Kabzaa Fails; Now only ‘Martin’ can save the Kannada Industry

The pan-India film Kabzaa, which was released in theatres last week, performed underwhelmingly at the box office. After a nightmare outcome of Upendra starrer, Kannada Cinema fans now eye Dhruva Sarja actioner Martin.

Kabzaa’s poor performance 

Upendra and Kichcha Sudeep’s recently-released film, Kabzaa, was contemplated as the next big thing in Sandalwood. Sadly, the film failed to live up to the expectations and is now having a poor run in the theatres. The action film, which was also compared with KGF, is struggling to reach the Rs 30-crore mark and is likely to be pulled out of the theatres in the coming weeks. Ever since it released, the film has been receiving negative responses from the critics and audiences alike.


Amid this, Kannada Cinema fans are now anticipating Dhruva Sarja starrer Martin which will hit the big screens in September. The teaser of the upcoming Kannada movie has caught everyone’s attention. The sheer size of the film’s scale appears to have taken everyone by surprise. It has left many wondering if is this the next big pan-India blockbuster from the Kannada film industry.

High hopes for Martin

While the film’s teaser may indicate that it is a warfare movie between India and Pakistan, the makers however insist that this is just one of the storylines in the film. Interestingly, Dhruva Sarja has said that his character’s name in the movie is Arjun, and it is up to the audience to discover the identity of Martin in the film.

Dhruva Sarja has tremendous hopes for ‘Martin’ as the film took a long time to complete and the film’s win will not only be crucial for Dhruva but also for the Kannada cinema fans.


Martin is an action drama, directed by AP Arjun. It is produced by Uday K Mehta. The cast is headed by Dhruva Sarja, Nikitin Dheer, Vaibhavi Shandilya, Anveshi Jain, Chikkanna, Malavika Avinash, Achyuth Kumar, Nawab Shah, and Rohit Pathak.