RISE IN FILMS BUT FALL IN RESULTS – 2008 YEAR THAT WAS
Buzzing with activities – releases, launches, controversies the Kannada film industry in 2008 received a major jolt from 111 films released. In the last year from 92 films it was 20 percent success while it is 15 percent success in the year 2008. The seniors like Upendra, Sudeep and Darshan have been going great while the young buddies in the box office Puneeth Rajakumar and Gonden star Ganesh are still ruling the industry. They take the first and second place in the year that went to the pages of history.
Among the heroines Ramya faced a very bad year. Except Mussanje Mathu none of her films did very good business in the box office. She preferred to stay more in Tamil cinema industry. The strikers in this year are Andrita Ray, Navya Nayar, Nikitha and Hansika Motwani. The Nanda Nanditha heroine Nanditha did fairly well. The ‘Mungar Male’ Hudugi with the lone success of ‘Taj Mahal’ had series of flops.
The music director of the year is V.Harikrishna and cameraman of the year is H.C.Venu. Rathnavelu camera work in ‘Gaalipata’ earned laurels.
THE SUCCESSFUL FILMS OF THE YEAR 2008 ARE:
1. GAJA – Darshan, Navya Nair
2. GALIPATA – Ganesh, Daisy, Diganth, Neethu, Rajesh Krishna, Bhavana Rao
3. NANDA NANDITHA – Yogish, Nanditha
4. MR GARAGASA – Komalkumar, Ananthnag
5. MUSSANJE MATHU – Sudeep, (Phoonk was also released), Ramya
6. TAJ MAHAL – Ajay Rao, Pooja Gandhi
7. BUDHIVANTHA – Upendra, five heroines.
8. VAMSHI – Puneeth Rajakumar, Nikitha
THE AVERAGE HITS OF THE YEAR 2008 ARE:
3. SATHYA IN LOVE
8. MASTH MAJA MAADI
THE NEW COMERS OF THE YEAR 2008 ARE:
HEROINES – Navya Nair from Gaja, Anjali from Honganasu, Bhavana Rao from Galipata, Yamini Sharma from Kusuma, Megha Ghosh from Yuga Yugagale Sagali, Hansika Motwani from Bindhaas, Deepachari from Hogi Baa Magale, Haripriya of MMM, Nanditha from NN, Mamatha Mohandas from Ghooli, Genelia from Sathya in Love, Pragna from Baaba, Roma from Aramane, Poonam Kaur from Bandhu Balaga, Aishwarya Nag from Neene Neene, Andrita Ray from Meravanige, Radhika Pandit from Moggina Manasu, Priyanka from Zindagi, Meera Chopra from Arjun, Sonu Bhatia from Maadesha, Pavani from Dheemaku, Nathanya, Saloni, Brinda from Budhivantha, Harshika Poornacha and Karishma from PUC, Radhika Gandhi from CCM, Vandana from Premigaagi Naa, Aishwarya Ajith, Pratiksha Shetty from Sangathi, Vedhika from Sangama, Anitha Psycho, Mahi from Ganga Cauvery, Survin Chawla from Paramesha Panwala, Payal from Pallavi Illadha Charana, Ramya Barne, Sambrama from Neenyaare, Suhasi from Haage Summane, Bienca Desai from Rocky.
HEROES – Yashas from YYS, Athin and Manoj from Hogi Baa Magale, Anand of MMM, Sandeep from Varasdhara, Yogish from NN, Karthik from Baba, Sooraj from Shivani but striking performance in Neenyaare, Vinod Kamath from Dharode, Ajith from Patre Love Padma, Chetan Chandra from PUC, Shravanth and Jagadish from CCM, Aditya Babu from Anthu Inthu Preethi Banthu, Ravishanker from Payana, Shanker from Premigaagi Naa, Chetan from Sangathi, Psycho hero Dhanush, Rahul from Nannusire, Akshay from Ganga Cauvery,
PRODUCERS - SPR Entertainment from Gaalipata, 24 Frames from Beladingalaagi Baa, Pyramid Saimira from Avva, VCR production from Hani Hani, YN Ashwin from HBM, director Soori turned producer from INP, Ne La Giridhar from Shivani, Kengeri Srinivas from MMM, Arjuna Rajappa from Varasdhara, G Raghunath of Vishista production, Mahalakshmi from Chilipili Hakkigalu, Bojaraj from GBTB, Mahanthappa from Gnanajyothi Siddaganga, Megha Creations Smt Pramila Joshai Thaayi, Srinivasa Prasad from Prachanda Ravana, Debora Anna Shia from Athmeeya, Basava Reddy from Neene Neene, Mother India Movie tone of Nee Taata Na Birla, CV Reddy of Citizen, Jayanna Films to production of Arjun, Pramila from Patre Love Padma, Sharana Gowda Patil of PUC, Dodmane C Venkatesh from Payana, Shivashanker of Premigaagi Naa, Aditya Babu from Anthu Inthu Preethi Banthu, Gurudutt from Psycho, Ashok from Nannusire, Vinod Singh from Pallavi Illadha Charana, Varada Reddy of Neenyare,
DIRECTORS – Madesh from Gaja, Vishalraj from Shivani, Manju Maskalmatti from MMM, Guru Deshpande from Varasdhara, Raghav Loki of Sathya in love, Omkar BA of Gnanajyothi Siddaganga, Mahesh from Mussanje Mathu, Govindaraj of Athmeeya, Shivadwaj turned director from Neene Neene, Uday Jadugar from Dharode, Mahadev from HKNH, Mugil from Zindagi, Mageshkumar from Dheemaku, Chandrasekhar Srivatsav of PLP, BH Murali from Baa Bega Chandamama, Kiran Govi from Payana, Snehapriya of Premigaagi Naa, Srinivasa Raju from Sangathi, Devadut from Psycho, Santosh and Velupriyan from Nannusire, Sumana Kitthur from Slum Bala, Anantharaju from Masth Maja Maadi,
MUSIC DIRECTOR – James Sakleshpur from Shivani, Emil from Nanda Nanditha, Rickey Kej from Accident, V Sridhar from Mussanje Mathu, Devisriprasad from Sangama, Raghu Dixit from Psycho,
CAMERAMAN – Williams from Shivani, Sabhakumar from Psycho,
List of films released in 2008
1) Current 2) Gaja 3) Honganasu 4) Gaalipata 5) Singapuradalli Shambulinga
6) Navashakthi Vaibhava 7) Kusuma 8) Beladingalaagi Baa 9) Avva 10) Hani Hani 11) Bindaas 12) Yuga Yugagale Saagali 13) Hogi Baa Magale 14) Shivani 15) Inthi Ninna Preethiya 16) Marujanma 17) Vaarasdaara 18) Manasugala Maathu Madhura 19) Praaya Bandaaga 20) Nanda Nanditha 21) Ghooli 22) Satya In Love 23) Mahamahima Laddu Muthya 24) Accident 25) Happy New Year 26) Chilipili Hakkigalu 27) Mr Garagasa 28) Moggina Jade 29) Satya Harishchandra 30) Aramane 31) Gange Baare Tunge Baare 32) Thaayee 33) Jnanajyothi Sri Siddaganga 34) Baba 35) Super Jodi 36) Mussanje Maathu 37) Chellatada Hudugaru 38) Prachandra Raavana 39) Sundari Ganda Sadananda 40) Athmeeya 41) Indhra 42) Bandhu Balaga 43) Neene Neene 44) Channa 45) Darode 46) Akasha Gange 47) Kaamannana Makkalu 48) Huttidare Kannada Naadalle Huttabeku 49) Nee Tata Naa Birla 50) Meravanige 51) Vasantha Kaala 52) Minchina Ota 53) Citizen 54) Apaharana 55) Jedara Bhale 56) Moggina Manasu 57) Zindagi 58) Kamangigalu 59) Taj Mahal 60) Hrudaya I Miss You 61) Bhaya 62) Nandadeepa 63) Ee Preethi Shashwatha 64) Bombaat 65) Belura Baale 66) Arjun 67) Anth Inthu Preethi Banthu 68) Kodagaana Koli Nungitta 69) Kalleshi Malleshi 70) Maadesha 71) Chaitrada Chandrama 72) Ganesha Matte Banda 73) Gulabi Talkies 74) Dhimaaku 75) Rama Krishna Govinda 76) Buddhivanta 77) Patre Loves Padma 78) Models 79) Vamshi 80) PUC 81) Mandakini 82) Chickamagaloora Chikka Mallige 83) Baa Bega Chandamama 84) Manmatharu 85) Payana 86) Sangaathi 87) Premigaagi Naa 88) Vaastava 89) Sona (Lambaani) 90) Sangama 91) Heegoo Unte 92) Psycho 93) Nannusire 94) Pournami 95) Navagraha 96) Slum Bala 97) Devvada Maneyalli Ditta Makkalu 98) Ee Janma Ninagaagi 99) Maharshi 100) Naanu Gandhi 101) Meghana, 102) GANGA CAUVERY, 103) AKKA THANGI, 104) MASTH MAJA MAADI, 105) PALLAVI ILLADHA CHARANA, 106) NEENYAARE, 107) 3NE CLASS MANJA B.COM BHAGYA, 108) Hage Summane, 109) Rocky 110) Sanchu, 111) Badige Mane