Chomana Dudi

The first Kannada talkie film ‘Bhakta Dhruva’ was made in 1934. The Kannada cinema was brought into national reckoning by the film ‘Bedara Kannappa’ (1954). The film ‘Ranadheera Kanteerava’ (1960) was the first Kannada hit, which established its star Rajkumar. The first Kannada film to be shown abroad was ‘Nandi’ (1964). Pattabhirama Reddy’s ‘Samskara’ (1970) and B.V. Karanth’s ‘Chomana Dudi’ (1975) made an impact at the national level. Prema Karanth’s ‘Phaniyamma’ (1982) won several awards at the Mannheim Film Festival. Other significant Kannada films include Nagabharana’s ‘Grahana’; Sathyu’s ‘Bara’; Lankesh’s ‘Pallavi’; Prahlad’s ‘Rishyashrunga’ and Girish Karnad’s ‘Kaadu’.

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