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Kantara Hindi completes 100 days theatrical run; 'ecstatic' says actor-director Rishab Shetty

Prior to the release of the Hindi version in cinema halls, Kantara had created history by becoming the first-ever south Indian film to release in Mumbai's iconic Gaiety-Galaxy and Maratha Mandir cinema halls in the original language.

Kantara Hindi completes 100 days theatrical run; 'ecstatic' says actor-director Rishab Shetty
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  • Team OTTplay

Last Updated: 07.44 AM, Jan 22, 2023

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As Rishab Shetty & Co. looks forward to the upcoming Oscars, their film completes yet another super impressive feat. The Hindi dubbed version of Kantara has successfully completed 100 days of its theatrical run to mark one of the most unprecedented and rare achievements in Indian Film History.

Rishab Shetty took to social media a short while ago to share his excitement and express gratitude to the audience for standing by the film for so long.

"We are ecstatic to share that #Kantara in Hindi, depicting the traditional folklore, has completed 100 days. We express our deep gratitude to the audience for their unwavering support," wrote the actor-director.

Kantara Hindi is among the four dubbed versions of the film that were released a couple of weeks after the original Kannada release made waves across the country. Although the film was intended to be a standalone Kannada release, the rave critical and audience reviews combined with intense word-of-mouth publicity urged the producers to churn out new versions in Hindi, Telugu, Tamil and Malayalam within a short span of time. Kantara Hindi was released in theatres on October 14th amid tremendous fanfare.

Prior to the release of the Hindi version in cinema halls, Kantara had created history by becoming the first-ever south Indian film to release in Mumbai's iconic Gaiety-Galaxy and Maratha Mandir cinema halls in the original language. Buoyed by this and many other factors, Kantara Hindi debuted across India with great box office numbers before going on to gross close to Rs. 90 crores domestically. The film was distributed by Anil Thadani of AA Films.

Similarly, Kantara Telugu, too, outdid all initial expectations to emerge as a massive commercial success. The film, which was distributed by Allu Aravind under the GA2 Pictures banner, was released on October 15th in cinema halls and went on to collect close to Rs. 45 crores during its theatrical run.

Following the Kantara impact, Rishab Shetty was catapulted to nationwide recognition with veteran artists like Rajinikanth, Kamal Haasan & others, along with media outlets and critics, hailing him as the breakthrough performer of the year. Thanks to the stellar success, Rishab Shetty and producers Hombale Films are collaborating again to bring Kantara 2 to life - the new film is expected to go on floors sometime in mid-2023.

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