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kannada-movie, also known as Sandalwood is the segment of Indian cinema dedicated to the production of motion pictures in the Kannada language widely spoken in the state of Karnataka. The 1934 film Sati Sulochana directed by Y. V. Rao was the first talkie film in the Kannada language.

It is also the first film starring Subbaiah Naidu, and was the first motion picture screened in the erstwhile Mysore Kingdom.The film was produced by Chamanlal Doongaji who in 1932 founded South India Movietone in Bengaluru