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Releases of 2012

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It is the last month of 2012 and the analysis about the number of films released, the top hero and heroine of the year, the best and worst films of the year and the films which made a great impact on the audience has already begun.

Till the first week of December, a total 103 films were released of which 99 were from Samdalwood and four from other regional languages like Tulu and Kodava, which also come under the Kannada category.

It’s a worldwide phenomenon that only 10% of the total films released see success at the box-office. But this year, the scenario changed as many films made financial gains, though they were not considered good films by the audience. This happened because of the expansion of the market and the income from satellite rights. Many big films made profits by increasing the number of screening centers and from satellite rights. Small and moderate budget films made money because of the good returns from satellite rights.

This year many much-anticipated films like Ko Ko, Arakshaka, AK 56, Shikari, Dev S/O Muddegowda, Dashamukha, Anna Bond, Kataariveera Surasundarangi, Shiva, Godfather and Charulatha amongst other films didn’t live up to people’s expectations. But films such as Anna Bond, Shiva and Godfather managed to bring in the producer good profits.

Films like Sidlingu, Chingaari, Govindayanamaha, Addhoori, Dandupalaya, Drama, Krantiveera Sangolli Rayanna, and Rambo were some films that not only made good profits but were also well acclaimed by the audience.

Another interesting fact is that the number of remakes this year has come down to just 10 to 15 per cent. Not many films were remade in Kannada and the films which were remade failed at the box-office barring Kalpana which was a remake of Tamil hit Kanchana which went on to become an average at the box-office.