Another interesting and commendable year has passed for the Kannada film industry. It is interesting because the bizarre of newcomers entered the film industry. Nearly 200 films went on the floor in this year. It is a record in the history of Kannada cinema. Most of them are newcomers. Thanks to 'Mungaru Male' and 'Dhuniya'. Out of 200 films that went on the floors only 92 Kannada films got released in the year 2007 recording 20 percent of success.
The winners in the box office are - Dhuniya, Arasu, Sixer, 16 to 60 (re release), Pallakki, Hudugaata, Cheluvina Chittara, Sri Dhanamma Devi, Satyavan Savitri, Manmatha, Orata I Love You, Yuga, Chanda, Shukra, Milana, Aa Dinagalu and Krishna made profits.
It has been very fruitful and unforgettable year for Ganesh. The Golden Star prefix he got to his name is apt. His films 'Mungaru Male' (released on 29th December 2006) 'Cheluvina Chittara', 'Hudugaata' and 'Krishna' of 2007 made a whopping business of over 100 crores in less than one year. 'Mungaru Male' completed one year run and he became a brand ambassador. In the first quarter he has films like 'Gaalipata' and 'Aramane' set for release. All his films so far from 'Chellata' completed 100 days screening is another notable record in the career of Ganesh. He is the darling for producers.
The second in the queue of popularity and making a strong ground is Vijay. Although he was in controversy his films like 'Dhuniya, Yuga, Geleya and Chanda' did tremendous business of Rs.50 crores.
The power star Puneeth Rajakumar films 'Arasu and Milana' gave him the regular 100 mark and also earned roughly Rs.20 crores of rupees in the year 2007.
Among the heroines Pooja Gandhi, Amoolya and Rashmi earned laurels. Directors Yogaraj Bhat, Soori and S.Narayan remained in the limelight for the terrific results of their films. It is a wonderful year for music director Mano Murthy, cameraman Krishna and Satya Hegde.
It has been a debacle for all the senior actors and actresses. The similar was the situation in 2006. Dr.Vishnu's 'Mathad Mathad Mallige, Ekadanta, Kshana Kshana and his special appearance in No.73 Shanthi Nivasa' failed to click. The result of 'E Bandhana' is not yet known. Shivarajkumar films 'Gandana Mane, Santha, Thayiya Madilu failed to keep the cash registers ringing. The result of 'Lava Kusha' yet to be ascertained not only for Shivarajkumar but also for Upendra as his other films like 'Parodi, Masthi, Anatharu' bombed. The similar is the situation for Darshan, Sudeep, Dhyan, Premkumar, Vijaya Raghavendra, Murali, Ramya (except Arasu), Rakshita, Radhika, Rekha (except Hudugaata).