The year 2023 is off to a great start for Kannada film as Rishab Shetty’s “Kantara” qualified for the Academy Awards in the Best Picture and Best Actor categories. This means that Oscar members can vote to advance “Kantara” to the main nominations. In recent weeks, SS Rajamouli’s “RRR” generated a lot of buzz for qualifying in the Best Original Song category for the song “Naattu Naattu.” Despite the fact that “Kantara” entered the Oscars competition quite late. Being nominated for “RRR” and “Kantara” in several categories would undoubtedly mark a new high for South Asian film, and fans of both sectors will undoubtedly be celebrating.
The fact that “Kantara” was nominated for an Oscar in 2023 has undoubtedly made all Kannada people incredibly proud. Netizens demanded that the filmmakers submit the film to the Oscars throughout the film’s successful run in theatres, and they trended with several hashtags urging them to do so. Now posting their pleasure on Twitter, the creators stated, “We are thrilled to announce that “Kantara” has earned two Oscar nominations! A sincere thank you to everyone who has helped us. We are excited to embark on this journey with your help. Can’t wait to watch Kantara and Hombale Films flourish at the Oscars.”
Take a look at the Tweet of the makers:
“Kantara,” a film that Rishab Shetty both wrote and directed, was released on September 30 solely in Kannada. The filmmakers were forced to subtitle the movie in additional languages over the course of several weeks after they saw the unexpected response it received in Karnataka and other regions of India. As a result, “Kantara” went on to become a phenomenal blockbuster in Hindi and Telugu with incredible collections for its content and theme, which struck a chord with audiences all over India.