Lots of Devtaas, joy, color, songs, music, dance, murga ladai, buffalo race, love, tears, and all that celebrates life, i.e., Hindu ethos
Desk: Kantara is a movie that is simply one of the best that has been made in India since the time the first reels were rolled.
It is celebration of everything India, and everything Indian.
It is rooted in the soil of the land and the dusts of the culture. It is celebration of life, joy, traditions, folklore, hope, struggle, nature and everything else that makes Hinduism such a joyous journey of life.
Kantara is a movie that should have defined how films are imagined in India.
Sadly, just the opposite has happened in Bollywood for decades where derooted and deracinated English-speaking moviemakers in collaboration with urdu-ised script and dialogue writers have wreaked havoc on the native culture, language, ethos, tradition and folklores.
Hopefully, Kantara will prove to be a start of a new beginning: of celebration of joy, culture, native traditions and native emotions.
It is indication of things that remarkable movies are being churned out in South Cinema.
Kantara is a Kannada language movie. However, the Hindi dubbing is done in a masterly way and nowhere one feels that a Bollywood masala urdu-ised Hindi has been used in the dubbing.
That itself says a lot about the moviemakers and indicates that they had a clear picture in mind about what they wanted to present before the audience.
Kantara is all set to break all records on the box office.
The buzz has already set in.
The masses and the classes both are echoing the same sentiments. That this is a movie that India deserves and that this is a movie that the audience would love to watch.
The number of footfalls in the theatres are increasing as the days pass by.
In Jamshedpur too, Kantara shows are being filled up fast as people start lining up for enjoying one of the best fares offered by Indian cinema in the recent times, and possibly one of the best that has ever been made in India.
It is a no-brainer that this movie was made on a modest budget. However, it has already reaped in more than 100 crores in a few days.
Karnataka forests are where this story has been set in. There is a ongoing tussle for land and forest by the local dwellers.
And amidst this all is the story of devtas that the villagers worship steeped in local roots.
Rishab Shetty has written and directed the movie and has also played the hero – Shiva.
The entire movie has been made with stunning visuals and gladdening cinematography.
Kantara is a movie that every Indian should watch.
It is a movie that leaves Hollywood far behind in storytelling.
And Bollywood comes as a big cropper and a huge cipher when compared with such masterclass story-telling and cinematography.
The success of Kantara, a Kannada film, in the entire country has given rise to the hopes that this would help correct the twisted narratives being churned out by Bollywood and some other regional cinema industries.
However, the left-liberal gang is already getting unnerved as they start making wild allegations and accusations.
That Kantara reflects Hinduism in all its glory is something that can’t be digested by many in the left-libbo gang is known to most of the Indians.
What is interesting is their wild allegations and airy potshots.
Some of them now say that even Kantara is not Hindu. Lol!
There are many Kamal Hasans scattered in the society.
One day they might claim that Brahma, Vishna and Mahesh or the Vedas have nothing to do with Hinduism.
Or that worshipping deities is not Hinduism.
However, the masses are hardly bothered by the burns and smoke emanating out of left-libbo hearts.
People are just busy enjoying celebration of Hindu ethos in cinema theatres.
The way it should be.