Kantara, the Kannada action thriller film written and directed by Rishab Shetty, has become one of the biggest hits of 2022. The film, which features director Rishab Shetty in the lead role, has received immense love from both audiences. audiences and members of the film industry. Some of the biggest names from the Indian film industry, including superstar Rajinikanth, praised Kantara and its makers. Veteran actor Kamal Haasan is the latest celebrity to join the list.
Kamal Haasan praises Kantara
According to the latest reports of Times Of India, Kamal Haasan finally watched Kantara on November 18, Friday. The veteran actor is said to be very impressed with Rishab Shetty’s direction, especially its making. Reports say that Kamal Haasan personally called the young filmmaker and praised the film, calling it very attractive. The India 2 actor also said that this kind of filmmaking is very inspiring, impressing actor-director Rishab Shetty and producers Kantara.
Kantara’s great success
For the unknown, the Rishab Shetty directorial initially had a limited release worldwide, that too only in the Kannada language. However, Kantara received rave reviews from the audience, which ended up releasing it in an all-India release. Dubbed in all major Indian languages, including Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu and Hindi, the action thriller soon became a smash hit.
Set against the backdrop of coastal Karnataka, Kantara revolves around a regional religious dance form called Bhoota Kola. Rishab Shetty played the lead character Kaadubetta Shiva and his father in the film, which stars Sapthami Gowda, Kishore, Achyuth Kumar, Pramod Shetty, Prakash Tuminad, Naveen D Padil and others. Ajaneesh Loknath composed the music. Arvind S Kashyap handled the cinematography. Kantara is directed by Vijay Kiragandur, under the banner of Hombale Films.
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