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Countdown to Rishab Shetty’s Kantara trailer begins now

Hombale Films announces that the trailer of the film, which is releasing in theatres on September 30 will be revealed next week

Countdown to Rishab Shetty’s Kantara trailer begins now
Rishab Shetty in a still from the film

Last Updated: 02.09 PM, Sep 01, 2022


If you have been excited by the teaser of Kantara that filmmaker-actor Rishab Shetty revealed way back in April and fell in love with Singara Siriye, the first single from the film, here’s more good news. The trailer of Kantara is coming next week. Hombale Films, which is bankrolling Rishab’s film just announced that the trailer will drop on September 5 at 11.45 am.

A fantasy drama set in Tulunadu, the film explores a human vs nature conflict in the setting of a mystical forest. In an earlier interview, Rishab had revealed that he developed the idea during the second lockdown and was drawn to the ‘fantasy’ or ‘legend’ elements of the story, which he was yet to explore as a director. The final edit of Kantara was done in July, after which Rishabh had posted on social media, “Ode to the wonderful days and nights spent on the edit sessions, Soaking in the divine world of ‘KANTARA’ We explored the unexpected and went on to traverse #Kantara in all its mystic glory. Closing the final editing of KANTARA. Can’t wait to show this world with you all.”


The film has Rishab in the lead, with Sapthami Gowda, Kishore, Pramod Shetty and Achyuth Kumar in pivotal roles. Kantara marks Saptami’s second film after the Suri directorial Popcorn Monkey Tiger. The film has music by Ajaneesh Loknath, who has previously done the BGM for Rishab’s Sarkaari Hiriya Prathamika Shaale: Kasaragode and served as composer on Hero. Ajaneesh was also the music director of Bell Bottom, which has Rishab as the lead actor.

Kantara is Rishab’s first collaboration with Hombale Films and is scheduled to release in theatres on September 30. It is also his first directorial in four years since Sarkari Hiriya Prathamika Shaale: Kasaragode. At the moment, Kantara’s only competition in Kannada is the Jaggesh starrer Thotapuri. Dhruva Sarja’s Martin was also supposed to be in the mix, but production delays ensured that it had to be pushed ahead.

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