After SS Rajamouli’s RRR, another South film has made it to the Oscars 2023. You heard it right! Rishab Shetty’s blockbuster film Kantara has qualified for the Academy Awards contention list under the Best Picture and Best Actor categories along with 301 films.
The divine drama, one of the highest-grossing film of 2022, is now eligible for Oscar members to cast a vote to push it through to the main nominations. Recently, the film has completed its 100 days in the theatres and raked in over Rs 400 crore globally. As it’s Oscar journey has started, we will soon know if it will make it to the final nominations or not.
Hombale Films’ took to their Twitter handle and announced, “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 #Oscars #Kantara #HombaleFilms (sic).”
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
— Hombale Films (@hombalefilms) January 10, 2023
Talking to IndiaToday.in, The founder of Hombale Films’ Vijay Kiragandur said, “We are ecstatic and elated at the same time after seeing the contention list. Kantara has been a divine blessing to 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.” Voting for the Oscar will be commenced on 11-17 January and the final nominations will come out on January 24.
Kantara, starring Rishab Shetty, Sapthami Gowda, Kishore, Achyuth Kumar and Pramod Shetty, is based on the Bhoota Kola tradition that is practiced in Karnataka.
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