‘Kantara’ actor Rishab Shetty said that with KGF becoming such a massive hit, people have started looking at regional films as being a part of Indian cinema instead of dividing them into Bollywood, Tollywood, and Sandalwood.
Rishab on KGF
Kantara actor and director Rishab Shetty has said that new routes have opened up after the Yash-starrer KGF franchise became a blockbuster in India and globally. The 39-year-old pointed out that with Prashanth Neel’s film becoming such a massive hit, people have started looking at regional films as being a part of Indian cinema instead of segregating them into Bollywood, Tollywood, and Sandalwood.
Rishab said, “After KGF, a new route has opened and people have started recognizing Indian cinema instead of looking at films as regional and segregating them into Bollywood, Tollywood, and Sandalwood. Despite [Kantara] being a regional film, people are watching the film everywhere regardless of.” The star cast of Kantara — Shetty along with Sapthami Gowda — were in conversation with India Today TV.
Matter of perspective
Co-star Sapthami Gowda, meanwhile, supported the fact and said this is a matter of perspective as people are open to watching all kinds of movies as long as the content is good. Citing Bong Joon-ho’s Parasite, she said, “It was a Korean movie, it was put out in that language but it still did very well across even our nation… I think we should never let go of our roots and when you bring that out when you bring that essence out, people are connecting.”
She added that Alia Bhatt’s Gangubai Kathiawadi did really well not only in north India but also down south as the audience perspective has changed drastically. She also said that Kantara has every element that any other movie has such as humor, a love story, conflict, the justification behind every character, and a stunning climax.
Meanwhile, the film is about to release in Malayalam on October 20 and will be distributed by Prithviraj Sukumaran across Kerala. The film was released in Telugu and Tamil today 15th October Hindi Yesterday.