According to media reports, Kantara is poised to go above Rs. 13.50 crore in first week earnings. It will join the Rishab Shetty starrer among the highest-grossing bilingual films of the year, with blockbusters like KGF 2, RRR, Karthekiya 2, and Rocketry.
Written and directed by Shetty, the film also featured her in the lead role. The film tells the story of a local deity (Bhuta) who trades forest lands with a king in 1870 in exchange for happiness. Many years later, when the king’s son was tempted to take over the land, he died due to the anger of the ghost.
Kantara was also well received by critics. Writing for The Hindu, Muralidhara Khajani wrote that Rishab Shetty, who is also the film’s director, has succeeded in carefully portraying traditional methods in his mother tongue. Khajane also praised Kantara for its vivid locations, music by B. Ajaneesh Loknath, and excellent cinematography.
Another film critic, Sridevi praised S. Kanara. Writing for The Times of India, he praised the film’s “visual magnificence” and noted that the film’s pre-climax and climax were “performed on performance”.
Many celebrities from the film industry praised Kantara, especially the performances of Shetty and Kishore. Other celebrities including Prabhas, Dhanush, Shilpa Shetty, Anil Kapoor and Kangana Ranaut also praised the film on social media.
Kantara has earned Rs 170 crore since its release, including Rs 20 crore from overseas collections.
Who is the director of Kantara?
Kantara is directed by Rishabh Shetty, who is also the lead actor in the film.
How much has Kantara earned so far?
As of Friday, Kantara has earned Rs 170 crore, including Rs 20 crore from overseas collections.
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