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Koli Taal

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Koli Taal
Directed byAbhilash Shetty
Produced bySachin Pattanshetty
Written byAbhilash Shetty
StarringRadha Ramachandra, Prabhakar Kunder, Ganesh Mogaveera, Sharath Devadiga, Guruprasad Nairy
CinematographySwaroop Yashwanth
Edited byAbhilash Shetty
Gubbi Cinema
Release date
  • 4 June 2021 (2021-06-04) (New York Indian Film Festival)
Running time
92 minutes

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Koli Taal (lit. The Chicken Curry) is an Indian Kannada comedy-drama film written and directed by Abhilash Shetty.[1][2] Koli Taal is a film about grandpa goes on an adventure to find the missing rooster and serve the chicken curry before his grandson leaves for town.[3]

The film premiered at the 21st New York Indian Film Festival.[4][5][6][7][8] It was then screened at various film festivals including the 18th Indian Film Festival of Stuttgart and 12th Indian Film Festival of Melbourne.[9][10][11]


Excited about the grandson's visit, an elderly couple plan to cook chicken curry for dinner. But, things go awry when the chicken goes missing. Hence, grandpa goes on an adventure to find the rooster and serve the curry before his grandson leaves for town.[12][13] [14]


  • Radha Ramachandra as Vanaja
  • Prabhakar Kunder as Mahabala Shetty
  • Ganesh Mogaveera as Manja
  • Sharath Devadiga as Sathisha
  • Guruprasad Nairy as Haala
  • Abhilash Shetty as Sumanth


Cinestaan gave the film 3 out of 4 stars and said that "the frames and objects in the film feel so real, so alive that you can almost smell and touch them".[15]


  1. ಸುದ್ದಿಜಾಲ, ವಿಜಯವಾಣಿ. "ನ್ಯೂಯಾರ್ಕ್ ಸಿನಿಮೋತ್ಸವಕ್ಕೆ ಕೋಳಿ ತಾಳ್; ಕುಂದಾಪ್ರ ಭಾಷಾ ಸೊಗಡಿನ ಚಿತ್ರ –".
  2. "Pinki Elli, Koli Taal, and more: 3 Kannada movies selected at the prestigious New York Indian Film Festival". www.timesnownews.com.
  3. "Koli Taal: Mystery of Missing Rooster".
  4. "Three Kannada films vie for glory at the New York Indian Film Festival - Times of India". The Times of India.
  5. "Four Kannada films for New York Indian Film Festival". Deccan Herald. 21 May 2021.
  6. "Four Kannada films vie for glory at New York Indian Film Festival". 24 May 2021.
  7. "Kannada feature film 'Koli Taal' to be screened at the New York Indian Film Festival".
  8. "ನ್ಯೂಯಾರ್ಕ್ ಸಿನಿಮೋತ್ಸವಕ್ಕೆ ಕುಂದಾಪ್ರ ಕನ್ನಡದ 'ಕೋಳಿ ತಾಳ್' ಚಿತ್ರ ಆಯ್ಕೆ".
  9. "Koli Taal: Kannada Indie Film Set to Screen at the 18th Indian Film Festival Stuttgart Is a Replication of My Childhood Memories, Says Director Abhilash Shetty". 24 June 2021.
  10. Correspondent, Our. "The Great Indian Kitchen, The Tenant, Barah by Barah head to 18th Indian Film Festival Stuttgart". Cinestaan.
  11. "ಅಂತಾರಾಷ್ಟ್ರೀಯ ವೇದಿಕೆಗಳಲ್ಲಿ ಮಿಂಚುತ್ತಿವೆ ಸ್ಯಾಂಡಲ್‌ವುಡ್‌ ಸಿನಿಮಾಗಳು". Vijaya Karnataka.
  12. Bharadwaj, K. v Aditya (28 June 2021). "Kannada cinema making waves in international film festivals". The Hindu – via www.thehindu.com.
  13. "M'luru: Abhilash Shetty directed film 'Koli Taal' selected for 21st New York Indian film festival". daijiworld.com.
  14. "Online fest of South Asian films kicks off". 6 August 2021.
  15. "Koli Taal review: Uncomplicated and moving tale about greed and trust".

External links[edit]

Category:2021 films Category:2021 comedy-drama films Category:Indian films Category:Indian comedy-drama films Category:Kannada-language films Category:2020s Kannada-language films

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