Over the years, we’ve derived as much pleasure from Kannada songs as we have from Hindi and Tamil songs.
P.B.Srinivas, S.P.Balasubramaniam, Rajkumar, Vani Jayaram, S.Janaki, P.Susheela et al have given so much pleasure to so many millions for so many years.
Sadly, the Kannada movie industry is now overshadowed by Hindi, Tamil and Telugu movies.
Here are a few of our Kannada favorites:
* Haavina Dwesha (see above video) – from Naagarahaavu (Vishnuvardhan), directed by Puttanna Kanagal
* Belli Modadha Aacheyinda – from the movie Belli Moda (Kalpana, Kalyan Kumar), again from Puttanna Kanagal
* Neera Bittu Neladhamele – from the film Hombisilu featuring Vishnuvardhan and Aarti
* Uthara Dhruvadhind Dakshina Dhruvaku – starring the late Kalpana and Gangadhar in the 1970s classic Sharapanjara
* Endendu Ninnanu – From the 1970s hit Eradu Kanasu (Raj Kumar, Manjula, Kalpana)
Naaninna Mareyalare – from the movie Ninna Mareyalare starring Rajkumar and Lakshmi
* Hosa baalu ninninda – From the Shankar Nag-Gayatri movie Auto Raja. What a shame that Shankar Nag died young (in a road accident).
* Nodamma Hudugi – from Prema Loka (Bollywood star Juhi Chawla and Ravichandran). The film turned out to be a blockbuster in the mid 1980s.