The only Kannadafilm to have crossed the 400 crore mark, Kantara made waves not just in the country, but internationally as well.
The movie is about a young tribal, who reluctantly dons the traditions of his ancestors to seek justice. Directed byRishab Shetty, who also starred as lead actor, the movie is the inspiration behind this Ganesha idol, replete in the tenacious Panjurli Daiva avatar.
Starring the inimitable Allu Arjun, this franchise is the story of a labourer named Pushpa, who makes enemies as he rises in the world of red sandalwood smuggling. However, violence erupts when the police attempt to bring down his illegal business. With the movie creating mayhem at the BO, can our idols be left behind? Here’s Ganesha in all his Pushpa glory, even doing his signature step!
While the modern retelling of the Ramayana, starring Prabhas and Kriti Sanon might have bombed at the BO, this movie did create a lot of buzz before and after its release, for all sorts of reasons. This majestic Ganesha idol stands as tall as Rama and there are even cutouts of movie characters in the background.
Another Kannada biggie, this period drama franchise starred Yash in the main lead, along with many supporting characters. Set in the late 1970s and early 80s, the series tells the life story of Raja Krishnappa Bairya alias Rocky (Yash), a Mumbai-based high ranking mercenary born in poverty and how he became the most dreaded person at that time. With his charm and charisma, Yash seems to be the perfect inspiration for Ganpati, as his idol stands alongside the mighty Ganesha!
This one was a given, considering the movie had several religious references, even as the iconic scene of Prabhas carrying the shivling is etched in our memory. The magnum opus was produced in Tollywood, and was filmed in both Telugu and Tamil languages simultaneously, going on to become a big blockbuster! Here, our Ganesha idol carries the shivling, representing his father Shiva.
Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone played the eponymous roles in this Sanjay Leela Bhansali musical, which was high on action, love and drama. The story of the heroic Peshwa Bajirao, the movie is the inspiration behind this idol, who is seen dressed up in royal finery. Don’t miss the eye catching statement jewelery.
And when it comes to epic movies, how can RRR be behind? The story of a fearless revolutionary and an officer in the British force, who chart out an inspirational path of freedom against the despotic rulers, the movie went on to garner many accolades, including an Oscar for its peppy dance number Naatu Naatu. Here, our Ganesha idol, like our RRR heroes, even sports six pack abs!