Kannada movies are becoming very popular over the last 3-4 years and been able to create havoc at not only among Kannada audience but at the box office level. Because of this increasing popularity, most Kannada movies are being dubbed in Hindi for wider audience reach. Recently, Kannada film industry has been given back-to-back blockbuster movies and winning hearts from all over India. The industry is full of high ambition, aspirational directors, and producers who always want to put the industry on the national map. Now Kannada movies have been released in 200 theaters across the screen, and even the biggest all-time blockbuster, KGF chapter 2, has been released on more than 1200 screens. The veterans are considering a matter of pride for the industry.
The year 2022 is considered a boon for Kannada movies as, till now, they have produced six blockbuster film that gives them recognition from all over India. People from all over India are loving these movies and Kannada stars are getting popularity which was known to only Bollywood Biggies few years ago. Time is slowly shifting and now even Bollywood actors are working in Kannada films or are keen to work in the future. If you too are exploring the best Kannada movies list, this article is for you.
List of the best Kannada Movies of 2022 –
KGF Chapter 2:
This all-time blockbuster movie is a 2022 Indian Kannada language, period action film and serves as a sequel to the 2018 KGF Chapter 1; it follows the assassin Rocky who, after establishing himself as a kingdom of polar Goldfields, must retain its supremacy while also coming to terms with his past.
Watch the Trailer of Movie KGF Chapter 2 –
Released date – The movie was released on 14th April 2022.
Cast – Yash, Sanjay Dutt, Raveena Tandon, Srinidhi Shetty, Archana Jois, Prakash Raj.
Budget – It is the most expensive Kannada movie ever produced, with a budget Of ₹100 crores.
Collection – worldwide, it has collected ₹1207 crores.
IMDb Rating- 8.4
777 Charlie –
777 Charlie Is a comedy adventure film about the life of Dharma and his dog named Charlie. It is one of the Kannada movies of 2022, which has crossed 100 crores worldwide. The movie was produced by Rakshit Shetty and GS Gupta.
Watch the Trailer of Movie 777 Charlie –
Released date – The movie was released on 10 June 2022.
Cast – Rakshit Shetty, Danish Sait, Bobby Simha, Sangeetha Sringeri, and Raj B Shetty
Budget – The movie was made under a budget of ₹ 20 crores.
Collection – It has made a box office collection of ₹105 crores worldwide.
IMDb Rating – 9.0
It is an action thriller film, written and directed by Rishabh Shetty and produced by Vijay kiragandur. It is the latest hit from the Kannada film industry and becomes the sixth Kannada film to cross the ₹100 crore mark worldwide. The film involves the culture of Kambla and Bhootha Kola. A Human and nature conflict where Shiva is the rebellion who works against nature. A loop leads to war between villagers and evil forces. Kantara movie has received applause from all across India and has emerged as the Highest IMDb rated Indian movie. Lots of Bollywood celebrities likes of Kangana Ranawat, Vivek Agnihotri etc. who has watched the movie, loved and rated it as one of the best Indian movie.
Watch the Trailer of Kantara –
Released date – The movie was released on 30th September 2022.
Cast – Rishab Shetty, Kishore Kumar G, Achyuth Kumar, Pramod Shetty, Sapthami Gowda and many more.
Budget – The film was made under the budget of ₹16 crore.
Collection – It has made the collection of ₹170 crore worldwide .
IMDb Rating – 9.5
It is a romantic comedy film, written and directed by MG Srinivas. The story revolves around Narada, who is cursed and banished to earth by lord Krishna after he creates a battle between Krishna and Rukmani. The only way he can redeem himself is by getting married to someone he loves on earth.
Watch the Trailer of Old Monk –
Released date – The film was released on February 25, 2022.
Cast – M.G Srinivas, Aditi Prabhu deva, Sujay Shetty, Meghashree, Sude Nair and many more.
Budget – The film was made under a budget of ₹1crore.
Collection – It has collected ₹5crore worldwide.
IMDb rating – 8.4
James is an action drama film written and directed by Chethan Kumar. The film is considered a tribute to it’s late Puneeth Rajkumar who was in a lead role and become a blockbuster at the box office also broke the record for the biggest opening day collection for any Kannada film. The film revolves around James, also called Santhosh Kumar, who works as a manager in the security company, where he finds himself up against the big bad guys.
Watch the Trailer of Movie James –
Released date – The film was released on the occasion of Puneeth Rajkumar’s Birthday, i.e. 17th March 2022.
Cast – Priya Anand, Puneeth Rajkumar, Srikant, Shiva Rajkumar, Anu Prabhakar, Adithya and many more.
Budget – The film was made under a budget of ₹55crore.
Collection – The film has made a box office collection of ₹151 crores worldwide.
IMDb Rating- 7.6
Vikrant Rona –
It is an action, adventure thriller film, Written and directed by Anup Bhandari. The film received mixed and negative reviews from critics but became the third highest-grossing Kannada film at the time of its release. The story revolves around inspector Vikrant Rona who arrives at a remote village in the middle of the tropical rainforest, where he starts witnessing unexplainable events attributed to the supernatural.
Watch the Trailer of Vikrant Rona –
Released date – The film was released on 28 July 2022 in the cinemas and on 2 September it was released on Zee5.
Cast– Sudeepa, Nirup Bhandari, Neetha Ashok, Jacqueline Fernandes, Ravishankar Gowda, V. Priya and many more.
Budget – The film was made under a budget of ₹95 crores.
Collection – It has made a box office collection of ₹158.5 crores worldwide.
IMDb Rating- 7.3
Guru Shishyaru –
It is a sports drama film directed by Jadesh K Hampi. The story revolves around Manohara, who joins a school only for the sake of acquiring an experience certificate. But he is thrown into deeper conflicts when his connections get stronger with students and the villagers.
Watch the Trailer of Movie Guru Shishyaru –
Released date- The film was released on 23 September 2022.
Cast– Sharan, Nishvika Naidu, Apurva Kasaravalli, Suresh Heblikar, H.G. Dattatreya and many more.
Budget – The film was made under a budget of ₹5 crores.
Collection – It has made a box office collection of ₹6.47 crore worldwide.
IMDb Rating- 8.6
Love mocktail 2 –
It is a romantic drama film written and directed by darling Krishna. The film serves as a sequel to love mocktail (2020). The story revolves around the life of Adi who is coping with the death of his wife Nidhi and tries to move on.
Watch the Trailer of Love Mocktail 2 –
Release date – The film was released on 11 February 2022.
Cast– Darling Krishna, Milana Nagaraj, Rachel David, Amrutha Iyengar, Rachana inder and many more.
Budget– The film was made under a budget of ₹1 crore.
Collection – It has made a box office collection of ₹16.05 crore worldwide.
IMDb Rating – 7.6
Gaalipata 2 –
It is a romantic comedy film written and directed by yogaraj. The film is a sequel to Gaalipata (2008). The story revolves around the four college friends return to Neer Kote, Malnad, to visit their ailing Kannada teacher, Kishore meshtru, where Kishore seeks their help to search for his lost son Revanth aka Appu.
Watch the Trailer of Movie Gaalipata 2 –
Release Date – The film was released on 12th August 2022 in theatres, and on October 5, 2022, it was released on zee5.
Cast – Ganesh, Anand Nath, Digantg, Pawan Kumar, vaibhavi Shandilya and many more.
Budget – The film was made under the budget of ₹15 crores
Collection- It has made a box office collection of ₹38.5 crores worldwide
IMDb Rating – 6.1
Avatar Purusha part 1 –
It is a supernatural comedy thriller film written and directed by Suni. The story revolves around Siri, who hires an unsuccessful actor to play her missing brother in front of her parents to bring the family back together. Black magic also plays a role in the film.
Watch the Trailer of Avatar Purusha Part 1 –
Released date – The film was released on 6th May 2022.
Cast – Sharan, Ashika Ranganath, Bhavya, Sudha Rani, Ashutosh Rana and many more.
Budget -. The film was made under the budget of ₹1croranik, Shashi Kumar and many more.
Budget – The film was made under a budget of ₹3 crores.
Collection – It has made a box office collection of ₹14 Crores worldwide.
IMDb rating – 8.5
It is an action thriller film written and directed by Vijay Milton. The story revolves around Huli Shivapaa, who is short-tempered but after his grandfather’s demise when he has to move to a new town where something has triggered his temper.
Watch the Trailer of Movie Bairagee –
Released date – The movie was released on 1st July 2022.
Cast – Shiva Rajkumar, Dhananjay, Anjali Saikumar and many more.
Budget – The movie was made under a budget of ₹1crores.
Collection – It has made a box office collection of ₹1crores worldwide.
IMDb Rating – 7.2