Rishab Shetty’s latest release Kantara which was released amidst low expectations turned into a sensational blockbuster and minted over 400 crores at the box office in its full run. Though the movie was not an exceptional one, it emerged as one of the biggest blockbusters.
Though the movie has impressed many, Kantara has failed to impress producer and creative director Anand Gandhi who produced the movie Tumbbad. The filmmaker took to Twitter and sparked a debate with his controversial opinion about the Rishab Shetty starrer. “Kantara is nothing like Tumbbad. My idea behind Tumbbad was to use horror as an allegory of toxic masculinity and parochialism. Kantara is a celebration of these,” he said. The tweet drew strong reactions from many, including Vasan Bala.
The statement left Twitter divided. While many backed the Kannada film, a section of the social media platform sided with Tummbad. “Kantara depicts the journey from debauchery to enlightenment, with nativism playing an enabling role. Tumbbad is the exact opposite- a glorification of debauchery and stereotyping of the natives. You’re right – Kantara is nothing like Tumbbad,” a Twitter user tweeted.
While the Kantara movie turned out into a huge blockbuster everywhere, the 2018 release Tumbbad couldn’t make any impact at the box office but it was praised by everyone.