The Kannada film Kantara is receiving rave appreciation from celebrities and actors. The film is all set for its pan-India release on October 14. ‘Kantara’ is a film intended for pure mass entertainment but made with all the heart, says the film team.
The idea of Kantara came about in April 2021, and the team began filming in August that year. For a film of this scale and grandeur, that is a pretty quick turnaround time. The film, said to have been made on a budget of less than Rs 20 crore, has made more than double that in just the first week of its release.
Naveen Bondel, who plays the role of a demigod with ample eyes and who answers the King’s request, speaks about his experience working with Rishab Shetty. Speaking to Bombat Cinema, Naveen, who was a bus conductor once, says, “I was first asked to remove my mustache, for which I agreed. And then I was asked to come to Pilikula, and then I was taken to a Kundapura forest for a shoot.”
About the scary eyes, while representing the demigod, Naveen explains an interesting story behind it. He says, “While performing my part in Kantara, I used my big eyes to represent aggression. Arvind Kashyap, who was behind the camera, asked me to widen my eyes even more as it looked terrific on the screens. My eyes are the greatest gifts God has given to me and it has surely helped to elevate the particular scene in Kantara.”
From Prithviraj Sukumaran to Prabhas, many dignitaries have showered their love on social media by adding their experience of watching the film.