The dubbed version has withstood competition from several big releases in Hindi such as Brahmastra, Vikram Vedha, Ram Setu, Doctor G, and Thank God, among others but is yet to show signs of defeat.
Last Updated: 05.57 AM, Nov 13, 2022
Kantara is relentless in its box office exploits as the film now chases the Rs. 400 crores worldwide target. In as many as 44 days of its theatrical run, Rishab Shetty's pan-Indian release has broken several records along the way and despite the competition offered by other releases, the box office returns are yet to be considerably impacted. While one sees the collections of the original Kannada and Telugu dipping, Kantara Hindi seems in no mood to call it a day yet.
Yes, as the latest trade reports reveal, Kantara Hindi is expected to go past the Rs. 75 crores net mark over the weekend (November 12 and 13) and then eye the Rs. 100 crore target subsequently. The dubbed version has withstood competition from several big releases in Hindi such as Brahmastra, Vikram Vedha, Ram Setu, Doctor G, and Thank God, among others but is yet to show signs of resignation.
With the Ajay Devgn-starrer Drishyam 2 scheduled to release on November 18 and Bhediya, starring Varun Dhawan and Kriti Sanon, on November 25, one could expect Kantara Hindi to be impacted at the box office but a lot depends on how the other two films fare with respect to the audience reviews.
Drishyam 2 is the sequel to the 2015 film and an official remake of the Malayalam film of the same name, starring Mohanlal, Meena, and others. The Hindi version also stars Shriya Saran, Ishita Dutta, and Tabu with Akshaye Khanna joining the cast. Bhediya, on the other hand, is a horror-comedy directed by Amar Kaushik of Stree and Bala fame.
Coming back to Kantara, the Hombale Films production is the second highest-grossing Kannada movie to date and is currently positioned well to gross over Rs. 400 crores globally. The film has earned approx. Rs. 370 crores so far and one could expect the new target to be achieved within the next few days.