Challenging star Darshan's much-delayed movie Boss was to release on 14th January. In a meeting held at the KFCC on 6th January, Boss producer Ramesh Yadav and Sa Ra Govindu requested producer Ramu to delay the release of Kanteerava by a week to avoid a clash between two big stars like Vijay and Darshan at the Box Office. Ramu agreed to release his movie on 21st of this month.
Kanteerava has been directed by Thushar Ranganath. On his Facebook page, the director posted, "Hi freinds, Kanteerava is delayed by a week and will be released on January 21. It will hit the theatres across the state including Anupama theatre in Bangalore. Watch 'Kechedeya Kannadiga' Kanteerava and wish us good luck."
However, Kanteerava is a triangular love story of an orphan boy. Produced under the banner Ramu Enterprises, the movie has Chakri's music, Dasari Seenu's camerawork and Thriller Manju's fights. Besides Vijay and Shubha, it also features Risheeka Singh, Rahul Dev, Srinivasmurthy and Yamuna are in the other important cast.