Rishab Shetty’s Historical Action Thriller”Kantara” will be turned into a franchise, the film’s producers confirmed on Wednesday.
Written and directed by Rishab Shetty, Kannada’s hit film received a warm response when it hit theaters on September 30.
Known for a meager budget of Rs 16 crore, the film has earned over Rs 500 crore worldwide at the box office.
Vijay Kiragandur, co-founder of Hombale Films, said the banner impressed with the response to “Kantara” and the company will soon begin developing a “prequel or sequel” to the film.
“Rishab Shetty is away and when he comes back, we’ll discuss what we want to do — a sequel or a prequel. We’ll have something in a few months. We’re sure. Surely there are plans for ‘Kantara 2’ but there is no timeline,” Vijay Kiragandur told PTI in an interview here.
Rishab Shetty has previously said that he has plans to make a sequel to the blockbuster.
Set in the fictional village of Dakshina Kannada, “Kantara” follows a Kambala champion, also played by Rishab Shetty, who has a conflict with an upright Ranger officer, Murali (Kishore).
The Kambala is an annual race, held from November to March in coastal Karnataka, in which a jockey steers a pair of buffalo tethered to a plow through parallel muddy tracks.
According to Chaluve Gowda, co-founder of Hombale Films, audiences connect with the film because it showcases deeply rooted rituals and beliefs common in Indian society.
“These rituals are all over the world in a different way. No matter where in ‘Kantara’, the same story can happen anywhere in the country. That’s how people connect with people. ‘Kantara’. The people associated with it. We wanted to show a local theme to a wider audience,” added Chaluve Gowda.
There are also Achyuth Kumar and Sapthami Gowda in key roles, “Kantara” Also released in Telugu, Hindi, Tamil and Malayalam.
Besides the audience, many industry figures including Rajinikanth and Kamal Haasan have praised the film on social media.
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