Krantiveera Sangolli Rayanna (2012)

Year: 2012
Directed by: Naganna
Starring: Darshan, Jayaprada, Nikita Thukral, Jayapradha, Avinash, Ramesh Bhat

Krantiveera Sangolli Rayanna is an epic biopic based on the legend of Sangolli Rayanna who was a Kannadiga freedom fighter. He fought against the British in the early 19th century before being captured and executed. Sangolli Rayanna was the Chief of Army in the service of the legendary Kittur Rani Chennamma.

The movie is considered among Darshan’s best performances and was produced on a huge budget by Kannada film standards. It is one of the few epic Kannada films in recent times and has gained respect for its scale and use of locations.