Rishab, who also plays the lead, wrote and directed it. Kantara received praise for its superb visual storytelling that brought the folklore of coastal Karnataka to life.
Rishabh Shetty, the star of the movie, recently celebrated the accomplishment with the team as Kantara reached its 100-day mark. Rishabh revealed the existence of the prequel at a gathering. You did read that correctly.
He stated: "We are very pleased and thankful to the audience who had shown immense love and support to Kantara and taking the journey ahead, with the blessing of almighty Daiva the film has successfully completed 100 days and I would like to take this opportunity to announce the prequel of Kantara. What you have seen is actually Part 2, Part 1 will come next year. The idea has been flashed into my mind while I was shooting for Kantara because the history of Kantara has more depth to it, and currently, if the writing part is concerned we are in the middle of digging into more details. As the research is still progressing, it would be very early to reveal details about the film."
Producer Vijay Kiragandur, who attended the event, spoke about it and stated, "Kantara introduced the audience to a new cinema altogether and we would love to sustain and in fact boost the rage that the film has created among the audience on the screens by announcing the sequel, as the film has now completed its 100 days. Rishab and our team have been working on the story rigorously as the film has many more things to tell to the audience while opening the back story of Kantara and we can just guarantee that the sequel of Kantara is going to be more massive and grand than before."
The movie centres on a Kambala champion who is at odds with a forest officer. Rishab Shetty, who also plays the lead, wrote and directed it. Kantara received praise for its superb visual storytelling that brought the folklore of coastal Karnataka to life. In the yearly race known as Kambala, which takes place in coastal Karnataka from November to March, a jockey pulls a pair of buffaloes that are tethered to a plough along muddy paths.