Kantara on Prime Video: Fans disappointed as Controversial Song ‘Varaha Roopam’ Modified in OTT version


  • Kantara, the Kannada language blockbuster film released on the OTT platform Amazon Prime Video on November 24
  • The OTT viewing audience and Kantara fans are disappointed as this version does not have the original Varaha Roopam song
  • The original version was not played due to a plagiarism issue

Kantara, the 2022 super hit movie, is creating waves among cinema-goers and cinema lovers. The movie is unstoppable in the regional and as well as the Hindi belts. Made on a budget of Rs 16 crores, the movie has already clocked 400 crores at the box office. The movie has a massive word of mouth and people have been waiting for its OTT release with bated breath.

Kantara OTT Release:

The Kannada language film Kantara fever has gripped the audience’s attention. The movie was released on the OTT platform Amazon Prime Video earlier today, on November 24, 2022. It is available in Kannada, Tamil, Telugu, and Malayalam audio languages.

Fans unhappy with OTT release due to Varaha Roopam Song Issue

The audiences who have been waiting for the OTT release of the movie are left disappointed as the original version of its popular song Varaha Roopam is not a part of the OTT streaming film. A new version of the same song is included in the OTT version. This has been done as the makers had faced plagiarism allegations for this song. Social media is buzzing with views on the new version of the song. Many fans have taken to Twitter and other social media platforms to express their disappointment.

The Varaha Roopam Song Issue

For many, the song ‘Varaha Roopam’ was the soul of the film Kantara, but now with its modified version playing on the  OTTT platform Prime Video, the disappointment is unmissable. The Varaha Roopam song was said to be plagiarized from the song ‘Navarasam’, of Thaikkudam Bridge, a Kerala-based band. Ad-interim injunction orders were passed by the Kozhikode District Court and Palakkad District court restraining the use of the track in the film. The Kerala High Court dismissed the petitions challenging restraining orders against the song ‘Varaha Roopam’, but the Court gave Hombale Films the liberty to avail alternate remedies. Thus with this ongoing issue, the makers decided to add a modified version of the same song and release the movie on OTT.

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Kantara Cast and Crew

The movie is directed and written by Rishab Shetty. Besides being the writer and director of Kantara, Rishab Shetty also essays the lead protagonist’s character in the movie. The movie stars Kishore, Achyuth Kumar, Pramod Shetty, and Sapthami Gowda, among others. It is produced by Vijay Kiragandur under the production banner Hombale Films. Music is given by B. Ajaneesh Loknath.

Kantara Kannada Audio Jukebox

IMDb Rating of Kantara: 9.0/10