Rishab Shetty confirms that a prequel to his blockbuster hit 'Kantara' is in the works

    Rishab Shetty confirms that a prequel to his blockbuster hit 'Kantara' is in the works

    Good news, Kantara fans!

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    After much speculation, we have official confirmation from Kantara producer Vijay Kiragandur that actor-director Rishab Shetty has started work on a prequel to Kantara.

    In a recent interview with Deadline, the producer confirmed that a prequel is in the works and Rishab Shetty has already started working on the script for the movie.

    Kantara was one of the breakout hits of 2022, having grossed a whopping 597 crores worldwide against a budget of 16 crores.

    The movie went on become the second highest-grossing Kannada movie of all time behind KGF: Chapter 2.

    The movie also received universal praise from critics and fans, with many hoping for a second installment in the franchise, so the news of a prequel has fans hyped.

    Kantara is set in the 1990s and follows Kaadubettu, the son of a Bhoota Kola performer who refuses to take up his father's mantle after his father sacrifices himself to protect the village and the forest surrounding it. 

    The main focus of the movie is the constant struggle between man and nature as well as incorporating spiritual and supernatural elements into its narrative.

    The movie has received praise from celebrities like Kamal Haasan, Hrtish Roshan, Prithviraj, SS Rajamouli, Kangana Ranaut, and more especially for its story begin rooted in the culture of Karnataka.

    The movie is written and directed by Rishab Shetty, who also plays the lead role. The cinematography for the movie was handled by Arvind S. Kashyap.

    K. M. Prakash and Pratheek Shetty were in charge of the editing and B. Ajaneesh Loknath composed the music.

    The cast of the movie includes Rishab Shetty, Kishore, Achyuth Kumar, Pramod Shetty, Sapthami Gowda, Prakash Thuminad, and Naveen D Padil. The movie has been dubbed in Tamil, Telegu, Malayalam, and Hindi.

    The movie has also managed to gain eligibility for an Oscar nomination for Best Picture and Best Actor. Kantara is currently streaming on Amazon Prime Video and Netflix.