Shaakuntalam is a romantic drama movie, directed and written by Gunasekhar, scheduled to release in 2023. Neelima Guna produced the film under Gunaa Teamworks, and Sri Venkateswara Creations distributed it.
Shaakuntalam Telugu Movie 2023 Cast, Release, & Reviews
The film is based on Kalidasa’s renowned play Abhignyana Shakuntalam and stars Samantha as the lead character Shakuntala, and Dev Mohan as Dushyanta, the king of the Puru dynasty. Additionally, supporting roles are played by Mohan Babu, Jisshu Sengupta, Madhoo, Gautami, Aditi Balan, and Ananya Nagalla.
The film opens with Menaka leaving her baby near Rishi Kanva’s hermitage before returning to heaven. While hunting an antelope in the forest during the summer, King Dushyanta was stopped by an ascetic who told him that the animal belonged to the ashrama of Kanva and asked him not to kill it. The ascetic encouraged Dushyanta to visit the ashrama.
Intrigued, he went to find his wife, Shakuntala but learned that she was no longer there. He then encountered a brave young boy who had pried open a lion’s mouth to count its teeth. The boy introduced himself as Bharata, the son of King Dushyanta, surprising the king.
|Real Name||Role Name|
|Samantha Ruth Prabhu||Shakuntala|
|Sachin KhedekarMohan Babu||Kanva Maharshi|
|Kabir Bedi||Kashyapa Maharshi|
|Jisshu Sengupta||Indra Deva|
|Kabir Duhan Singh||King Asura|
|Allu Arha||Prince Bharata|
Directed by Gunasekhar, Shaakuntalam is a Telugu romantic fantasy film featuring Samantha Akkineni and Dev Mohan in the lead roles, intended to provide entertainment.
Shaakuntalam stars Samantha in the lead role. Dev Mohan plays a pivotal role in the film. It was released on April 14.
Shaakuntalam is an adaptation of the well-known play Abhijnana Shakuntalam by Kalidasa, where Samantha Akkineni portrays the character of Shakuntala and Dev Mohan plays the role of Dushyanta.
Aditi Balan played the role of Anasuya in the movie Shaakuntalam. Ananya Nagalla. (5) Ananya Nagalla – Ananya Nagalla is an Indian
Shaakuntalam is a film adaptation of Kalidasa’s famous play Abhijnana Shakuntalam, with Samantha Akkineni in the lead role as Shakuntala and Dev Mohan playing the character of Dushyanta.
Gautami from Shaakuntalam is out. The actor plays the role of Gautami Maatha, the foster mother of Samantha’s Shakuntala.
Madhoo, who portrayed the character of Menaka in the movie, recently expressed her disappointment with the film’s performance despite the team’s hard work.
Jisshu Sengupta is playing the role of Lord Indra in Shaakuntalam.
Kabir Duhan Singh
The actor plays a pivotal role in the upcoming mythological film that also stars Samantha and Dev Mohan.
Allu Arha plays the role of Prince Bharata in ‘Shaakuntalam’.
Director Gunasekhar announced a grand project called Hiranya Kashyapa in 2017, with Rana Daggubati in the lead role. The film was supposed to be based on the famous historical epic tale of the Asura, Hiranyakashipu. However, there had been no updates on the film until October 2020 when Gunasekhar announced that the pre-production work for the movie was completed, despite the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Following the announcement of completing the pre-production of Hiranya Kashyapa, reports began to circulate that the makers had approached Anushka Shetty to portray the role of Shakuntala in the film. This was after her successful collaboration with Gunasekhar in the historical drama, Rudhramadevi (2015). However, it appears that this potential collaboration did not materialize.
Hiranya Kashyapa is reportedly set in northern India, featuring the backdrops of Hastinapur, parts of Kashmir, and the banks of the Himalayas. To bring these locations to life, the makers have enlisted the services of renowned art director Ashok Kolarath to handle the set design.
The visual and graphics department for Hiranya Kashyapa is being handled by industry veteran Alagarsamy Maayan, with talented professionals from Canada, Hong Kong, and China working on the film’s VFX to achieve the desired visual effects. Given the director’s vision for the movie, Gunasekhar has confirmed that the post-production work for the film might take more than ten months to complete.
Shaakuntalam was initially scheduled to release theatrically on November 4, 2022, along with dubbed versions in Tamil, Hindi, Malayalam, and Kannada. However, the release was postponed due to plans to convert the film into a 3D format.
The makers announced that the film would not release on February 17, and a new release date would be shared soon. Eventually, it was announced on February 10, 2023, that the film would release on April 14, 2023. The film premiered on Amazon Prime Video on May 11, 2023.
Theatrical Release Poster
|Box office||₹20 crore|
|Cinematography||Sekhar V. Joseph|
|Dialogue by||Sai Madhav Burra|
|Distributed by||AA Films|
|Edited by||Prawin Pudi|
|Music by||Mani Sharma|
|Produced by||Neelima Guna|
Sri Venkateswara Creations
|Release date||14 April 2023|
|Running time||150 minutes|
The film’s music for all versions is composed by Mani Sharma.
|“Mallika Mallika”||Chaitanya Prasad||Ramya Behara||5:20|
|“Rushivanamlona”||Sri Mani||Chinmayi Sripaada, Sid Sriram||4:47|
|“Yelelo Yelelo”||Chaitanya Prasad||Anurag Kulkarni||6:00|
|“Madhura Gathamaa”||Shreemani||Armaan Malik, Shreya Ghoshal||5:29|
|“Malligaa Malligaa”||Kabilan||Ramya Behara||5:20|
|“Risivanamthane”||Kabilan||Chinmayi Sripaada, Naresh Iyer||4:47|
|“Yelelo Yelelo”||Kabilan, Naveen Bharathi||Anurag Kulkarni||6:00|
|“Mayakkum Pozhudhe”||Kabilan||Sathya Prakash, Shweta Mohan||5:29|
|“Mallika Mallika”||Prashant Ingole||Ramya Behara||5:20|
|“Rushimooniyon Ka”||Prashant Ingole||Chinmayi Sripaada, Naresh Iyer||4:47|
|“Yelelo Yelelo”||Prashant Ingole||Javed Ali||6:00|
|“Madhura Kal Tu”||Prashant Ingole||Armaan Malik, Shweta Mohan||5:29|
|“Mallika Mallika”||Varadaraj Chikkaballapura||Ramya Behara||5:20|
|“Rushivanadalondu”||Varadaraj Chikkaballapura||Chinmayi Sripaada, Naresh Iyer||4:47|
|“Haileso Haileso”||Varadaraj Chikkaballapura||Anurag Kulkarni||6:00|
|“Madhura Gatha Baa”||Varadaraj Chikkaballapura||Sathya Prakash, Shweta Mohan||5:29|
|“Mallike Mallike”||Kailas Rishi||Ramya Behara||5:20|
|“Rishivanam Aagum”||Kailas Rishi||Chinmayi Sripaada, Crishna||4:47|
|“Yelelo Yelelo”||Kailas Rishi||Anurag Kulkarni||6:00|
|“Madhura Gathamaa”||Kailas Rishi||Najim Arshad, Shweta Mohan||5:29|
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