Top 5 Kannada titles to watch exclusively on OTT

Kannada movies differ in range and variety from mythological dramas to larger-than-life masala movies.  The Kannada cinema industry has come a long way with its impactful, artistic content, and the latest  Garuda Gamana Vrishabha Vahana, directed by Raj B. Shetty, is a notable addition to the list. Far away from the underbelly of Bengaluru city, the film infuses the Kannada gangster genre with much-needed creative energy. The movie also garnered endless praises from celebrities. Recently, ace filmmaker Ram Gopal Verma took to social media to sing praises for the gangster-drama and termed Raj B. Shetty’s performance in the film as ‘metamorphic’, the film as ‘stratospheric’, and the overall effects as ‘ultrascopic.’

If you’re new to Kannada cinema and are looking for films to watch, let us introduce you to ZEE5 Global’s rich regional library with all the worthy Kannada shows and movies that are attracting much attention. Starring some biggest Kannada superstars of all time such as Rishabh Shetty, Ramesh Aravind, Achyuth Kumar, stay entertained with these five diverse stories and genres. All these films along with many other titles in Tamil, Malayalam and Telugu are available with English subtitles for you to watch.

TitleGaruda Gamana Vrishabha Vahana

Director: Raj B Shetty

Cast: Raj B. Shetty, Rishab Shetty, Gopal Deshpande

Synopsis: In the coastal city of Mangaluru, best friends Shiva and Hari go on to become two of the most dreaded gangsters in the city. Can their long-standing friendship survive their greed and ego?

IMDb Rating : 8.7

TitleBhajarangi 2

Director: A Harsha

Cast: Shiva Rajkumar, Bhavana Menon, Shruthi, Cheluvaraj, Saurav Lokesh

Synopsis: Araka, a cruel drug baron, kidnaps innocent villagers and forces them to work for him. But, when Bhajarangi, a forest officer, learns about this, he decides to come to the villagers’ rescue.

IMDb Rating : 7.6


Director: Giriraj BM

Cast: V Ravichandran, Jamie Alter, Achyuth Kumar, Jeevika

Synopsis: Gunabhadra, a semanticist, tries to preserve the lost Kannada literature works and documents from the British. But an unexpected incident puts his reputation and the preserved Kannada work at stake.

IMDb Rating : 8.4

TitlePuksatte Lifu

Director: Aravind Kuplikar

Cast: Sanchari Vijay, Matangi Prasanna, Achyuth Kumar, Aravind Kuplikar

Synopsis: Shahjahan is a skilled locksmith who leads an honest life. But he finds himself in a precarious situation when he is forced to join hands with a bunch of policemen involved in a robbery.

IMDb Rating : 8.6

TitleShivaji Surathkal

Director: Akash Srivatsa

Cast: Radhika Narayan, Avinash, Ramesh Aravind, Vinay Gowda

Synopsis: Shivaji Surathkal is a 2020 Kannada mystery thriller movie, starring Ramesh Aravind and Radhika Narayan. The story revolves around Shivaji Surathkal, a cop, who arrives at a private resort in Ranagiri to investigate the suspicious murder of Roshan, the state Home Minister’s son. The situation, however, turns complex when Shivaji, who is already haunted by his wife’s unexpected death, begins experiencing spooky incidents.

IMDb Rating : 7.3


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