Music We’ve Recently Acquired – 2

Here are some of the Bollywood, Kollywood and Sandalwood tracks we purchased on iTunes lately. 99-cents each. Made in India (Hindi) – Our favorite Alisha Chinai track. Intaha Ho Gai Intezar Ki (Hindi) – Superb song (Kishore Kumar, Asha Bhosle et al) from the 1984 Amitabh Bachchan-Jayapradha film Sharaabi. Vizhiyile Malarndhadhu (Tamil) – Sung by […]

Mungaru Male Review – What Made it Click?

Recommended by (halfMonkHalfHitman and rakeshbaba) We’ve watched very few Kannada movies in our life. As most SI readers know by now, Hindi, Tamil, English and now foreign language films have been the mainstay of our filmi entertainment. So, when SI readers repeatedly brought up the Kannada film Mungaru Male, we were intrigued as to what […]

Naagarahaavu Review – Tragedy Par Excellence

Not merely a beautiful tragedy, Naagarahaavu (1972) is also a Kannada Cinemada Habba (a celebration of Kannada films). A classic on many levels, Naagarahaavu ranks among the finest Indian movies made in the 1970s. It’s that rare regional movie from India’s hinterlands where the acting, music and story jell, and join in unison to deliver […]

Kannada Film Festival Starts Wednesday

Naagarahaavu – Tragedy Par Excellence 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. […]