Rishab Shetty’s blockbuster is just a few steps away from creating history and setting new benchmarks for Kannada Cinema.
300 theaters 5o days
Rishab Shetty’s Kantara continues to surprise audiences and trade pundits alike. The past 45 days of its theatrical run have been nothing short of a sensation as the film rose consistently in stature and broke one record after another, carving its name in history as one of the biggest commercial successes of all time. With more than 1 crore tickets sold in Karnataka alone, Kantara is nearing Rs. 400 crores (gross).
And one such landmark will be achieved on November 18 when the Hombale Films production completes 50 days of its release in theatres. In an era when even the biggest of hits dashes out in a matter of a couple of weeks, Kantara has managed to hold its own for more than 7 weeks in theatres and is quite likely to end its run, unless the makers chose to bring it out on OTT anytime soon.
Nevertheless, it’s certainly a cause for celebration and Hombale executive producer Karthik Gowda shared a short reminder about the film’s superb run so far.
“300+ theatres 50 days this week #Kantara. Housefull shows today too in all district headquarters,” he wrote in his tweet to highlight that Kantara will emphatically complete 50 days of its release.
— Karthik Gowda (@Karthik1423) November 13, 2022
Kantara, a pan-India success
This is not it, if Kantara continues to remain in the same cinema halls until Friday, November 18, the film will create history by becoming the first-ever Kannada film that’s completed 50 days on all the screens it released on the first day! Turns out, no other Kannada film in the past, including the mighty KGF 2, has managed to be this long in its theatrical run.
Surprisingly, Saif Ali Khan and Hrithik Roshan starrer Vikram Vedha had collected 77.51 crores. Now the manner in which the Rishab Shetty film (Hindi version) is currently going, it should surpass this number by the close of the fifth week. Currently, the film stands at 75.50 crores* and there is just a small gap that it needs to fill in order to go one up over the Pushkar-Gayatri film.
The film did well on Sunday with 2.50 crores* and though the jumps are not as big as they were in the weekend gone by, the fact that the collections are growing is a good sign indeed. For a film to keep fetching audience attention despite being playing for so long in theatres is good indeed and here Kantara [Hindi] is managing to do that despite Black Panther: Wakanda Forever and Uunchai being in the running and doing so well.