Hrithik Roshan praises Sandalwood hit Kantara


Hrithik Roshan has added his name to the lengthy list of Bollywood celebrities who have been awestruck by the Kannada hit Kantara. The actor used social media late on Sunday night to praise the director and star Rishab Shetty as well as to express his enthusiasm for the movie. Hrithik’s tweet in appreciation of the movie was well-received by many of its viewers.

Hrithik tweeted on Sunday night, a few days after the Hindi version of the movie started to stream on OTT, Hrithik tweeted, “Learnt so much by watching #Kantara. The power of @shetty_rishab’s conviction makes the film extraordinary. Top notch storytelling, direction & acting.” Along with Sapthami Gowda and Kishore, Rishab plays the lead role in the film. The film is directed by Rishab Shetty himself. The movie is based on the beliefs of coastal Karnataka and weaves tales of land politics and man versus nature with these beliefs. The movie has achieved both critical and financial success.

The movie’s climactic combat scene, which has been praised for its tone, cinematography, and ferocity, received special acclaim from Hrithik.

Two weeks after the initial Kannada release of Kantara, dubbed versions in Hindi, Malayalam, Telugu, and Tamil were made available. The movie has raked in more than $400 crore at the box office worldwide. It was made available on Netflix and Prime Video (in Hindi) earlier this month.

In addition to being a critical and financial success, the movie has received appreciation from a wide range of artists and film personalities, from Prabhas and Rajinikanth to Kangana Ranaut and Varun Dhawan. Even though Rishab Shetty hasn’t formally announced it, there have been rumors that a sequel is in the works. But in a recent interview, actor Diganth revealed that Rishab was leaving their upcoming movie Bachelor because he had to focus on Kantara 2.