Tulu film industry is a part of Indian cinema. Tulu film Industry also called as Coastalwood. It produces 2 to 3 films annually. The first film being Enna Thangadi released in 1971. Usually earlier these films were released in theatres across the Tulu Nadu region and on DVD. But Currently Tulu film Industry grown to the level where films are releasing simultaneously in Mangalore, Udupi and Mumbai, Bangalore and Gulf Countries. K.N.Taylor has become First Super Star of Tulu film Industry who acted, Directed and Produced 9 films. The critically acclaimed Tulu Film Suddha, won the award for the best Indian Film at the Osian film festival held at New Delhi in the year 2006. During the year 2011 Tulu Film Industry got second life by release of film called Oriyardori Asal. The film turned out to be the biggest hit in Tulu film history till date.
42. Gaggara (The Anklets) directed by Shivadhwaj shetty winning the Rajath Kamal for the Best Tulu film in each of the languages other than those specified in Schedule VIII of the Constitution category for its attempt to preserve traditional folk forms in the 56th National Film Awards.