Sandlewood first nine moths verdict

In an interesting co-incidence a total of 90 kannada films have released in the first nine months of 2009. Even more interesting is that nine out of these releases is expected to make money over their investments. The nine kannada films are Ambari, Junglee, Kannada Kiran Bedi, Ee Shatamanada Veera Madakari, Josh, Savari, Thakat, Eddelu Manjunatha and Yodha.

It does not seem bad considering that there are other kannada films that have either recovered their cost or are on their way towards it. These include Raj - The Showman, Venkata In Sankata, Jaajie Mallige, Chamkaisi Chindi Udayisi, Love Guru, Prem Kahani and House Full are expected to get back their investments. Upendra’s Rajani and Yograj Bhat’s Manasaare released on the last two Fridays of September and with huge openings during the Dasara holidays are also likely to end up on the winning side.

But this is not considered happy tidings by the kannada movie industry. More than 50 films this year could not make it to the second week in cinema halls. So, overall there is a feeling that more money has been lost than made this year. Some of the big films that have failed this year include Circus, Jolly Days, Nanda, Nam Yajamanru, Gautham, Chellidharo Sampigeya, Hat trick Hodimaga, Dubai Babu, Olave Jeevana Lekkachara, Karanji, Male Barali Manju Irali and Bagyadha Balegara.