Kantara is a Kannada action thriller film written and directed by Rishab Shetty. Produced by Vijay Kiragandur under the banner of Hombale Films, the film stars Shetty himself as a Kambala champion who is at loggerheads with an upright DRFO officer, Murali (played by Kishore). Achyuth Kumar and Sapthami Gowda feature in supporting roles.

The film turned out to be a divine blockbuster at the box office and is therefore doing extremely well at the ticket windows everywhere. For the past few days, there have been rumors about Kantara making its digital debut on Amazon Prime Video on 4 November 2022. But earlier today (October 27), executive producer Karthik Gowda denied the news and reported that they will announce the OTT release date when it is ready. He took to his official Twitter handle to announce this where he posted, "Wrong News! We will let you know when it is coming but certainly not November 4th. ". Check it out: 

Kantara hit the screens on 30 September 2022 and received critical acclaim from fans and critics alike, who praised the cast performances, direction, writing, production design, cinematography, proper showcasing of the Bhoota Kola, action sequences, editing, soundtrack, and the wonderful musical score given by B. Ajaneesh Loknath. The movie also fared equally well in its dubbed versions in Hindi, Telugu, Malayalam, and Tamil. Kantara is an action thriller that revolves around Bhootha Kola, a traditional dance for the deity. Rishab Shetty recently hinted that the film may get a sequel. He further indicated that he will work on the same after taking a short break from work.

Set in a fictional village of Dakshina Kannada, Kantara brings alive the traditional culture of Kambla and Bhootha Kola. It is believed that Demigods are the guardians and their energies encircle the village. In the story, there is a ripple when a battle of ego swirls among the traditions and culture of the land. In a conflict between humanity and nature, Shiva is in rebellion and working against the latter. He engages in intense conflicts which leads up to a war between the villagers and evil forces.