Released On: 30 May 2014
Directed By: Sudeep, Mahesh
Genre(s): Action, Comedy, Crime
Movie Star Cast: V. Ravichandran, Sudeep, Ramya Krishnan
Synopsis: Maanikya 2014 – Age old rivalry that exists between two sects of a village. How does love and peace change attitude of ruthless factionists?
The film is a remake of 2013 Telugu film Mirchi. Maanikya is the costliest film ever made in Kannada cinema and released on 1 May 2014. Upon its release, Maanikya got an excellent response from the critics and audience, and had a decent opening at the box office. Maanikya was released in maximum number of screens and has had the maximum number of audience for a new release in the opening weekend ever. A record 0.8 million tickets were sold on the first day for the film. Maanikya has been declared a blockbuster at the box office and went on to become the highest grossing Kannada movie of all time, beating the record of Kraanthiveera Sangolli Raayanna. The satellite rights of the movie were sold for a record-breaking price as well. The film has also been dubbed into Hindi as Manikya.