The Most Impressive Kannada Movie Debuts, 2013
There were some stunning debuts in Kannada cinema in 2013, in all areas of film-making. We take a look at the most impressive ones:
Rakshit Shetty and Swetha Srivastav, Simplagondu Love Story
The most impressive newcomers were the lead pair in the film, Simplagondu Love Story.
Rakshit and Swetha stole the show with their performances. The fresh narrative and smart dialogue delivery helped.
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Image: Rakshit Shetty and Swetha Srivastav in Simplagondu Love Story
Poornachandra Tejaswi, Lucia
While Pawan Kumar’s Lucia made news for being a ‘crowd funded’ film, with an intelligent screenplay and narrative, it was the songs composed by Poornachandra Tejaswi that were striking.
The impact of the music was felt not just in the state but internationally too.
In the first week of the film’s release, the songs were leading on iTunes.
Tejaswi’s folk-based melodies with fresh voices had gone viral on the web.
Image: Poornachandra Tejaswi
Sruthi Hariharan, Lucia
Sruthi Hariharan had a dream acting debut playing a double role in Lucia. She has a fantastic screen presence and expressive eyes.
She played both shades of her character with ease.
Image: Sruthi Hariharan
Dhananjay, Director's Special
This techie and theatre actor stunned viewers with his acting performance in the Guruprasad's satirical comedy Director’s Special.
The industry predicts that he will have a long innings as an actor.
Image: Dhananjay in Director's Special
K S Ashoka, 6-5=2
Inspired by The Blair Witch Project and mysterious incidents narrated to him by forest guards in the Western Ghats, director K S Ashoka’s 6-5=2 was an edge-of-the-seat supernatural thriller.
Within days of its release, multiplexes in Bangalore promoted the film to ‘Gold Class’ screenings.
Image: Movie poster of 6-5=2