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Top 10 Best Kannada Movies To Watch Online Right Now (August 2020)

From Ondu Motteya Kathe to Aa Karaala Ratri, here's the list of best Kannada movies to watch online.

Kannada film industry is no more limited to Kannada speaking people only. There are various Kannada movies that might not have released in various languages like Yash starrer KGF Chapter 1 but you must watch them if you are a movie buff.

In this article, we have enlisted 10 Kannada movies along with websites where you can watch them online. Without any further ado, let’s take a look:

Top 10 Kannada Movies to Watch Online

1. Ondu Motteya Kathe (2017):

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Ondu Motteya Kathe is arguably one of the best Kannada movies to watch online in 2020. Directed by Raj B. Shetty, Ondu Motteya Kathe released in 2018 and went on to win the FIlmfare Award for the Best Kannada film.

The story of the film revolves around a bald male Kannada teacher, Janardhana, who finds his love blossoming with stout Sarala whom he met through a flopped pre-arranged marriage function.

Considering the popularity of the film, Ondu Motteya Kathe was remade in Malayalam in 2019 as Thamaasha and in Hindi as Ujda Chaman.

Where to watch: Netflix

2. Humble Politician Nograj (2018)

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Humble Politician Nograj is a must watch. Directed and written by Saad Khan, the film features Danish Sait as a narcissistic crazy politician who exploits a city and its resources. This Kannada film is said to be inspired by the 2012 American political satire comedy The Campaign.

Humble Politicians Nograj showcases the empty promises that politicians make during the election campaign and how they edge out politicians who genuinely work for people.

Where to watch: Amazon Prime

3. Rama Rama Re… (2016)

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Rama Rame Re is one of the most popular Kannada movies right now. Written and directed by D Satya Prakash, the film follows a story of a convict on death row, who escapes from prison and accidentally ends up traveling with a retired veteran of a Police Department, who is called upon by the authorities to teach the process of executing a convict to the new staff.

Released in 2016, Rama Rama Re was re-made in Telugu as Aatagadharaa Siva by Rockline Venkatesh. According to the reports, the film is also being re-made in Marathi language as well.

Where to watch: Netflix

4. Aa Karaala Ratri (2018)

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Aa Karaala Ratri is one of the best Kannada movies streaming online. Directed by Dayal Padmanabhan and produced under his own banner, D Pictures, this suspense thriller is based on a Kannada play called Mohan Habbu, which was reportedly based on the tragic play Lithuania by Robert Brooke.

In the movie, a family of three – mother, father, and daughter – conspiring to kill a wealthy man. The family members are not professional killers. They are people living a hand-to-mouth existence who stumble upon an opportunity to become rich.

Will they cross all limits to become rich? The film will keep you firmly glued to your seat until the last minute of the film.

Where to watch: Hotstar

5. Katheyondu Shuruvagide (2018)

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Katheyondu Shuruvagide is one of the best Kannada movies to watch online during the lockdown. This romantic drama stars Diganth and Pooja Devariya as lovesick people who go on short trips to discover their inner selves.

The film also has two other couple from different ages. Their desired differ from one another as they come from varied experiences and social strata. Directed by Senna Hegde, unlike other love stories, this film will surely make you fall in love.

Where to watch: Amazon Prime

6. U Turn (2016)

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U Turn is a supernatural thriller film written, produced and written by Pawan Kumar. The film stars Shraddha Srinath in the lead role while Roger Narayan, Dilip Raj and Radhika Chetan feature in supporting roles.

The story of the film revolves around the death of motorists who break a traffic rule at a particular flyover in Bangalore and subsequent pinning down of the culprit by an intern journalist Shraddha Srinath and police inspector duo.

Released in 2016, U Turn turned out to be a massive hit at the box office. The film was remade in Malayalam in 2017 as Careful and Tamil-Telugu bilingual in 2018 with the same title U Turn. This is the second Kannada movie to be remade in three other South Indian languages after Sampathige Savaal.

Where to watch: Netflix

7. Mungaru Male (2006)

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Mungaru Male is a Kannada language romantic movie directed by Yogaraj Bhat. The film stars Ganesh, Pooja Gandhi and Anant Nag in lead roles. The film not only turned out to be a game changer for both actor and director but also changed the perception of romance movies in Sandalwood film industry.

It was the first Indian film to be screened continoulsy for more than a year in a multiplex. Yes, it holds the records for the longest running movie at the multiplex. Mungaru Male is reportedly the best Kannada film to gross ₹50 crore box office collection mark.

The film was remade in Telugu as Vaana, in Bengali as Premer Kahini, in Odia as Romeo – The Lover Boy and in Marathi as Premay Namaha. 

Where to watch: Hotstar

8. Shuddhi (2017)

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Shuddhi is a crime-drama written and directed by Adarsh Eshwarappa. The film had an ensemble cast of Nivedhitha, Lauren Spartano, Amrutha Karagada, Shashank Purushotham and Sidhaartha Maadhyamika.

Shuddhi is said to be inspired by various real life incidents. This showcases the bone-chilling stories of violence against women but respects survivors. He also takes on those who exploit situations in the name of saving Indian culture. Though, his methods aren’t entirely agreeable, it’s a step in the right direction.

Where to watch: Netflix

9. Nathicharami (2018)

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Nathicharami is an award winning Kannada movie written and directed by Sandhya Rani and Mansore resepctively. The film features Sruthi Hariharan and Sanchari Vijay in the lead roles while Sharanya, Poornachandra Mysore, Balaji Manohar and Gopal Deshpande played supporting roles.

The plot of this film revolves around Gowri, whose life is perplexed between her physical desires and emotional beliefs. The film showcases the struggles of the protagonist in a society that believes physical desires can only be followed by a nuptial.

This is one of the boldest Kannada films to watch online during the lockdown as it address an important subject beautifully.

Where to watch: Netflix

10. Pushpaka Vimana 2017

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Pushpaka Vimana is one of the most popular Kannada movies streaming online on Hotstar. Directed by S Ravindranath, the features star Ramesh Aravind as the main protagonist. Popular Bollywood actress Juhi Chalwa had a special appearance in the film.

The title of the film is borrowed from the 1987 movie of the same name which had Kamal Haasan and Amala playing lead roles.

The movie was reportedly in contention for Best Adapted Screenplay at the Oscars, however, it did not enter the long-list and short-list. The film has adapted the screenplay of the 2013 South Korean movie titled Miracle in Cell No. 7.

Where to watch: Hotstar

These are top 10 best Kannada movies to watch online in 2020.  This list of Kannada Movies to watch online was last updated on August 4, 2020. We will keep it updating on a monthly basis.

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