From Gultoo to KGF, Here are 10 must-watch Sandalwood films of 2018

First Published 29, Dec 2018, 5:37 PM IST

Aa Karala Rathri based on a Kannada play by Mohan Habbu which was based on the Russian story titled The Return of the Soldier. The film tells how money can make a good man an evil and lure him to do a crime. Karthik Jayaram, Anupama Gowda played the lead roles.

Aa Karala Rathri based on a Kannada play by Mohan Habbu which was based on the Russian story titled The Return of the Soldier. The film tells how money can make a good man an evil and lure him to do a crime. Karthik Jayaram, Anupama Gowda played the lead roles.

Ambi Ning Vayassaytho features the late Ambareesh in the lead role, while Sudeep plays the role of Ambareesh during his young age. The film is a remake of 2017 Tamil film Pa Paandi which was directed by actor Dhanush. Actress Suhasini Maniratnam plays lead role opposite Ambareesh, marking their collaboration after 14 years. Ambareesh passed away in November.

Ambi Ning Vayassaytho features the late Ambareesh in the lead role, while Sudeep plays the role of Ambareesh during his young age. The film is a remake of 2017 Tamil film Pa Paandi which was directed by actor Dhanush. Actress Suhasini Maniratnam plays lead role opposite Ambareesh, marking their collaboration after 14 years. Ambareesh passed away in November.

Directed by Raghu Shivamogga, Churikatte is a perfect mix of clever script, intelligent direction and an effective cast. Churikatte is just that film, of course, flaws do find a place in the blend. The story is set in the world of the timber mafia, and explores how people's lives change with decisions made in a minute, out of anger. This affects the lives of people around them and shapes a local political system.

Directed by Raghu Shivamogga, Churikatte is a perfect mix of clever script, intelligent direction and an effective cast. Churikatte is just that film, of course, flaws do find a place in the blend. The story is set in the world of the timber mafia, and explores how people's lives change with decisions made in a minute, out of anger. This affects the lives of people around them and shapes a local political system.

Gultoo is produced by Prashant Reddy and Devraja R, the film's music is scored by Amit Anand. Naveen Shankar and Sonu Gowda feature in lead roles along with Rangayana Raghu, Avinash playing the supporting characters. The film opened to positive reviews from critics upon the theatrical release. The movie shows how technology can bring pain to our lives but doesn't take a stand whether tech is good or bad.

Gultoo is produced by Prashant Reddy and Devraja R, the film's music is scored by Amit Anand. Naveen Shankar and Sonu Gowda feature in lead roles along with Rangayana Raghu, Avinash playing the supporting characters. The film opened to positive reviews from critics upon the theatrical release. The movie shows how technology can bring pain to our lives but doesn't take a stand whether tech is good or bad.

Senna Hegde's Katheyondu Shruruvagide featured Diganth who plays the role of Tarun. A youth-centric film which has a simple, yet a beautiful storyline.

Senna Hegde's Katheyondu Shruruvagide featured Diganth who plays the role of Tarun. A youth-centric film which has a simple, yet a beautiful storyline.

KGF: Chapter 1: Yash and Prashanth Neel's KGF has turned out to be Sandalwood's pride. The movie is dubbed into Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Hindi and Malayalam languages and has become the talk of the nation. The movie joined the 100-crore club and is still being received well by the public. After staying true to the hype created, the digital rights of the movie have now been sold to Amazon Prime.

KGF: Chapter 1: Yash and Prashanth Neel's KGF has turned out to be Sandalwood's pride. The movie is dubbed into Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Hindi and Malayalam languages and has become the talk of the nation. The movie joined the 100-crore club and is still being received well by the public. After staying true to the hype created, the digital rights of the movie have now been sold to Amazon Prime.

Nathicharami is about Gowri played by Sruthi Hariharan whose life is perplexed between her physical desires and emotional beliefs. The film narrates the struggles of the protagonist in a society that believes physical desires can only be followed by a nuptial. The film is also a grave narration about the nuances, the women face from all walks of life.

Nathicharami is about Gowri played by Sruthi Hariharan whose life is perplexed between her physical desires and emotional beliefs. The film narrates the struggles of the protagonist in a society that believes physical desires can only be followed by a nuptial. The film is also a grave narration about the nuances, the women face from all walks of life.

Rishab Shetty's third directorial movie Sarkari Hiriya Prathamika Shale - Kasaragod (SHPSK) is a children's film which depicts the students’ struggles to save a government Kannada school from closing.

Rishab Shetty's third directorial movie Sarkari Hiriya Prathamika Shale - Kasaragod (SHPSK) is a children's film which depicts the students’ struggles to save a government Kannada school from closing.

Duniya Soori's Tagaru features Shiva Rajkumar, Bhavana and Manvitha in the lead roles along with Dhananjay, Vasishta N Simha and Devaraj in key supporting roles. The movie was also reported to be the first Kannada film to be released in both Kenya and Japan. The film successfully completed 100 days in 15 centres.

Duniya Soori's Tagaru features Shiva Rajkumar, Bhavana and Manvitha in the lead roles along with Dhananjay, Vasishta N Simha and Devaraj in key supporting roles. The movie was also reported to be the first Kannada film to be released in both Kenya and Japan. The film successfully completed 100 days in 15 centres.

8MM Bullet is a story of an honest police officer while chasing a goon accidentally loses his service gun, which lands up in the hands of a common man who uses the same gun to rob a bank and kill several people in different circumstances. The movie is directed by Harikrishna  S and Jaggesh, Adi Lokesh, Shobraj played the lead roles.

8MM Bullet is a story of an honest police officer while chasing a goon accidentally loses his service gun, which lands up in the hands of a common man who uses the same gun to rob a bank and kill several people in different circumstances. The movie is directed by Harikrishna S and Jaggesh, Adi Lokesh, Shobraj played the lead roles.

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