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Minchina Ota (1980): A Quality Kannada Film From the Nag Brothers

Language : Kannada | Runtime : 126 Minutes | Director : Shankar Nag The most telling memory from “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid” has been the relationship that Paul Newman and Robert Redford shared on screen. The affable, clever and jingoistic older man with the compendious, athletic young man sharing a camaraderie and chemistry…

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December 1 Movie Review: Roti, Kapda aur Chief Minister

Roti, Kapda aur Chief Minister Rating: 4 Stars My salute to December 1, the Kannada film, would have been unreserved – if it weren’t for the controversy which followed the much-hankered-after honour it has received at the National Awards. Rightaway, actor-director Omprakash Naik levelled charges against P. Sheshadri, the film’s writer-director, that the script was…

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Ulidavaru Kandanthe (2014) Movie Review: Simple Authentic Affair

Language : Kannada | Runtime : 155 Minutes | Director : Rakshit Shetty What is truth but a perspective that’s spoken more clearly than another? When the journalist Regina(Sheetal) tells that she intends to write a series about an incident considering all perspectives, we realise that Rakshit Shetty‘s debut feature as director, “Ulidavuru Kandanthe”, is…

Only Vishnuvardhana – An Entertaining Fare

Kannada cinema has gone downhill in the last few years. Many reasons can be attributed to this pathetic state of affairs – most of the films being churned out are remakes, poor production values etc.  In such conditions, coming across a genuinely entertaining film is a huge relief.  One such film is ‘Only Vishnuvardhana’  starring…

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Shankar Nag: The Maverick

Funnily enough, this article was written on Shankar Nag’s birthday this year! The Nag brothers were quite a big part of me growing up in Bangalore during the early 90s. DD 9 i.e the Kannada Doordarshan was the most watched channel at home back then, considering the fact that Zee TV and Star TV etc…