Rewind 2021: Best Kannada Movies in 2021

After facing hurdles from the Covid crisis, the Kannada industry post the Covid first wave saw the release of a few films but again the film industry faced a tough challenge with the second wave of the Covid-19. As the theatres are opened after the Covid second wave, for the past few months we have been seeing movies releasing at a fast pace across Karnataka. Now as the year is about to end in a couple of days, we bring you the Best Kannada Movies in 2021.

List of Best Kannada Movies in 2021

  • Kotigobba 3

Starring Kichcha Sudeep, Madonna Sebastian, Shradha Das, Aftab Shivdasani, P Ravi Shankar, Nawab Shah in prominent roles, Kotigobba 3 is an intense cop drama. The film was directed by Shiva Karthik and released on October 15th during the Dussehra festival season. The movie has a 6.8/10 rating on IMDB. Kotigobba 3 is one of the mass entertainers released in 2021 after the Covid second wave.

  • Garuda Gamana Vrishabha Vahana

Touted as a crime thriller, GGVV is a gangster drama that has Rishab Shetty, Raj B Shetty, Gopal Deshpande among others in prominent roles. The film will on the lines of City of God and Malayalam film, Angamaly Diaries. The treatment is fresh and has a gripping presentation. Raj B Shetty who acted in a key had directed the film which has a theatrical release in November 2021. The movie has a massive 9.1/10 rating on IMDB.

  • Puksatte Lifu

Starring Sanchari Vijay, Matangi Prasanna, Achyuth Kumar, Rangayana Raghu, Aravind Kuplikar, Lokesh Achar, Kiran Nayak among others in key roles, Puksatte Lifu questions the atrocities that the civilized society commits in the high of power and is forced upon the poor by exploiting their inevitability through a dark narration. Directed by Aravind Kuplikar, Puksatte Lifu was released on September 24th. It’s a feel-good drama that is packed with several social elements.

  • Madhagaja

Directed by S Mahesh Kumar, Madhagaja was released on December 3rd. Starring Srimurali, Ashika Ranganath, Chikkanna, Jagapathi Babu, Devyani Chavan, Rangayana Raghu in crucial roles, Madhagaja is a commercial mass entertainer.

  • Roberrt

Starring star hero Darshan, Asha Bhat, Jagapati Babu, Vinod Prabhakar, Devaraj among others in prominent roles, Roberrt is an action thriller directed by Tharun Sudhir. The film was released on March 11, 2021, as Shivaratri special and received good revenues at the box office.

  • Yuvarathnaa

Directed by Santhosh Ananddram, Yuvarathnaa stars Puneeth Rajkumar, Sayyeshaa, Sonu, Kavya Shetty, Dhananjaya among others in key roles. The film had its theatrical release on April 1, 2021. Hombale Films banner bankrolled the film.

  • Inspector Vikram

Directed by Sahana Murthy, Inspector Vikram had its theatrical release on February 5, 2021. Starring Prajwal Devaraj, Raghu Mukherjee, Bhavana in prominent roles, the film revolves around the illegal drug operation.

  • Kaage Motte

Directed by BK Chandrahas, Kaage Motte stars Gururaj Jaggesh, Madesh, Thanuja in key roles. The film was released on October 1, 2021, and has been receiving a decent response from the audience.

  • Hero

Starring Rishab Shetty, Ganavi Laxman, Pramod Shetty in crucial roles, Hero was directed by Bharath Raj. The film had its theatrical release on March 5, 2021, and impressed the Kannada audience.

  • Krishna Talkies

Starring Ajay Rao, Sindhu Loknath, Chikkanna in prominent roles, Krishna Talkies was directed by Vijay Anand. Touted as an intense thriller, Krishna Talkies had its theatrical release on April 9, 2021.

  • Pogaru

Directed by Nanda Kishore, Pogaru is an emotional family drama. The film has Dhruva Sarja, Rashmika Mandanna as the lead pair. The movie had a theatrical release in Kannada and Telugu on February 19, 2021.

  • Ramarjuna

Starring Anish Tejeshwar, Nishvika Naidu, Sharath Lohitashwa, Ugram Majunath in prominent roles, Ramarjuna was directed by Anish Tejeshwar. The film had its theatrical release on January 29, 2021.

  • Lanke

Directed by Ram Prasad MD, Lanke has Kavya Shetty, Krishi Thapanda, Yogesh, Sanchari Vijay in crucial roles. The film is an adaptation of Ramayana in modern times and its theatrical release on September 10, 2021.

  • Shadow

Directed by SS Ravi Gowda, Shadow has Shobhita Rana, Vinod Prabhakar, Umesh Anna, Satyadev among others in prominent roles. The film revolves around a murder mystery and had its theatrical release on February 5, 2021.

  • Kaliveera

Starring Chirashree Anchan, Umesh Punga, Paavan Gowda, Ramesh Pandit among others in prominent roles, Kaliveera was directed by Avinash Bhushan. The film had its theatrical release on August 6, 2021.

  • Shardula

Directed by Aravind Kaushik, Shardula has Chethan Chandra, Aishwarya Prasad, Kruthika Ravindra, Ravi Teja in crucial roles. The film is a Horror Thriller that revolves around a group of friends. The film had its theatrical release on August 20, 2021.