The year 2014 will not be counted as the best year for the Kannada film industry. Many highly anticipated movies have failed to do good at the box office. On the other hand, many viewers have been disheartened by the poor quality of movies. More than 100 movies were released this year in Kannada. However, only a handful have manged to taste success.
The slum in the film industry has been going on for the past
many years. Lack of quality and originality in the Kannada movies
has left the viewers with no other choice but to watch movies in
other languages. While there have been attempts by the new comers
this year to improve the quality, the fruits of their efforts are
yet to be harvested.
What has hurt the Kannada film industry the most is the failure
of some big budgeted movies. Ninnindale starring Puneet Rajkumar
and Erica Fernandes failed miserably on the box office. Similarly
Upendra starring Brahma was another disappointment for the
fans. The movie had an average run at the box office, barely
managing to recover the production cost.
Amongst all this disaster, some movies did manage to leave their
mark in the film industry. Srimurali starrer Ugramm, directed by
new come Prashant Neel has been appreciated by almost everyone. The
movie was a massive hit and ran for more than 100 days is many
Similarly, Rakshit Shetty's Ulidavaru Kandanthe was a
beautifully made movie with excellent cinematography and background
score. The movie made on original story had an average run at the
box office unfortunately. Many big actors like Sudeep and Prakash
Raj were high impressed by the movie.
Below is the list of the best Kannada movies of 2014. The list
has been selected on the basis of it script quality, technical
aspect, performance by the lead actor and the box office
The movie marked the debut of actor Rakshit Shetty as a
director. The movie has some stunning visuals. Combined with this
excellent cinematography and background score, the movie was
appreciated by many critics. The movie was not a huge hit in spite
of its quality. This is by the far the best movie considering the
technicality, script and acting by lead actors.
Ugramm was a comeback movie for actor Srimurali. Directed by new
comer Prashant Neel, the movie became a blockbuster hit. The story
of the movie is one of the biggest strength along with the acting
of almost all the actors. The title song composed by Ravi Basrur
became a raging hit among the youth. This is by far the most
popular movie of the year.
A remake of the super hit Telugu movie Mirchi, Maanikya had
Sudeep and Ravichandran acting together for the first time. The
movie was directed by Sudeep himself and became a blockbuster hit.
As a father and son duo on the screen, Ravichandran and Sudeep won
the heart of viewers. This became the highest grosser in the
Kannada film industry.
Gajakesari became the debut for another director in the Kannada
film industry. Cinematographer Krishna directed the movie about a
violent warrior Baahubali and his connection to the modern day guy
played by Yash. The movie became a massive hit and brought huge
fame for Yash. The movie was appreciated for its cinematography,
acting and song sequences.
It is a remake of the super hit Malayalam movie Drishyam. It is
one of those off beat Kannada movie that became an instant hit
among the audience. Ravichandran was seen in a role that he has
never portrayed before. The audience and the critics appreciated
the movie for its story and the acting by the crazy star.
A remake of super hit Telugu movie Dookudu, Power*** marked the
debut for Tamil actress Trisha in Kannada film industry. The movie
got a strong collection from the day 1. The highlight of the movie
was the acting and dancing skills of Puneet. Power*** is about to
complete 100 days in box office.
This is another remake movie that registered a good collection
at the box office. After the huge success of Victory, the
actor-director combination of Sharan and Nanda Kishore managed to
deliver another super hit comedy movie. A remake of Tamil
movieVaruthapadatha Valibar Sangam, Sharan Adhyaksha was
appreciated for the performance by Sharan, Chikanna and
Bahaddur is the second movie for Action prince Dhruv Sarja. He
was paired up with actress Radhika Pandit again after the success
of Addhuri. With a fresh story, good music and good performance by
the lead actor, the movie was an instant success at the box office.
Bahaddur managed to collect over 10 crores in just 10 day of its
This is one movie which hit the gold at the box office in spite
of negative review by the critics. Movie was criticized for its
slow and illogical screenplay and poor direction by director Mahesh
Sukhadare. However, Darshan proved why he is the sultan of box
office. Ambareesha collected more than 13 crores in just 4