‘Loser Wants 2 Mins Of Fame’, Netizens Slam Tumbbad’s Director For Kantara Comparison

Anand Gandhi, the Creative Director of Tumbbad, said that Kantara is a celebration of toxic masculinity. This resulted in strong reactions on Twitter.

Tumbbad Vs Kantara

After Kantara’s massive success at the Box Office, netizens started comparing the Rishab Shetty movie with Tumbbad. Some said that the Hindi film was better while others supported the Kannada film. Anand Gandhi who functioned as the creative director in Tumbbad shared his thoughts on the same and kickstarted a full-fledged Kantara VS Tumbbad debate on Twitter.


Gandhi took to Twitter to share, “Kantara is nothing like Tumbbad. My idea behind Tumbbad was to use the horror as an allegory of toxic masculinity and parochialism. Kantara is a celebration of these.”

His comments led to fans comparing Kantara with Tumbbad. While some did agree with Anand Gandhi that Kantara eulogized a certain kind of patriarchal central figure known to exist in cinema, others felt that his comments were slightly baseless.

About both the films

Tumbbad is a period horror drama, produced by and starring Sohum Shah. The story revolves around the protagonist’s search for a treasure in British India. Rahi Anil Barve directs it. Tumbbad hit the screens in 2018 and soon gained a massive response.


On the other hand, Kantara is an action-thriller that celebrates the traditional culture of Kambla and Buta Kola. Its cast is headlined by Rishab Shetty, Kishore, Achyuth Kumar, Prakash Thuminad, Pramod Shetty, and Naveen D Padil, among others. Kantara emerged as a blockbuster and received positive reviews from many.