A bunch of Kannada originals and a few dubbed films will also be available to audiences to pick and choose from
Only a month ago, the last week of September was locked and ready for the storm that was to be Rebel Star Prabhas’ Salaar. But then, out of the blue came news that the status had changed. Despite announcing the release date more than a year in advance, the makers were not ready with the final product, with delays in post-production forcing them to do the unthinkable – postpone the film indefinitely. There’s still no clarity about when Salaar will eventually have its date with audiences, but in the interim, several films across languages have laid claim to the date, including a few from Kannada.
In Bengaluru, for instance, ticket aggregators list around 20 films, with at least 3 in Kannada, and a few also releasing Kannada-dubbed versions. There’s a love story, an adult comedy and a patriotic film coming to theatres. Take a look…
|Ganesh, Rukmini Vasanth, Reeshma Nanaiah
|Thothapuri: Chapter 2
|Jaggesh, Aditi Prabhudeva, Dhananjaya
|Ajith Jayaraj, Janvi
|Deepak Patel, Samarth Ramapur, Bharadwaj
|SU Arun Kumar
|Siddharth, Nimisha Sajayan
|Ram Pothineni, Sreeleela
Golden Star Ganesh’s latest with director Preetham Gubbi is the 100th film that KRG Studios is distributing in Karnataka. The film pairs Ganesh with Rukmini Vasanth and Reeshma Nanaiah and is about love and loss. Based on a story by cinematographer Preetha Jayaraman, Baanadariyalli is coming to theatres after multiple postponements on September 28.
Thothapuri: Chapter 2
A year after Thothapuri: Chapter 1 released in theatres, in a box office clash with Kantara and Ponniyin Selvan 2, the second instalment is finally coming to theatres. This time around, while the focus is still on the relationship between Ere Gowda (Jaggesh) and Shakeela Banu (Aditi Prabhudeva), Dhananjay (Dhananjaya) and Victoria’s (Suman Ranganathan) feelings for each other are also a major plot point.
Ajit Jayaraj’s biopic on Bhagat Singh has the unique distinction of getting a simultaneous theatrical as well as OTT outing on September 29. Directed by Aadat, the film also stars Janvi Jyothi, Pramod Shetty, Bhavani Prakash, Dharma B, among others. The film is coming to theatres and on Cinebazzar.
Directed by Durga Prasad, this film did the rounds of major film festivals across the globe and is now ready for release. Based on the concept of dharma in modern day, the film revolves around archeology, a tribe living deep within the forest and three young children. What transpires when a divine gift goes missing from the tribals forms the crux of the narrative. The film will premiere on Cinebazzar on September 29.
Actor Siddharth’s Chittha will release with a Kannada version this week. The actor has dubbed for himself in the film that is being presented by KRG Studios in theatres. The story revolves around an uncle and his niece and the lengths to which he will go to keep her safe. When she goes missing, he goes on a mission to find her, only to have his whole life come crashing down. Also starring Nimisha Sajayan, Anjali Nair and Sahasra Sree, among others.
Ram Pothineni’s action drama is a Telugu original that will reportedly have a Kannada dubbed version. The Boyapati Sreenu film, which is about a youngster’s attempt to avenge his family’s loss, pairs Ram with Sreeleela. The film also stars Saiee Manjrekar, Sharath Lohithashwa, Srikanth, Gauthami, among many others.