Films are breaking language barriers: ‘Kantara’ director Rishabh Shetty

Panaji,(IANS, Rishabh Shetty, director of South’s superhit film ‘Kantara’, has said that films are now crossing the barriers of language. And if the content connects with the audience, the film is accepted as an all India film. ‘Kantara’ directed by Rishab Shetty has been well received. He was speaking during a masterclass on ‘Representing Cultural […]
 


Panaji,( IANS, Rishabh Shetty, director of South’s superhit film ‘Kantara’, has said that films are now crossing the barriers of language. And if the content connects with the audience, the film is accepted as an all India film. ‘Kantara’ directed by Rishab Shetty has been well received. He was speaking during a masterclass on ‘Representing Cultural Diversity and Identifying New Markets’ at the International Film Festival of India on Thursday.
He said, “Films today are transcending the barriers of language. If the content connects with the audience then the film will be accepted as a pan India film. I believe in the mantra that if a film is more local, So it has a huge universal appeal.”
Shetty said that Kantara depicts the ongoing struggle between man and nature.
He said, “It is an amalgamation of nature, culture and imagination. Our culture and belief system is inherent in each and every one of us. This film is the result of childhood experiences and folktales I heard in ‘Tulunadu’ culture. . So, I wanted the film’s background music to naturally be a beacon of culture.”
Talking about the role of Shiva in Kantara, Shetty said that he had a passion to play such a character since childhood.
“The idea of ​​’Kantara’ was conceived during the second Covid lockdown and I shot the entire film in my hometown Kundapura in Karnataka’s Dakshina Kannada district,” he said.
Talking about his powerful performance in Kantara, he said that the climax is essential as it is what stays with the people.