Kantara to stream on Amazon Prime Video from today
Kannada-language period action thriller Kantara is having its world digital premiere on Prime Video today. Written, directed and headlined by Rishab Shetty, the film was released in the theatres on September 30 and went on to gross over Rs 400 crore at the box office.
The streaming giants shared a tweet to confirm the date on Wednesday.
Shetty, who plays the protagonist Shiva in the film, said he was excited about the global digital premiere of Kantara on Prime Video.
“Audiences from all corners of the country have showered immense love on Kantara. I am extremely excited that with its global digital premiere on Prime Video, we will be able to take our labour of love and hard work to a wider audience worldwide. It is a story that has universal appeal but the plot’s local flavour will keep viewers intrigued until the very end,” the actor-filmmaker said in a statement.
The story of Kantara is set around a small community living in the woodlands of Kaadubettu in the southern coastal state of Karnataka.
Producer Vijay Kiragandur of Hombale Films said the banner is always on the lookout for engaging tales like Kantara in an extraordinary yet relatable manner.
“Kantara is yet another film by us that has touched the hearts of audiences from varied regions and backgrounds. Rishab and the entire cast and crew have worked incredibly hard to create this beautiful film and we are delighted to take it to audiences across the globe through the exclusive launch on Prime Video,” he added.
The film will also be available to Prime members in Malayalam, Tamil and Telugu dub.