Kannada Movies that Wowed the Audience in the First Half of 2017

2017 being the year for ample Kannada movie releases, there have been a dearth of movies that have come and gone which have impressed as well as failed to impress the audience. We list you five Kannada movies that have wowed the audience. In case you’ve not already seen these movies, you definitely must.



Kiccha Sudeep stars with V. Ravichandran again after their last collaboration in the massive hit Maanikya in this action drama. Hebbuli was considered as one of the highly anticipated south Indian movies in 2017. The movie marks the Kannada debut of Amala Paul. Hebbuli was well received by the audience. No doubt with a powerful cast like this, it had to make an impact.

Bangara S/o Bangarada Manushya

Shiva Rajkumar continues his legacy by starring in the movie addressing issues farmers of our country face. With a lot of recurring clips from Sri Rajkumar’s film Bangarada Manushya, this movie marks the coming of father and son together onscreen.


It’s no doubt that Rajkumar family is the first family of Kannada film industry.The youngest son of the legend wowed the box office with his movie Raajakumara that released in March beating the records of Mungaru Male of being the highest grossing Kannada movie. A tale about an honorable son, those who binge on family values and culture should definitely opt for this film, if you haven’t already!



A remake of 2015 Tamil neo-noir horror film starring Nayantara, Aake stars Arjun Sarja’s nephew Chiranjeevi Sarja. The film has managed to garner positive responses from a section of the audience who have raved about the movies storyline and acting. The latest in horror series, Aake has also been featured in the top south Indian movies 2017 list.


Golden Star Ganesh didn’t quite create the magic Mungaru Male created with its sequel last year. This year however, he is back playing the role of a corrupt policeman while Ashish Vidyarthi plays the role of a local politician. The movie is directed by Manju Swaraj and was liked by the audience but couldn’t impress the critics as much.

Noorondu Nenapu

Written by Late Shri Suhas Shirvalkar, Noorondu Nenapu is a romantic comedy which dates back to the late 80s directed by Kumaresh M. It is the official remake of the Marathi film Duniyadari. The film stars Chetan and Meghna Raj in lead roles. This film talks about love, friendships and relationships set in college campus. With some impressive dialogues delivered, this movie stands out as entertaining.

While these are just six movies that really wowed the audience, there will be more upcoming Kannada movies in 2017 that will not fail to hold the audience to their seats. Enjoy these movies until you wait for the next batch to arrive this monsoon!