Even after 50 days after its release, Rishab Shetty’s film is making an impact at the box office. Lately, Vikram actor Kamal Haasan called Rishab Shetty to praise the movie.
Kamal Haasan praises Kantara
The Kannada action-thriller which is written and directed by Rishab Shetty has emerged as one of the biggest hits of 2022. The movie, which features director Rishab Shetty himself in the lead role, has been receiving tremendous love from both audiences and celebrities. Some of the biggest names from the Indian film industry, including superstar Rajinikanth showered praises on Kantara and its makers. Now, Veteran actor Kamal Haasan is the latest celebrity to join the list.
According to TOI, Kamal Haasan finally watched Kantara on November 18, Friday. The Vikram actor is said to be highly impressed with the Rishab Shetty directorial, especially its making. The reports suggest that Kamal Haasan personally called the Kannada filmmaker and showered praises on the film and called it highly appealing. The actor who is gearing up for his upcoming movie Indian 2, also stated that this kind of filmmaking is highly inspiring, to the excitement of actor-director Rishab Shetty and the makers of Kantara.
A surprising growth
Kantara’s storyline has been spreading like a wildfire and the audience in all quarters are appreciating it. Last week, Rishab Shetty’s film slowed down a bit after completing over 50 days of its release. It was the first time when it had earned below Rs 1 cr at the ticket window. However, it was a surprise on Sunday, to see the film once again register growth. at a time, when films are finding it difficult to sustain at the box office, Kantara has been an exception. It has managed to stay strong all throughout.
About the film, Rishab told India Today, “Kantara starts in the 18th century and moves to the 19th century. It is like folklore, which is passed on from generation to generation. I wanted to tell this story via folklore. I feel Indian sentiments resonate well in the country; hence rooted stories work well. To watch a dance number, or fight, there are a lot of platforms with similar stories. There is nothing new in that. There is an audience for commercial films with mass elements and entertainment but there is an override of that now. Today, people want rooted stories. People relate to it, their upbringing and till the time that connects, more stories like Kantara will work.”