Kannada movies with ‘first film’ tag attached to it
- In Kannada cinema, several films have set the record of being the first of its kind in many ways
- Kannada film Anuraga Aralithu became the first film of India to be remade in six languages
- School Master became the first film in Kannada to complete 25 weeks in cinemas
There are many filmmakers who love to experiment with their films. Sometimes, while doing so, they ended up with films that gained the tag of ‘first film’.
In Kannada cinema, there are several films that have set a record of becoming the first film under certain categories. Let’s find out some interesting Kannada movies which have ‘first film’ tag attached to it.
Anuraga Aralithu: This film was released in 1986 and stars Dr Rajkumar, Madhavi and Geetha in leading roles. The film was highly successful at the box office. Owing to its success, it was remade into many other Indian languages. In 2002, it became the first Indian movie to be remade into six languages.
School Master: It was an epic film that was released in 1958. The film talks about the social issues and the problems faced by people after getting retired from the jobs. It was the first Kannada film to complete the silver jubilee celebration. It stars Panthulu, Udaykumar, Sivaji Ganeshan and B. Saroja Devi in lead roles.
Mungaru Male: This Kannada film is a romantic comedy directed by Yogaraj Bhat that stars Ganesh and Pooja Gandhi in lead roles. The film was a huge success at the box office and earned the first Indian film to run over 865 days in the history of the South film industry.
Jedara Bale: It was the first Kannada film released in 1968 which can be considered a James Bond-style Indian film. It starred Rajkumar in the lead role. With this film, Rajkumar became the first Indian actor who enacted the role which was based on a Bond film.
Om: This film was one of the greatest hits in Kannada cinema. Released in 2003, the film stars Shiva Rajkumar and Prema in the lead roles. Directed by Upendra, this film was a trendsetter in Kannada cinema with regard to rowdyism. It was the first film that has been re-released in theatres more than 500 times in the last 20 years.
These are the some select Kannada films which have a tag ‘first film’. But, apart from this, we can find many more Kannada films which have set unique records.