Mumbai The year begins on a big note for Kannada cinema as Rishabh Shetty’s ‘Kantara’ has made it to the Academy Award merit list in the Best Picture and Best Actor categories, which means ‘Kantara’ will be among the Oscar members. deserves to vote to move it forward. Through the main enrolment, in the last few weeks, SS Rajamouli’s ‘RRR’ qualified in the Best Original Song category for the song ‘Nattu Nattu’. Although ‘Kantara’ got a late entry in the Oscar race. Having ‘RRR’ and ‘Kantara’ in the enrollment under various categories will surely mark a new height for South cinema and definitely the fans of both the industries are in a mood to celebrate.‘Kantara’ was submitted for the Oscars 2023, which has surely made all Kannada people very proud. During the film’s successful run in the theatres, netizens urged the makers to bring the film to Oscars and they started trending with various hashtags to send the film to Oscars. Now sharing this joy on their Twitter page, the makers wrote, “We are very happy to inform that ‘Kantara’ has got 2 Oscar Qualifications! Heartfelt thanks to all those who have supported us. We Looking forward to sharing this journey ahead with everyone.” for your support. Can’t wait to see it shine at the #Oscars #Kantara #HombaleFilms (sic).”
We are very happy to share that ‘Kantara’ has received 2 Oscar Qualifications! Heartfelt thanks to all those who supported us. We look forward to further sharing this journey with all your support. i can’t wait to see it shine @shetty_rishab #Oscar #Kantara #HombaleFilms
– Hombale Films (@hombalefilms) January 10, 2023
Written and directed by Rishab Shetty, ‘Kantara’ released in Kannada on 30 September. Seeing the unexpected reaction across Karnataka and other parts of India, the makers were forced to dub the film in other languages in successive weeks and ‘Kantara’ went on to become a stupendous blockbuster in Hindi and Telugu languages.