South Roundup: Rishab Shetty's acclaimed Kannada film Kantara to release in Hindi on October 14; Fahadh Faasil teams up with Aparana Balamurali for Dhoomam

The week has come to an end and the South film industry has some exciting news to offer! Take a look.

Kannada film Kantara to release in Hindi! 

If you haven't heard of the Kannada film titled Kantara, then you've been living under a rock. Lauded by the audience, critics and celebrities, the film has taken the internet by storm with positive reviews. Now, considering the massive success of Kantara in Kannada, the makers have decided to release the film for the Hindi audience. 

Kantara will be released in Hindi on October 14. Directed and led by Rishab Shetty, it also stars Sapthami Gowda, Kishore, and Achyuth Kumar. Set in the fictional village of Dakshina Kannada, Kantara is a visual grandeur that brings alive the traditional culture of Kambala and Bhoota Kola art form to the fore. The soul of the story is on human and nature conflict which is deeply rooted in the coastal culture and folklore of Karnataka.

Speaking on the release of Kantara, producer Vijay Kiragandur said, "Kantara is in a different genre from KGF. We wanted the world to see the distinct cultural identity that we are proud of. The movie spells of sacred customs and traditions, hidden treasures and generational secrets against the backdrop of uniquely rugged, charming landscapes of Coastal Karnataka. The distinct storyline of the movie is surely going to intrigue the fans nationally as well as globally. We have plans to release Kantara in different languages too in the coming week."

Fahadh Faasil teams up with KGF makers for their upcoming film Dhoomam

The makers of KGF, Hombale Films, announced their upcoming film with Fahadh Faasil and National Award winner Aparana Balamurali. Hombale Films shared the mahurat shots of their new film Dhoomam. The film will be directed by Pawan Kumar who helmed acclaimed films like Lucia and U-Turn. Dhoomam, a thriller, will be released in 4 languages including Malayalam, Kannada, Tamil and Telugu. 

Dhoomam marks the second announcement from Hombale Films into the Malayalam Film Industry, after the grand announcement of Tyson earlier. Apart from Fahadh and Aparna, the film stars Achyut Kumar, Joy Mathew, Dev Mohan, Anu Mohan, Nandhu in pivotal roles. The music for the movie will be given by Poornachandra Tejaswi and cinematography will be done by celebrated cinematographer Preetha Jayaram. National award-winners Anees Nadodi (Production Design) and Poornima Ramaswamy (Costume Design) have also been roped in for the interesting project. 

According to the makers, the film promises to be a racy fast-paced thriller with an intensive plot. The movie is set for a summer release and will be extensively shot in Karnataka and Kerala. Speaking on the mahurat, the producer Vijay Kiragandur spoke, "We are delighted with our association with Fahadh and Aparna. Dhoomam has a unique storyline which is different from all the genres of traditional cinema. Director Pawan Kumar has worked on the script for several months and we believe this is going to cause a frenzy among the fans. We are very excited about this upcoming movie with a solid cast and crew by our side."

(Source: Twitter)