Amazon Prime Video on October 29....Read more

Dia: The Kannada film will have different climax and new added songs

16 October 2020
Dia, a Kannada romantic drama that was written and directed by K S Ashoka, hit the silver screens right before the lockdown in March, and therefore had to be pulled out of theatres. The film was released on OTT platform and garnered rave reviews....Read more

Sanjay Dutt shares pic as he gears up shooting again for KGF Chapter 2

16 October 2020
Sanjay Dutt returned to work on Friday with KGF Chapter 2 even as he undergoes treatment for lung cancer. ...Read more

Sandalwood Drug Case: Vivek Oberoi’s wife Priyanka Alva served notice in drug connection

16 October 2020
Actor Vivek Oberoi’s wife, Priyanka Alva has been served a notice by the City Crime Branch Bengaluru, over her links with brother Aditya Alva in connection with the Sandalwood drugs case....Read more

Vivek Oberoi’s house searched by police as brother-in-law Aditya Alva absconding

15 October 2020
Bengaluru Police on Thursday searched Vivek Oberoi’s house in Mumbai. The police are looking for the actor’s brother-in-law, Aditya Alva, who is an accused in the Sandalwood drugs case....Read more

Pogaru: Song set for Dhruva Sarja’s song to be built at cost of Rs 1.5 crore

23 September 2020
The title track Pogaru Annaige Pogaru that will feature hero Dhruva along with a group of dancers....Read more

Shiva Rajkumar and others from Kannada film industry meet CM Yediyurappa

11 September 2020
The delegation discussed relief measures and subsidies that the film industry is in dire need of following the coronavirus outbreak....Read more

Actor Ragini Dwivedi’s residence raided in drugs case

04 September 2020
Bengaluru’s Central Crime Branch (CCB) has carried out searches at Kannada actor Ragini Dwivedi’s residence. The actor has also been summoned to appear before the police....Read more

Yash’s son Yatharv’s naming ceremony

01 September 2020
Yash has shared a video from the naming ceremony of his son. The actor and his wife took part in a small religious ceremony ...Read more

KGF Chapter 2: Shoot resumes, Prakash Raj joins the sets

27 August 2020
The shoot of KGF: Chapter 2 resumed on Wednesday in Bangalore. Actor Prakash Raj, who plays a key role joins the set. Check out the pics....Read more

The World of Phantom Poster: Kiccha Sudeep's highly anticipated film poster released

10 August 2020
The film is directed by RangiTaranga fame Anup Bhandari. Sudeep plays a character called Vikranth Rona....Read more

KGF Chapter 2: Sanjay Dutt as Adheera looks TERRIFYING!

29 July 2020
On the occasion of Sanjay Dutt's 61st birthday, makers of Yash starrer magnum opus of KGF Chapter 2 gifts the moviegoers a terrific character look of Mr Dutt as Adheera....Read more

Actor Arjun Sarja's daughter Aishwarya Arjun tested positive for COVID 1.9

21 July 2020
Actor Aishwarya Sarja daughter of actor Arjun Sarja took to social media to inform that she tested positive for COVID 19....Read more
16 July 2020
The movie is directed by Pannaga Bharana and produced by Ashwini Puneeth Rajkumar and Gurudath A Talwar under the banner of PRK productions. Amazon Prime members in more than 200 countries and territories worldwide can watch the much-awaited Kannada movie from July 24 onwards....Read more
12 July 2020
The film is the sequel to the 2013 blockbuster Bhajrangi. The teaser is released on the occasion of Shiva RajKumar's 58th birthday....Read more
10 July 2020
The film is the first A list Kannada film to release on direct to OTT platform due to COVID 19 pandemic. The film is directed by Raghu Samarth under PRK productions. The film will be releasing on July 17 on Amazon Prime Video....Read more

Renowed Producer-Actor Rockline Venkatesh hospitalised in Bengaluru

10 July 2020
Producer and actor Rockline Venkatesh has been admitted to a private hospital in Bengaluru after complaining of breathlessness....Read more

Kannada film Law gets a new release date.

26 June 2020
This will be the first A list Kannada film to be released directly on OTT film. The film will be premiered on Amazon Prime Video on July 17th. ...Read more

Kiccha Sudeep starrer Phantom will be the first kannada film to be resume after lockdown.

15 June 2020
The film's producer Manjunath Gowda said they will have a doctor and two nurses on the sets; also working out on how they can have only the required staff on the floor on a particular day....Read more

Actor Chiranjeevi Sarja passes away at the age 39.

07 June 2020
The actor has died after a cardiac arrest on Sunday. He was 39 years old....Read more

Fans showers birthday wishes to KGF director Prashant Neel who turns 40 today.

04 June 2020
Prashanth Neel who is gearing up for his upcoming film, KGF Chapter 2 is celebrating his birthday today. Netizens showered the filmmaker with wishes....Read more

Roberrt Poster: Darshan wishes Eid Mubarak to fans by presenting the latest poster.

25 May 2020
Darshan treated the fans with Ramadan gift presenting the latest poster of his upcoming action thriller Roberrt....Read more

KGF Chapter 1 unseen BTS footage of Yash with crew members.

28 April 2020
Check out KGF: Chapter 1 star Yash's unseen picture from the sets of the movie that we have come across on Twitter. He had already begun shooting for the movie's sequel until the lockdown was imposed....Read more

Sandalwood comedian Bullet Prakash passes away

07 April 2020
Famous comedian Bullet Prakash suffering from liver infection and being admitted to a hospital on Sunday emerged this morning. And while fans prayed for the star, he succumbed to liver failure and breathed his last at the hospital today afternoon....Read more

Yash's daughter Ayra claps to support Janta Curfew is the cutest thing you will find today

23 March 2020
KGF star Yash with his wife Radhika Pandit and daughter Ayra also joined Janta Curfew as they stepped out in their balcony....Read more
17 March 2020
Following the massive outbreak of coronavirus, Puneet has called off his birthday celebrations and has appealed to his fans not to celebrate or visit him on his birthday, and keep themselves safe from the virus. He also shared a video on Twitter....Read more

Upendra starrer Kabza will feature this iconic pistol

16 March 2020
Upendra will soon be seen brandishing the iconic pistol used by Sandalwood superstar Dr. Rajkumar in Gandhada Gudi and then by Bollywood star Amitabh Bachchan in Sholay....Read more

Pawan Kumar’s ‘U Turn’ to be remade in Filipino

16 March 2020
Director Pawan Kumar recently confirmed that his hit Kannada movie U-Turn will be remade in Filipino. ...Read more

KGF star Yash is swamped by fans and paparazzi at Mumbai airport for a selfie

16 March 2020
Yash kept his airport style super comfortable as he was snapped wearing denims and a white T-shirt. He completed his look with a pair of dark sunglasses....Read more

KGF Chapter 2: Rocky Bhai will be back on October 23rd, 2020.

13 March 2020
KGF Chapter 2 starring Yash is releasing on October 23rd, 2020. The new poster has been released with the release date....Read more

Yash and Radhika Pandit at Nanjundeshwara temple in Mysuru for daughter Ayra's mundan ceremony

11 March 2020
The photos of Yash making his way out with Arya after the mundan ceremony have surfaced on social media. One can see in the photos, Yash is dressed up in a white shirt and mundu while Radhika Pandit looks beautiful in green saree....Read more

Actor Hariprriya honoured at Indian world film festival

10 March 2020
Actress Hariprriya has won best actress award at Indian world film festival for her role in the Amruthamathi, directed by Baraguru Ramachandrappa. The movie also has Kishore in lead role....Read more