Kantara Hindi Movie Review: The Kannada film Kantara has been very popular since its release, and its producers have decided to translate it into other languages, including Telugu and Hindi, due to its obvious success. The Hindi version has released today October 14, 2022, and the Telugu version will hit the screens on October 15, 2022; with that in mind, let’s take a look at the film and see how it fared.
Rishab Shetty’s Shiva and his mother live in a little tribal community. In reaction to a painful experience he had as a kid, he has abandoned the Daivaradhane and Bhoota Kola customs. As long as he can hang out with his mates and make some cash performing odd jobs for his landlord, he doesn’t mind living on the streets (Achyut Kumar). In the form of Forest Officer Murali, the classic man-versus-nature conflict is given fresh nuance (Kishore). Do you think Shiva can prevent Murali from cutting down the forest? Perhaps Murali is a false bait for larger fish.
Cast & Crew
Rishab Shetty, Kishore, Achuth Kumar, Sapthami Gowda, Pramod Shetty, Vinay Biddappa, Rishab Shetty as director, Aravind Kashyap as cinematographer, B Ajaneesh Loknath as a composer, Pratheek Shetty and K. M. Prakash as editors, and Vijay Kiragandur as producer, all work under the Hombale Film banner.
With KGF, the Kannada cinema industry shifted its focus from epics to more introspective stories like Kantara. The heart of the film is a fight between humans and nature, which is an interesting premise, and director Rishab Shetty does a great job of bringing it to life.
The film’s opening exposition establishes the story’s emotional core, and later scenes introducing Shiva (Rishab Shetty) and the Kambla race are so expertly filmed that you feel like you’re actually a part of the story. While the plot is quite unoriginal and easy to guess at, the technical excellence makes up for it.
Except for a few repetitive scenes in the second half, the right amount of drama and mystery engages you till the end, and the final 30 minutes of the film will leave you speechless. The first half of the film was filled with interesting scenes and situational comedy, while the second half delved deeply into the actual story of culture and traditions blended with a mystery.
Revolting Rishab Shetty Kishore, as a strong forest officer, nailed his role, and the rest of the cast also did well in theirs. However, the film is best remembered for Shiva, whose transformation and naturalistic acting made the character believable.
Rishab Shetty demonstrates his acting chops and achieves his goal of presenting a story with a solid foundation; his skillful storytelling and direction draw us in.
Technically, Kantara is an excellent director of photography. With just the right atmosphere, lighting, and framing, Aravind Kashyap transports us to Kantara. B Although the songs by Ajaneesh Loknath aren’t particularly memorable, his work on the background score (BGM) is outstanding, and the rest of the film’s technical aspects are also nicely done.
To sum up, Kantara is a Master Piece and a must-see film on the big screen.
- Few Repetitive scenes
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