Movies have always been a part of our lives and a medium of entertainment. In India, almost everybody has grown up watching films, and we all admire our heroes and heroines equally. Indian cinema has a huge history, and under its umbrella come various other regional film industries.
Kannada film industry or Kannada cinema is also one of the segments of Indian cinema and has its own history to tell. In this particular article, we are listing out some of the facts about Kannada films that will definitely make your eyebrows raise.
First Kannada Talkie: Sati Sulochana was the very first Kannada movie made with a budget of Rs.40,000 and was released in 1934. The film was directed by Y.V Rao and it happens to be the first film released in the erstwhile Mysore Kingdom.
Most numbers of National awards won after Ray: The film director, screenwriter, Girish Kasaravalli is one of the prominent directors in India and has won the maximum number of National Film Award for the best feature film, after the legendary Satyajit Ray.
Second Indian film to enter the Guinness Book of World Records: The film Shanti made by Baraguru Ramachandrappa released in 2005 is the only second Indian and first Kannada film to enter the Guinness Book of World Records under the category of “Fewest actors in a narrative film”. The film features only a single actor.
First Indian Director to experiment: Late Shankar Nag, a well-known actor/director of the Kannada film industry was the first Indian director to experiment with the underwater shooting. The movie’s name was “Ondu Muttina Kathe” and has legendary Dr. Rajkumar playing the lead role.