Shaakuntalam is an upcoming Indian Telugu-language period drama film directed by Gunasekhar, and starring Samantha Akkineni in the lead role. The film is based on the famous Sanskrit play Abhijnanasakuntalam, written by the ancient Indian poet Kalidasa.
The movie has been in the making for quite some time, and fans have been eagerly waiting for its release. Recently, it was announced that Shaakuntalam will be releasing on an OTT platform. In this article, we will discuss the release date of Shaakuntalam on OTT and what viewers can expect from this highly anticipated film.
This Article Include
- About Shaakuntalam
- Shaakuntalam Storyline
- Shaakuntalam Budget
- Shaakuntalam Box Office Collection
- Where and when can you watch Shaakuntalam on OTT?
- Shaakuntalam Trailer
- In Conclusion
- Frequently Asked Questions:
Shaakuntalam is an upcoming Telugu-language period drama film directed by Gunasekhar and produced by Neelima Guna and Dil Raju. The movie is based on the famous Sanskrit play Abhijnanasakuntalam, written by the ancient Indian poet Kalidasa. The film features Samantha Akkineni in the lead role, along with Dev Mohan, Aditi Balan, and others in supporting roles.
|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|
|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|
|Initial Release Date||4 November 2022 (postponed)|
|Critical Reception||Mixed to negative|
The story of Shaakuntalam revolves around the love story of King Dushyanta and Shakuntala, a young maiden from a hermitage. The plot explores the various trials and tribulations that the two face in their journey towards love, including misunderstandings, curses, and separation.
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.
Shaakuntalam Box Office Collection
According to Forbes, the movie had an underwhelming run at the box office in its first weekend, making a gross opening collection of $0.43 million in , with a worldwide gross collection that fell below $2 million. The film reportedly made a total gross of Rs 2.50 Crore Share value from the two Telugu-speaking states in 8 days.
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.
Where and when can you watch Shaakuntalam on OTT?
Shaakuntalam will be released on the OTT giant Amazon Prime Video in India. The OTT premiere date of Shaakuntalam is Friday, May 12, 2023. Prime Video is likely to make the film available in Telugu, Hindi, Tamil, Kannada and Malayalam audio formats.
Despite its promising cast and rich mythological source material, Shaakuntalam failed to make an impact on both the audience and critics. With poor storytelling and unimpressive visual effects, the film is a reminder that even a talented ensemble cannot save a movie from sinking if the script and execution are not up to par.
Frequently Asked Questions:
What is Shaakuntalam about?
Shaakuntalam is a 2023 Indian Telugu-language mythological drama film based on the popular play Abhignyana Shakuntalam by Kalidasa.
When will Shaakuntalam be available on OTT?
On May 12th, 2023, Shaakuntalam will premiere on Amazon Prime Video.
Who directed Shaakuntalam?
Shaakuntalam was written and directed by Gunasekhar.
Who stars in Shaakuntalam?
The film features Samantha in the titular role of Shakuntala and Dev Mohan as Dushyanta, the king of the Puru dynasty, along with Mohan Babu, Jisshu Sengupta, Madhoo, Gautami, Aditi Balan, and Ananya Nagalla in supporting roles.
When was Shaakuntalam released?
Shaakuntalam was theatrically released on 14 April 2023 in Telugu, along with its dubbed versions in Hindi, Tamil, Malayalam, and Kannada.
What was the reception of Shaakuntalam?
Shaakuntalam received mixed to negative reviews from critics who praised Samantha’s performance, soundtrack, and visual style, but criticized its VFX and writing. The film turned out to be a box-office bomb.
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