Kantara Telugu Movie Review & Ratings
Kantara Telugu Movie Review: Kantara, the Kannada movie has been trending since its release and with the huge success of the film, the producers decided to release it in all languages such as Telugu and Hindi, however, the Hindi version was released yesterday October 14th and got a good answer and now it’s Telugu’s turn that the movie is out today October 15th 2022, well let’s get into the review and see how it turned out.
Shiva (Rishab Shetty) and his mother reside in a small tribal settlement. He rejects the Daivaradhane and Bhoota Kola traditions due to a traumatic event that occurred while he was a child. He doesn’t mind being a tramp as long as he can hang out with his friends and earn a few bucks doing odd jobs for his landlord (Achyut Kumar). The fight between man and nature takes on a new depth with the introduction of the forest officer Murali (Kishore). Will Shiva be able to stop Murali from destroying the forest? Or do larger fish use Murali as a false bait?
Cast and crew
Rishab Shetty, Kishore, Achuth Kumar, Sapthami Gowda, Pramod Shetty, Vinay Biddappa, and the film was directed by Rishab Shetty, while the photography is curated by Aravind Kashyap, the music is composed by B Ajaneesh Loknath, while the film is edited by Pratheek Shetty, KM Prakash and the film Produced by Vijay Kiragandur under the banner of Hombale Film.
Verdict of the film
After KGF, Kannada’s cinematic style has changed in terms of extraordinary films and deep content-based films and Kantara falls into the second category, The film revives the traditional culture of Kambla and Bhootha Kola and the soul of the story is about the conflict between man and nature, which in itself is an interesting storyline and director Rishab Shetty was played so well.
The film begins by explaining the soul of the tale, and following the introduction of Shiva (Rishab Shetty) with Kambla race is shot so well and the premise and photography pull you into the film and make you a part of it, even if the plot it’s simple and predictable, the technical brilliance makes it a unique experience.
The first half featured gripping scenes and situational comedies and the last half delves into the actual history of culture and traditions mixed with a mystery that you will definitely stay glued to your seat except for a few repetitive scenes in the second half, just the right amount of drama. and mystery engages you to the end and the last 30 minutes of the film are simply speechless that part you need to experience it on screen.
Rishab Shetty as the Shiva rebellion is simply brilliant, his makeover and body language added realism to the character, Rishab Shetty’s performance is chilling in the last 20 minutes as the film brought a new side to Rishab Shetty, Kishore , as a powerful forest officer nailed his role and the rest of the cast performed well in their respective roles.
Rishab Shetty shows his courage in acting and has managed to present a deeply rooted story, engaging us with his brilliant writing and shooting.
Technically Kantara is top notch DOP Aravind Kashyap did a brilliant job, he just takes us into the world of Kantara by creating the right mood, lighting and framing, B Ajaneesh Loknath’s music is good, the songs are not been registered but we can see its brilliance in BGM and the rest of the technical departments have done well.
Overall, Kantara is a must-see masterpiece and film for a theatrical experience.
Rating: 3.5 / 5