The “Kannada pan-Indian movie” juggernaut started rolling someday in 2018 with KGF-1, and appeared to search out its potential this 12 months with KGF-2 and Kantara.
Nonetheless, in a manner, the mega budgets and assortment had been additionally an obstacle for smaller movies, as a result of individuals went to theatres anticipating spectacles. Some years in the past, these may need completed very nicely and turned out to be sleeper hits. Even leaving out the biggies, the 12 months 2022 was pretty for avid cinephiles in Karnataka — there was a clutch of gorgeous movies, which could go on to additional the reason for Kannada cinema as an entity. They had been rooted, set in geographical areas not typically seen, and spoke about points that folks of a specific area face. Some had been distinctly city, however had been such a mirror to in the present day’s society, and didn’t trouble hiding the warts.
Right here’s an inventory of movies in Kannada that earned their place on this 12 months ender — some are holistic frontbenchers, acing each division, whereas some rating very excessive in both writing or efficiency or know-how or intent. This record is in no specific order and options movies that had been launched until December 20, 2022.