The buzz surrounding ‘Kantara 2’ has been growing as people across the country eagerly await its release. Here’s an important update about the film: ‘Kantara 2’ is expected to hit theaters on August 27. Recent reports suggest that the production of Rishab Shetty’s ‘Kantara 2’ will commence in the next two months, with the release date set for August 27, 2023.
According to Hombale Films Founder Vijay Kiragandur, Rishab Shetty had planned to start shooting in August because a significant portion of the project required the rainy season. Compared to the original film, which was made on a shoestring budget but became a huge success, the sequel’s budget is much larger.
Reports also reveal that Rishab Shetty has completed the script for ‘Kantara 2.’ However, the film is not a direct sequel but rather a prelude to the first installment. Rishab Shetty himself clarified, “What you’ve seen is actually Part 2, and Part 1 will come next year. While I was filming ‘Kantara,’ the thought struck me because Kantara’s history is more complex. We are now delving deeper into the specifics. It would be premature to divulge anything about the film while research is still ongoing.”
Rishab started working on the script in March, coinciding with the auspicious occasion of Ugadi, and has now completed the draft. He further mentioned that the film will be released in theaters in 2024.
‘Kantara,’ set in coastal Karnataka, revolves around the ritual dance genre known as Bhoota Kola. In the film, Rishab Shetty played the pivotal character of Kaadubettu Shiva, alongside his father, portrayed by Sapthami Gowda. The film also features Kishore, Achyuth Kumar, Pramod Shetty, Prakash Tuminad, Naveen D Padil, and others. Vijay Kiragandur produces ‘Kantara’ through his production company, Hombale Films.
As the production gears up to bring the unique world of ‘Kantara 2’ to the silver screen, fans of the original film and newcomers alike can look forward to another captivating cinematic experience that explores the rich cultural tapestry of coastal Karnataka.