Is Shaakuntalam Movie Hit Or Flop? Is This Historical Fantasy Movie Live Upto The Hype?

Shaakuntalam, the upcoming Telugu movie directed by Gunasekhar, has been a topic of discussion among film enthusiasts and critics. The movie is based on the famous Sanskrit play Abhijnanasakuntalam written by Kalidasa. Starring Samantha Akkineni in the lead role, Shaakuntalam is one of the most anticipated movies of 2023.

As with any new release, there is always a question about whether it will be successful or not. The buzz around Shaakuntalam has only added to the curiosity. Fans are eagerly waiting to see if this movie will live up to their expectations and become a hit at the box office or if it will turn out to be a flop.

Shaakuntalam Box Office Collection

Shaakuntalam Movie Details

Key Information Details
Movie Name Shaakuntalam
Language Telugu
Genre Mythological Drama
Director Gunasekhar
Producer Neelima Guna
Production Company Gunaa Teamworks
Distributor Sri Venkateswara Creations
Lead Cast Samantha Ruth Prabhu, Dev Mohan
Supporting Cast Mohan Babu, Jisshu Sengupta, Madhoo, Gautami, Aditi Balan, Ananya Nagalla
Budget ₹65 crores
Filming Locations Hyderabad, Ramoji Film City, Ananthagiri Hills, Gandipet Lake
Theatrical Release Date 14 April 2023
Digital Release Platform Amazon Prime Video
OTT Release Date 12 May 2023
Satellite Rights Not yet revealed
Cinematographer Sekhar V. Joseph
Editor Prawin Pudi
Initial Release Date 4 November 2022 (postponed)
Critical Reception Mixed to negative

Shaakuntalam Box Office Collection

 It has been 35 days since the movie’s premiere, yet the film’s box office collection has not increased. According to mtwikiblog, Shakuntalam has so far amassed 7.27 crores nationwide. At the same time, the global display stands at barely 11 crores.

On April 14, 2023, the picture was released in theatres, but neither viewers nor reviews were particularly impressed. On its sixth day in theatres, Shaakuntalam earned almost Rs 0.16 crore. There was a significant drop in revenue. Thus there were fewer screenings of the film since week 1.

Production Budget   80 Crore                          
First Day Collection Rs  3 Crore
First Weekend Collection Rs 7.2 Crore 
Indian Box Office Collection Rs 7.2 Crore
Worldwide Collection Rs 11.1 Crore

Shaakuntalam Budget

According to bollymoviereviews, the budget for the movie was 65 crore. Ramoji Film City, Ananthagiri Hills, and Gandipet Lake are just some locations used in and around Hyderabad. On April 14, 2023, the picture debuted in theatres. Critics and audiences hated the film, which bombed at the box office.

Is Shaakuntalam Movie Hit Or Flop?

With a budget of around 60 crores, Shaakuntalam needs to gross 25 Crores distributor share or 50 Crores worldwide gross to achieve a hit status theatrically. This means the movie must perform exceptionally well at the box office. Shakuntalam’s worldwide gross is over 11.1 crore. Then, we can say that Shakuntalam was a flop, the fifth unsuccessful film produced by the South Indian film industry in 2023.

Shaakuntalam Box Office Collection

To learn more about the Shaakuntalam movie, please refer to the following articles:

Shakunthalam Starcast

  • Samantha Ruth Prabhu as Shakuntala
  • Dev Mohan  as Dushyanta
  • Sachin Khedekar as Kanva Maharishi
  • Mohan Babu as Durvasa Maharishi
  • Aditi Balan as Priyamvada
  • Ananya Nagalla as Anasuya
  • Prakash Raj as Sarangi
  • Gautami as Gautami
  • Madhoo as Menaka
  • Kabir Bedi as Kashyapa Maharishi
  • Jisshu Sengupta as Indra Deva
  • Kabir Duhan Singh as King Asura

Shaakuntalam Storyline

The plot of Shaakuntalam centers on the romance between King Dushyanta and Shakuntala, a young hermitage maiden. The story examines the various obstacles the couple faces on their path to love, such as misunderstandings, curses, and separation.

Shaakuntalam Trailer

Shaakuntalam Official Trailer - Telugu | Samantha, Dev Mohan | Gunasekhar | April14, 2023 Release

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