Kantara (Kānthāratransl. ”Mystical Forest”) is a 2022 Indian Kannada-language action thriller film, written and directed by Rishab Shetty, and produced by Vijay Kiragandur, under Hombale Films.

CAST: Rishab Shetty, Kishore Kumar, Achuth Kumar, Sapthami Gowda in lead roles.

TELUGU SWAG RATING: 3.3 out of 5 stars

Top Reviewers:

TELUGU 360 (Rating: 3.25/5):

‘Kantara’ is a must-watch action-drama with a mystical touch. The technical departments show supreme talent. Rishab Shetty’s performance is one of the best ones in recent times.

Great Andhra (Rating: 3/5):

‘Kantara’ means deep forest. For Telugu audiences, the middle portions and some comedy sequences don’t work but the film’s strength lies in the climax episode and technical aspects.  On a whole this film takes the audience into a different world with its amazing background and sound effects. This is for those who want to experience an out of the box experience.

Mirchi9 (Rating: 3.25/5):

Rishab Shetty’s Kantara is a piece of cinematic brilliance that must be celebrated..A must watch movie for film lovers!

123TELUGU (Rating: 3.5/5):

On the whole, Kantara is a rustic village drama that has been narrated in a gritty manner. The film has a fair number of engrossing moments that will arrest you. Rishab Shetty’s remarkable act, and an adrenaline pumping climax are major assets. On the flip side, the film’s story is predictable and has a lengthy runtime. Barring this, the film also has good visuals and deserves a theatrical experience.

Times Of India (Rating: 3.5/5):

In the light of the sustained overall finesse, anything in this film that is less than totally unblemished will count only as a minor false stroke on an otherwise impeccably realised canvas. Kantara, propelled by Rishab Shetty’s blindingly good star turn and impressive directorial skills, is an insanely entertaining film. An absolute must watch.

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