Rishab Shetty Starrer Beats KGF To Become Second Biggest Kannada Film

New Delhi: Rishab Shetty’s ‘Kantara’ is the talk of the town with the film getting rave reviews across all quarters and the love for the film has subsequently shown its effect at the box office.  

The film has collected Rs 170 crore in India and Rs 18 crore overseas, for a worldwide gross of Rs 188 crore, becoming the second highest-grossing Kannada film of all time beating Yash-starrer ‘KGF’.  
Due to the Diwali weekend, the film got a boost in the collections. The total box office collections of the film have reached Rs 170 crore. It will be crossing the Rs 200 crore mark before the end of the fourth week, according to pinkvilla.com. 
‘Kantara’ has raked in Rs 111 crore approximately so far in Karnataka, with Rs 14 crore in the fourth weekend, which is double of the full fourth week of ‘KGF 2’. 

‘KGF: Chapter 2’ is the highest-grossing Kannada film of all time.  

‘Kantara’ also made its position at No. 1 in the list of India’s Current Top 250 Films which was released by IMDb recently.   

The film won accolades from celebrities like Dhanush, Anil Kumble, Prabhas, Prashanth Neel, Anushka Shetty, Shilpa Shetty and Kangana Ranaut. 

Set in the fictional village of Dakshina Kannada, Kantara is a visual grandeur that brings alive the traditional culture of Kambala and Bhoota Kola art form to the fore. The soul of the story is on human and nature conflict which is deeply rooted in the coastal culture and folklore of Karnataka. The movie will be released on 800-plus screens across India.      

It tells the story of a local demigod (Bhoota) who trades forest land to the tribe’s people with a king in exchange for happiness.    

Directed and led by Rishab Shetty, the movie also stars Sapthami Gowda in the lead. It also stars Kishore and Achyuth Kumar in pivotal roles. 

(With input from IANS)