KGF 2 and Kantara, bankrolled by Hombale Films, stunned audiences and created new box office records in 2022. In a candid conversation, founder Vijay Kiragandur spoke about Kantara 2 and his plans to get this movie global recognition.
Vijay Kiragandur’s plans
After the success of KGF: Chapter 1 and KGF: Chapter 2, producer Hombale Films became a household name in India. And with Kantara, they became an even bigger name in India. Hailing from Bengaluru and the Kannada film industry, Hombale Films is all set to spread its wings into the Telugu, Tamil, and Malayalam film industries, working with big stars and directors. They also have numerous Kannada films in their bag, including Kantara 2.
Previously, the production house dedicated to investing Rs 3000 crore over the next five years in the film industry. While speaking with IndiaToday.in, Hombale Films founder Vijay Kiragandur spoke about their projects, their desire to win at the Golden Globes and Oscars, their collaboration with IPL team RCB, and their plans for the next few years.
Like RRR do you think Kantara or other films from Hombale Films should consider going for Golden Globes and Oscars?
“Definitely! We tried to some extent with Kantara but we had very limited time as the film was released on September 20. The RRR (release date March 24) team had plenty of time and they went all out to promote the film. We have to plan at least 6 months before the awards to ensure that the people (who vote) watch the film. Whether they vote or not is a different question but we need to screen it for them so they can judge the film,” Vijay told India Today.
Kantara 2, a global movie
“We have done our homework and learned our lesson this year. Going forward, we’ll be more equipped to take our movies to the Golden Globes or Oscars. We definitely want our movies to win some awards at the Golden Globes and Oscars. We wanted an award win for Kantara but we had limited time,” he adds.
Speaking about Rishab Shetty’s Kantara 2, Vijay says, “Yes, so now we know the kind of impact Kantara has had and there are high expectations also. This movie is more suitable for the international award circuit. We will definitely go all out when Kantara 2 is released.” He also said that the movie may be released in the second quarter of 2024.