Kannada films dates 70 years back, with Sathi Sulochana in 1934 being the first Kannada-language talkie. Songs and dance sequences are a must in almost all Kannada language movies. The movie song tunes are influenced by the carnatic music, hindustani music and folk songs. Among the numerous versatile Karnatak musicians, the ones effective in Kannada film music are lyricist SK Kareem Khan, composer Hamsalekha and the award-winning singers Aswath and Ratnamala Prakash. Matinee idol(Late) Dr. Rajkumar was the most popular star and also a versatile singer in Kannada films. Other popular singers are P B Sreenivos, P Susheela, S Janki and S P Balasubramanyam among others.