BENGALURU: The biggest surprise hit movie of the year, 'Kantara' is finally set for OTT release. Prime Video announced the exclusive worldwide digital premiere of the Kannada blockbuster, which will start streaing from November 24.
Made on a modest budget of around Rs 16 crore, 'Kantara' has grossed Rs 400 crore (and counting!) worldwide in theatres worldwide after its release in September this year.
The story of 'Kantara' is set around a small community living in the woodlands of Kaadubettu in the southern coastal state of Karnataka. Weaving an interesting plot of human versus nature conflict, where death leads to war between villagers and evil forces and Shiva, a rebel defends his village and nature.
On the digital release of Kantara, writer, director, and actor Rishab Shetty shared, "Audiences from all corners of the country have showered immense love on 'Kantara' and I am extremely excited that with its global digital premiere on Prime Video, we will be able to take our labour of love and hard work to a wider audience worldwide. It is a story that has universal appeal but the plot's local flavour will keep viewers intrigued until the very end!"
Produced under the banner of Hombale Films by Vijay Kiragandur, the action-adventure is written and directed by Rishab Shetty, who also acts in the movie alongside Sapthami Gowda, Kishore Kumar G. and Achyuth Kumar in the pivotal roles.
Producer Vijay Kiragandur added, "At Hombale Films, we are always looking at telling engaging tales in an extraordinary yet relatable manner. 'Kantara' is yet another film by us that has touched hearts of audiences from varied regions and backgrounds. Rishab and the entire cast and crew have worked incredibly hard to create this beautiful film and we are delighted to take it to audiences across the globe through the exclusive launch on Prime Video."
After winning audiences' hearts in theatres, viewers can now enjoy the widely-loved film from their homes from November 24, 2022 in India and 240 countries and territories worldwide. Prime members can exclusively stream this visual spectacle in Kannada along with Malayalam, Tamil, and Telugu language dubs on the service.