Why: Every once in a while, we get a mainstream movie so unclassifiable, so out there, so unmindful of the Is this a safe bet at the box office? question (or even the Does all the clutter come together? question) that you’re just glad the damn thing exists. Is Avane Srimannarayana a perfect movie? Hell, no! But the storytelling has a tonal purity. The film is one of a kind — it also looks all of a piece. Sachin Ravi is the director, but the disruptor is star and co-writer Rakshit Shetty, who backed this masala action Kannada movie with that rarest of things: a voice.
In Uma Maheswara Ugra Roopasya, he brought a sweetness you hardly find in today’s leading men
This 20 year old Delhi University student breaks down complex issues with her satirical videos
Created and released an entire album of 16 songs during the lockdown
For backing new talent and scoring twice this year with Paatal Lok and Bulbbul