Kantara Telugu Movie Review & Ratings | Hit or Flop?

Kantara Telugu Movie Review: Since its release, Kantara has gained immense popularity, and as a result of its undeniable success, its creators have decided to translate it into Telugu and Hindi. With the Telugu version just becoming available to the public today, October 15, 2022, and the Hindi version just being released yesterday, October 14, 2022, to positive reviews, let’s examine the film and see how it performed.

Kantara Telugu Movie Review


Shiva resides with his mother in a small tribal community. The individual is named Rishab Shetty. As a result of a horrific childhood experience, he has quit performing the Daivaradhane and Bhoota Kola ceremonies. As long as he can socialize with his pals and earn money performing odd jobs for his landlord, he doesn’t mind living on the streets (Achyut Kumar). The age-old conflict between man and the environment is given new depth by Forest Officer Murali (Kishore). Do you believe Shiva can halt Murali’s forest destruction? Murali could function as bait for larger fish.

Cast & Crew

Rishab Shetty, Kishore, Achuth Kumar, Sapthami Gowda, Pramod Shetty, Vinay Biddappa, Aravind Kashyap, B Ajaneesh Loknath, Pratheek Shetty, and K. M. Prakash are editors for Hombale Film, while Vijay Kiragandur is the producer.

Movie Verdict

With the release of KGF, the Kannada cinema industry shifted its focus from epics to more introspective stories like Kantara. The film’s core struggle is between humanity and nature, an intriguing concept that director Rishab Shetty executes brilliantly.

In the opening exposition of the film, the emotional foundation of the story is formed, and later scenes portraying Shiva (Rishab Shetty) and the Kambla race are so expertly portrayed that you feel like you’re actually in the story. Despite the story’s predictability and lack of originality, the technical quality more than makes up for it.

With the exception of a few repetitive scenes in the second half, the final 30 minutes of the film will leave you speechless, and you’ll be captivated throughout. The second half of the film digs further into the genuine narrative of culture and traditions interwoven with a mystery, whilst the first half is filled with entertaining sequences and situational comedy.

In his role as a tough forest officer, Rishab Shetty Kishore excelled, and the rest of the cast also did an outstanding job. In spite of this, Shiva, whose character development and naturalistic acting technique made the role believable, is the film’s most enduring aspect.

Rishab Shetty’s skillful writing and direction succeed in achieving his objective of delivering a story with a solid foundation.

Kantara is a technically proficient director of photography. Aravind Kashyap skillfully transports us to Kantara through the use of the appropriate backdrop, lighting, and frame. B Even though the songs are forgettable, Ajaneesh Loknath’s background score (BGM) is great, and the rest of the technical aspects of the film are superbly executed.

In conclusion, Kantara is a must-see masterpiece and film.

Plus Points:

  • Making
  • Cinematography
  • Performances
  • Theme

Minus Points:

  • Few Repetitive scenes

Rating: 3.5/5

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