Hombale Films, the production house behind Kannada blockbusters ‘ KGF ‘ and ‘Kantara’, aims to get Rs 3, 000 crore in the Indian entertainment industry in the coming five years.
Vijay Kiragandur , the particular founder of Hombale Movies, said the company is planning to produce movies in all south languages.
“We intend to invest Rs 3, 000 crore for the particular next 5 years within the amusement industry in India. We believe the entertainment business will grow more plus more.
“It will be a mixed bag associated with stories. Every year there will be five-six films including one event movie. As of now we have plans of making films in all south languages, ” Kiragandur told PTI in an interview.
The goal, the producer said, will be to reach out to a wider audience through culturally rooted stories.
“We want to make something that is liked by the global audience, but we want it in order to be grounded in our culture and tradition. All of us want to leave something behind for the younger generation. We all also want to contribute towards the Indian economy, ” he added.
In order to expand their viewership, the particular Bangalore-based manufacturing banner has decided in order to join hands with writers and filmmakers from the Hindi film market. Without divulging details, Hombale Films partner Chaluve Gowda said they have roped in two leading authors from Bollywood to pen movies for the banner.
“We are working with a couple of writers in Hindi… Once the story is usually ready then we will look for directors and then actors. We first concentrate on authors because they are the ones who create the story, ” this individual said.
The company’s upcoming movie slate includes pan-India Prabhas-starrer ‘Salaar’, set to end up being released on September 28. The action adventure film is directed by Prashanth Neel . They are also backing multilingual film ‘Dhoomam’, Kannada action movie ‘Bagheera’ plus Tamil film ‘Raghuthata’ with Keerti Suresh .
The banner is launching Yuva Rajkumar, grandson associated with superstar Rajkumar, in one of their forthcoming titles. The film will be directed by Santhosh Anandram and it will be released by the end of 2023.
“For the next year we have four to five movies and for another two years we will have 12 to 14 movies, ” Kiragandur added.
In 2024, there is a social thriller ‘Tyson’ inside pipeline along with Prithviraj Sukumaran, ‘Richard Anthony’ with Rakshit Shetty and a movie with director Sudha Kongara of ‘Soorarai Pottru’ fame.
Hombale Films, which was founded within 2013, tasted pan-India success in 2018 with period action ‘K. G. F: Chapter 1’ starring Yash. The first film produced by the company was Puneeth Rajkumar-led ‘Ninnindale’.
This year the particular banner had a golden run at the global box office with ‘KGF: Chapter 2’ plus ‘Kantara’ emerging as big successes. Both the movies possess reportedly earned over Rs 2, 500 crore worldwide.
“We were able to beat some records that all of us created, like ‘Kantara’ became the highest grossing film in Karnataka. For ‘KGF 2’ the footfalls were six crore and for ‘Kantara’ it was about two-and-half to three crore, inch Kiragandur said.
Also in the pipeline is the third part of ‘KGF’, which Gowda said may become their own focus after director Neel completes ‘Salaar’.
“There are plans to make ‘KGF 3’. Currently, Prashant is busy with ‘Salaar’ and once he or she has completed the film then he will certainly work on the script (for ‘KGF 3’). He has a storyline… It can happen next year or after that, inches the maker said.