Indian Cinema’s Role in Fostering Discussions on Environment, Climate, and Conservation: Rishab Shetty’s Kantara Screened at United Nations, Geneva
Indian cinema has been receiving global attention for its contribution to the art of storytelling and for its diverse themes. The latest feather in the cap is Rishab Shetty’s Kantara, which has been selected for a screening at the United Nations in Geneva on March 17, 2023. This is a moment of pride for Indian cinema as it showcases the impact that cinema can have in fostering discussions on critical issues such as environment, climate, and conservation.
Kantara is a film that has already made its mark globally, having had a successful run in several languages. The film was released in Kannada and Hindi versions on September 30 and October 14, 2022, respectively. Written and directed by Rishab Shetty, the film features Sapthami Gowda, Kishore Kumar G, and Rishab Shetty himself in pivotal roles. The film is produced by Vijay Kiragandur and Chaluve Gowda under Hombale Films, which has been a game-changer in the South Indian film industry.
Rishab Shetty has reached Geneva to complete the oral submission and to talk about Indian cinema’s role in fostering discussions on environment, climate, and conservation. According to the Centre for Global Affairs and Public Policy’s social media handle, CGAPP Director Anindya Sengupta met Rishab Shetty on the sidelines of the UNHRC Session in Geneva.
The screening of Kantara at the United Nations is a significant moment for Indian cinema. It highlights the growing importance of cinema in creating awareness and initiating discussions on critical issues that affect the planet. Kantara’s selection for screening at the UN is also a testament to the film’s impact and its ability to connect with audiences across cultures and languages.
Rishab Shetty’s work is a reflection of the changing face of Indian cinema, which is breaking away from the traditional Bollywood formula and embracing diversity and regionalism. Hombale Films, the production house behind Kantara, has been a pioneer in this regard, producing films that have redefined the South Indian film industry.
The success of films like Kantara and KGF 1 & 2 has put Hombale Films on the map, and the production house is now gearing up for more significant releases like ‘Yuva’ and ‘Salaar,’ both of which are highly anticipated films of this year.
The screening of Kantara at the United Nations is a significant moment for Indian cinema and a reflection of its growing importance in shaping global conversations. Rishab Shetty’s work is a testament to the power of cinema in creating awareness and initiating discussions on critical issues that affect the planet. It is a moment of pride for Indian cinema and a reminder of its potential to make a positive impact on society.