Kannada film ‘Kantara’ received tremendous love and appreciation from the audience and also made record-breaking collections at the box office last year. Now, the actor-director Rishab Shetty has shared some exciting details about ‘Kantara 2’.
Kantara 2 update
Kannada actor-director Rishab Shetty’s recent Pan India release Kantara performed well at the box office. The movie showed the traditional practices of rural Karnataka and beautifully described the ever-persistent conflict between man and nature. Kantara, produced by Hombale Films, became the second highest-grossing Kannada film of 2022. Kantara made Rishab Shetty, the actor-director of the film, an overnight star in the country, and the fans have been eagerly waiting for his subsequent project.
The 39-year-old recently participated in the 100-day success celebration of Kantara and said that the 2nd part of the movie will be released in 2024. “Whatever you watched on Big Screen last year (Kantara) was Part 2 itself, the forthcoming will be Part 1,” reveals Rishab Shetty.
According to Rishab, Kantara 2 will not be a sequel but a prequel. Because the plot of the next part will be the event that takes place many years before this. He mentioned that it will go into the background of the deity. “Everyone watched Kantara 2, now get ready to watch Kantara 1,” he adds.
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A prequel to Kantara
According to The Indian Express, Rishab shared a few more details about his upcoming project. “A prequel to Kantara was something that had flashed in my mind while I was shooting for Kantara. However, I took time to work on certain things before I confirmed it. The prequel work is currently underway, and we are doing the required research for the project,” says Rishab.
But does a rather complete film like Kantara really require a prequel in the first place? “The divinity of the father, which became the highlight of Kantara, was the only point that was not explored in Kantara. The film discussed agriculture, feudalism, land encroachment, environmental protection issues, human and nature conflict, Shiva’s journey., etc.”
The backstory, the history of Kantara has more depth to it, and we are in the midst of digging more details, “ says Rishab, adding, “Since we are in the stage of exploring the subject, It’s too early to reveal details about the prequel. But we have a lot of challenges at the writing stage. This is going to be done on a vast scale and will be bigger than Kantara.”