The Kannada movie industry is one of the biggest film industries in India. It has produced some of the best movies in recent years, and its success is evident from the high-grossing box office collections of these movies. In this article, we will look at the top 10 highest-grossing Kannada movies of all time. We have carefully evaluated each movie’s performance at the box office and its reviews and ratings to create this list.
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Top 10 Highest-Grossing Kannada Movies of All Time
Here is the list of the top 10 highest-grossing Kannada movies. These movies have won the hearts of people in Karnataka and gained popularity among audiences worldwide. The growth and success of the Kannada film industry have been remarkable over the years, with these films being a testament to that fact.
1) K.G.F. Chapter 2 (2022)
K.G.F.: Chapter 2 is a sequel of K.G.F. Part 1, written and directed by Prashanth Neel and produced by Vijay Kiragandur via Hombale Films. It is the sequel to the 2018 film K.G.F.: Chapter 1 and the second installment of a two-part series. Yash, Sanjay Dutt, Raveena Tandon, Srinidhi Shetty, Prakash Raj, Archana Jois, Achyuth Kumar, Rao Ramesh, Vasishta N. Simha, T. S. Nagabharana, and Malavika Avinash are featured in the film. In the movie, Rocky takes control of the K.G.F. and must maintain his dominance over opponents and government officials, such as Suryavardhan’s brother Adheera, Ramika Sen, and his employers.
2) Kantara (2022)
Kantara is an Indian Kannada-language action-thriller film written and directed by Rishab Shetty and produced by Vijay Kiragandur for Hombale Films in 2022. Shetty plays a Kambala champion at odds with the honorable Forest officer, Murali, in the film (played by Kishore).
Kantara was made available on SSeptember 30 2022. Critics praised the performances of the cast, the direction, the action sequences, and the score.  After K.G.F.: Chapter 2 in the same year, it became the second highest-grossing Kannada film ever. In India, it was also the third highest-grossing film of 2022.
3) K.G.F. Chapter 1 (2018)
K.G.F.: Chapter 1 is a blockbuster action film written and directed by Prashanth Neel and produced by Vijay Kiragandur for Hombale Films. It is the first of the series’ two installments, followed by K.G.F.: Chapter 2. The film stars Yash, Ramachandra Raju, Srinidhi Shetty, Vasishta N. Simha, Achyuth Kumar, Anant Nag, Archana Jois, T. S. Nagabharana, B. Suresha, and Malavika Avinash, among others.
It was the most expensive Kannada film at its release, with a production budget of 800 million (equivalent to 910 million or $11 million in 2020). In the movie Rocky, a high-ranking Bombay gangster seeks power and wealth to fulfill the promise made by his mother. He is contracted to kill Garuda, who oversees operations at a gold mine in Kolar.
4) Vikrant Rona (2022)
Anup Bhandari wrote and directed the action thriller Vikrant Rona, produced by Jack Manjunath and co-produced by Alankar Pandian. It stars Sudeep kichaa, Nirup Bhandari, Neetha Ashok, and Jacqueline Fernandez in the title role. Inspector Vikrant Rona arrives in a remote village amid a tropical rainforest, where he witnesses a series of unexplainable occurrences.
5) James (2022)
Chethan Kumar is the writer and director of the action drama film James. Puneeth Rajkumar and Priya Anand are featured. This is Puneeth’s posthumous appearance after passing away on October 29, 2021. The film marked Puneeth, Priya, and Sarathkumar’s second collaboration after Raajakumar (2017). V. Harikrishna and Charan Raj composed the film’s score and soundtrack.
6) 777 Charlie (2022)
777 Charlie is a 2022 Indian Kannada film written and directed by Kiranraj K. and produced by Paramvah Studios. Charlie, a labrador retriever, plays the title role alongside Rakshit Shetty, Sangeetha Sringeri, Raj B. Shetty, Danish Sait, and Bobby Simha. The film follows the journey and relationship between a solitary factory worker and a stray labrador.
7) Robert (2021)
Robert is an action-thriller film written and directed by Tharun Sudhir and produced by Umapathy Srinivasa Gowda under the Umapathy Films banner. The film stars Darshan, Vinod Prabhakar, Jagapathi Babu, Ravi Kishan, debutante Asha Bhat, Devaraj and P. Ravi Shankar.
Arjun Janya composed the soundtrack, while V. Harikrishna composed the background score. The cinematographer and editor are Sudhakar S. Raj and K. M. Prakash, respectively. On 1 March 112021, the film was released in theatres to mixed reviews from critics but became the highest-grossing Kannada film of 2021  and one of the highest-grossing Kannada films.
8) Kurukshetra (2019)
Naganna wrote and directed the 2019 Indian Kannada-language mythological war film Kurukshetra, which wJ. K. Bharavi wrote The story based on Ranna’s epic poem Gadhayuddha, derived from the Indian epic Mahabharata. The plot revolves around Duryodhana, the Kaurava king. The director of the film was Munirathna.
Darshan, Ambareesh (in his final role), V. Ravichandran, P. Ravishankar, Arjun Sarja, Meghana Raj, Sneha, Sonu Sood, Danish Akhtar Saif, Nikhil Kumar, Haripriya, and Shashikumar portray characters from the Mahabharata in the film. The film’s score and soundtrack were composed by V. Harikrishna, while Jayanan Vincent was responsible for its cinematography.
9) Raajakumara (2017)
Raajakumara is an action-drama film written and directed by Santhosh Ananddram and produced by Vijay Kiragandur for Hombale Films. Puneeth Rajkumar and Priya Anand are featured. Ananth Nag, Sarath Kumar, Prakash Raj, Chikkanna, Sadhu Kokila, Achyuth Kumar, and Avinash play supporting roles. The soundtrack album for the film was composed by V. Harikrishna.
The film was released on March 24, 2017, to positive reviews from critics and audiences and went on to become the sixth highest-grossing Kannada film until K.G.F.: Chapter 1 at the time of its release.
10) Mungaru Male (2006)
Mungaru Male is a romantic drama film co-written, directed, and produced by Yogaraj Bhat and E. Krishnappa. Ganesh, Pooja Gandhi, and Anant Nag are featured. It was the first South Indian film to gross between 70 and 75 crores. The film is believed to have shaped and strengthened the careers of Ganesh, Pooja Gandhi, director Yograj Bhat, lyricist Jayant Kaikini, choreographers A. Harsha, Imran Sardaria, composer Mano Murthy, and others in Kannada cinema, as well as popularised Bollywood playback singers Sonu Nigam, Kunal Ganjawala, Udit Narayan, Sunil Chauhan, and Shreya Ghoshal in Karnataka.
In conclusion, the success of Kannada films has been impressive, with many top-grossing films. These ten movies are the best examples of how Kannada cinema has become more accepted and appreciated in India and abroad. The list shows that the Kannada film industry is thriving and evergreen, making it one of tIndia’smost successful regional cinemas This success is due to filmmakers’ hard work and dedication, as well as embracing new technologies and ideas.