The nationally award-winning Kannada language film, Dollu, directed by Sagar Puranik, has received several accolades from the fraternity and fans for its story centered on the ancient tradition of Karnataka – Dollu Kunitha. Produced by Pavan Wadeyar and Apeksha Purohit’s production house, Wadeyar Movies, the film strives to share the struggles faced by performers of this dying traditional art form over the past few years.
Dollu cast and crew
The script for the film was given by Shreenidhi DS, and Dollu stars Nidhi Hegde, Babu Hirannaiah and Karthik Mahesh in key roles.
As part of the production house’s first venture, Pavan and Apeksha teamed up with Sagar Puranik, known for his work in Mahaan Hutatma, which also won a national award. Through this film, director Sagar aimed to shine a light on this rapidly disappearing art form, through a group of performers, who unfortunately are unable to earn a lucrative living from their craft. , eventually being forced to find other ways to earn a living.
Dollu OTT Release Details
Fans can watch Dollu on Amazon Prime Video. The OTT platform is already streaming the film written and directed by Sagar himself.
Sharing the film’s official synopsis, Amazon Prime Video said, “Dollu is about Bhadra, a Dollu drummer-dancer who struggles to reunite his Dollu Kunitha team to keep age-old traditions alive. What happens when urbanization affects this small village in Karnataka and its native art form? forms the history of Dollu.
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National Dollu Awards
Dollu was shown in several film festivals and won hearts, thanks to which the directors planned to release the same film in theaters, without worrying too much about the response or the race. Eventually, the film won two national awards, one for Best Regional Film – Kannada and another for Best Audiography in Synchronized Sound category.
Critics enjoyed the film and said audiences would feel encouraged, positive, and empowered after watching the film. This is one of the best aspects of Dollu that will stick with viewers for a long time.
IMDb rating: 8.8/10