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28 Aug

Kantara movie explained

Mass delivers a class that makes it stand out from the competition when it has a compelling plot. Kantara Dhanta Kathe, the film's full title, roughly translates to "the legend of the forest."

True to its name, it weaves together folklore and magic with everyday life in a story that deftly makes a statement on the pervasiveness of the caste system itself. The movie's cleverness resides in how simple it is for the audience to swallow the genre-defying plot. Not to mention the eye candy it provides, which is enjoyable to see on a big screen. There are countless ways to appreciate this movie, but let's start with the plot.

The Battle Between the Police and the Villagers

King gifts the local tribes of the forest area in 1947 in exchange for peace and protection from their God, the Panjurli Daiva, and the story of "Kantara" officially begins. Although the families will continue to follow God, he is forewarned that any attempt to break his word will anger God. In 1970, the King's heir requested the return of the territory. At the Bhoota Kola celebration, he makes the request.

It is an amalgamation of the recital, dance, music, and costumes. Shiva's father is doing it, and it appears that he possesses God himself at this time. "Kantara" made the imaginative choice to maintain the dialogue between God's vessel and the King's descendant in Kannada while simply translating the former's words. We could comprehend that after their conversation, Shiva's father ran off into the forest and vanished in a flash of fire after warning him about the repercussions of breaking his ancestor's oath. A few months later, the man passes away as he is still regaining the property.

The plot unfolds in twenty years. Shiva is an adult and the top bull racer in his community. The henchmen of Devendra Suttooru, referred to as "Dora" throughout the film, which means the head or the caretaker, is not happy about this, though. He is the go-to person for village issues and the present descendent of the King. Dora ends the argument by disciplining his men and informing them of the importance of supporting one another as a village. Returning to Shiva, he is merely a person who lives daily as it comes and has no overarching goal. With the arrival of the new forest officer, Muralidhar, his life begins to change.

The plot unfolds in twenty years. Shiva is an adult and the top bull racer in his community. The henchmen of Devendra Suttooru, referred to as "Dora" throughout the film, which means the head or the caretaker, is not happy about this, though. He is the go-to person for village issues and the present descendent of the King. Dora ends the argument by disciplining his men and informing them of the importance of supporting one another as a village. Returning to Shiva, he is merely a person who lives daily as it comes and has no overarching goal. With the arrival of the new forest officer, Muralidhar, his life begins to change.

To avoid the inspector's watchful eye, he and his companions begin operating in the middle of the night. Things don't go as planned, though, since one night, while Shiva and his buddies are in the middle of falling a tree, the tree unintentionally lands on a police car, seriously injuring the occupants. The team hides as a result of this. When they return to their homes one evening to see their family, everyone save Shiva is apprehended. He visits Leela to apologise. They come to an understanding and stay up all night together. Shiva says he intends to give himself up the following morning to help the village, but as luck would have it, the police are already waiting for him. Muralidhar is seriously hurt during his detention as a result of his foolishness. The movie has gotten much attention for its plot and imagery, dubbed ground-breaking in several fields. We want to take a moment to highlight this. However, none of it could stop it from falling victim to the worn-out cliché of employing women only as the hero's love interest, who is objectified both for the viewer and the male lead. Seriously, Shiva has no problem reaching or grabbing her without her permission. Unfortunately, South Indian cinema is heavily influenced by the "Arjun Reddy/Kabir Singh" school of thought, and everything is fine as long as you are the "hero."  While he is in jail, the tale begins to fall apart even more. Dora's plans for the village aren't all that wonderful. To get the word out that the people should sell their property to him, he tries to persuade Gurudeva. He declines, and Dora stabs him before burying his body in the community. As Dora has registered all of the lands under his name, Murali is discussing the urgency of covering the area to reserve forests before the people are taken advantage of. Dora learns about this. Shiva is released on bail by Raghav, but Dora persuades him that he is doing this for other reasons. By telling Shiva that Muralidhar is the one who needs to murder Guruva, he also provokes Shiva. When Shiva loses control of his anger, he takes recreational drugs to help him think clearly before meeting the local blacksmith. He is informed by the man that he witnessed Guruva and Dora just before he was killed. Unbeknownst to them, Shiva has been pursued by Dora's goons, who intend to murder him. The example demonstrates why "Kantara" merits the accolades it receives. Shiva's defiance of the thugs in the action scene is a work of pure art. We haven't witnessed such unadulterated emotion delivered with such grace in a very long time.

What Happens To Shiva in the "Kantara" Ending? Is he alive or dead?

The villagers back home now understand Dora for who he truly is. When Shiva arrives on the scene, he lets them know that Guruva's death was also his fault. It's time for the climactic confrontation, and Dora arrives armed and prepared to eliminate everyone standing in his way. The villagers, though, are just as prepared for battle. The visual grandeur that follows is pure and is accomplished with such perfection that it leaves you speechless. However, it doesn't have a happy conclusion. Dora kills Shiva, and the villagers are left with little hope. But tides can occasionally change at any time to demonstrate a miracle. Shiva has always had hallucinations about a God in the forest and nightmares about a boar attacking him. But he had overcome his concerns that day. He arrived to provide protection when needed because he was a member of God's host. Shiva is taken over by God, who unleashes chaos on the attackers. He eliminates all barriers to the settlement by killing Dora and all of his goons. A few months pass, and Shiva is still performing at the festival while under the control of God.

He signals the locals and the officials to work together to defend the forest by joining their hands. He immediately moves in the direction of the cry coming from the jungle. It is both the screech of his deceased father and the voice of God, who has always been the same. Once their work is over, they reunite in the fire circle and vanish without a trace. Years later, when Shiva's son inquires about his father's disappearance, he is met with a smirk, maybe hinting that he will meet a similar end.

Conclusion: What Is Effective For "Kantara"?

You cannot go wrong when the tale is a movie's main character. The Bhoota Kola festival and the Kambala tournaments were two examples of aspects that lent authenticity and rawness to the film. The film's most significant advantage is that it does not hold back from displaying its flaws. The actors appeared convincing in their roles, which improved the story.

 

The actors appeared convincing in their roles, which improved the story. They weren't just acting; they had to let go of their inhibitions to the degree that shows how skilled they were at what they did. Although it appears to be a popular show, you can tell immediately that it is only a front. While it undoubtedly aims to amuse, it does not pander to any particular audience, making it a film with spirit. One such movie is "Kantara," which also has a high rewatchability. If you could only see one good movie this week, month, or year, make it "Kantara" since it will make your life much more enlightened.