It may be noted that Telugu classic film ‘Maya Bazar’ was the last dubbed film that was released in Karnataka some 50 years back. Karnataka is the only state in which dubbing from other languages had been banned until very recently. Movies and TV serials from other languages were not permitted to be dubbed into Kannada for more than 50 years.
Since Kannada industry bigwigs were skeptical that dubbing films will damage Kannada film industry, the decision was taken then. After lot of protests, the ban was lifted recently paving the way for ‘Kochadaiyaan’ makers to earn some amount by releasing the film.