10 Great Kannada Movies That Are Based On True Stories


We run over a few incidents which are terrible yet we don’t become more acquainted with the true story behind it. Sandalwood has throughout the years been known for its commercial films, however, now and again, the industry additionally brings forth films that recount the true stories which touch your heart and soul. Here we are sharing 10 Sandalwood movies which are dependent on reality.

1. Attahasa

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Attahasa, a Kannada film directed by A. M. R. Ramesh, based on the notorious forest brigand Veerappan. Kishore plays the role of Veerappan in the film, which also features Arjun and Vijayalakshmi in the lead. The movie released on 14 February 2013 with good & positive reviews.

2. Mynaa

Mynaa Kannada Movie

Myna released in 2013, is a romance drama film written and directed by Nagashekar. Chetan Kumar and Nithya Menen played the lead roles. Jassie Gift is the music director for the film. The film won Filmfare Award for ‘Best Film – Kannada’ category. Mynaa is based on a real-life incident. Ex-cop Ashok Kumar narrated a murder mystery to the director, which became the subject of the story.

3. Edegaarike

Edegarike Kannada Movie

Edegarike is a 2012 Indian Kannada crime drama film directed by Sumana Kittur. It stars Aditya in the lead role. The film mainly deals with the incidents that occurred in the 90s underworld which include Mutthappa Rai, Sridhar, and Bachchan. The film won the Special Jury Award at the 6th Bangalore International Film Festival.

4. Bheema Teeradalli

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Bheema Theeradalli is a biopic action film directed by Om Prakash Rao and produced-shot by cinematographer Anaji Nagaraj. The film stars Duniya Vijay and Pranitha Subhash in the lead roles. The story is based on the life and times of dreaded dacoit Chandappa Harijana, who led a notorious gang involved in several murders and other crimes in villages in Gulbarga and Bijapur districts and a few parts of Maharashtra. He was shot dead by a special team of Gulbarga police in an encounter at Dhothari village near Akkalkot in Solapur district of Maharashtra on 12th May 2000.

5. Killing Veerappan

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Killing Veerappan

Killing Veerappan ft. Shiv Raj Kumar, Sandeep Bharadwaj, Sadh Orhan, Parul Yadav, Sanchari Vijay and among others. Directed by Ram Gopal Varma, the film is all about the notorious Veerappan. Killing Veerappan answers many questions regarding Veerappan, like who was he? what was his purpose to fight? What was his character? How was his life?

6. Aa Dinagalu

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Aa Dinagalu is a story about the underworld of the 1980s. In the film, Agni Shridhar narrates the preview as story of Kotwal Ramachandra era (1975) coincidentally with declaration of emergency by Indira Gandhi, which led to grooming of M. P. Jayaraj as the uncrowned don of Bangalore mostly working with Knives, Sickles, Machetes for terrorising people.

7. Dandupalya

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Dandupalya is based on a gang of psychopaths, famously known as Dandupalya, who go to any extent for their pleasures creates a havoc in the city. Their lust and desire for money keep provoking them to kill people in the most brutal way possible. This gang is directly involved in close to 80 criminal cases. In the process, a rude police officer works his way around the gang members and tries to prove them guilty in law.

8. Bettanagere

Bettanagere Kannada Movie

Bettanagere is an Indian Kannada crime-thriller film written and directed by Mohan Gowda B. G. It is a fictional expose of the underworld cousin goons Bethanagere Seena and Bethanagere Shankara who are based in the North Bangalore region called Bethanagere.

9. Deadly Soma

Deadly Soma Kannada Movie

Deadly Soma is a 2005 Kannada action – crime biographical film about an infamous gangster Deadly Soma, starring Aditya, Rakshita and Tara, directed by Ravi Shrivatsa. The film featured original score and soundtrack composed by Sadhu Kokila.

10. U-Turn

Shraddha Srinath U Turn Kannada Movie

As told by the Director Pawan Kumar in his interviews, his film U-Turn is inspired by Bengaluru’s Richmond Circle flyover, where the motorists have taken it upon themselves to create a shortcut route, which is actually very dangerous.

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