Kantara Telugu Movie Review & Ratings | Hit or Flop?

Kantara Telugu Movie Review: Kantara, the Kannada film is trending since its release and with the great success of the film, makers have decided to release it in all the languages like Telugu and Hindi, however, the Hindi version was released yesterday October 14th and got some good response and now it’s Telugu turn the film has released today October 15, 2022, well, let’s get into the review and let’s know how this turned out to be.




Shiva (Rishab Shetty) and his mother reside in a little tribal settlement. He rejects the Daivaradhane and Bhoota Kola traditions because of a traumatic event that occurred while he was a child. He doesn’t mind being a vagrant as long as he can hang out with his pals and earn a few dollars doing odd chores for his landlord (Achyut Kumar). The man-versus-nature struggle is given new depth with the introduction of Forest officer Murali (Kishore). Can Shiva stop Murali from destroying the forest? Or, are larger fish using Murali as a false bait?

Cast & Crew

Rishab Shetty, Kishore, Achuth Kumar, Sapthami Gowda, Pramod Shetty, Vinay Biddappa, and the film was directed by Rishab Shetty, while the cinematography has done by Aravind Kashyap, Music is composed by B Ajaneesh Loknath, while the film edited by Pratheek Shetty, K M Prakash and the film Produced by Vijay Kiragandurunder the banner of Hombale Film.

Movie Verdict

After KGF, the Kannada filmmaking style has changed in terms of larger-than-life films and deep routed content based films and Kantara comes under the second category, The film brings alive the traditional culture of Kambla and Bhootha Kola and the soul of the story is on human and nature conflict which itself is an interesting plot and director Rishab Shetty it executed so well.

The film starts off by explaining the soul of the tale, and later the introduction of Shiva(Rishab Shetty) with Kambla race is shot so well and the premise and cinematography pull you into the film and make you part of it, Though the storyline is simple and predictable, the technical brilliance makes it a unique experience.

The first half went with engaging scenes and situational comedy and the latter half deeply delve into the actual story of culture and traditions blended with a mystery you will be glued to the seat for sure, except few repetitive scenes in the second half, the right amount of drama and mystery engages you till the end and last 30 minutes of the film is just speechless that part you need to experience it on screen.

Rishab Shetty as rebellion Shiva is just brilliant his makeover and his body language added realism to the character, Rishab Shetty’s performance is chilling in the last 20 min as the film brought a new side of Rishab Shetty, Kishore, as a powerful forest officer nailed in his role and rest of the casts, did well in their respective roles.

Rishab Shetty shows his mettle in acting and he succeeded in presenting a deeply rooted tale, he makes us involved with his brilliant writing and taking.

Technically Kantara is top notch DOP Aravind Kashyap has done 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 songs didn’t register but we can see his brilliance in BGM and rest of the technical departments did well.

Overall, Kantara is a Master Piece and a must-watch film for a theatrical experience.

Plus Points:

  • Making
  • Cinematography
  • Performances
  • Theme

Minus Points:

  • Few Repetitive scenes

Rating: 3.5/5

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