After creating havoc at the box office in Kannada, Kantara was released in Telugu and showed its rage in Telugu states. The Rishab Shetty directorial destroys hopes of Chiranjeevi’s Godfather in the state.
Kantara Telugu version
According to the reports, the Kantara Telugu version has raked in a total of Rs. 10 crores gross in its two days of release. This is proof to show that the Telugu audience loves films with interesting content irrespective of language. Leading film producer Allu Aravind released the film in Telugu, proving once again why he is a film judging master.
It is now reported that the other releases in Telugu states like Crazy Fellow, and Boyfriend for Hire have failed to put in any numbers. The occupancies are nearly zero and the shows of these movies are getting replaced by Kantara now. Mega Star Chiranjeevi’s GodFather too couldn’t add much to the tally on the second weekend.
This is a new monster hit in town.
— Kartik Dayanand (@KartikDayanand) October 16, 2022
Defeating Chiranjeevi’s Godfather
Kantara has beaten the likes of Salman Khan’s Godfather where he essayed a cameo role. Even though Godfather had the Dasara advantage, it managed to collect around 1 crore on an opening day. Despite the presence of Salman Khan, Nayanthara, and Chiranjeevi, the collections were nothing to boast about.
Meanwhile, Rishab Shetty’s film has also outperformed Ponniyin Selvan 1 in Telugu states. As Godfather ran out of its fuel, Kantara was facing a clash with Ponniyin Selvan:1. But surprisingly Kantara became the first choice for moviegoers in Telugu.
Rishab Shetty’s acting, Ajaneesh Loknath’s background score, and especially the brilliant climax- left the audience speechless. Besides making big bucks at the ticket counters, Kantara has achieved another feat. It has become the highest-rated Indian film on IMDb, surpassing KGF: Chapter 2 and RRR. Kantara currently holds a rating of 9.4/10 on IMDb, which is the highest for an Indian film.
The movie stars Rishab Shetty and Sapthami Gowda in the main lead roles along with Kishore, Achuth Kumar, Pramod Shetty, Vinay Biddappa, and many others seen in supporting roles. The film is produced by Vijay Kiragandur under the Hombale Films banner.