We plead guilty, folks.
At SI, we’ve focused our attention so far exclusively on Hindi, Tamil and English movies and the stray French, German, Chinese, Spanish or Italian movie.
One reason we’ve not included Kannada movies on SI hitherto is their non-availability (at least, not easily available) in the U.S.
So the other day we drove down to Virginia and picked up a whole bunch of Kannada movies featuring mostly Dr.Rajkumar a.k.a. Annavaru and Vishnuvardhan.
Nagarahaavu, Shankar Guru, Bangarada Manushya, Bandhana, Apthamitra, Jeevana Chaitra, Akasmika, Bhagyada Lakshmi Baramma and Operation Diamond Racket are among the movies we’ll be watching and writing about.
Unfortunately, many of the Kannada classics/hits like Eradu Kanasu, Sharapanjara, Gandhada Gudi, Gejje Pooje, Samskara, Ghattashraddha, Ranganayaki, Na Ninna Marayalare, Prema Loka et al are not easily available in the U.S. So they’ll have to wait for another day.
Just so the youngsters among our readers don’t feel left out, we’ve also purchased a few recent movies like Mungaru Male.
Naagarahaavu – Tragedy Par Excellence