Are these your favorite genres ??

Wait, which one’s?

Crime, Drama, Thriller, Horror, Mystery.

To spice up your curiosity

Are you a fan of these Hollywood directors – Christopher Nolan, Quentin Tarantino, Martin Scorsese movies

Then you must watch these top 12 Kannada movies which belong to the same genres, which gave a new start & dimension to content-oriented movies in Kannada film industry.

12. Karva

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Director: Navaneeth

Cast: Thilak, Devaraj, Anisha Ambrose, RJ Rohith, Anu Poovamma, Vijay Chendur.

The movie revolves around two incidents, can be called a two-dimensional story which is narrated simultaneously and gradually become a single plot towards the end of the movie.

Genre: Horror – Thriller

IMDB Rating: 7.4

11. U-Turn

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Director: Pawan Kumar

Cast:  Shraddha Srinath, Dileep Raj, Roger Narayan

Mysterious events, A bit of horror in the screenplay, The story’s main plot is double road flyover. Streaming Now on Amazon Prime.

Genre: Crime – Horror – Mystery

IMDB Rating: 7.5

10. Aa Dinagalu

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Director: K.M. Chaitanya

Cast: Chetan Kumar, Archana, Sharath Lohitashwa, Ashish Vidyarthi, Atul Kulkarni, and list goes on.

The story is adapted from Non-Fictional novel “Dadagiri Dinagalu” a real story of the dark underworld of Bangalore.

Genre: Crime – Romance

IMDB Rating: 7.8

9. Jatta

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Director: Giriraj BM

Cast: Kishore Kumar, Sukrutha Wagle, Achyuth Kumar, B Suresh, Pavana

Genre: Thriller – Drama

This film was critically acclaimed. The story revolves around human values, conflicts, Blind beliefs, dilemmas and tries to find a solution. A thought-provoking script.

IMDB Rating: 8.2

8. Rama Rama Re

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Director: D.Satya Prakash

Cast: K. Jayaram, Nataraj, Dharmanna Kadur, Bhaskar dev, Bimbashi Ninasam

Genre: Drama – Thriller

The story is inspired by Bhagavad Gita, a story between life and death. Later the movie was remade to Telugu language in 2018 named “Aatagadaraa Siva” by Rockline Venkatesh which is streaming on Amazon Prime.

IMDB Rating: 8.3

8. Kendasampige

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Director:  Soori

Cast:  Vikky Varun, Manvitha Harish, Rajesh Nataranga, Prakash Belawadi.

Soori is known for making intriguing, nail biting, roller coaster experience with his movies and what not. This is one such story where lovers run on their heels to escape from cops.

Genre: Romance – Thriller

IMDB Rating: 8.3

7. Thithi

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Director: Raam Reddy

Cast: Thammegowda S, Channegowda, Abhishek H.N, Pooja S.M, Singri Gowda.

A completely new cast who has no prior experience in acting gives a spin for audiences keeping it so natural and very relatable, that’s how real people are in normal daily life. The Story is set in a remote village of Karnataka. Death of 101-year-old man and how their sons react to it.

Genre: Drama

IMDB Rating: 8.3

6. Lucia

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Director:  Pawan Kumar

Cast: Sathish Neenasam, Sruthi Hariharan, Achyuth Kumar

The plot of this movie lies in this line “ Nee maayeyolago ninnolu maayeyo” means Are you a creature of illusion? Or illusion is your creation.  

Genre: Drama – Romance – Sci-Fci

Imdb Rating: 8.4

5. Ulidavaru Kandante

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Director:  Rakshit Shetty

Cast: Kishore Kumar G, Rakshit Shetty, Thara, Achyuth Kumar, Rishab Shetty, Pramod Shetty.

One incident, perspectives from different people to unfold the truth. Will you get to know the truth ?? It’s left to your imagination, you become the judge.

Genre: Crime – Drama

IMDB Rating: 8.4

4. Rangitharanga

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Director: Anup Bhandari

Cast:  Nirup Bhandari, Radhika Chetan, Avantika Shetty.

A story of the character named “Angara”. But the twist is you get to see this character towards the end of the film.

Genre: Mystery – Thriller

IMDB Rating: 8.5

3. A: Film by Upendra

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Director: Upendra

Cast: Upendra, Chandni.

An unusual love story. Flashback within a flashback with a reverse screenplay – this perfectly defines the story.

Genre: Drama

IMDB Rating: 8.7

2. Upendra

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Director: Upendra

Cast: Upendra,  Raveena Tandon, Prema, Dhamini.

The story is all about Naanu(me). Perfect one-word description. A psychological thriller.

Genre: Drama – Thriller

IMDB Rating: 8.7

1.Godhi Banna Sadharana Mykattu

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Director: Hemanth M. Rao

Cast:  Anant Nag, Rakshit Shetty, Sruthi Hariharan, Achyuth Kumar, Vasishta N. Simha.

A man suffering Alzheimer’s disease goes missing and meets up with a criminal. What happens next you gotta watch the movie

Genre: Drama – Family

IMDB Rating: 8.9

We know many Kannada movies are not listed which are equally deserving. Do comment your favorite movies in this genre.

You’ll get to read that in next blog 🙂

So these are the top 12 kannada movies that one should not miss watching and the movie mentioned above are highly rated on IMBD.

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