Kantara: Rishab Shetty’s Action-Thriller Slammed By Tumbbad Writer For Celebrating ‘Toxic Masculinity’

Kantara: Rishab Shetty’s action-thriller was recently slammed by Tumbbad writer Anand Gandhi for celebrating ‘toxic masculinity’

Kantara: Rishab Shetty's Action-Thriller Slammed by Tumbbad Writer For Celebrating 'Toxic Masculinity'
Kantara: Rishab Shetty’s Action-Thriller Slammed by Tumbbad Writer For Celebrating ‘Toxic Masculinity’

Kantara: Rishab Shetty’s Kantara created new milestone for Kannada cinema worldwide by crossing Rs 400 Crore at the box office. The action-thriller based on the ancient tradition of Bhoota-Kola is being hailed for its accurate depiction of rural customs and beliefs. The PAN (popular-across-nation) India blockbuster became a game-changer for not just Kannada but Indian cinema as well. According to senior film exhibitor and distributor Manoj Desai, was overwhelmed by the film’s humungous opening at Mumbai’s Gaiety Galaxy as well. In-spite of its massive success, the film has been criticised by a section of audiences for promoting ‘sexism.’ Recently, Anand Gandhi, one of the screenplay writers of the 2018 horror-fantasy Tumbbad also called out the Rishab Shetty directorial for glorifying ‘toxic masculinity.

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