“I am Stunned by Kantara’s Success”: SS Rajamouli On Rishab Shetty’s work

SS Rajamouli recently said that the success of a small-scale film like Kantara must be ‘exciting’ for the audience. RRR director spoke about the film and said that one doesn’t need a big-scale film to do big numbers.

Rajamouli praises Kantara

The Kannada film Kantara has broken several records with its massive success. The Rishab Shetty starrer has earned a lot of love and appreciation from audiences. Recently, RRR director SS Rajamouli spoke about the film and said that one doesn’t need a big-scale film to do big numbers.


“Big budgets are something.. and suddenly Kantara comes in and looks at the numbers it is making. Suddenly, you do not need a big-scale film to do big numbers. Even a small film like Kantara can do that,” the filmmaker said while talking to Anupama Chopra.

“As audience it is exciting, but as filmmakers, we need to go back and check what we are doing,” he adds.

Actor Prithviraj also lauded the film

Actor-filmmaker Prithviraj also added that when he tosses his films to digital and satellite partners, they are concerned about the “aesthetics” of it or if it is a pan-Indian film.


He said, “The next film I am hoping to direct is mounted on a scale not familiar to us as an industry. I am having these meetings with digital partners and satellite partners, and there I try to pitch it as a pan-Indian film. They keep asking me questions like, ‘Will Mohanlal wear a mundu? Are the aesthetics going to be neutral, like Ajay Devgn sir in RRR? Can we have a cameo from a north Indian star?’ Then a Kantara comes and I am like everyone is wearing a mundu, everyone is a superstar. It was the concept of the film that worked.”

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Kantara was released in Kannada and Hindi on 30th September and it is written and directed by Rishab Shetty. Produced by Vijay Kiragandur under Hombale Films, the film features Rishab Shetty, Sapthami Gowda, and Kishore Kumar G in pivotal roles. The film has broken several box office records by raking in more than Rs 400 crore.