#Kantara, the latest Kannada movie directed by #RishabhShetty, has been making headlines ever since its release. True to its origins, the film of rustic brilliance is receiving positive responses from the who's who of the film fraternity across India, while wowing #cinema lovers! Image
Our Emeritus Director, Dr. K. Ullas Karanth, is the latest to share his admiration for Kantara. As a conservation organisation based in #Karnataka, we are pleased to share Dr. Karanth’s words of praise for the #film and the filmmaker as follows:
"I saw Rishab Shetty’s (@shetty_rishab) stunning movie, Kantara, last night! It was a deeply moving experience, which held me in a trance-like state from beginning to end."

#sandalwood #sandalwoodactress #puneethrajkumar #sapthamigowda #rakshithshetty
"I travelled back in time – a boy growing up in ‘South Kanara’ of 70 years ago – to the world of a many-splendored Dravidian variant of Hinduism, known as ‘Bhoota’ spirit worship."

#shettygang #theyyam #karnataka #movies #films #storytelling #localcommunities #collaboration
"A milieu enriched by Yakshagana theatre and Hulivesha tiger dancers as well as brute-force buffalo races and bloody cockfights. Equally electric was the connection Kantara made to my decades spent with the spectacular wildlife of Malenad."

#kannada #conservation
"I was blown away by the sophisticated, nuanced treatment of the rural society in transition – its faiths and livelihood as well as of the all-too-real conflicts between man and nature."

#wildlife #DivineBlockbusterKantara
"Kantara is a movie every conservationist should watch – more so the academics among them – who appear to have reduced it all to a simplistic ‘good versus evil’ morality tale."

#kantaramovie #rishabshetty #rajbshetty

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