The dubbed Hindi version of Kantara is giving stiff competition to Bollywood A-listers’ recent Diwali outings: Akshay Kumar starrer Ram Setu and Ajay Devgn’s Thank God. According to reports, exhibitors have slowly started to replace shows of the two Bollywood films with the Kannada blockbuster.
Kantara‘s Hindi dubbed version has clocked in approximately Rs 40 crore within 16 days, riding on positive word of mouth and widespread critical acclaim. Ram Setu and Thank God meanwhile, have been lackluster at the box office.
After a 6-day dismissal performance by both Hindi releases—Ram Setu at around Rs 55 crore and Thank God clocking in Rs 27 crore—Kantara is still standing tall and is looking to grow stronger in its third week, with ticket rates approximately 40% lower than Ram Setu and 30% lower than Thank God, the report read.
“The distributors have given tight instructions to keep limited showcasing and avoid the negativity of shows getting cancelled due to zero audience. Some morning and noon shows are already cancelled for Monday, and things don’t look bright for both Ram Setu and Thank God,” the report read.