In the next five years, Hombale Films, the Kannada production house behind KGF and Kantara, plans to invest Rs 3,000 crore in the Indian entertainment industry.
Hombale Films’ founder, stated that the company intends to produce films in all south Asian languages.
“For the next five years, we intend to invest Rs 3,000 crore in the Indian entertainment industry. We anticipate a steady expansion of the entertainment industry.
There will be a variety of stories. There will be five to six films, one of which will be an event film, each year. In an interview with PTI, Kiragandur stated, “We have plans to make movies in all south languages at the moment.”
The objective, the maker expressed, is to contact a more extensive crowd through socially established stories. We want to create something that will be appreciated by people all over the world, but we also want it to be rooted in our culture and tradition. We wish to leave a legacy for the next generation. Additionally, we intend to aid the Indian economy,” he added.
The Bangalore-based production house has decided to collaborate with Hindi film industry writers and directors in order to increase their audience.
Chaluve Gowda, a partner in Hombale Films, stated, “We have roped in two leading writers from Bollywood to write movies for the banner.” He did not provide any specifics.
“We are working with a few Hindi writers… Once the story is finished, we will look for actors and directors. We first focus on journalists since they are the ones who make the story,” he said.
Salaar, starring Prabhas and set for release on September 28, is one of the company’s upcoming films. The activity experience movie is coordinated by Prashanth Neel. They are also funding the multilingual Dhoomam, the Kannada action film Bagheera, and the Keerthy Suresh-starring Tamil film Raghuthata.
In one of their upcoming films, the banner is introducing Yuva Rajkumar, the superstar Rajkumar’s grandson. Santhosh Anandram will direct the movie, which will be released by the end of 2023.
Kiragandur went on to say, “For the next year, we have four to five movies, and for the next two years, we will have 12 to 14 movies.”
In 2024, Prithviraj Sukumaran’s social thriller Tyson, Rakshit Shetty’s Richard Anthony, and Sudha Kongara’s film Soorarai Pottru are all in the works.
In 2018, period action film K.G.F., produced by Hombale Films, which was established in 2013, achieved pan-India success. Section 1 featuring Yash. The Puneeth Rajkumar-led Ninnindale was the company’s first film.
With KGF, the banner had a record-breaking year at the global box office this year: Kantara and Chapter 2 emerge as significant successes. Worldwide, the two films are said to have made over Rs 2,000 crore.
We were able to break some of the records we set, like making Kantara the most successful film in Karnataka. “Kiragandur stated that there were approximately two and a half to three crore footfalls for Kantara and six crore for KGF 2, respectively.
The third part of KGF is also on the way, and Gowda said that once director Prashanth Neel finishes Salaar, it will be their focus.
“KGF 3 is being planned. As of now, Prashant is occupied with Salaar and whenever he has finished the film then he will chip away at the content (for KGF 3). The producer stated, “He has a storyline… It could happen next year or after that.”