Dwarakish Chitra (India)

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Background: Dwarakish Chitra is an Indian Kannada-language film company founded by Indian actor, director and producer Bungle Shama Rao Dwarakanath (better known by his nickname Dwarakish). Its first film produced by the company was in 1966, but it didn't use a logo until 1969. The company was formerly named "Dwaraka Films".

1st Logo

NOTE: The B&W original variant can be seen <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dVPiFKHTu44" target="_self">here</a>. By clicking anyone of these logos (With the exception of the B&W variant and the SingaporenalliRaja Kullavariant), you can go directly to the movie where were released.

Dwarakish (1969)
Singaporenalli Raja Kulla" (1978)
<a href="https://youtu.be/MJgemUqnWVc?t=32" target="_self">Kulla Pulli" (1980)</a>
<a href="https://youtu.be/cvx6njHdkpU?t=29" target="_self">Adrushtavantha" (1982)</a>
<a href="https://youtu.be/3XD99vlqIkc?t=27" target="_self">Pedda Gedda (1982)</a>
<a href="https://youtu.be/Ms7U01iN2KA?t=25" target="_self">Dwarakish (1984)</a>
<a href="https://youtu.be/i4zyyieEPFw?t=22" target="_self">Hosa Kalla Hale Kulla (1992)</a>
<a href="https://youtu.be/SypYz_n6FGk?t=32" target="_self">Kidnap (1995)</a>
<a href="https://youtu.be/G50zGxsyNBM?t=115" target="_self">Hrudaya Kallaru (1996)</a>
Vishnuvardhana (2011)

Nicknames: "Indian Face From Hell", "The Roaring/Laughing Indian Man", "Dwarakish's Face", "Karnataka's Nightmare Face", "Stretch Films' Indian Grandfather", "India's Even More Human Twist On MGM"
Logo: On a dark background, we see that it's being drawn the external borders of the countries of former British Raj (present day India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Myanmar and Sri Lanka). Then, the drawing zooms and fades and appears by zooming the border of Karnataka (an Indian state). Suddenly, we see the face of a male (inside the border of Karnataka) smiling and showing his teeth while he's roaring like a lion (a la MGM Lion). While that happens, below the face of the guy some text in Kannada appears (
ದ್ವಾರಕೀಶ್ಚಿತ್ರ). After that, the guy laughs out loud, and it disappears.

Trivia: The man in the logo is Dwarakish.

  • On Singaporenalli Raja Kulla, a red and blue negative color is used.
  • Prachanda Kulla: On a dark background, we see a drawing of the India. Then the background turns blue and the India appears with the different states in different colors. There's a zoom into the state of Karnataka. Then, the color yellow of the state and the blue of the background become in black, while the border of Karnataka turns yellow. We see inside it a shot of Dwarakish (older than the the other logos, and he's not yellow) in a circular spot inside Karnataka smiling, roaring and doing a military salute instead of laughing, and appears a different text in Kannada.
FX/SFX: The drawing of South Asia, the zoom out, the face of Dwarakish.

Music/Sounds: A loud trumpet fanfare before it transcends to a 5-note xylophone followed by sitar tune. During the sitar sequence, Dwarakish roars like a lion twice as mentioned before. After that, he laughs hysterically. Vishnuvardhana uses a computer sound with the music of the logo, meaning the Hindustan is being drawn.

Music/Sounds variant: On <a href="https://youtu.be/_k0i4YtXqrw?t=111" target="_self">Vishnuvardhana</a>, the zaps and whooshes sound is used on the drawing of the India and zooms in.

Availability: Can be found on movies like Mayor Muthanna,
<a href="https://youtu.be/n56WOVDw7bE?t=74" target="_self">Jai Karnataka</a>,Singaporenalli Raja Kulla, Kulla Pulli, and others.

Editor's Note: This logo is one of the longest-running film logos of all time, being used for around 50 years, possibly due to the simplicity.

2nd Logo
Bhagyavantharu (1977)
Logo: TBA

FX/SFX: The background, the globe rotating, the lights and the flag waving.

Music/Sounds: A sharp fanfare, made with trumpet, drum, and a small portions of violin. This has some similarities with the opening theme of the film.

Availability: Seen only on <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5noi7c39ldc" target="_self">Bhagyavantharu</a>.

Editor's Note: TBA

3rd Logo
Adutha Varisu (1983)Dwarakish Chitra (1984)Africadalli Sheela (1986)

Logo: TBA

Variant: TBA

Trivia: The man is Brahma, the creator God.

FX/SFX: The sun illuminating, the illumination of the logo and the zoom.

Music/Sounds: A melody made by a tampura, followed by a creepy male voice. A male chorus repeats what the voice said, then the voice says something else, repeated again by the chorus. Then a religious song repeated twice by a chorus of males and females.

Availability: Seen on Ganvaa, <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yNi-NLyaMpc" target="_self">Nee Bareda Kadambari</a>, Nee Thanda Kanike, Brahma Gantu, Naan Adimai Illai, Dance Raja Dance, Ganda Mane Makkalu,Krishna Nee Kunidagaand

Editor's Note: None.