- Kantara is now streaming on Amazon Prime Video in Kannada, Telugu, Malayalam, and Tamil
- Kantara, ever since its theatrical release, has gained immense popularity for its storytelling, direction and performances.
- So far, there is no word on the Hindi release
Actor Rishab Shetty’s starrer Kannada film Kantara, which earned accolades from critics and fans, is now made its way to the OTT platform – Amazon Prime Video. The story of Kantara is set around a small community living in the woodlands of Kaadubettu in the southern coastal state of Karnataka. Weaving an interesting plot of human versus nature conflict, where death leads to war between villagers and evil forces and Shiva, a rebel, defends his village and nature.
The movie was released on September 30 and continues to mint money at the box office. At the time of writing, the movie had earned over Rs 400 crores globally. The film was first released in Kannada. However, with massive demand from the public, it was dubbed in multiple languages, and the subsequent release dates were announced for the respective releases.
Kantara OTT release date: Where and when can you watch it
After much delay, Kantara is now streaming on Amazon Prime Video in four languages – Kannada, Telugu, Malayalam, and Tamil. The Kannada film Kaantara was released on the OTT platforms on November 24, 2022. There is still no word on whether the movie will be available in Hindi audio, but the fans are looking forward to it. There are English subtitles available for people who don’t understand any of the four languages.
Kantara, written and directed by Rishab Shetty himself, is touted as one of the highest-grossing films in the Kannada film industry. The makers have postponed the OTT release as the movie continues to perform well at the box office. It seems the movie is all set to premiere in the coming days.
Initially, the film was released only in Kannada with English subtitles. A few weeks post the initial success, the makers dubbed the film in Tamil, Telugu, Hindi and Malayalam, and the collection records have been increasing significantly.
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Kantara Cast and Crew
Kantara is an action thriller film starring Rishab Shetty, Kishore, Achyuth Kumar and Sapthami Gowda. Work for the film began in August 2021, and the team includes eminent names like Arvind S. Kashyap, who did the cinematography for the film, Ajaneesh Loknath, who gave the score, Vikram More, who choreographed the action sequences and Dharani Gange Putra who has contributed the production design.
Set against the background of 1847, the film revolves around the human and nature conflict involving the Kambla and Bhoota Kola cultures. An Animist form of spirit, called the Panjurli Daiva/Bhoota, is worshipped by the locals from selected parts of Karnataka and Northern Kerala falling in the western ghats. This worship is performed for peace and happiness by Daiva. Shiva, a rebellion, works against nature, and a loop is formed, which leads to war between villagers and evil forces. What unfolds then there are a series of events where Shiva has to find ways to replace peace in the village. The challenges and obstacles he goes through unfold several secrets, becoming the crux of the film.
During the film’s release, Homable films took to Twitter to share the trailer with a message that read, “Every clan has its own PRIDE & LEGACY. WARNING: Fury breaks out if invaded.”
ಕಾಂತಾರ – ಈ ದಂತಕಥೆಯ ಟ್ರೈಲರ್ ಈಗ ನಿಮ್ಮ ಮುಂದೆ.
Every clan has its own PRIDE & LEGACY.
WARNING: Fury breaks out if invaded.🔥#KantaraTrailer: https://t.co/PJ5jptJ4pw@shetty_rishab @VKiragandur @hombalefilms @gowda_sapthami @HombaleGroup @AJANEESHB @KantaraFilm #KantaraOnSep30 pic.twitter.com/7Sqi9EPENg
— Hombale Films (@hombalefilms) September 5, 2022
Kantara Reviews and box office collections
Kantara was released on September 30. It went against many big movies such as Ponniyin Selvan: i (PS-1) and Vikram Vedha (Bollywood remake). Despite the competition, the movie was able to shine on its own. It still holds well at the box office and has raked over Rs 400 crore worldwide. The movie has been appreciated by critics and fans alike. NDTV, in its review of the movie Kantara, hailed it as a “visually sumptuous, instantly immersive spectacle mounted with extraordinary vim and vigour”. Apart from storytelling and script, notable film reviewers have also complimented the performance of the main cast. Hindustan Times, in their review, wrote Rishab Shetty as Shiva delivers a powerful performance as this unstoppable force, who will go to any lengths to protect his village and his people.
IMDb Rating: 9.4/10