- Simply South to release the Tulu version of the film
- It will be streamed worldwide, excluding India
- Kantara has broken all the records of the Kannada film industry
The must-see Kannada film Kantara, which will be released on September 30, 2022, combines drama, action, and a thriller. It’s unusual today for a movie to be a smash and to be well-liked by both reviewers and audiences. Kantara tells the tale of a Kambala Champion who gets into a battle with a DRFO official. The story centers on the struggles the lead character must go through to obtain his fundamental, rightful rights. It is well regarded as the Kannada film with the highest lifetime box office earnings. The movie Kantara was a big hit, but the filmmakers were concerned before it was released since it also features old practices and traditions that may offend some believers and cause the entire plot to fail. But thanks to God’s grace, the entire team is rewarded for all of its hard work and effort.
The pride of Tulunad and the story of the Tulu culture.#Kantara's only existing TULU version in the world, will be streaming on Simply South from February 16 worldwide, excluding India.#KantaraTulu | @shetty_rishab | @hombalefilms | @gowda_sapthami | @AJANEESHB | @KantaraFilm pic.twitter.com/7PnnldhY4L
— Simply South (@SimplySouthApp) February 15, 2023
When and Where to Watch
The producers have already made this action-packed thriller available on Amazon Prime’s OTT platform starting on November 24, 2022, so that viewers can watch it at home with their families.
Now, the movie will be available for streaming globally, with the exception of India, on the website Simply South. It will stream the only existing TULU version of the film, from February 16 onward. It is pertinent to note here that, Amazon Prime received the digital rights to the movie in India and streamed it internationally in Hindi, English, Tamil, and Kannada.
Rishabh Shetty wrote and directed the film Kantara. In the multi-starrer movie, Rishabh Shetty is joined by Kishore, Achyuth Kumar, Pramod Shetty, and Sapthami Gowda. The movie’s music score was created by B.Ajaneesh Loknath, who is well known for creating Jaanapada songs, which gives the film a unique, modern feel. In addition, the songs in the movie were originally sung by the tribal people and crop harvesting workers present in that specific area to give the music that unprocessed feel. the movie was made under the banner of Hombale films.
The plot of the film centers on the need to protect the forest area that is home to the Gulinga Daiva temple from the successor to the king’s avarice, which could result in suffering at the hands of Lord Gulinga’s wrath owing to a vow made and honoured by the forefathers of the Kasargod District.
The main character, Kaadubettu Shiva, battled the ambitious successor to reclaim their land during the Bhoota Kola festival, warned the court and his fellow villagers about the impending change, and then died a mysterious death. They have vowed to uphold this promise to protect the farmland until the end of their lives. The story concludes with Shiva’s son inquiring of his mother Sundara about his father’s abrupt disappearance. After much hardship and ups and downs, Shiva participated in the Bhoota Kola Festival and won it. He also became possessed by the Daiva.
The film made a staggering ten times its 16 crore total budget in its first two weeks of release, which is projected to be approximately 154 crore. IMDb rating of the movie is 8.3.