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Bengaluru Film Industry

Films in Bengaluru

The Bengaluru film industry is known as the Kannada Film industry. Mostly all the movies here are made in the Kannada language. A few handful of them are made in Tulu and Konkanani. Over the years the industry had been producing various types of Kannada films that have entertained the audience. Some of the popular stars and celebrities of Bollywood today have all started their career at Bengaluru film industry. To name a few would be few actors who have been comedians in Kannada cinema are Narasimharaju, Balakrishna, and Dwarakesh

History of Kannada Cinema

It was in the year 1931 that the talking pictures led to the emergence of movies in regional languages in South India. The first talky named Sati Sulochana in Kannasa was followed by yet another which is known as Bhakta Dhruva.

Both of them were remarkably successful. The creative filmmakers had to face several problems due to lack of proper studios. They also needed technical crews. The industry also faced the challenge of procuring finance for both the projects. Nowadays some of the movies have subtutitles so that others can understand the meaning of the story and the subsequent scenes.

Let us have a look at some of the important artists that have been a part of the Kannada film industry.

Music Directors

For any Indian movie music and songs would remain an essential part of any Indian movie. The music directors of the Bengaluru film industry are as follows:-

  • R. Ratna
  • Vijaya bhaskar
  • G. K. Venkatesh
  • Venkata swamy
  • Gurukiran
  • Mano Murthy
  • Anoop Seelin
  • Harikrishna
  • Rajan-Nagendra
  • T.G. Lingappa
  • Hamsalekha
  • Ilaiyaraaja,
  • Upendra Kumar

Trends in Bengaluru Film Industry

The industry has also seen some rough phases which have not been very glorious. The major crisis was loosing some of the eminent stars and not being able to get talented stars. There were stars like Arathi who suddenly vanished out of the silver screen and Sudha Rani who altogether disappeared because of some personal issues. One of the recent crisis was when actress Soundarya was reported to be dead owing to a fatal plane accident.

Other Singers in Bengaluru Film industry

However there has been other singer’s from other industries who have done play back singing in South Indian films as a start to their careers. There are some who have sung in continuation to their existing projects. Some popular names are given below:-

  • Nandita
  • Balasubrahmanyam
  • Shreya Ghosal
  • P.B. Sreenivas
  • Rajesh Krishnan
  • Udit Narayan
  • Pallavi, Priyadarshini
  • Dr. K.J. Yesudas
  • Sonu Nigam
  • Kunal Ganjawala
  • Sunidhi Chauhan
  • B.R. Chaya

Actors in Kannada Movies

Apart from their regional actors there have been several actors from Bollywood who have also acted in Kannada movies. Some of the famous actors of Hindi films who have acted in South Indian movies are listed below:-

  • Amrish Puri, acted in Kaadu
  • Juhi Chawla in the movie Huliya Haalina Mevu
  • Rekha acted in the movie Goadalli CID 999
  • Prithviraj Kapoor also acted in the movie Sakshatkara

The government is taking steps for the improvement of the Bengaluru Film industry in terms of better studios and shooting sets. This would in turn help in the director produce better films for the future.