'Krishna Leela'
Shashank's "Krishna Leela" gets nominated in 7 categories at 63rd Filmfare Awards (South).PR Handout

"Krishna Leela" and sleeper-hit "Rangi Taranga" are leading the nominations list for Kannada films in 63rd Filmfare Awards (South). While Shashank's film features in seven categories, Anup Bhandari-directorial's flick has registered its name in six categories. It is followed by Puneeth Rajkumar's "Rana Vikrama" and KM Chaitanya-directorial "Aatagara," which have received four and five nominations, respectively.

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"Krishna Leela" stars Ajay Rao, who himself produced the film, and Mayuri Kyatari. It was a romantic film, which has already won three Karnataka State Awards in various categories.

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"Rangi Taranga" was a brilliantly made thriller, by Anup Bhandari. Nirup Bhandari, Avanthika Shetty and Radhika Chetan starred in the film, which had Sai Kumar in an important role.

While "Rana Vikrama" was a purely a commercial entertainer, directed by Pawan Wadeyar, "Aatagara" was a thriller based on Agatha Christie's mystery novel "And Then There Were None."

Check out the complete list of nominations, which was released on June 7:

Category Nominations
BEST FILM Aatagara
Krishna Leela
Mythri
Rana Vikrama
RangiTaranga
BEST DIRECTOR Anup Bhandari - RangiTaranga
KM Chaitanya - Aatagara
Pawan Wadeyar - Rana Vikrama
Shashank - Krishna Leela
Suri - Kendasampige
BEST ACTOR (MALE) Ajay Rao - Krishna Leela
Puneeth Rajkumar - Rana Vikrama
Sanchari Vijay - Naanu Avanalla avalu
Shivaraj Kumar - Vajrakaya
Yash - Masterpiece
BEST ACTOR (FEMALE) Mayuri - Krishna Leela
Nabha Natesh - Vajrakaya
Parul Yadav - Aatagara
Rachitha Ram - Ranna
Shanvi Srivatstava - Masterpiece
BEST ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE (MALE ) Anant Nag - Vastuprakara
Ramakrishna - Rajarajendra
Ravishankar - Aatagara
Saikumar - RangiTaranga
Sundar - Naanu Avanalla Avalu
 BEST ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE (FEMALE ) Avanthika Shetty - RangiTaranga
Chandrika - Kenda Sampige
Madhoo Shah - Ranna
Pavana - Aatagara
Sudharani - Vastuprakara
 BEST MUSIC Anup Bhandari - RangiTaranga
Arjun Janya - Vajrakaya
Sridhar V Sambhram - Krishna Leela
Jessie Gift - Love You Alia
V Harikrishna - Raate
 BEST LYRICS Jayanth Kaikini - Nenepe Nithya Mallige (Kendasampige)
Kaviraj - Nee Muddada (Rathavara)
Pawan Wadeyar - Jagave ondu ranaranga (Rana Vikrama)
V Nagendra Prasad - Edeyal yaaro ghazal (Muddu Manase)
Yogaraj Bhat - Manege naaku moole (Vastu Prakara)
 BEST PLAYBACK SINGER (MALE) Dhanush - No Problem (Vajrakaya)
Javed Ali - Sanje Veleli (Love U Alia)
Karthik - Nenepe Nithya mallige (Karthik)
Santhosh Venky - Raja Raniyanthe (Raate)
Vijaya Prakash - Thuttori Talavarayya (Bullet Basya)
 BEST PLAYBACK SINGER (FEMALE) Anuradha Bhat - Irali Hege (Benkipatna)
Inchara Rao – Kareyole (Rangi Taranga)
Indu Nagaraj - Ka Talakatu (Airavatha)
Shreya Ghoshal - Shuru shuru (First Rank Raju)
Vani Harikrishna - Ratta patta (Raate)
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