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Rishab Shetty’s ‘namma manninna kathe’, Kantara, to be released in Kannada with English subtitles only

The film, produced by KGF-makers Hombale Films, is coming to theatres on September 30

Rishab Shetty’s ‘namma manninna kathe’, Kantara, to be released in Kannada with English subtitles only
A still from the trailer of Kantara
  • Prathibha Joy

Last Updated: 03.32 AM, Sep 20, 2022

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In less than two weeks, Kannada filmmaker-actor Rishab Shetty’s latest directorial, Kantara, is set to hit screens. Netizens have been wondering why Rishab has not begun promoting his film, given that all the updates about the film so far have only been direct online releases, whether it was the teaser that came out on the eve of KGF: Chapter 2’s release, the trailer or the viral song Singara Siriye. In fact, although Rishab finished the final edit some time ago and had posted that he couldn’t wait to show the world of Kantara to audiences, he has been busy with post-production work.

Karthik Gowda, co-founder of KRG Studios, who is also an executive producer at Hombale Films, took to social media today to announce that he’s seen the final copy of the film that will now be sent for censor certification. Karthik, it seems, has been mind-blown by the film he saw, calling it “a pride for all Kannadigas”. He wrote, “Kantara – Final copy seen. A True Story of our land. Namma Manninna Kathe. A pride for all Kannadigas.”

Set to release in theatres on September 30, Kantara also stars Sapthami Gowda, Kishore, Pramod Shetty, Raghu Ramanakoppa and Achyuth Kumar in pivotal roles. The film, we hear, is being released by Home Screen Entertainment in the overseas market, while Dream Warriors will bring it to theatres in Tamil Nadu, Magic Frames in Kerala, AA Films India in North India, and Sri Venkateshwara Creations in Telangana/AP. Kantara will be released in Kannada with English subtitles in these markets. Rishab’s film is a man vs man story set against the backdrop of an eco-sensitive jungle area and certain incidents that occur there.

In the Dasara weekend, Kantara is looking at massive competition at the box office. For starters, in Kannada, there is Navarasa Nayaka Jaggesh’s Thothapuri part 1, as well as Naane Varuven (Tamil), Ponniyin Selvan – Part 1 (Tamil), Vikram Vedha (Hindi), Rorschach (Malayalam), Main Hoon Moosa (Malayalam) and Ravanasura (Telugu), among others.

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