From thrillers to a campus comedy, here’s your pick of the week
Last Updated: 05.16 AM, Sep 12, 2023
September began on a good note for Kannada audiences. There was Hemanth M Rao’s latest with Rakshit Shetty and Rukmini Vasanth in the lead, Sapta Sagaradaache Ello Side A, which won a lot of hearts, on September 1. In the week that followed, Vijay Raghavendra’s Kaddha Chitra, came out, while Namo Bhoothathma 2 and Hosa Dinachari landed on OTT. This week, there’s an interesting mix in theatres, while a film that had a great run at the box office now comes to OTT. Take a look…
|TITLE||CAST||DIRECTOR||PLATFORM||DATE OF RELEASE|
|Tatsama Tadbhava||Meghana Raj Sarja, Prajwal Devaraj||Vishal Atreya||Theatre||September 15|
|13 (Part 1)||Raghavendra Rajkumar,||Nagendra Baboo||Theatre||September 15|
|Parimala Dsouza||Bhavya, Babu Hirannaiah||Dr Giridhar||Theatre||September 15|
|Hostel Hudugaru Bekagiddare||Manjunath Nayaka, Abhi Das||Nithin Krishnamurthy||Zee5 Kannada||September 15|
Directed by Vishal Atreya, Tatsama Tadbhava is a suspense thriller that marks the big screen comeback of Meghana Raj Sarja. The story follows the investigation led by Prajwal Devaraj as police officer Arvind Ashwatthama, into the mysterious disappearance of Aarika’s (Meghana) husband. The film, produced by Pannaga Bharana, also stars Balaji Manohar, Arvinnd Iyer, Rajshri Ponnappa, among others.
13 is a Kannada drama movie written and directed by K Narendra Baboo, with Raghavendra Rajkumar, Shruthi, Pramod Shetty in the lead roles. The film is also a police procedural, with Pramod as the investigation officer, looking into a family and the secrets they try to hide.
This one is also a murder mystery and follows the investigation into the circumstances that led to the crime. Directed by Dr Giridhar, the cast is led by veteran actress Bhavya and includes over 100 artistes, notable among them being , Komal Banavase, Srinivas Prabhu, Sunil Mohite, Vinod Seshadri, Shweta Ramesh, Pooja Ramachandra, Nagamangala Jayaram, Meese Anjanappa, Jyoti Marur, Ugram Reddy, Chandana Srinivas, Laxman Gowda, Rohini, among others
Hostel Hudugaru Bekagiddare
Debutant director Nithin Krishnamurthy’s campus comedy is, no doubt, one of the biggest hits of the year so far and was the film that managed to bring audiences back to theatres after the drought of good movies in the first half of the year. Although the team’s innovative marketing had grabbed eyeballs, the film had released amid stiff competition from Hollywood biggies like Oppenheimer and Barbie and still managed to not only hold its own, but also emerge immensely successful at the box office. Given the good showing it had in theatres, the team then dubbed the film and released it in Telugu too, where it was also warmly received. After several will it, won’t it dates for the OTT debut, Hostel Hudugaru Bekagiddare now has a confirmed date – it will be on Zee5 Kannada on September 15.