1 – KGF : Path-breaking movie of Sandalwood K.G.F is directed by Prashanth Neel and produced by Vijay Kiragandur starring Rocking star Yash and Srinidhi Shetty in main roles. The main theme of this film is based on Kolar Gold Fields. Huge shout out to Cinematographer Bhuvan Gowda for stunning visuals and Ravi Basrur for addictive background score. Special mention to Director and Yash for narrating and portraying their best respectively. The impact Chapter 1 created is inexplicable with the pre-release business of around 50 crores worldwide. The budget of the film is 80 crores and collected 102.70 Cr share and 211 crores. In Kannada, this film closed its a collection with 61.05 CR Share and 111 CR Gross.
2 – RAAJKUMARA : Raajakumara released in 2017 is an action drama with drug mafia as a centered theme directed by Santhosh Ananddram and produced by Vijay Kirangandur with Puneeth Rajkumar and Priya Anand in lead roles. Puneeth has a huge fan base in Karnataka. His acting and dance moves are loved by many. This film got a positive response from critics and the audience. With a record of theatrical 100 days in 50 centers across Karnataka, this film garnered 57.65 CR Share and 89.30 CR Gross.
3 – KURUKSHETRA – With hopes of Baahubali range success Kannada’s most expensive epic historical war film Kurukshetra released in 2019 with huge star cast directed by Naganna and produced by Munirathna. The film released in 5 languages profit was seen only in Kannada. Collected 45.20 CR Share and 74.90 CR Gross.
4 – THE VILLAIN : 2018 action thriller directed by Prem and produced by C.R.Manohar starring Sudeep, Shiva Rajkumar, Amy Jackson in lead roles created a lot of buzz before release with lavish Audio launch in Dubai also being one of the reason. This film badly failed to impress Kannadigas. Two Superstar fans backlashes and criticized Director for giving unimaginable disaster to their heroes but surprisingly this film stands at fourth place in this list with 31.11 CR Share and 65.70 CR Gross just purely because of their fanbase it seems.
5 – PAILWAAN : Kiccha Sudeep is one Kannada actor who is loved not only by Kannadigas but also throughout India. His film Pailwaan based on Wrestling released in 2019 directed by S Krishna and produced by Swapna Krishna with Star cast Sudeep, Sunil Shetty and Aakanksha Singh. Only Kannada film to release in nine languages made a whooping 30 crore pre-release business. In Karnataka alone, Pailwaan collected 28.70 CR Share and 55.40 CR Gross.