Union Home Minister Amit Shah praised Rishab Shetty’s Kantara for displaying the state’s culture and customs while speaking at a rally in Karnataka.
Amit Shah praised Kantara
Filmmaker Rishab Shetty gained worldwide recognition with his blockbuster Kannada film Kantara, which hit the theatres in 2022. The movie was made with a low budget and later went on to collect more than Rs 450 Crore. In the latest, Home Minister Amit Shah is in awe after learning about Dakshina Kannada culture after watching the film.
While speaking at a BJP rally in Karnataka, Amit Shah said that he learned about the state’s rich traditions and culture after watching the film. “I have just seen Kantara. After seeing Kantara, I came to know that this state is of such rich traditions. There are very few areas in the country where people make the country prosperous by farming despite the adverse situation,” he said.
ಕಾಂತಾರ ಸಿನಿಮಾ ನೋಡಿ ದಕ್ಷಿಣ ಕನ್ನಡ ಜಿಲ್ಲೆಯ ಸಂಸ್ಕೃತಿ ಆಚರಣೆ ಬಗ್ಗೆ ತಿಳಿದುಕೊಂಡೆ ಎಂದ ಅಮಿತ್ ಶಾ#Kantara #DakshinaKannada #AmitShah @shetty_rishab | @hombalefilms | @AmitShah pic.twitter.com/mu3m6Ztam1
— Ritam ಕನ್ನಡ (@RitamAppKannada) February 11, 2023
The film received overwhelmingly positive reviews, with critics praising the epic finale and jaw-dropping performances. These outstanding reviews led the film to get dubbed in all major Indian languages, and it emerged as one of the biggest successes of last year. Kantara also joined the Oscar race with two nominations.
Previously, during an event of Kantara completing 100 successful days, Rishab shed some more light on the awaited prequel to Kantara. He said, “What you have seen is actually Part 2. Part 1 will come next year. The idea came to my mind while I was shooting for Kantara. It is because the history of Kantara has more depth to it. Currently, we are in the middle of digging into more details. As the research is still underway, it would be very early to reveal details about the film.”
Meanwhile, Kantara is an action thriller that talks about Bhootha Kola, a traditional dance for the deity. The film’s cast includes Kishore, Achyuth Kumar, Sapthami Gowda, and Pramod Shetty in pivotal roles. It is produced by Vijay Kirgandur under Hombale Films, the banner behind the KGF franchise.