The directorial debut of Prakash Rai, Naanu Nanna Kanasu, a remake of his home production Abhiyum Naanum (Tamil), was a surprise winner of 2010. Made on a low budget, the collections of the movie gradually went up.
The movie would have performed much better had the exhibitors not removed it from theatres to accommodate Hindi movies Kites and Raavan. It will easily complete 50 days at several centres.
Prakash, who plays the lead in the movie, also produced it with his friends. The movie pushed the petite Amoolya to the top league of actresses in Kannada film industry. With a family-oriented story, the movie has become a favourite with middle class families.