Hombale Films, the makers of the film, had announced yesterday that the Tulu version would hit overseas theatres on November 25.
Last Updated: 12.39 PM, Nov 25, 2022
Hombale Films’ cinematic wonder Kantara has been making waves all across the globe ever since its release on September 30. It has truly redefined the success parameters of a film in modern times and there doesn't seem to be an end in sight for the film’s winsome run, as now it is all set to premiere its Tulu version in Australia.
While sharing their delight to distribute the film in their territory, Dream Screens International, Indian Film Distributor Australia and New Zealand, have shared the schedule of the shows on their social media, writing, "Excited to announce KANTARA TULU Version...After Blockbuster Hit KANTARA the Original TULU Version that all awaited to watch on Big Screen... IN CINEMAS #DivineBlockbusterKantara Tulu Version."
Kantara was released in the Kannada version September 30. The makers planned to dub the film in Hindi, Tamil, Telugu and Malayalam in time for the OTT release, but when Kantara became a runaway hit and demand grew for the other versions, they had to advance everything and set a plan in place for theatrical releases. Within two weeks, the team had all the versions out. At the time, the Tulu speaking belt in coastal Karnataka was hopeful of a Tulu version too, since the film had a smattering of Tulu dialogues already. Around mid-October, it was confirmed that Tulu dubbing was in progress. It is not clear why the Tulu version has been delayed by more than a month, though. In fact, in India, the Tulu-dubbed version will be in theatres only on December 2.
The Rishab-Shetty directorial had its OTT debut on Amazon Prime Video on November 24. However, it is available only in Kannada, Tamil, Telugu and Malayalam. The Hindi version is expected to drop on Netflix later. The OTT version of the film though has dropped without the hit Varaha Roopam song, which is currently embroiled in a copyright dispute. There were two injunction orders against the use of the song on streaming platforms, one of which has been dismissed today. Until the second one is dismissed too, Amazon Prime Video cannot include the original song.