Kantara crosses Rs 300 crore at the box office – New Indian Express | Techno Glob


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Chennai: Kannada action drama Kantara, which was originally released on September 30, has gone from strength to strength. The decision to dub it in Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam and Hindi, made it a pan-Indian film and won accolades including record box office numbers.

The film, which became the most viewed film in Karnataka last month, registering 77 lakh footfalls in 25 days, has now crossed another milestone. Sources close to the production house, Humble Films, have stated that the Rishabh Shetty directorial has crossed the Rs 300 crore mark at the box office, with half of the total collected in Karnataka.

Producer SR Prabhu, who has distributed the film in Tamil Nadu through his Dream Warrior Pictures, “The film registered its highest ever collection on October 30,” he notes, a highly commendable feat. Although he refrains from sharing the actual numbers, he agrees that the film has done ‘unbelievably well commercially’. “It continues to do well. We think it still has two to three weeks left.

This unprecedented success has guaranteed to rival the blockbuster success of another Kannada film, KGF 2, a different dubbed version. However, Prabhu believes that the comparison is unfair to both the films. “There are many differences like the opening day numbers, the number of screens that were allocated… For its scale, Kantara has done big numbers, but let’s not compare it with KGF 2. In its fifth week now, Kanara is still playing on more than 100 screens in TN.

Kantara’s portrayal of rituals and local customs has been praised and Prabhu also attributes the film’s success to its roots. “Kantara created a new world that inspired viewers across the country. While the story may be set in a specific hinterland of Karnataka, the film’s success shows how everyone can relate to it,” signs off Prabhu.

77 million footfalls in 25 days
Kannada action-drama film Kantara became the most viewed film in Karnataka last month, registering 77 lakh footfalls in 25 days.

(with inputs from A Sharda)



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