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Highlights 

  1. Kantara has been a huge commercial success, emerging as the second-highest-grossing Kannada film of all time and the second-highest-grossing Kannada film of 2022. 
  2. Kantara had a box office collection of around 400 Crores.
  3. Kantara Movie’s Budget was only 16 crores.

Kantara had a superb run at the box office since the day it was released in India. This action thriller movie dubbed in several languages, including Hindi, is the directorial venture of Rishab Shetty, who also happens to be the writer. Vijay Kiragandur, under Hombale films, is the producer. The movie is set and was filmed in Keradi in coastal Karnataka. It was released on 30th September 2022 to critical acclaim that praised the cast performances, writing, direction, cinematography, production design, action sequences, soundtrack, editing, proper showcasing of the Bhoota Kola, and musical score.

Kantara was a huge commercial success, emerging as the second-highest-grossing Kannada film of all time and the second-highest-grossing Kannada film of 2022. Now, audiences can enjoy Kantara from the comfort of their homes. Netflix India has bagged the rights, and the movie will soon be released on the platform. Interestingly, the rights were supposed to go to Amazon Prime Video. Things were reportedly almost finalized before the deal fell through, and Netflix bagged the rights. 

Kantara Hindi OTT Release Date and Platform

Kantara Hindi will release on Netflix. The date will be announced soon.

OTT Release DAte OTT Platform Theatrical Release Date Language Film Industry
To Be Announced Netflix 30th September 2022 Kannada (dubbed in Hindi) Sandalwood

Kantara Official Trailer  

Kantara Cast and Crew 

The movie has an ensemble cast of some fantastic actors. The cast includes  Rishab Shetty, Sapthami Gowda, Kishore Kumar G, Achyuth Kumar, Pramod Shetty, Swaraj Shetty, Prakash Thuminad, Manasi Sudhir, Vinay Bidappa, Mime Ramdas, Deepak Rai Panaje, Suchan Shetty, Satish Achar, Ragu Pandeshwar, Pushparaj Bollar, Pradeep Shetty Bellala, Naveen Bondel, Yogi Bunkeshwar.

Kantara Storyline

The story takes us back to 1847 when a king and a local deity enter an agreement wherein the former promises to pledge a part of his forest land to the locals in exchange for peace and happiness granted by a shaman that the deity possesses. The king’s family and successors must keep their word and not reclaim the land. Now jump to 1970, when the king’s successor asks the protagonist’s father to force the locals to hand over the land, a request which gets denied. A complicated chain of events is set in motion. We witness a human-nature conflict and are introduced to Shiva, a rebel and the protagonist, defending his village and nature. War soon breaks out between the villagers and evil forces. Can Shiva bring peace to his village?

Kantara Reviews 

  • 123Telugu, in a review dated 16th October 2022, calls the movie gritty and praises the storyline, acting, and production. 
  • The Economic Times, in a review dated 21st November 2022, carries a quote from veteran actor Kamal Haasan, who has called the movie inspiring. 
  • Kantara’s IMDb rating is 9.

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