Upcoming Kannada movies on OTT (March 2023): Dil Pasand, Vedha, Kranti, and more

From romance to action Kannada movies, here is everything that is coming to OTT.

Kannada fans are in for a delight as several of the recent superhit movies are making their way to OTT, as expected. While there is a quintessential romantic drama flick, Love Birds, coming to Amazon Prime Video for all the couples, there is also the highly rated, Raymo, making its way to Zee5 later in the month. Apart from that, interesting flicks like Padavi Poorva and Sakath have also been confirmed for a streaming release sooner than later. Here is a look at the best upcoming Kannada movies to watch online, along with their OTT release date, cast, and IMDB rating.

List of upcoming Kannada movies to watch on OTT: streaming platform, IMDb rating

Padavi PoorvaSunNxt9.0March 3rd, 2023
RaymoZee58.2March 10th, 2023
VijayanandAmazon Prime Video8.4March 10th, 2023
Poovan (Kannada dub)Zee57.7March 24th, 2023
SakathNetflix7.9April 3rd, 2023
Love BirdsAmazon Prime Video7.5TBA
Premam PoojyamCinebazzar7.9TBA
Gandhada GudiAmazon Prime Video9.4TBA
Once Upon a Time in JamaliguddaSunNxt9.1TBA
Made in BengaluruAmazon Prime Video8.8TBA

Padavi Poorva 

With a superb IMDB rating even before launch, Padavi Poorva is all about a gang of childhood friends as they begin the next big chapter in their life – college. But with everyone bringing their own dreams to the table, will this gang break apart eventually? And, even if it does, will protagonists like Naveen and Nitya be able to bring them back together to cherish their childhood bonds. Only time will tell in this classic drama that is coming to OTT in March 2023.

  • Padavi Poorva IMDb rating – 9.0
  • Padavi Poorva cast – Prithvi Shamanur, Anjali Anish, Yasha Shivakumar
  • Padavi Poorva release date on OTT – March 3rd, 2023
  • Where to watch – Sun NXT



This 2022 family romance drama revolves around Revanth Deshpande, a rich kid but one who does not depend on his father’s money for luxuries, because of his family conflicts. Instead, he is a successful musician. Romance comes into the picture when he falls in love with Mohana, a classical singer he meets on an international tour. But his familial issues come back to haunt him as he must fulfil his promises while not sacrificing his relationship with Mohana. The offbeat story, which you can stream online if you are into quirky romance dramas. Will issues cause them to break up or will love to reunite them? You will need to watch Raymo to find out.

  • Raymo IMDb rating – 8.2
  • Raymo cast – Sarath Kumar, Rajesh Nataranga, Achyuth Kumar, Madhoo, Ashika Ranganath
  • Raymo release date on OTT – March 10th, 2023
  • Where to watch – Zee5


Retelling the story of rags to riches, Vijayanand is a biographical Kannada movie that follows the life and tales of an ambitious 19-year-old guy, Vijay, who sets out to achieve the impossible. Set in the city of Gadag in North Karnataka, Vijayanand shows the boy’s struggles to set up his own business at a young age and eventually scale the transport business to over 4300 vehicles under his ownership. It shows us the grit that entrepreneurs, irrespective of age, must possess to overcome obstacles and come out shining.

  • Vijayanand IMDb rating – 7.2
  • Vijayanand cast – Shiva Rajkumar, Ganavi Lakshman
  • Vijayanand release date on OTT – February 17th, 2023
  • Where to watch – Zee5

Poovan (Kannada dub)

An entertaining Malayalam dramedy, Poovan is coming to OTT in a Kannada dub as well his month. This is the story of Hari, a protagonist who is a long-time sufferer of insomnia. However, his life takes a big U-turn when he brings home a rooster who is supposedly the cure for his disease. With that plot, you can hope for a hilarious runtime as the guy deals with both these problems in life. Girish AD is brilliant in the lead role of Poovan.

  • Poovan (Kannada dub) IMDb rating – 7.7
  • Poovan (Kannada dub) cast – Girish A.D., Annies Abraham, Arshad Ali
  • Poovan (Kannada dub) release date on OTT – March 24th, 2023
  • Where to watch – Zee5


This 2021 courtroom drama, black comedy is coming to Netflix in April. With Ganesh in the lead role, this movie has black comedy, crime, and thrill as we see the story of a blind singer who plays a substantial role as witness in helping solve a tricky murder mystery. In fact, the movie is inspired from a true story, as the writers of the film base it around the story of a physically challenged person who comes to a reality show only to be found out to be a fraud, with an able body. While there have been mixed reviews to the movie, the acting performances were appreciated across the board.

  • Sakath IMDb rating – 7.4
  • Sakath cast – Ganesh, Aswathi Balan, Ravishankar Gowda
  • Sakath release date on OTT – April 3rd, 2023
  • Where to watch – Netflix

Love Birds

Moving to romantic dramas, Love Birds is an interesting one coming to OTT this month. It tells the story of different kinds of couples involved in their love lives, dealing with different complexities. All of them come from varied backgrounds and sport independent lifestyles. But will these lifestyles end up ruining the intimacy they possess? Only time can tell. If a nice anthology movie is up your alley, you definitely can’t go wrong with Love Birds.

  • Love Birds IMDb rating – 7.4
  • Love Birds cast – Darling Krishna, Milana Nagaraj, Samyuktha Hornadu
  • Love Birds release date on OTT – TBA
  • Where to watch – Amazon Prime Video

Premam Poojyam

Premam Poojyam is yet another quintessential romance drama that is coming to OTT. This Kannada film has been produced, written, and directed by Dr Raghavendra B S with names like Prem Kumar, Aindrita Ray, and Brinda Acharya in the lead roles. Marking Prem Kumar’s 25th film in the industry, Premam Poojyam tells the story of a fearless cardiologist who reveals how an old love story was the reason behind his success as a doctor. And, the story continues after he becomes one as well, as one day his life completely changes to accept love and intimacy.

  • Premam Poojyam IMDb rating – 7.9
  • Premam Poojyam cast – Prem Kumar, Brinda Acharya, Aindrita Ray
  • Premam Poojyam release date on OTT – TBA
  • Where to watch – Cinebazzar

Gandhada Gudi

Another one of those upcoming Kannada movies with a superb IMDB rating even before OTT release, Gandhada Gudi is all things magic with the combination of a musical family adventure that takes us through the stories of our beloved heartland. This epic musical revolves around the lovely stories from across India, especially as lead actor Puneeth Rajkumar travels into nature and discovers the scale at which things are happening. It beautifully humbles us as humans, showing us what miniscule part of the universe we really are.

  • Gandhada Gudi IMDb rating – 9.4
  • Gandhada Gudi cast – Puneeth Rajkumar, Amoghavarsha
  • Gandhada Gudi release date on OTT – TBA
  • Where to watch – Amazon Prime Video

Once Upon a Time in Jamaligudda

Once Upon a Time in Jamaligudda is an adventure drama that is set in the 1990s. The movie revolves around a prison break plan between one of the protagonists who lands in jail after getting caught up in a scandal. It tells the story of the plan to escape with other prisoners. Will they be able to escape? What will they do even if they escape? The plot unravels as you go through with the adventure in this Kannada film.

  • Once Upon a Time in Jamaligudda IMDb rating – 9.1
  • Once Upon a Time in Jamaligudda cast – Prakash Belawadi, Bhavana, Dhananjaya
  • Once Upon a Time in Jamaligudda release date on OTT – TBA
  • Where to watch – SunNxt

Made in Bengaluru

With Anant Nag and Prakash Belawadi in lead roles, Made in Bengaluru is a highly rated drama that revolves around the magic of the city of Bengaluru. Despite it being a tech hub with thousands of migrants coming in, Bengaluru still retains its ancient essence of culture, food, and traditions. The movie shows just how natives always long to be back in the place they call home.

  • Made in Bengaluru IMDb rating – 8.8
  • Made in Bengaluru cast – Anant Nag, Prakash Belawadi, Sai Kumar
  • Made in Bengaluru release date on OTT – TBA
  • Where to watch – Amazon Prime Video