Kannada: November 14, the birthday of India’s first prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru is celebrated as Children’s Day in our country. Kids don Nehru’s cloth and special programmes are organised on this day.
On this day, Deccan Herald aggregates ten Kannada movies based on children. Enjoy and share your experiences with us.
1) Bettada Hoovu debut of Puneet Rajkumar. Won national award as a child artist. Based on novel What then Raman written by Shirley L Arora. This 1985 movie directed by N. Lakshminarayan.
2) Prachanda Putanigalu – The story of four children who are on a mission to nab anti-social elements and get a reward for the welfare of poor children. Starred by Rama Krishna Hegde, Bhanupriya and Baby Indira, the movie was directed by Geetapriya and released in 1981.
3) Simhada Mari Sainya – The story of few friends who rescue their friend’s siblings from anti-social elements. This 1981 movie directed by Rajendra Singh Babu.
4) Kotreshi Kanasu – The story of a child who makes his dream come true of joining a school. Directed by Nagathihalli Chandrashekar. This movie got National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Kannada and National Film Award for Best Child Artist.
5) Chinnari Mutha – Story of a villager who will become a national champion in running race. Directed by T S Nagabharana the movie grabbed National Award for Best Feature Film in Kannada.
6) C/o Footpath – Master Kishen Shrikanth became the youngest director in the world and also the first movie to be directed by a school kid. The movie talks about the life of slum dwellers.
7) Kalasapurada Hudugaru – The movie about the villagers, starring Umesh, Bala Raj and Brahmavar and directed by V L Gurudas.
8) Putani Agent 123 â€“ Starring by Srinath, Manjula, Udaya Kumar, Baby Indira, Arjun Sarja, Master Rama Krishna Hegade, Master Bhanu Prakash, Ambarish, Shakthi Prasad and Sundar Krishna Urs, directed by Geetapriya.
9) Makkala Sainya – Comedy drama where a father and forster mother of a bunch of chlidren get married. Starring Vishnuvardhan and Sumithra.
10) Mythri – Starring Puneeth Rajkumar, marked the Kannada debut of Malayalam superstar Mohanlal. The movie talks about the juvenile winning 1 crore in a reality show. The movie was directed by Giriraj.