Top 20 Kannada Movies of 2022 | Best Kannada Films 2022 - Times of India (2024)

1GG: Gandhada Gudi (2022)4.0/5Star: Puneeth Rajkumar,AmoghavarshaGandhada Gudi is a Kannada docudrama film directed by Amoghavarsha JS. Released on October 28, 2022, it stars himself and Puneeth Rajkumar in lead roles.
2Kantara (2022)4.0/5Star: Rishab Shetty,Achyuth Kumar,Sapthami Gowda,Pramod Shetty,Kishore Kumar G.
3Dollu (2022)4.0/5Star: Karthik Mahesh,Nidhi Hegde,Babu Hirannaiah,Chandra MayurWhat is heartening about Dollu is that it chooses to tell a tale that is native to Karnataka, showcasing the truth about traditional arts, and yet has a universal appeal. One walks out of the theatre feeling positive, empowered and optimistic, which is the film's biggest win.
4K.G.F: Chapter 2 (2022)4.0/5Star: Yash,Sanjay Dutt,Srinidhi Shetty,Raveena Tandon,Prakash Raj,Achyuth Kumar,Rao RameshThe film belongs as much to filmmaker Prashanth Neel as it does to Yash. Both of them have managed to deliver a sequel that seems more immersive than the first part.
5James (2022)4.0/5Star: Puneeth Rajkumar,Shiva Rajkumar,Raghavendra Rajkumar,Priya Anand,Sarath Kumar,Meka Srikanth,Rangayana Raghu,Tilak ShekharFor all of who wanted to see their favourite Appu in his Power-packed Star avatar one last time, James does not disappoint. There are shortcomings, but this film eventually hits the bull's eye in the heart for fans.
6Old Monk (2022)4.0/5Star: Srini,Aditi Prabhudeva,S. Narayan,Sujay Shastry,Sudev Nair,Sihi Kahi Chandru,Aruna BalarajMG Srinivas has been proving himself as a director who gives quality content with every film. With Old Monk, he does not disappoint. The film marks his return to the romantic genre once again after Srinivasa Kalyana. And marriage is the essential theme of this story, which is reminiscent of some of the old-school comedies that one used to see in the 80s and 90s with actors like Anant Nag and Ramesh Aravind in the lead.
7Once Upon A Time In Jamaligudda (2022)3.5/5Star: Dhananjaya,Aditi Prabhudeva,Praanya P Rao,Yash Shetty,Prakash Belawadi,Bhavana Ramanna,Rushika RajDirected by Kushal Gowda, Once Upon A Time In Jamaligudda is set in the backdrop of 90s where protagonist along with a ruthless criminal execute an escape from jail. Why was the protagonist in jail?
8Padavi Poorva (2022)3.5/5Star: Yasha Shivkumar,Pruthvi Shamanur,Anjali Anish,Shrimahadev,Aditi Prabhudeva,Divya UrudugaPadavi Poorva is a Kannada film directed by Hariprasad Jayanna. The film features Yasha Shivkumar, Pruthvi Shamanur, Anjali Anish and Shrimahadev as lead characters.
9Hosa Dinachari (2022)3.5/5Star: Babu Hirannaiah,Aruna Balaraj,Deepak SubramanyaDirected by Keerthi Shekhar and Vyshak Pushpalatha, Hosa Dinachari is the story of three families who heal each other, while they spend their most difficult times with strangers.
10Vedha (2022)3.5/5Star: Shiva Rajkumar,Ganavi Laxman,Umashree,Raghu Shivamogga
11Dharani Mandala Madhyadolage (2022)3.5/5Star: Naveen Shankar,Aishani Shetty,Yash Shetty,Siddu Moolimani,Jayashree Aradhya,Mohan Juneja
12Saddu! Vicharane Nadeyuttide (2022)3.5/5Star: Rakesh Maiya,Achyuth Kumar,Paavana Gowda,Raghu Shivamogga
13Khasagi Putagalu (2022)3.5/5Star: Vishwa RN,Leonilla DSouza,Chethan Durga,Dinesh Mangalore
14Thothapuri Chapter 1 (2022)3.5/5Star: Jaggesh,Dhananjaya,Suman Ranganathan,Aditi Prabhudeva,Veena Sundar
15Guru Shishyaru (2022)3.5/5Star: Sharan,Nishvika Naidu,Suresh Heblikar,Harihar Gundurao DattatreyaSet in the early 90s, former Kho-Kho national champion Manohar (Sharan) is now a lethargic man, who lives with his guru (Dattanna) in a small house.
16Monsoon Raaga (2022)3.5/5Star: Dhananjaya,Rachitha Ram,Suhasini Maniratnam,Achyuth Kumar,Yasha ShivkumarThe movie is a faithful remake of Telugu film C/O Kancharapalem. But what elevates Monsoon Raaga is its actors and cinematography. While the original had some of the best performances by real people, Monsoon Raaga scores one rank higher with its brilliant cast.
17Lucky Man (2022)3.5/5Star: Puneeth Rajkumar,Darling Krishna,Nagabhushana,Roshni Prakash,Sangeetha Sringeri,PrabhudevaNagendra Prasad makes a good debut as a filmmaker, ensuring he has adapted a script well with the right amount of local touch to it. Given the expectations of Puneeth fans, he had a tall order and has delivered as expected.
18Love 360 (2022)3.5/5Star: Rachana Inder,Kavya GowdaThe film is good, especially in the second half, where there are a lot of unexpected twists and turns. This becomes the highlight for the viewer, which can spark more conversations thereafter.
19Gaalipata 2 (2022)3.5/5Star: Ganesh,Diganth Manchale,Pawan Kumar,Anant Nag
20Chase (2022)3.5/5Star: Sheetal Shetty,Avinash Narasimhraj,Rajesh Nataranga,Arvind Rau,Aravind Bolar,Arjun Yogesh Raj,Pramod Shetty,Veena Sunder,Usha Bhandary,Sudha Belawadi,Radhika NarayanChase is a good outing to the cinema hall, even though the film did take a while to hit the screens. It will definitely interest lovers of the thriller genre.


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