Kantara Film Review: A Highly Imaginative & Immersive Story
Last updated on July 25th, 2023 at 11:30 am
Kantara Film Review: Rishab Shetty has represented a highly imaginative & immersive tale of ignorance & misunderstanding in a colorful & visually engrossing manner.
When you can’t identify the villain within the first 30 minutes of the movie, that is a surefire sign of a well-written movie.
While remaining undetectable, the cunning antagonist gives the narration the appearance of suspicion.
Until we are engrossed in the movie and striving to unravel the puzzle, we cannot determine who the bad person is or what their motivations are.
Typically, the climax and that turning moment are extremely close together.
This is the sensation of watching Kantara, the latest film from actor-director Rishab Shetty, a well-written, gorgeously filmed, and astoundingly executed cinematic experience.
The main storyline of Kantara is well known. The central theme of the movie is the indigenous peoples’ claim to their ancestral homelands.
The native population and the government, which seeks to control their way of life, are engaged in a power struggle.
According to his wife’s recommendation, a man enters the forest to retrieve some herbal roots that will prohibit his hair from falling out.
The forest officer, Muralidhar (Kishore), takes offense and asks the residents, “Do you think this forest is your ancestral property?” Yes, to answer briefly.
Since they have long been a part of the forest’s ecosystem, the inhabitants believe they have a right to everything it has to give.
The native people are unable to understand the cop’s commands. They ponder, “Who the hell is he to tell us all these things?
While the residents of the forest find it difficult to comprehend how he has influence over their life, Muralidhar is unable to comprehend this attitude of entitlement.
The protagonist of the movie, played by Rishab, Shiva, is descended from a long line of men who practice ‘Bhoota Kola,’ or spirit worship.
However, he lacks the discipline to continue his family’s legacy because of life’s temptations. It’s fortunate for him that his younger brother carries out his Bhoota responsibilities with remarkable devotion and discipline.
Shiva enjoys hunting wild boars, which are revered in their culture as well. He kills wild boars in part because they appear in his nightmares, in a sort of way. In order to change and become the “demi-god,” he must first subdue his inner demons.
Rishab, who also wrote and directed this movie, uses vibrant and captivating visuals to describe this clash between ignorance and misunderstanding. He based this movie on Tulu Nadu folklore in the state of Karnataka.
By introducing us to the wild, bright, and youthful vigor of the inhabitants of that region’s lifestyle, he enriches every frame with pure sensory energy. The story of Kantara is enhanced by the culture of Bhootaradhane, which brings a potent sense of mystery and thrill.
The fantastic audio beats created by B. Ajaneesh Loknath work well with the stunning frames of cinematographer Arvind S. Kashyap.
Music is very important in the final 15 minutes of the film as it supports Rishab’s spectacular performance.