Not just Kantara, These ‘7 Movies’ of Rishab Shetty also deserve to be on your Watchlist

The Kannada Film Industry has been reaching new heights with unique concepts that excelled in dropping the audiences’ jaws. Post-KGF, actors like Upendra, Puneeth Rajkumar, Shiva Rajkumar, Sudeep, and others have been creating impactful films to match the standards of the Yash starrer.

One such star who became successful doing the same is Rishab Shetty, whose current flick Kantara broke all popular Box Office records. The actor and director impressed moviegoers across the world with the socio-fantasy drama, proving his spirit yet again. Especially, Rishab Shetty is being lauded for his performance in the climax of Kantara which gave goosebumps to the viewers.


7 Rishab Shetty films you must not miss

While Kantara has surely given Rishab Shetty fame in the country, today we will take a look at some other films of his, which should be on your watchlist. From Bell Bottom to Harikathe Alla Girikathe, here’s a list of Rishab Shetty’s highly-rated movies, according to IMDb, that you can watch on ZEE5, Voot, and more.

Garuda Gamana Vrishabha Vahana

The story revolves around two childhood friends, who grew up to become infamous gangsters. But with political differences and greed, Shiva and Hari part ways. This movie was released on 19 November 2021 and won the SIIMA for the Best Kannada Film of the year. GGVV boasts an IMDb rating of 8.4 and is available on Zee5.

Bell Bottom

The movie takes you back to the 80s and it is a crime cum comedy film. Rishab made his acting debut in a lead role with filmmaker Jayatheertha’s comedy-drama Bell Bottom in 2019. The plot of the movie revolved around Divakara, whose childhood dream of becoming a detective comes true when he gets to solve a robbery case after becoming a constable. The movie has garnered wide adoration from Sandalwood fans and was rated 8.2 by IMDb. Available on MX PLAYER.


Sarkari Hi Pra Shaale

Directed, written, and produced by Rishab Shetty, this 2018 socio-political comedy film features Anant Nag, Ranjan, Pramod Shetty, and others in pivotal roles. Set in Kasargod, a border district in Kerala, the plot revolves around the fight for language dominance in the area. This movie won the National Award for Best Children’s Film and the Karnataka State Film Award for Best Family Entertainer. It is available at Jio Cinema. This is regarded as one of the best movies directed by Rishab Shetty. IMDb: 8.7

Ulidavaru Kandanthe

Ulidavaru Kandanthe is a crime thriller revolving around five people, who narrate their perspective of a murder they witnessed during Krishna Janmashtami. While the film features Rakshit Shetty in the lead, Kantara actor Rishab Shetty manages to make a remarkable cameo in the movie. This movie even premiered at the Indian Film Week in Japan. Now, the makers are working on the sequel of the blockbuster hit. IMDb: 8.4. Available on YouTube.

Kirik Party

Rishab Shetty’s 2016 film was a romantic comedy titled Kirik Party, which he helmed himself. The story talks about a group of mischievous engineering students, starring Karna, played by Rakshit Shetty. A few incidents from his college life make Karna question his entire belief system. Turning out to be a phenomenal box-office success, Kirik Party became one of the highest-grossing Kannada films of its time. The film was even retold in Telugu as Kirrak Party. This also marked Rashmika Mandanna’s debut film. IMDb: 8.3 Available on Voot.


Harikathe Alla Girikathe

The film focuses on the lives of three individuals who aim to make it big in the world of cinema. Rishab Shetty teamed up with Thapaswini Poonacha, Rachana Inder, and Honnavalli Krishna among others, for the lighthearted comedy-drama that gives a glimpse of the struggles in the entertainment industry. IMDb: 6.7. Available on Voot.


Produced by Rishab Shetty, the movie stars himself and Ganavi Laksman in the lead roles and was directed by M Bharath Raj. Rishab is a love failure barber, whose love interest marries a criminal. He enters the crime-filled Ashokavana Estate to kill his ex-lover but ends up witnessing the crime boss’s murder. The movie is available to watch on Zee5. IMDb: 6.5