Hombale Films, the banner behind Yash-led KGF Films, announced on Sunday that the Hindi version of its latest blockbuster Kantara will be released on October 14.
Written, directed and hosted by Rishab Shetty, the Kannada-era action thriller was released on September 30.
“We wanted the world to see our distinctive cultural identity, which we are proud of. The film spells out sacred customs and traditions, hidden treasures and generational secrets against the backdrop of the uniquely rugged, enchanting landscapes of the Karnataka coast,” Kiragandur said in a statement.
Set in the fictional village of Dakshina Kannada, Kantara follows a Kambala champion, played by Shetty, who comes into conflict with an upstanding Forest Range officer, Murali (Kishore).
Kambala is an annual race held from November to March on the Karnataka coast, in which a jockey drives a pair of buffaloes tied to the plow through parallel muddy trails. Kantara belongs to a different genre than KGF, the historical action film franchise, the producer added.
“The film’s distinctive storyline will captivate fans both nationally and internationally,” he said. In the press release, the creators also said that the Hindi version of the film will be released to over 800 screens across India.
Kantara also stars Achyuth Kumar and Sapthami Gowda in key roles.