Kantara qualifies for Oscar contention in Best picture and Best actor categories


Rishab Shetty’s Kantara has finally made it to the Academy Awards qualification list. The film has been qualified in the Best Picture and Best Actor categories for Oscars 2023. Kantara was a late entry in the most prestigious award show Oscars 2023 and the fans were all proud. During Kantara’s successful run into the theatres, the fans urged the makers to submit their movie for the Oscars.

It is a sheer pride moment for the film as it has made its name among the 301 movies. Moreover, the film has recently completed 100 days of its release in the theatres and is still running in cinema halls.

While expressing their delight for being qualified for the Oscars contention list for the Best picture (Main) category and best actors category, the makers of the film, ‘Hombale Films’ shared on their social media writing: “We are overjoyed to share that ‘Kantara’ has received 2 Oscar qualifications! A heartfelt thank you to all who have supported us. We look forward to share this journey ahead with all of your support. Can’t wait to see it shine at the @shetty_rishab #Oscars #Kantara #HombaleFilms”

The producer of the film Vijay Kiragandur also expressed his pride for the film being qualified for the contention list. He said, “We are ecstatic and elated at the same time after seeing the contention list. Kantara has been a divine blessing for us. We are making every effort to promote the movie and we will do whatever it takes to qualify for the nominations. We are already in touch with our foreign distributors for the movie campaign promotions. Kantara has been a wonderful and a thrilling journey for all of us involved and we cumulatively take pride in how the movie has shaped and received appreciation globally.”

Kantara was released in the Kannada version and Hindi version on 30th September and 14th October respectively. The film is written and directed by Rishab Shetty. Produced by Vijay Kiragandur and Chaluve Gowda, under Hombale Films, the film features Rishab Shetty, Sapthami Gowda, and Kishore Kumar G in pivotal roles.


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