- We have grown with him, says Vijay Kirgandur.
2022 is the year that bore the Kannada film industry to the ultimate level. Despite the world bouncing back to normality and the movie industry seeing its post-pandemic battles, the Kannada film industry thrived in finding the viewers’ pulse and identifying what the groups were looking for.
‘KGF 2’ and ‘Kantara’ are two movies that transformed the face of the Kannada film industry, and the remaining is history.
In an interview, Vijay Kirgandur of Hombale Films spoke up about the hit of both movies, working with Rishab Shetty, Yash and their unique relationship with Puneeth Rajkumar. The filmmaker also spilt the beans on how Rishab has the talent of making magic onscreen, their plans to promote the next big film with him and much more.
Kantara has made history. Who will you credit for the blockbuster film?
It’s the crew’s effort – directors, cast, the production team, and the production house (laughs). It is a united effort. We are glad that we could offer back-to-back blockbusters this year.
What is your next project of action after the massive success?
The plan is ready, so we must live up to it and ensure that we continue to provide the content that our viewers like. We have a perfect lineup for next year. We will accomplish what we have achieved in 2022.
What convinced you to direct ‘KGF’ and ‘Kantara’?
We still keep two things in mind while making a movie. One is the screenplay and the story, and the second one is the filmmaker who can manage it.
We still look for someone who can make what is there in the script. So that is how both the films were taken as the stories were good and we had qualified directors.