The Kannada film industry has been making a nationwide impact with quality content and solid filmmaking. Once this industry was considered to be dependent solely on remakes, vulgarity, and plagiarised content. But the scenario has completely changed in the last few years.
There were films like Lucia and U-turn which created some noise but KGF, in 2018, completely changed the way the country looked at Kannada films. And now the success of Kantara has taken the Kannada industry to new heights.
Even Vikrant Rona and Charlie 777 also contributed to raising the bar for Kannada cinema.
On the contrary, Tamil films have fallen into the rut of hero-worshipping films or experimental films which don’t have any connect with the audience.
Ponniyin Selvan -1 has done well commercially, but the making and execution of the film weren’t anything great. PS-1 pales in comparison to Baahubali, RRR, and Kantara in terms of leaving an impact on the audience’s mind. Vikram (a huge hit in Tamil and Telugu) also failed in the Hindi belts because there was nothing ground-breaking stuff in the film.
At one point in time, Tamil cinema was considered to be the best industry that produced the best content films in the country. It’s high time it gets back its lost mojo.
And more power to Rishab Shetty, Yash, Prashant Neel, Rakshit Shetty, and all others who believe in their passion to create cinema that stays with you even after the show is over.