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Tulu film industry is a part of Indian cinema. Tulu film Industry also called as Coastalwood. It produces 5 to 7 films annually. The first film being Enna Thangadi released in 1971. Usually earlier these films were released in theatres across the Tulu Nadu region.[1] But Currently Tulu film Industry grown to the level where films are releasing simultaneously in Mangalore, Udupi and Mumbai, Bangalore and Gulf Countries. The critically acclaimed Tulu Film Suddha, won the award for the best Indian Film at the Osian film festival held at New Delhi in the year 2006.[2][3][4] During the year 2011 Tulu Film Industry got second life by release of film called Oriyardori Asal. The film turned out to be the biggest hit in Tulu film history till date.[5]

  • The first Tulu film is Enna Thangadi released in 1971.
  • Dareda Budedi produced by K.N.Taylor was the second feature film released in 1971.
  • Koti Chennaya (1973) directed by Vishu Kumar was the first history-based Tulu cinema.
  • The first Tulu colour film Kariyani Kattandi Kandani was produced in 1978 by Aroor Bhimarao.
  • Bisatti Babu produced in 1972 was the first film to receive the State government award as the best Tulu film.
  • Bangar Patler produced in 1993 by Richard Castelino has received the highest national and international awards.
  • September 8, directed by Richard Castelino, starring Kannada actor Sunil and Kannada writer, K.Shivaram Karanth was shot in 24 hours entirely in Mangalore, a record in the world cinema.
  • Sudda won the award for the best Indian film at the eighth Asian Film Festival "Ocean - Cinefan"[6]
  • Nirel directed by Ranjith Bajpe, produced by Shodhan Prasad and co produced by San Poojary will be the first Tulu movie totally produced overseas(Dubai).
  • Chaali Polilu directed by Virendra Shetty Kavoor was a highest grossing film in Tulu film industry.It has successfully completed 250 days at PVR Cinemas in Mangalore.

List of Released Tulu films[edit]

  1. Enna Tangadi (My Sister)
  2. Daredha Budedhi (Official wife)
  3. Pagetta Puge (Fume of Hate)
  4. Bisatti Babu (Knife Babu)
  5. Koti Chennayya
  6. Kaasdaya Kandane (Money is honey)
  7. Udalda Tudar (Flame Of Heart)
  8. Yaan Sanyasi Aape (I will be a Saint)
  9. Bayya Mallige (Evening Jasmine)
  10. Yer Malthina Tappu (Who the wrong)
  11. Saaviradorti Saavithri (Saavithri - The one in Thousand)
  12. Inquilab Zindabad
  13. Tulu Naada Siri (Wealth of Tulunad)
  14. Sangama Saakshi (Witness of Union)
  15. Nyaayogaad Enna Baduku (life for Justice)
  16. Bollidota (Silver Garden)
  17. Kariyani Kattandi Kandani (unofficial husband)
  18. Bhagyavantedi (Fortune Lady)
  19. Badkere Budle (Let me live)
  20. Daareda Seere (The wedding saree)
  21. Raathri Pagel (The Night and Day)
  22. Pettayi Pili (Wounded Tiger)
  23. Badkonji Kabite (Life is poet)
  24. Satya Olundu (Where is Truth)
  25. Bangar Patler (Gold-hearted Patel)
  26. Badk Da Bile (The life value)
  27. September 8
  28. Kaala (The Time)
  29. Maari Bale (Mari bale-The fishing net)
  30. Onthe Edjast Malpi (Just adjust)
  31. Suddha (Pure)
  32. Kadala Mage (The Son of Sea)
  33. Koti Chennaya [7][8]
  34. Badi (Dowry)
  35. Gaggara (The Anklets)
  36. Birse (The Smart)
  37. Kanchilda Baale (Blessed Girl)[9]
  38. Oriyardori Asal (Smarter than other)
  39. Aamait Asal-Eemait Kusal (Edge of gentle-edge of mischief)
  40. Bangarda Kural (Golden Corn)[10]
  41. Sompa
  42. Telikeda Bolli (Smiling Star)
  43. Rickshaw Driver (Auto driver) won Karnataka State Film Award for Best Regional film[11]
  44. Pakkilu Mooji (Three birds)
  45. Barke-Kudlada Pilikulena Kathe (Barke- The saga of Manglore rowdism)[12]
  46. Nirel (The Shadow)
  47. Rang (The Colour)[13]
  48. Brahmashri Narayana Guru Swamy (Story of famous saint narayana guru)[14]
  49. Chaali Polilu (Rascals)[15]
  50. Madime (The Wedding)
  51. Soombe (Sorry)
  52. Ekka Saka [16]
  53. Oriyan Thoonda Oriyagapuji (One against Other)
  54. Dhand(Army)
  55. Super Marmaye (Super Son-in-Law)*[17]

List of Upcoming Tulu films[edit]

  1. Chandi Kori (Calm Rooster)
  2. Yeregla Panodchi (Dont tell anyone)
  3. Jai Tulunad (Jai Tulu Land)
  4. Ini Athnda Elle (Today Nor Tomorrow)
  5. Mullabeli (Compound of Thorn)
  6. Bailakural
  7. Rangdha Dibbana (colourful Marry)
  8. Madme Onji Avodattha (Would like to Marry)
  9. Beere Devu Poonje (The Hero - Devu poonja)
  10. Rambarooti (The Mash Up)
  11. Right Bokka Left-Nadutu Kudonji (One more between right and left)
  12. Guddadha Bhootha (Hills God)
  13. Ice Cream
  14. Kudla Cafe (Mangalore Cafe)
  15. Dabak Daba Aisa
  16. Anarkali
  17. Jugari (Gambling)
  18. Denna Dennana
  19. Pili Male (Tiger Hill)
  20. Dance Kudla Dance (Dance Mangalore Dance)
  21. Kudla Express (Mangalore Express)
  22. Love in Singapore
  23. Bale Telipale (Come Make us Laugh)
  24. Cyanide Sundare
  25. Rani Abbakka (Queen Abbakka - Freedom Fighter)
  26. Bhagawan Sri Babbuswami (Lord Babbuswami)
  27. Mr. Panothi
  28. Pudar deethiji
  29. Mooji Mooji Aaji (Three + Three = Six)
  30. Seetha Teacher
  31. Kusaldarase (King of Comedy)
  32. Pulimunchi (One of the Recipes of Tulunadu)
  33. Gurkare (Head of the Village)
  34. Jathre (Festival)
  35. Bodaale (Mental Deficiency)
  36. Kateeldappe (Mother of Kateel)
  37. Ambara Caterer
  38. Kambula (Traditional Buffalo Race of Tulunadu)
  39. Dhaniklena Jokulu (Children of the Possessor)
  40. Namma Kudla (Our Mangalore)
  41. Madhipu
  42. Ee Preethig Pudar Deele (Name this Love)
  43. Pilibail Yamunakka (Miss Yamuna from Pilibail)
  44. Dosthilu (Friends)
  45. Pavitra (Name of the Girl)


See also[edit]


External links[edit]

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The Hindu

The Hindu
Sat, 22 Aug 2015 17:20:20 -0700

Karnataka Chalanachitra Academy will organise a seminar on the challenges being faced by the Kannada cinema industry and growth of Tulu cinema in Manipal on August 29. In addition, 'Tulu Chitra Sambhrama', to commemorate Tulu cinema industry ...
The Hindu
Fri, 28 Aug 2015 17:10:38 -0700

Organisers: Release of audio album of upcoming Tulu cinema Jai Tulunad, hotel Abhiman Residency, Bunts Hostel Circle, 6 p.m.. Kateel. Dakshina Kannada Sahitya Parishat: Second day of 20th district sahitya sammelana, literary sessions, cultural ...
Deccan Herald
Sat, 14 Mar 2015 11:48:08 -0700

Regional films. Trapped in time A scene from one of the all-time Tulu hits 'Bayya. At a time when many film producers and actors are struggling to survive and even the best films fail to cross the 50-day mark, a Tulu film has managed to complete 100 ...
The Hindu
Sat, 22 Aug 2015 17:20:00 -0700

It was a meeting with Tulu cinema producers and directors in city on Saturday. Noted producer S.V. Rajendra Singh Babu, chairman, Karnataka Chalanachitra Academy, was hearing them. As the meeting was to end, a producer raised the issue of corruption ...

India West

India West
Wed, 18 Mar 2015 14:11:15 -0700

The first superstar of Tulu cinema, Tailor had acted in nine films and directed and produced as many, which gave him the honor of being known as the “Bheeshma” of the Tulu film industry. Tulu is a language spoken in the southwest part of Karnataka and ...

Bangalore Mirror

Bangalore Mirror
Mon, 10 Aug 2015 15:30:00 -0700

... Muscat and other countries. A producer investing Rs 60 to Rs 70 lakh is making profit of Rs 2 crore to Rs 3 crore which is indeed a good trend. Hence, the Academy will hold day-long event in Manipal to celebrate the success of Tulu Cinema Industry ...

The Hindu

The Hindu
Sun, 02 Aug 2015 17:09:28 -0700

Another film for Tulu cinema buffs would shortly hit the screens with Eregla Panodchi (Don't tell anyone), directed by Kodlu Ramakrishna, reaching the final stages of production. The story revolves the around day-to-day lives of four middle-class ...

Times of India

Times of India
Tue, 03 Feb 2015 04:24:31 -0800

Tulu cinema's best-known comic artistes Devdas Kapikad and Naveen Padil jointly won the best supporting actor (male). Sandalwood choreographer Madan Harini was adjudged best choreographer for Bangarda Kural, while Ramya Barna won best actor ...

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