Kannada Film Industry, much before it was known as Sandalwood, has produced quite a few iconic jodis. The iconic Jodis dominated the box office and never let the audience have a dull moment while they were on screen. In the piece, we look at some of the Jodis which has earned the Iconic status.
Dr. Rajkumar and Bharathi Vishnuvardhan
Individually, there is no doubt that they are tremendous actors but every time they came on screen together, they left a lasting impression on the people. They starred together in almost 35+ films!
They were the romantic idols in the minds of the youngsters back then. Some of their iconic films include Bhale Jodi, Kula Gowrava, Swayamvara, Shri Krishna Deva Raya, and others.
Sreenath and Manjula
Both of them have been a part of 42 films together. In those, some of the films had them as secondary characters and in some, they were not paired opposite each other but the ones they were paired proved to be a cracker for the producers. Some of their most adored films include Besuge and Neerikshe.
Anant Nag and Lakshmi
One of the most loved on-screen couples of the Kannada Film Industry, Anant Nag, and Lakshmi is considered to be icons of romance in their age. With Anant Nag’s innocence and Lakshmi’s grace, the frame came to life. Their most memorable outings are Chandanada Gombe and Naa ninna bidalaare.
Darshan and Rakshitha
In spite of doing only four movies together, the combination of Darshan and Rakshitha gained popularity pretty soon among the masses. More than the romance, it was the chemistry between them in the comedic scenes which appealed to the people. Out of their four films, Suntaragaali is said to have the most enjoyable performances of the pair.
Dwarkeesh and Vishnuvardhan
They are perhaps the most adored male couple of the Industry. Their friendship on screen was pretty much the same as off screen. A series of films were made to cater to the fans of their Jodi. Kalla Kulla, Kittu Puttu and off course Apthamitra.
Anant Nag and Ramesh Bhat
Who can forget the film Ganesha Subramanya! As brothers who want to stay unmarried for the rest of their lives, both Anant Nag and Ramesh Bhat are brilliant. Over the years, the sequences in this film have become a cult. The images are imprinted in our memory. They also collaborated for 46 other films.
Yash and Radhika Pandit
The only Jodi in the list which went onto becoming an off-screen Jodi as well, Yash and Radhika have been paired opposite each other since their Television days. They debuted in the same film; Moggina Manasu. All four of their films have been a smashing success at the box office. The other films which they acted opposite to each other are Mr. and Mrs. Ramachari, Santhu Straight Forward and Drama.
Chikkanna and Sharan
Kannada Industry time and again have given immensely talented comedic actors and Chikkanna is the recent addition to that. His pair with Sharan has already become iconic within a short span of time. For the masses, it is a treat to watch this pair on celluloid and for both the actors, it has become a tradition to keep doing movies together. Their most popular movies are Adhyaksha and Rambo 2.
Sunil and Malashri
Before the tragic death of Sunil, both he and Malashri gave a series of films with which they soon became a bankable couple. Many believe that they brought freshness to the screen. A couple which looked cute acted well and fit the parts; a combination the makers still search for. Their collaboration consisted of Mana Mechhide Sose, Belli Kalangura, and Sindhoora Tilaka.
Ambareesh and Vishnuvardhan
One film is all it takes to be called iconic. Ambareesh and Vishnuvardhan is probably the best example. Though they were a part of 24 films already, it is the film Diggajaru and the song kuchiku which quickly made them the icons of friendship. The friendship came from their already long existing friendship in real life. A Jodi would continue to be iconic in their own ways.
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