The Kannada film industry has been witnessing a revival over the last few years especially with respect to its screenplay, direction, cinematography, dialogues and other production aspects. But even today many techies consider that Puttanna Kanagal’s films in the 1970s as the golden era of Kannada films.
Many techies opined that the younger generation are more inclined towards fast music, beats, love stories rather than social oriented films which contain a substantial message.
Speaking about the same, Jagannath S, MNC employee working at Hewlett Packard (HP) said, “Kannada film industry can still regain its lost charm by making artistic films rather than making movies for fun. Though there are lots of movies released every year, only a handful do good at the box office because of its good script, story and casting.”
Techies also said that Kannada films are not appealing enough for all strata of society. “Present day Kannada movies are not interesting as the cinematography, story and direction has become the last priority for many commercial film makers. Many films are either re-made or dubbed from other languages, or the story is very poor which makes the audiences shun such flicks,” said Vandana M, a techie working for Oracle.
However, dialogue oriented films like Mungaru male, Simpalagi Ondu Love Story has attracted many cine-goers. Further, technicians are learning new methods of cinematography making use of advanced technology to bring about a change in Kannada films.
With new directors and actors coming into the industry, are techies enjoying these films? “It is more about the story rather than the actors in it. Established artistes or any new comer should do justice to the roles they play in the films. According to me, if a new comer has talent then why not provide a platform for him or her to showcase their talent. We as audience are ready to accept any quality product,” said Suresh Rajendran, another MNC employee working for Accenture.