Movies

IFFI celebrates 75 years of Kannada cinema

MUMBAI: The International Film Festival of India launched a retrospective of Kannada cinema today on completion of 75 years. IFFI programmed a selection of five films covering the seven decades of Kannada cinema.

From its beginning in 1934 to a full grown industry producing more than 150 films this year, the Kannada cinema industry has tread a long path creating impression on the minds of the people of Karnataka.






It is on the verge of celebrating its platinum jubilee, recapturing, reviewing and assessing its 75 years of existence in the service of the people whose cultural aspirations it has all through represented.


Films in the section are Babruvahana (Hunsur Krishnamurthi), Bhoothayyana Magga Aiyyu (Siddalingaiah), Ondaondu Kaladalli (Girish Karnad), Nagamandala (T S Nagabharna) and Dweepa (Girish Kasaravalli), an official statement said.


The early Kannada cinema relied, like their counterparts in other parts of the country, mostly on theatrical productions which themselves were heavily dependent on historical and mythological stories and forms. The social themes were the post independence phenomenon in Indian cultural scene and so are in the Kannada cinema.


The decade of the ‘50s predominantly brought in the modernity and modern social themes into Kannada cinema. The decade of sixties and seventies are considered the golden age of Kannada cinema for its representation of Kannada culture. The seventies was also the period that witnessed the birth of an alternate cinema in Kannada.


The next 20 years saw consolidation of Kannada film industry in terms of business and technology. Number of productions increased and Karnataka emerged as a film production centre with its own infrastructure of studios and labs. The Karnataka government pitched in to bring the entire industry to Karnataka from Chennai through building infrastructure and providing incentives through subsidies and awards under various categories. The 21st century saw emergence of new breed of film makers who could feel the pulse of the new generation of audiences in the changing cultural scenario of Karnataka.

Latest Reads

http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/01/16/dangal.jpg?itok=SVTwJuie
Weak films fall by Dangal-side

The exhibition sector felt some relief with a blockbuster in Dangal after a long gap to help them sustain the cinemas, the vacuum faces them again as the two new movies, OK Jaanu and Haraamkhor, failed to bring in even the initial audience or, for that matter, even the compulsive first day or first...

Movies Hindi
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/01/14/OK-Jaanu.jpg?itok=77K9Fqst
OK Jaanu: ...Live-in romance replayed!

OK Jaanu is a contemporary love story which eventually settles about halfway between modern-day relationships traditions while conveying the eternal belief that love always triumphs. These kinds of films are made now and again but a love story is a love story and usually has its own appeal if...

Movies Hindi
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/01/13/xxx-800x800.jpg?itok=ktebzkWf
Viacom18 starts NY with 'xXx: Return of Xander Cage' premiere

Starting the year on a promising note Viacom18 is proud to present xXx: Return of Xander Cage to the audience in India. After wowing viewers in Mexico and London as part of the global domination tour, megastar Vin Diesel visited India for the premiere along with his co-star, Bollywood beauty...

Movies Hollywood
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/01/12/Sunil-lulla-800x800.jpg?itok=6Xn_dYi6
'17-18: Eros Media to produce 50 films in multiple languages

MUMBAI: Eros International Plc, a leading global company in the Indian film entertainment industry, has announced that its majority-owned subsidiary, Eros International Media Limited, released its film production lineup for 2017-18.

Movies Hindi
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/01/12/Force-2.jpg?itok=3Vgc5reZ
'Force 2' piracy: Viacom18 registers FIR; KSS blames it on a theatre

MUMBAI: The Cyber Crime Investigation Cell, BKC, Mumbai, has registered an FIR against K Sera Sera Digital Cinema Ltd (K Sera Sera) upon a complaint filed by Viacom18 in relation to online piracy of its film ‘Force-2’.

Movies Hindi
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/01/11/star-wars-800x800.jpg?itok=eQQSlSP5
Star Wars: Complete Saga is back on Star Movies!

Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace is starting on 14 January at 12 noon, and Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones on 15 January at the same time.

Movies Hollywood
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/01/11/indo-portugal-800x800.jpg?itok=eFV1OvWn
Films development: India & Portugal to work out co-production pact

NEW DELHI: India and Portugal have agreed to work out modalities for a co-production agreement in the Film Sector in a time-bound manner keeping in mind the legal aspects of such an agreement. A possibility of a Memorandum of Understanding between the public broadcasters of both countries to share...

Movies Hindi
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/01/10/Dangal.jpg?itok=a7niSDIm
Rs 350 cr in 17-day indomitable filmy 'Dangal'

MUMBAI: There is not much in the offing except, December 23 carry forward, Dangal. There was no release on 30th since it is a norm not to fall in the shadow of a major release like Dangal as well as to avoid the year end Friday where the New Year eve celebrations affect box office collections...

Movies Hindi
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/01/06/om-puri-800x800_0.jpg?itok=zL0yulF6
Veteran film and TV actor Om Puri passes away

Veteran actor Om Puri, who gave countless memorable performances in movies of diverse genres and also on television shows, died at his residence in Mumbai this morning after a massive heart attack. He was 66.

Movies Hindi

Latest News

Load More

Sign up for our Newsletter

subscribe for latest stories