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India’s Hombale Movies Reveals Particulars Of ‘Kantara 2’; Rishab Shetty

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EXCLUSIVE: India’s Hombale Movies, the studio behind mega-hits Kantara and the Okay.G.F. franchise, has confirmed that Kantara 2 will probably be a prequel that delves into the backstory of the folklore that options within the first movie. 

Kantara star and director Rishab Shetty is at present scripting the highly-anticipated Kannada-language characteristic, a part of an bold slate throughout 4 South Indian languages introduced by the Bangalore-based studio, which just lately pledged to take a position Rs30bn (U.S.$370m) in movies and collection over the following 5 years. Shetty will once more star in and direct the movie. 

“Rishab is writing the story now and has gone to the forests of coastal Karnataka together with his writing associates for 2 months to conduct analysis for the movie,” Hombale Movies group director Chaluve Gowda instructed Deadline.

Hombale Movies’ founder Vijay Kiragandur added: “He plans to start out taking pictures in June, as a portion of the shoot requires the wet season, and our intention is to offer the movie a pan-India launch in April or Could subsequent yr.” 

Launched final September, Kantara turned an enormous sleeper hit throughout India, initially taking off in its authentic Kannada-language model, then snowballing when variations in Hindi, Tamil, Telugu and Malayalam had been additionally launched. Produced on a funds of Rs160m (US$2m), the movie went on to gross Rs3.97bn (US$48.8m) in India and abroad. 

Prime Video acquired Indian and choose worldwide rights to the South Indian language variations of the film, whereas Netflix has the English and Hindi variations in some territories. 

Deeply rooted within the conventional folklore of coastal Karnataka, Kantara revolves across the battle between a gaggle of villagers, whose land is beneath the safety of a neighborhood deity, and the forestry division that’s making an attempt to say the land for the federal government. The prequel will discover the backstory of the deity and its pact with a troubled king who was meant to guard the villagers, and the character that surrounds them. 

Gowda mentioned the funds for the prequel will probably be considerably greater than for the primary movie: “Kantara was so profitable that no matter we do subsequent needs to be large, as expectations are excessive. We’ll add a couple of names to the solid however we wish to maintain it genuine and comparable in model and substance to the primary movie.”

Different key titles on Hombale’s upcoming slate embrace Prashanth Neel’s Telugu-language Salaar, starring Prabhas, which is scheduled for a large pan-India launch this September; Dhoomam, a Malayalam-language movie starring Fahadh Faasil and directed by Pawan Kumar; and Tamil-language Raghuthatha, directed by Suman Kumar (author on hit collection The Household Man) and starring Keerthy Suresh. 

Neel additionally directed Hombale Movies’ KGF: Chapter 1, the primary Kannada-language movie to be a success throughout India when it was launched in 2018, and KGF: Chapter 2, which was the highest-grossing movie in India final yr, outpacing even S.S. Rajamouli’s record-breaking RRR

Kiragandur and Chowda additionally confirmed that Hombale will begin producing collection from subsequent yr. “We’re already in talks with streaming platforms and are in search of good writers and administrators,” mentioned Chowda.

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