“I know the feel, I also belong to Kannada Industry”: Kamal Haasan Takes Kantara pride

Kamal Haasan comes up with a special message for Rishab Shetty starrer Kantara; stating‘ more people are thinking differently in Karnataka’

Kamal Haasan Takes Kantara pride

The Kannada film Kantara was unstoppable at the box office before its OTT release. The film, which was initially released in Kannada and was later dubbed into five other languages owing to huge demand, created a rampage at the ticket window. According to reports, the film, made with a budget of 16 crores, has made more than Rs 460 cr worldwide.


Simultaneously, the film has been winning praise from celebrities and critics, who seem to be genuinely impressed with the making as well as the acting, and everything the film stands for. The latest to join the Bandwagon is Tamil actor Kamal Haasan.

Sharing his review of Kantara, Kamal Haasan said in an interview with Film Companion, “Kantara is a great example. I am happy because I also belong to the Kannada film industry. So, I think the clouds have parted and more and more people are thinking differently in Karnataka, the land which gave Vamsa Vriksha, Ondanondu Kaladalli, and Kaadu, films like that. Those days are returning, that’s what I feel.”

Rishab Shetty shared the video clip on his Instagram and wrote, “Thank you, sir.”


About Kantara

Written and directed by Rishab Shetty, the film features Rishab Shetty, Sapthami Gowda, and Kishore Kumar G in key roles. Kantara is about a human and nature conflict where Shiva is a revolutionary who defends his village and nature.

Meanwhile, on the work front, Kamal Haasan was last seen in Vikram alongside Fahadh Faasil and Vijay Sethupathi. The film became a blockbuster. Reportedly, the actor is set to reunite with Mani Ratnam for a film after 35 years. It is slated to release in the theatres in 2024. He also has Shankar’s Indian 2.