Rishabh Shetty’s Kantara What you call a ‘dark horse’. Made on a relatively modest budget of Rs 15 crore (approx), the film has now become the second highest grossing film of Kannada cinema – only after KGF: Chapter 2 (Rs 1200 crore). According to reports, the film’s worldwide box office collection has crossed the Rs 250 crore mark, making it the third Kannada film (after KGF series) to achieve such a feat.
talk to Indian ExpressTrade analyst Ramesh Bala revealed that the film is continuing its run in Tamil Nadu and Hindi belt. As far as numbers are concerned, the film’s nationwide collection is around Rs 200 crore. On the other hand, the Hindi version of the film, which released on October 14, has raked in around Rs 40 crore, and is expected to reach Rs 50 crore. Similarly, the Telugu version of the film has earned more than Rs 32 crore.
On top of the success at the box office, Rishabh Shetty has also been receiving appreciation from several quarters. Oho Recently met Superstar Rajinikanth His Chennai Habitat. Pictures of the Tamil actor felicitating Rishabh were shared on social media by the Kantara star.
Parallelly, Kantara is also facing legal trouble as a sessions court in Kerala has issued an injunction ordering the makers not to play the song “Varaha Roopam” in the film and other streaming platforms. The injunction is the result of a case filed by Kerala-based music band Thakkudam Bridge, which claimed that Kannada song is the literary version of his 2015 song “Navarasam”.
Starring Saptami Gowda, Kishore and Achyut Kumar, Kantara is produced by Hombale Films, the production house of KGF films. Music in the film B. Ajneesh Loknath.