The Top Performances by Kannada Actors in 2013
2013 saw some stunning performances from big stars as well as newcomers.
The year also saw character artistes turning multilingual and acting across regional films.
Here are the actors whose performances were striking in 2013.
Sudeep’s brilliant performance was the main reason for the film’s success.
Bachchan rode on a decent script with the necessary commercial ingredients, and Sudeep’s stardom.
Sudeep played the angry young man that Amitabh Bachchan was once known for.
Image: Sudeep in Bachchan
Film: Simplagondu Love Story
Newcomer Rakshit created a lasting impression with this film. His character was representative of today’s urban youth and he played his part well.
As he dons the director’s hat too in his next film, Ulidavaru Kandathe, the coming year will showcase his other skills in showbiz.
Image: Rakshit Shetty
Sathish Neenasam, who often played character roles in Yograj Bhat’s films, had the role of a lifetime in Pawan Kumar’s Lucia.
He was a treat to watch in his dual roles—as the endearing cinema hall usher and the established star.
So good was his performance that people rechristened him Sathish ‘Neen Awesome’ (You are awesome).
Achyuta Kumar’s dual performance as Shankranna, the theatre owner, and as the film-star's manager received rave reviews across the country.
Critics and film buffs drew parallels between Nikki's relationship with Shankranna and the relationship of film director Salvatore Di Vita and the blind Alfredo in the cult Italian film Cinema Paradiso.
Image: Achyuta Kumar
Kishore improves with every film. As a character actor he is sought after not only in Kannada but also in Tamil.
He had two releases this year - the bi-lingual Attahaasa/ Vanayudham, where he played the forest brigand Veerappan, and Jatta.
His performance in Jatta as a forest officer dealing with his inner demons won him high praise from all quarters.